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.