Sunday, January 24, 2010

Postcard from Glacier National Park


"Post Card from Glacier National Park: Avalanche Lake"

Did y’all get your copies of the February/March 2010 issue of Quilting Arts magazine? Mine came yesterday. If not, you should be able to get it at newsstands soon, and of course, you can get it online at Quilting Arts.

I’m so excited that the first lesson in my Thread Sketching 101 series is out! Throughout 2010, I’ll be writing about using thread to add color, dimension, texture, line, pattern and movement to the surface of an art quilt. This first installment focuses on adding color with thread.

The tiny art quilt above, created for this lesson, is only 9-1/2" x 6-3/4". It’s great to work small when you are learning a new technique, so I am making most of the projects for this series pretty little. This baby is based on a photo I took in 1987, when I visited Glacier National Park for the second time. Glacier is my favorite wild place to be.

I just finished writing the next lesson, which focuses on line, and has some more in-depth information on stabilizing your work before thread sketching.

9 comments:

  1. I will keep my eyes open, not sure if we have the new one in yet.

    Debbie

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  2. I got my copy this week and I renewed my subscription to be sure I get the rest of the articles. Great job!!

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  3. Thanks, Quiltbug! Hope you enjoy the series.

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  4. I got mine and your article was great! I live 40 minutes from Glacier Park and we hike to Avalanche Lake at least once every summer. You did a wonderful job capturing the spirit of Glacier. I knew immediately that it was a picture of Avalanche Lake without reading the caption. Next time you come to Glacier, we'll have to get together!

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  5. Lucky you, Ruth! I am so envious. I'm glad you liked my little quilt of Avalanche Lake. I hope to get back someday!

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  6. This must be Susan Brubaker Knapp week at my house. Quilting Arts TV Series 500 arrived today and I guess Susan knows who is on the first episode. I also had ordered your Workshop DVD and received word today that it's in the mail.

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  7. I got my issue of Quilting Arts and read your article from start to finish. It was so good! You did a fabulous job of being both technical and inspiring. Looking forward to the next installment!

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  8. My issue just arrived, can't wait to dive in! Beautiful card it's a thrill to have you in the magazine. I love Quilting Arts!

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  9. Opened my mag to your article first. The postcard caught my eye immediately. I love it! So pretty!!! You seem to always tempt and inspire me to try something new.

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