Artful Improv

Artful Improv Author Cindy Grisdela
ISBN-10 9781617452628
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 99
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing Inc
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Working without patterns, add 5 improvisational quilting techniques to your toolbox. Focus on color recipes and negative space to discover your style, and then add dazzling texture with free-motion quilting.

Artful Improv

Artful Improv Author Cindy Grisdela
ISBN-10 1617452610
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing
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Learn simple design principles to create unique improvisational quilts. Without using patterns, learn 5 easy piecing techniques for your improvisational toolbox (including circles, blocks, and strips), and watch the art unfold before your eyes. Focus on color combos and negative space to discover your personal style, and then add dazzling texture with free-motion quilting. Includes tips to hang finished art quilts without a sleeve, plus tried and true improv tips to encourage creative play.

Artful Making

Artful Making Author Robert Daniel Austin
ISBN-10 0130086959
Year 2003
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher FT Press
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The authors show how to "manage" ingenuity--and "manufacture" the next great idea, in other words they tell what managers need to know about how artists and highly creative people work.

Artful Log Cabin Quilts

Artful Log Cabin Quilts Author Katie Pasquini Masopust
ISBN-10 9781617454516
Year 2017-04-01
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing Inc
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Take the first steps to becoming an art quilter with popular teacher and best-selling author Katie Pasquini Masopust. Starting with an inspiration image, choose fabrics to create your own artistic log cabin quilts. Learn to navigate visual pathways and composition, applying easy techniques and experimenting with color. Student work is showcased to prove that anyone can create an art quilt! Design and make your masterpiece with freeform log cabin blocks using this versatile method.

Quilt Improv

Quilt Improv Author Lucie Summers
ISBN-10 9781446361603
Year 2013-07-23
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher David & Charles
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Take inspiration from simple objects to create 12 beautiful, contemporary quilt blocks. Create original quilts from each block design and adapt them to your own style. Learn how to interpret print, pattern and shapes into unique quilting ideas and experiment with a range of innovative techniques for impressive, professional results. Covers techniques such as square piecing, basket weave, half-square triangles, chevrons, quarter circles and portholes.

Improv Paper Piecing

Improv Paper Piecing Author Amy Friend
ISBN-10 1940655234
Year 2017-02-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Lucky Spool Media
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Love to create repeating blocks in your quilts but tired of the same patterns? Step away from the ordinary and try your hand at a new technique-based approach to improvisation. Gorgeous photographs illustrate 10 beautiful projects where Amy Friend seamlessly bridges the gap between improvised design and technical execution. Discover a unique approach to creating one-of-a-kind blocks with guided exercises that explore scale, symmetry and alternate gridwork. Then, with Amy's help, you'll have the opportunity to design your own patterns. You really can have a dash of the unexpected through improv with the precision of paper piecing and still create those secondary patterns we all love in quilts made using traditional blocks. With a modern spin, Amy gracefully guides the reader, step-by-step, through improvisationally designing your own paper piecing patterns to strategically setting the grid---so that the end result is a masterful, unique quilt of repeated blocks. If you're looking for a fun exciting challenge, the party is here. Step over and stitch outside the box.

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters Author Sherri L. Wood
ISBN-10 1617691380
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood's scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker's unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood's own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.

Rain Check Poems

Rain Check Poems Author Aaron Simon
ISBN-10 1609642163
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Blazevox Books
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Poetry. "Aaron Simon's lines feel like strokes of a pre-CBS Jazzmaster. Not plastic. More like rosewood with at least a Gibson tuneOmatic bridge. A brrruummm alliteration where each word-note contains the artful play of improv and composition colliding. Aaron Simon is a good band whose record is killing it on the deck these days." Thurston Moore "Aaron Simon's RAIN CHECK POEMS talk, sing and startle with deadpan elegance, practically reinventing the archetype of the dreamer as they unfold. Dreams beget dreams in other minds, light accumulates while passing through words, and a playfully alert visual sensibility syncs up with a subtle, frame-building prosody. I admire the offhand strangeness in these poems, the detours into beauty and assertion they propose, and the glimpses and passages of the world they amplify. It's a gorgeous read, especially aloud, to yourself, in a public place somewhere." Anselm Berrigan "RAIN CHECK POEMS keenly evokes the loss which our entry into the symbolic order thrusts us, that sense of yearning when the sensual and the relational slip into the lacunae of language. Throughout these subtle yet seductive poems, materiality both grand and ordinary opens a route of return, the oceanic fullness one feels while 'waiting for the kettle to whistle.' Aaron Simon's poetry whispers to me of what it means to be alive, really alive." Dodie Bellamy"

Artful Creation

Artful Creation Author Lotte Darsø
ISBN-10 8759311096
Year 2004
Pages 213
Language en
Publisher Samfundslitteratur
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This is about social innovation and organisational transformation through the Arts. It presents live artists working in business settings as catalysts for change. The book primarily proposes two approaches for Arts-in-Business: 1) The Arts applied as an instrument for teambuilding, communication training, leadership development, problem-solving and innovation. 2) The Arts integrated as a strategic process of organisational transformation. The message of the book is not to promote a new magical instrument, a new 'quick fix' for business. It is an attempt to show the great potential of 'Artful Creation; and at the same time point out that the birth of a new paradigm offers promising prospects for the future of business and society. The book offers ground-breaking ideas, new methods, inspiration and concrete recommendations.

Double Vision Quilts

Double Vision Quilts Author Louisa L. Smith
ISBN-10 9781617451249
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 99
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing Inc
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Learn how to turn squares and rectangles into circles and ovals with no curved piecing—it’s easy! Take an artistic journey with 11 mind-bending quilts that fool the eye with innovative layering, playful patterns, and delightful color choices. The best-selling author of Strips ‘n Curves shares three simple construction methods for endless possibilities. With something for every type of quilter, this opulent collection will inspire you to see your fabrics in a whole new light.

Intuitive Color Design

Intuitive Color   Design Author Jean Wells
ISBN-10 9781607051015
Year 2010-11-05
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing Inc
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Think outside the block! Explore the art of creating quilts from the inside out—the results will amaze you.

Improv Patchwork

Improv Patchwork Author Maria Shell
ISBN-10 1617454966
Year 2017
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Stash Books
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Explore new options in improvisational piecing and empower your creativity! Cut and combine solid-color fabrics to create your own "prints" - stripes, polka dots, chevrons, plaids, and more. Forget the rules (and even your ruler) as you piece colorful solids into compelling quilt designs. Use color, pattern, and repetition to develop your personal design aesthetic as you stitch freely to create unique quilts that pack a punch!

Free Motion Quilting Idea Book

Free Motion Quilting Idea Book Author Amanda Murphy
ISBN-10 9781617451027
Year 2015-07-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing Inc
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Take the guesswork out of free-motion quilting with 155 fresh ideas, each handpicked for a specific space on a quilt. Popular author Amanda Murphy pairs unique free-motion designs with 30 well-loved quilt blocks, such as the Sawtooth Star and Drunkard’s Path. Pick and choose elements from each chapter (borders, sashing, motifs, and more) for an artful finish! This must-have reference includes an inspiring gallery of quilts, expert advice on domestic and longarm quilting, and complete instructions for a table runner project to hone your skills.

Action Theater

Action Theater Author Ruth Zaporah
ISBN-10 1556431864
Year 1995
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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Each chapter of this book presents a single day of the twenty-day training which Ruth Zaporah developed into Action Theater, her investigation into the life-reflecting process of improvisation. This book shows through exercises, stories, anecdotes, and metaphors how to focus attention on the body's awareness of the present moment, moving away from preconceived ideas. Improvisations move through fear, boredom, laziness, and distraction to a sustained awareness of creative options.

Improvising Tradition

Improvising Tradition Author Alexandra Ledgerwood
ISBN-10 9781620333372
Year 2014-11-24
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher "F+W Media, Inc."
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Improvisational piecing methods anchored within traditional quilting designs. Improvising Tradition pairs improvisationally pieced elements with more structured, and perhaps more familiar, quilt patterns to create projects that share a fresh, clean, and modern aesthetic. Author Alexandra Ledgerwood introduces readers to three basic improv piecing techniques: strip sets, piecing improvised strata, and slice and insert, then marries them with traditional quilting designs such as log cabins, coin and bar quilts, and even Hawaiian quilts. By using improvised elements within traditional patchwork quilt designs, Alexandra merges new and old quilting styles into projects that will appeal to a wide range of quilters. Eighteen original and modern quilting projects combine the beauty and familiarity of traditional techniques with the fresh, fun spirit of improvised quilting.