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Anyone can create impressive art quilts! Just
apply a few basic principles of art and design. Master quilter
Lyric Kinard becomes your personal creativity coach
as she shares her secrets of success with a variety of techniques,
exercises, and insider tips to get novice quilters and experienced
textile artists inspired to make art.
Learn to understand, appreciate and create works
of art one step at a time. Explore fundamentals and examine
essential principles with examples and hands-on exercises.
Analyze how other artists use key artistic elements and see
how to successfully use them in your own work.
Whether you want to create art quilts as a hobby
or as a professional artist, Art + Quilt helps readers
clarify their goals and take their craft to the next level.
From the Author
This book is by no means a comprehensive tome and will not
teach you everything you need to know about art. It will,
I hope, give you a solid foundation from which to spring
and give you direction for further study. It will give you
the tools, if you are willing to take the time to learn to
The exercises in this book will help you understand the elements
and principles that make up the visual language of art. You
will learn to see the world the way an artist sees it. When
you are actively looking for good design, searching for the
building blocks of art everywhere you look, you will find
them all around you and make them a part of your visual vocabulary.