In Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes, renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett and coauthor Liza Prior Lucy present 24 projects — small and large, beginner and advanced—made with iridescent solid-coloured cotton fabrics (called shot cottons) and woven striped cotton fabrics. Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including Amish quilts in the U.S., Japanese indigo patched work clothes, and African weavings, the projects featured include full-size bed quilts as well as smaller pieces such as throws, wall hangings, table runners and pillows. With Shots and Stripes, Fassett’s projects make bold graphic statements without asking for a heavy time commitment. (Other Kaffe Fassett books in the our Library: A Colourful Journey, Kaffe Fassett’s Caravan of Quilts, Kaffe Fassett’s Kaeidoscope of Quilts, and Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts.
Expand your creative horizons and embrace the process of developing your design skills using your intuition. In Journey to Inspired Art Quilting: More Intuitive Color and Design , Jean Wells provides you with more design guidelines and exercises to hone your natural intuitive skills, then she encourages you to go out there and express yourself. This book walks you through effective approaches to art quilting — from journalling your ideas to unifying your design. Learn how to recognize those “big ideas” that become inspirational starting points for your art. A follow-up to Intuitive Color & Design, also in the Mariners Library. (Other Jean Wells books in the library: Picture This, Portraits from Nature, and Four Season in Flannel.)
Sarah Lawrence uses mixed media, stitching and numerous innovative craft techniques to produce stunning textile art with the accent of shimmer and shine. In Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer & Shine, she demonstrates a host of techniques including, gilding, using mica and metal, hand and machine stitching and making unique embellishments. These are combined to produce rich, intricate, bright and shiny finished pieces.