Kaleidoscopes And Quilts: An Artist’s Journey Continues

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C&T Publishing Inc, Nov 5, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Kaleidoscope - the very word promises surprise and magic, chance and change. Exploding with visual excitement, a kaleidoscope design organizes an abundance of light, color, form, and motion into a complex and coherent image, capturing a moment of infinity. This book is jammed with how-to's and why-not's, process and product, and an abundance of text and photos that explains elements of design and technique for creating the multifaceted, luminous, and random nature of a kaleidoscope's interior on the flat surface of a quilt.

The kaleidoscope configuration and its symmetrical repetition allows the quiltmaker to explore a variety of design possibilities using intricately printed fabric. With Paula as your guide, you will find that making kaleidoscope quilts is like making magic with fabric.

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The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Sir Davis Brewster and was originally intended as a design tool for artists, though it later attained wider use as a children's toy. Nadelstern has used the ... Read full review


How To Use This Book
The Gallery
Tools of the Trade
Technical Sense
Design Sensibility
The Sample
The Kaleidoscope Renaissance

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Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images, including the American Folk Art Museum's first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist (2009). Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century's 100 Best American Quilts, her designs have inspired industrial products including the vast carpet in the Hilton Americas hotel in Houston, TX.

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