Giveaway! Art Quilt Collage–Meet Deborah Boschert

Deborah Boschert, Collage

Good Morning, Quilters!

We are on a blog hop today!  For those of you unfamiliar with the term—a blog hop is like a ten-day progressive party. Every day for ten days, we are invited to stop by a new friend’s house (or blog)  for some refreshments, a little conversation, a few party games and in this case a GIVEAWAY!

Often a blog hop, like a progressive party, is a way to celebrate something.  In this case, we are celebrating  Quilt-Artist-Extraordinaire, Deborah Boschert’s  new book, Art Quilt Collage.

A REFERENCE BOOK OF TECHNIQUES

I am really excited to share this book with you because it contains so many fresh ideas about quilting.  It is a technique book, chock full of inspiration.

Now don’t get excited over the word “Art Quilt”–I know it intimidates many…This book is packed with ideas on how to add interest to any quilt, whether it is a small collage for framing or a king size quilt for your bed.

ART QUILT COLLAGE BOOK CHAT

I had an opportunity to chat with Deborah about her book last week…

After some initial silliness, I threw down a challenge…

Deborah offers a clear path of how to transform an inspiration (like a photo or a word)  into a quilt.  There are machine quilting and hand embroidery tips, design and composition suggestions,(including a design checklist), and a very interesting chapter on personal symbols.

 

Deborah Boschert, Collage

I was really intrigued by the chapter on Finishing which include several options for edge treatments as well as a variety of ways to mount or hang a quilt.  (I’m thinking some of my “Vase Quilts” might become mounted or framed “Art work”!)

Deborah Boschert, Collage

SEVERAL CHANCES TO WIN!

Enter to win a copy of Deborah’s book here at The Inbox Jaunt simply by leaving a comment on today’s post.  Tell us what your personal symbol might be…

I think mine would be a flower, or a coffee mug, or a sewing needle, or a spool of thread, or a pair of glasses, or a silhouette of my six children, or…..Hmmmm….I think I have an…

Inspiration for an Art Quilt Collage!!!

Happy Stitching,

Lori

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Grid Pop and Oak Leaf Free Motion Quilting

Stop by all of the Blog Hop “Hostesses” below and enter to win.

Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch

Book Release Blog Hop with Video Chats!
September 19: C&T Publishing and Editor Lynn Koolish
September 20: Teri Lucas, Generation Q Magazine
September 21: Susan Brubaker Knapp
September 22: Sue Bleiweiss
September 23: Lyric Kinard
September 26: Lori Kennedy
September 27: Maria Shell
September 28: Jane LaFazio
September 29: Judy Coates Perez
September 30: Melanie Testa

On Ideas and Creativity

Garden Ornament

Good Morning, Quilters!

I am fascinated by the creative process.  I love to read about the inspiration behind a piece of art and the process of making art.  Most creative people say they get inspiration everywhere.  The ideas come to them whether they are gardening or going for a walk.

I thought you would enjoy this short video by American director, David Lynch:

Where Ideas Come From (Atlantic) 

What ideas do YOU have swirling?  (Are you consciously listening for new ideas?)

Do YOU usually take the time to write them down?

How often do you take your ideas and turn them into a doodle, a quilt, a song, a novel?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Hope YOUR day is filled with inspiration!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

 

Open Line Friday–Kids and Quilting

Teaching Kids to Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

Here’s a sad fact…

Not one of my five daughters (all adults) knows how to run a sewing machine!  I wouldn’t hand any of them a rotary cutter…

They all dabble with hand stitching, and love to design quilts and pick fabric…

Based on the grammar school art above, there was a weak attempt at some point…but they were so busy with soccer, swimming and softball.

What about YOU?

Do YOUR children sew or quilt?

What did YOU do to encourage a hobby?

Who taught YOU to quilt/sew?

How old were YOU when you started quilting and sewing?

We’d love to hear!

#teacherfail

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!