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Art Quilt Maps

Art Quilt Maps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
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“Working with paint, collage, and stitch, Valerie encourages readers to integrate poetry, memory, and personal experience into quilt maps that tell a story.” —Quilting Arts Magazine Transform the places you love—and places you’ve always wanted to see—into hypnotic art quilts. Award-winning artist Valerie Goodwin shows you how to make quilted maps with easy fabric collage techniques and innovative designs based on maps of your favorite places. The book features a large photo gallery of quilt maps by Valerie and her students. Find inspiration in real and imaginary sites, in old maps, in poetry, and in memories Transform a place’s essential lines and shapes into quilt design Fully illustrated guide covers a variety of basic mixed-media techniques Make luminous textures with fabric layering, paints, stamps, stencils, drawing, and appliqué “She teaches readers how to use road maps, tourist maps, utility company maps, as well as imaginary maps in quilting . . . At the end, she offers three treats: embellishing with haiku, designing travel maps with stones and shadows, and mapping memories and landscapes of families and homes.” —Publishers Weekly “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 “This book is bound to appeal to the fiber artists among us . . . This book is a certified spring board to creativity. All I need now is some time!” —The Canadian Quilter Magazine

Map Art Lab

Map Art Lab Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jill K. Berry,Linden McNeilly
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1627880313
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Map Art Lab by Jill K. Berry,Linden McNeilly Summary

Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Art Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Art Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.

Foolproof Crazy Quilting

Foolproof Crazy Quilting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Clouston
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607057182
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Foolproof Crazy Quilting by Jennifer Clouston Summary

“[The author] presents her fabulous crazy quilt composed of colorful fabrics cut in hexagons [and] describes how to take each stitch.” —Publishers Weekly Nothing shows off beautiful stitching and embellishments like the blank canvas of a crazy quilt. Jenny Clouston’s gorgeously illustrated primer shows you how to make your own heirloom crazy quilts. Learn: which fabrics, threads, and needles to use how to piece crazy quilt blocks how to embroider with thread, ribbons, beads, and other embellishments how to assemble your blocks into a finished quilt, and more Included are complete instructions for over 100 embroidery, beading, and embellishment stitches; links to full-size patterns for nine hexagonal crazy quilt blocks; and 25 stitch keys showing proper stitch placement and thread and needle selection for 25 different blocks.

Radiant Landscapes

Radiant Landscapes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gloria Loughman
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607056313
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Radiant Landscapes by Gloria Loughman Summary

“By playing with light and color, [Loughman] designs additional dimensions to quilted landscapes, thereby creating smashing results.” —Publishers Weekly Light not only catches the eye, it can transform your work into something truly magical. With four inspiring projects to get you started, world-renowned, award-winning quilt artist Gloria Loughman shows you how light can set a mood. You’ll get stunning results with her mosaic tile process for capturing the essence of natural light with your fabric selection. You’ll learn how to create your own landscape quilt with her easy-to-master techniques, including fusible tiling, invisible machine appliqué, free-motion stitching, plus fabric dyeing and painting. In addition, she shares important design principles behind perspective, composition, color, and focal points that add dramatic depth to your landscape appliqué quilts.

Journey to Inspired Art Quilting

Journey to Inspired Art Quilting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Wells
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607055813
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Journey to Inspired Art Quilting by Jean Wells Summary

Continue your art quilting journey with Jean Wells in this follow up to Intuitive Color & Design. Embrace the process of developing your skills and trusting your intuition with 9 classroom-tested design assignments that help you develop distinctive work. Jean provides you with new guidelines and exercises to hone your natural intuitive skills, then she encourages you to express yourself! Learn how to recognize those “big ideas” that become inspirational starting points for your art. Packed with inspiring quilt images, this book walks you through effective approaches to art quilting from journaling your ideas to unifying your design.

Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter

Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyn Woods
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607052091
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Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter by Carolyn Woods Summary

A professional organizer’s handy guide to creating an uncluttered, inviting quilting space for yourself—whether it’s a small closet or a large studio. This practical guide shows you how to organize and maintain your quilting space, no matter what size. Learn handy ways to sort and arrange all of your fabrics and supplies into easy-to-use stations—and find actual organizing solutions from quilters’ studios, including Alex Anderson and Diana McClun. Create a calm and happy place for all your beloved fabrics, books, notions, tools, and even UFOs (unfinished objects). With colorful photos, you'll see real examples of what makes an efficient, functional, and inviting quilting space. You'll identify what's causing the clutter, learn how to turn it into a more creative zone, and find more time to do what you love—quilt!

Adventures in Design

Adventures in Design Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joen Wolfrom
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607051729
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Adventures in Design by Joen Wolfrom Summary

Joen Wolfrom updates her classic book, Visual Dance, with spectacular new quilts from around the world. This is the quilter's design textbook, using Joen's internationally-acclaimed expertise and talent to illustrate the seven principals of design: line, shape, color, value, texture, proportion, and scale.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Editor: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 0307793419
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson Summary

An inspiring tale of creativity and determination on the Underground Railroad from Coretta Scott King Award winner James Ransome and acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson. Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, dreams of freedom—not just for herself, but for her family and friends. When she overhears a conversation about the Underground Railroad, she has a flash of inspiration. Using scraps of cloth from her work in the Big House and scraps of information gathered from other slaves, she fashions a map that the master would never even recognize. . . . From the award-winning author-illustrator team of Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome, this fictional tale of the Underground Railroad continues to inspire young readers 25 years after its original publication. "Inspiring." —The New York Times "A triumph of the human spirit." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Hidden in Plain View

Hidden in Plain View Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline L. Tobin,Raymond G. Dobard
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307790568
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Hidden in Plain View by Jacqueline L. Tobin,Raymond G. Dobard Summary

The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. In Hidden in Plain View, historian Jacqueline Tobin and scholar Raymond Dobard offer the first proof that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were, in fact, essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. In 1993, historian Jacqueline Tobin met African American quilter Ozella Williams amid piles of beautiful handmade quilts in the Old Market Building of Charleston, South Carolina. With the admonition to "write this down," Williams began to describe how slaves made coded quilts and used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad. But just as quickly as she started, Williams stopped, informing Tobin that she would learn the rest when she was "ready." During the three years it took for Williams's narrative to unfold—and as the friendship and trust between the two women grew—Tobin enlisted Raymond Dobard, Ph.D., an art history professor and well-known African American quilter, to help unravel the mystery. Part adventure and part history, Hidden in Plain View traces the origin of the Charleston Code from Africa to the Carolinas, from the low-country island Gullah peoples to free blacks living in the cities of the North, and shows how three people from completely different backgrounds pieced together one amazing American story. With a new afterword. Illlustrations and photographs throughout, including a full-color photo insert.

Show Way

Show Way Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525517464
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Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson Summary

Winner of a Newbery Honor! Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie -- who was born free -- taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read. From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.

A History of America in 100 Maps

A History of America in 100 Maps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Schulten
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022645875X
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A History of America in 100 Maps by Susan Schulten Summary

Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. They capture what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared. As such they offer unrivaled windows onto the past. In this book Susan Schulten uses maps to explore five centuries of American history, from the voyages of European discovery to the digital age. With stunning visual clarity, A History of America in 100 Maps showcases the power of cartography to illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. Gathered primarily from the British Library’s incomparable archives and compiled into nine chronological chapters, these one hundred full-color maps range from the iconic to the unfamiliar. Each is discussed in terms of its specific features as well as its larger historical significance in a way that conveys a fresh perspective on the past. Some of these maps were made by established cartographers, while others were made by unknown individuals such as Cherokee tribal leaders, soldiers on the front, and the first generation of girls to be formally educated. Some were tools of statecraft and diplomacy, and others were instruments of social reform or even advertising and entertainment. But when considered together, they demonstrate the many ways that maps both reflect and influence historical change. Audacious in scope and charming in execution, this collection of one hundred full-color maps offers an imaginative and visually engaging tour of American history that will show readers a new way of navigating their own worlds.

Ricky Tims Rhapsody Quilts

Ricky Tims Rhapsody Quilts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ricky Tims
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607053985
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Ricky Tims Rhapsody Quilts by Ricky Tims Summary

Make One-of-a-Kind Contemporary Quilts With a Traditional Flair - Ricky Tims Shows You How! Learn to design, choose fabrics, and make templates for these one-of-a-kind beauties. Handle curves easily with Ricky's sure-fire method for No-Pin Precision Curved Piecing. Start with 5 ready-made design outlines, then expand the possibilities by composing your own Rhapsody quilts. Learn Ricky's secrets for enhancing your designs with appliqué. Get inspired by the gallery of Rhapsody quilts made by Ricky and other quilters just like you! Rhapsody Quilts are medallion-style quilts with graceful, curved designs in a reversed and mirrored arrangement. Like a musical rhapsody, the form is flexible and lets you express an endless variety of themes and motifs. Ricky shows you how to work with your quilt's basic “skeleton,” then enhance your design themes with original appliqué or lush quilting. You'll take away all the techniques you need to start making your own beautiful quilt rhapsodies.

The Art of Map Illustration

The Art of Map Illustration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Gulliver Hancock,Hennie Haworth,Stuart Hill,Sarah King
Editor: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633224856
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The Art of Map Illustration by James Gulliver Hancock,Hennie Haworth,Stuart Hill,Sarah King Summary

In The Art of Map Illustration, four well-known artists take you on a journey through their unique techniques to mapmaking with a range of media, including pen and ink, watercolor, and mixed media, plus tips and advice for working digitally. Each artist provides a brief overview of his or her recommended tools and materials, along with tips and inspiration for using, exploring, and experimenting with the medium. From intricate line drawings to bold and colorful city maps, you will bring your favorite locations to life and use visual storytelling to express time and place. Packed with engaging instruction, professional tips, and beautiful finished artwork, The Art of MapIllustration is the perfect resource for contemporary artists seeking to learn the time-treasured art form of cartography.

Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects

Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Clouston
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617451339
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Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects by Jennifer Clouston Summary

“Detailed how-to’s (and images) for embroidery, beading and embellishing stitches, including silk ribbon―a must-have book for every crazy-quilter’s library!” —Quilter’s Connection Embrace the versatility of crazy quilting with quick-to-sew projects! In a follow-up to the bestselling Foolproof Crazy Quilting, Jennifer Clouston shares ten small, useful items from a tablet purse and summer slippers to a tea cozy, each with links to full-size patterns. Expertly mix cotton, wool, linen, and silk for eclectic fabric pairings that complement each project. Both beginning and experienced crazy quilters will also love the dictionary of sixty embroidery and beading stitches, foundation piecing primer, and stitch maps for all seam treatments and embellishments.

Making Art From Maps

Making Art From Maps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jill K. Berry
Editor: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 162788856X
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Making Art From Maps by Jill K. Berry Summary

Once tools of navigation, old, antique maps now make the perfect pieces of art. Discover this unique papercraft with guidance from Making Art From Maps. From origami to paper cutting and decoupage, love of paper crafting has soared, and with it the variety of paper types used by artists. Among these are maps - an apt choice for any crafter: they're easy to find, often free, meant to be folded, and their colorful surfaces add an allure of travel to every project. Making Art from Maps is equal parts inspiration and fun. Jill K. Berry, author of Map Art Lab returns, bringing her expertise in maps and her wide-ranging skills as an artist with her. With her cartographic connections, she takes you on a gallery tour, introducing you to the work of some of the most exciting artists creating with maps today. Designer interviews are accompanied by 25 accessible how-to projects of her own design that teach many of the techniques used by the gallery artists.

The Art of Illustrated Maps

The Art of Illustrated Maps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Roman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440339627
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The Art of Illustrated Maps by John Roman Summary

While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively recognizes and accepts the artistic license evoked by this unique art form. Drawing from numerous references, The Art of Illustrated Maps traces the 2000-year history of a specialized branch of illustration that historians claim to be "the oldest variety of primitive art." This book features the dynamic works of many professional map artists from around the world and documents the creative process as well as the inspirations behind contemporary, 21st-century illustrated maps.

Art Themes

Art Themes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marjorie Cohee Manifold
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253031206
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Art Themes by Marjorie Cohee Manifold Summary

Flexible in approach and full of colorful examples, this textbook provides a basic introduction to what art is and can be in the lives of people who do not necessarily think of themselves as "artists." You will be taught about a variety of art themes, genres, materials, and processes that appeal to novice art makers. The lessons are organized by themes of general subject matter or media. Options are available for work in mixed media, crafts, photography and digital media, as well as in traditional drawing or painting media. After picking a theme of particular interest to you, look next at the four strands of lessons presented in that thematic unit. Moving from left to right, select one lesson from each consecutive strand and complete that lesson. Because each lesson builds upon previously presented knowledge and developed skill, as you progress through four lessons, one from each strand, you should grow in your understanding of art concepts, meanings, and processes, while also improving your art making skills. Completing this course will help you develop a new appreciation for the power and possibilities of art learning, by understanding better the art others create, as well as making it yourself.

Zen and the Art of Quilting

Zen and the Art of Quilting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra Detrixhe
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440595275
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Zen and the Art of Quilting by Sandra Detrixhe Summary

Bring balance to your life in the marriage of beauty and function! From selecting fabrics to threading the needle to piecing together your project, the steps you take to create a beautiful quilt will allow you to calm your mind and bring harmony to your life. Master quilter Sandra Detrixhe shares what she's learned through years of creating art out of scraps of cloth: Quilting is a type of meditation. It's both absorbing and mind-freeing. Sandra and several of her colleagues relate stories about the quiet, mindful experience of quilting--choosing fabrics with a purpose in mind, adding pieces with special meaning, and finding a community of quilters. Each chapter includes a suggested activity that will show you how to find peace in the process. You'll soon be able to turn every minute you spend patterning, basting, and binding into enjoyable, mindful moments. With Zen and the Art of Quilting, you'll learn your wonderful, handmade quilt isn't the craft's only reward. The meditative practice of making your lovely new piece is something to be treasured as well.

Craftivism

Craftivism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Betsy Greer
Editor: Arsenal Pulp Press
ISBN: 1551525356
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Craftivism by Betsy Greer Summary

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects, stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing, and crafts that facilitate personal growth, Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time. Artists profiled in the book are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia, and their crafts include knitting, crocheting, sewing, textiles, pottery, and ceramics. There's the Brooklyn writer who creates large-scale site-specific knitted installations; the British woman who runs sewing and quilting workshops for community building and therapy; the Indonesian book maker and organizer of a DIY craft center; and the Oxford, England, cultural theorist and dress designer. A wonderful sense of optimism and possibility pervades the book: the inspiring notion that being crafty can really make the world a better place. Betsy Greer is a writer, crafter, researcher, and the author of Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social and Political Change Stitch by Stitch. She also runs the blog craftivism.com and believes that creativity and positive activism can save not only the soul, but also the world.

Worth a Thousand Words

Worth a Thousand Words Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bette DeBruyne Ammon,Gale W. Sherman
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563083907
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Worth a Thousand Words by Bette DeBruyne Ammon,Gale W. Sherman Summary

Offers ideas for using the listed childrens books in grades up to high school in such areas as math, drama, and writing