Library: Collage, Design, and Art Quilts

Many thanks to Kathryn Gillis and Katherine Morgan for helping out with the Library last month during my absence – your help is most appreciated!

Here are the new books added to our library collection this month:

968 Big Print Patchwork: Quilt Patterns for Large Scale Prints
How to use pictorial large prints in quilts combined with other fabrics; general formulas plus step by step projects

969 Vibrant Quilt Collage; Spontaneous Approach to Fused Art Quilts
Throw out the templates and use your imagination to create improvised art quilts; collage techniques and fusing.

970 Exploring Dimensional Quilt Art: Stitch Fold Embellish
Techniques to add spatial dimension and surface manipulation to create three dimensional fabric structures by UK artist.

971 Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & Graphic Quilts
Modern designs for solid fabrics, no triangles or circles; minimal: utilizing a lot of negative space where quilting adds to the design/texture.

972 Connecting Design to Stitch
Guide to design and composition for contemporary textile artist; exercises to help explore personal themes and style.

973 French Braid Transformation: 12 Spectacular Strip-Pieced Quilts
Strip quilting, and using scraps; straight piecing. We also have earlier book French Braids #772 in our collection.

974 Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting
Explore style options, design elements, techniques, fabric manipulation, colour experimentation; from novice to experienced; more than 500 large format colour photos.

We also received two new magazines:

“Quilting Arts” February/March 2013, and “Canadian Quilter” Winter 2012.

Looking for new ways to “Embellish” your quilts? Here are some titles from the collection to inspire:

568 Everyday Embellishments
600 Quilts and Embellish in One Step
601 Beading Basics: 30 Embellishing Techniques
684 Quilt & Embellish in One Step!
713 Dazzling Quilts
722 Quilt Toppings
804 Mastering the Art of McTavishing
833 Flowerbed

And finally, if you are planning to take the workshop “Techniques and Artistry of Set-in Circles” with Lorna Shapiro in April and want to get a head start, we have the book: #717 “Circle Play” by Reynola Pakusch, which the workshop is based on.