Beginners and seasoned crafters alike will find inspiration and instruction in this definitive quilting resource that combines foundational techniques for quilting and fiber art with tips and tricks for creating one-of-a-kind works of art. Showcased here are some of the most popular topics, articles, and artists from past issues of Quilting Arts magazine, as well as new and fresh methods from today's most respected contemporary quilt artists. Hands-on workshops introduce crafters to each facet of the art-quilt trade--from creating abstract, pictorial, and landscape quilts to in-depth techniques on surface design and stitching applications. Each chapter showcases various art-quilting concepts and ends with quick creative exercises and tips guaranteed to get both quilters and mixed-media artists creating with cloth right away.
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Pokey Bolton founded Quilting Arts magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and is former editorial director of Interweave's Quilt and Paper Division. She is now Chief Creative Officer for Quilts Inc. Pokey is also the author of The Quilting Arts Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating One-of-a-Kind Quilts and 1,000 Artist Trading Cards: Innovative and Inspired Mixed Media ATCs. Pokey is also the host of Quilting Arts TV.Review:
"Wow--the art in this book is extraordinary. I found her design choices to be really, really striking." - CraftLit: A Podcast for Crafters Who Love Books
"This is a highly useful reference book, whether you quilt or just love to geek out on fabric." - Craftypod.com
"The next best thing to a personal quilting instructor at your elbow." - monstersandcritics.com
"The book is filled with numerous techniques to help you advance your quilt-making skills to 'art quilting.'" - Detroit News
"Exciting and fun art-quilting techniques, from surface design to embellishing, to inspire both the new and seasoned fiber artist to develop their skills and boost their confidence in creating unique art quilts." - Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects
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