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Art Quilt Maps: Capture a Sense of Place with Fiber Collage-A Visual Guide [Kindle Edition]

Valerie S. Goodwin
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Award-winning quilt artist Valerie Goodwin shows your customers how to transform the places they love—and places they’ve always wanted to see—into hypnotic art quilts. Readers learn step by step how to create fiber collages based on maps of their favorite real and imaginary places. The book features a large photo gallery of quilt maps by Valerie and her students.

· Innovative designs keep your customers’ creativity engaged
· Fully illustrated guide covers a variety of basic mixed-media techniques
· Bundle this book with fabric paints and mediums, markers, and fusible web

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Confession: We adore art quilts! And if you favor modern quilts, know that it's a small hop from modern to art, especially because many techniques and design approaches are shared by both q-camps. (Improv piecing, white space and applied color theory, to name a few.) In fact, we've been patiently waiting for some of the better-known mod quilters to dip their stitches into fiber art. (It'll happen. Give it time.) In the interim, we enjoy the work of phenomenal established fiber artists, such as Valerie. A successful architect, Valerie has made a second career out of her award-winning art quilts that are mostly inspired by her love of structures, cities and maps. In this, her first book, she draws heavily on design principles honed from her life spent creatively exploring architecture. She passes this on through exercises, art quilt techniques and excellent photography. Her style here is collage - a blend of texture, material and manipulation - and her theme is the map. Each quilt in her collection reflects a broad range of approaches to the maps she was inspired by. (Bonus: Her students' gallery is total eye candy!) Delightful! --Generation Q Magazine; November/December 2013

About the Author

Valerie Goodwin is an architect who started designing and making quilts as an outgrowth of her architectural background. Her award-winning work has been widely published and exhibited.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 82359 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (1 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #378,281 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars eye opener 25 Aug. 2013
By Annie
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I knew nothing about this book or its writer, but chose it on a whim!
My intuition was SPOT-ON! What an inspiring read. The lessons/ demos well paced with lots of examples, and, unlike many writers of craft books who miss out stages of their thinking process, Valerie has every stage, and even examples of front and back examples so the reader knows where they are.
And a delightful discovery was the use of Haikus to develop a mental mood/ inner creative environment/focus. Words attached to the pictures are a magic use of symbolism for me to plough my sensing feeling of the semi-real/semi-surreal into my project. Well done, Valerie S Goodwin, and thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of inspiration 5 April 2015
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Beautifully presented and very inspirational.
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Brilliant book - inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SO DIFFERENT 17 Dec. 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars contempory quilts 14 Jan. 2014
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This was a purchase for a Christmas present for a friend who is a contempory quilter, she thought it was an excellent book.
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