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Journey of an Art Quilter, by Barbara Olson will motivate and inspire traditional, innovative and art quilters to create totally wonderful quilts.

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Journey of an Art Quilter
Creative Strategies and Techniques

Author: Barbara Olsen
Pages: 150
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Dragon Threads
Cover: Soft

In the BeginningMerlin's Forest

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Journey of an Art Quilter is ideal for quilters looking to develop new ideas. It is also the perfect book for those quilters who are filled with great ideas, but need some guidance in manifesting those unique visions into incredible quilts. From any stage of the creative process, Barbara leads her readers on their own evolutionary journey - teaching them the joy and freedom of pursuing their passion for quilts by tapping into their distinctive energy and trusting their intuition. Barbara's teachings and techniques in this book will appeal to the adventuresome spirit in all quilters.

  • Drafting spirals made easy.
  • Discovering your innate creative style.
  • Developing your composition fabric.
  • Machine "air" appliqué
  • Designing the border first
  • Composing a cohesive quilt design
  • Using textural thread work as a design element.
We are not in Kansas anymore

Table of Contents

Appreciation7Constructing organic spirals 
Chapter 1: Introduction9The cosmic spiral quilt 
Chapter 2: The journey begins13Chapter 11: Begin at the end
Chapter 3: An artist emerges17Designing the border first 
Chapter 4; The light goes on27Constructing the border 
Chapter 5: Your creative style33Creating an integrated design 
Revealing your creative side Chapter 12: Speeding up the process109
Applying your creative style Designing and fusing a quilt 
Chapter 6; The design unfolds45Creating with fusible batting 
Creative spaces: my studio Chapter 13: Mystical castles
Developing your composition Stained glass effect 
Chapter 7: What now?55Chapter 14: Nature's language131
"Air" appliqué  Responding to the surface 
Chapter 8: Voices from the wall63Chapter 15: A universe of possibilities141
Evolution of a design Resources146
Chapter 10: Organic spirals
Drafting organic spirals  List of quilts151

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