Monday, 11 January 2010

Excellent Book

"Intuitive Color and Design - Adventures in Art Quilting" by Jean Wells is the second of the three books I gave myself at Christmas. Again it was a bargain from The Book Depository. Jean creates using line, design and colour and cuts without rulers. Some of her influences were Nancy Crow and the Gee's Bend quilters. I can see that a quilter I admire, Brenda Gael Smith of Serendipity Patchwork, has probably built on Jean's work , or was it the other way around? A comment of Jean's particularly struck me as true - "a quilt is a collection of memories and life experiences" (page 9). I am encouraged to revisit my completed quilts and their memories.

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