In this book Joyce shows you how to take an ordinary fabric panel and turn it into a beautiful work of art. Learn how to make gorgeous seasonal panels, beautiful florals, and magnificent panel replicas.
From simple beading to more advanced three-dimensional pieces, Joyce presents her techniques clearly and concisely with detailed photographs in a step-by-step format.
New panels are designed every year, so try the ideas and techniques in this book on ones that are similar to those featured inside or, even better, mix it up to make something new and different. Create your own piece of art!
The book details many techniques and gives the reader a host of ideas.--Stephanie Rowsey, Librarian, US Army MWR Libraries
Quilting represents heavy lifting in the craft world: measure, cut, sew, piece, and repeat it all again for a determined number of times. Thankfully, Hughes shares shortcuts and a just-as-creative way to sate the quilting jones, with fabric panels embellished by thread-painting and other techniques. Using already printed panels, Hughes shows how to select designs ripe for creativity, explaining the 5 considerations, from the quantity of straight lines (forget it if there are too many) to a call for new backgrounds. Much of the text, enlivened with great color photographs and samples, is dedicated to getting ready, going over sewing-machine specifics, methods like trapunto and overlay, and finishing. Techniques come with how-to examples, from zigzag and straight stitching to fringing and couching. Sidebar direction (for instance, always use a pressing cloth) guides both newbies and the experienced. Finally, 6 projects, start to finish, help cement her teachings, and 14 pages of gallery art showcase the quilting.
Bolstered by six projects, including an ornamented Christmas tree and a serene heron, Hughes's appealing resource will persuade traditional and modern quilters alike to try quilting with panels.--Publishers Weekly
Creating Art Quilts with Panels by Joyce Hughes showed me how marvelous preprinted panels can be as the basis for art quilts.--The Literate Quilter
Whether you are new to quilting, or a master quilter this book is just the thing to add to your library.--Designing for Plenty
A stunning pictorial quilts instruction manual with step-by-step photos, Creating Art Quilts with Panels: Easy Thread Painting and Embellishing Techniques to Create Your Own Colorful Piece of Art From Panels, by experienced quilter and fiber artist Joyce Hughes offers even the most novice of quilting making enthusiasts creative methods for creating visually memorable quilts and explore endless options for creativity with free-motion quilting, thread painting, trapunto, overlay, three-dimensional effects, machine techniques, raw edge applique, and a variety of embellishments.
--Midwest Book Review
This book shows how to add interest and dimension to your work. The book has six project to teach a combination of effects or building on previous learnt effects. The effects combine thread painting, trapunto (padding), embellishment, overlays bobbin work and 3D effects. There are lots of fabulous photos and very well explained instructions, all of which can be incorporated into your new panel (or quilt) and not only the authors chosen ones - the skills can be, and are transferable. I really enjoyed reading this book, just a little different to many other quilt books on the market.--Leyla Johnson, Port Fairy Fibre Artists Group
Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, Creating Art Quilts with Panels will prove to an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, and community library quilting/needlecraft instructional reference collections.--The Midwest Book Review
Hughes shows how to select designs ripe for creativity.
From the Back Cover
Transform Fabric Panels into
One-of-a-Kind Art Quilts
Learn how to turn an ordinary premade fabric panel into a beautiful work of art! Award-winning quilter and fiber artist Joyce Hughes reveals her creative methods for making stunning pictorial quilts in this new book. Explore endless options for creativity with free-motion quilting, thread painting, trapunto, overlay, three-dimensional effects, machine techniques, and a variety of embellishments. Creating Art Quilts with Panels is sure to please both traditional and contemporary quilters alike.
Discover how to make your quilt pop by painting with thread!
- Six step-by-step projects include seasonal panels, beautiful florals, holiday designs, and gorgeous landscapes.
- Add dimension and texture with easy thread painting and embellishing techniques.
- See your fabric come to life as you sew and layer threads on top of the design.
- Get inspired by a photographic gallery of magnificent art quilt masterpieces.
"Learn all of Joyce's techniques . . . and see what all the talk is about!"
—BYRNE SEWING CONNECTION
"Award-winning quilter and fiber artist Joyce Hughes uses her domestic sewing machine to create breathtaking fabric panels and quilts."
—THE OLD COUNTRY STORE
"Hughes has entered competitions and shows throughout the country, racking up first place ribbons and viewers' choice ribbons and becoming a self-taught expert."
About the Author
Joyce Hughes is an award-winning quilter, McCall's Quilting Quilt Design Star, and fabric industry consultant. A self-taught fiber artist, she has single-handedly elevated printed panels to quilt art. Her very first art quilt won a blue ribbon when it was entered into competition, an honor that has since led to dozens of awards, recognitions and opportunities in the quilting world. Joyce continues to create and design one-of-a-kind quilts and handbags, while maintaining an active schedule of lectures and workshops teaching her designing and quilting techniques.
- Page Count: 128
- Size: 8 x 0.4 x 9.8 inches