Contemporary Quilts: Design, Surface and Stitch

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Batsford, Mar 9, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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This book is an essential tool for quilters and stitched textile artists who want to break away from traditional designs and develop their own creativity and take their work to a whole new level. This invaluable resource includes:

• Inspiration: how to interpret sources of inspiration found in the world around us to provide themes for quilts

• Surfaces: creative ways to experiment with surface effects

• Design: an overview of the all-important rules of design and how they can be applied to quilts

• Colour: explains the basic principles to give the reader colour confidence

• Stitch: discusses modern approaches to traditional techniques such as piecing and appliqué, free machine embroidery, mark-making and embellishment.

The author's unique Design Classes and worksheets help to increase confidence through practical exercises, and the book contains over 200 stunning quilts, including examples from the best quilt artists working today.

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Contemporary quilts: design, surface and stitch

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Today's quilters are looking to quilt outside the box, using their craft as part of multimedia designs and examining their work with the eyes of an artist. An award-winning quilt artist, teacher ... Read full review

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Nice all in one for surface design. Looks at the variety of materials and methods textile artisans use today. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Award-winning quilt artist Sandra Meech is a teacher and lecturer who works with textile groups in the UK and abroad. She is a member of Quilt Art and exhibits widely around the world. She is the author of Contemporary Quilts: Design, Surface and Stitch and Creative Quilts: Inspiration, Texture and Stitch. She lives in Binfield, Berkshire.

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