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Inspired to Design: Seven Steps to Successful Art Quilts

by Elizabeth Barton

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I've taken several online classes from Elizabeth Barton and the book "Inspired to Design, Seven Steps to Successful Art Quilts" pulls knowledge from several of her classes into one great book. Barton is a well-known quilt artist, that to me, seems like a landscape artist, but she makes most of her quilts into bright building landscapes.

Inspired to Design is a very comprehensive book, starting at the very basics, such as color theory, value, temperature, intensity of color, shapes, size, structure, depth, space, and more. Later in the book, Barton offers some instructions on how to dye fabric color gradations.

Furthermore, in Inspired to Design, Barton demonstrates finishing techniques for art quilts.

I find the design issues that are discussed in Inspired to Design will apply to any art medium, not just in fabric art. It is very well written!

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This inspiring guide from art quilter Elizabeth Barton is for quilt artists who have mastered the basics and want to explore deeper levels of creativity and skill. Learn how making a series of quilts can help you generate more ideas, find new subtleties in favorite subjects, and build a body of work for shows. Creative exercises help you develop your own themes and techniques. Includes a huge gallery of more than 200 examples from Elizabeth and other working art quilters. Packed with hands-on lessons and examples, this book will transform your work and enlarge your creative vision forever.… (more)

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