Artistic Photo Quilts

Create Stunning Quilts with Your Camera, Computer & Cloth

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This book is all about helping quilters take photos-on-fabric beyond plop-and-drop and teaching them how to create luminous art quilts with camera, computer, and a sewing machine. 11 lessons are included in this 96 page book.

The Author, Charlotte Ziebarth, is an expert in using digital media in quilting, and is renowned for her rich colour work and captivating nature imagery.
Transform Your Digital Photos into Luminous Fabric Art

• Alter photos and use them to create beautiful, original works of fabric art - 11 exercises show you how
• Learn to alter images with Photoshop Elements®
• Use photos that really enhance your work (Hint: it's not always the best-looking shots!)
• Find inspiration in your own albums, from other artists, and in nature
• Make large-scale quilts with a standard-size inkjet printer

This accessible guide to creating fine fabric art with digital photos covers everything from the tools and equipment you'll need, to designing, finishing, and assembling your quilt.

Bronze Award winner in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards how-to category.

About the Author

“Ziebarth uses photography as the first steps in her design process. She does not provide step-by-step processes, but rather gives the reader a wealth of information to help them learn how to turn their own photos into unique images for their art. She describes what she learned as she experimented with altering her photographs, and provides basic techniques and exercises that can get readers started without any prior knowledge pf photo editing. Interspersed with amazing photos and quilts, there are 11 exercises to put the information to use. There are many useful tips, including what you need in a digital camera, strategies for keeping your visual ideas together, and different ways to view and store your photos. The gallery is stunning. Ziebarth's beautiful quilts are stepped-out with references made to the techniques, by page, so that readers can really see how the quilt was designed and completed. The last chapter provides interesting ways to finish a quilt, and there is a great resources list, as well. I am truly inspired to take more photos, “play” with them, and create some wonderful art.”--Quilting Arts

Charlotte is the author of the award-winning book, Artistic Photo Quilts. She has been featured in many magazines and books, including Quilting Arts Magazine, Quilt Life, 500 Art Quilts, and one of her quilts is the cover image for Quilt Visions 2008.

With 13 years experience in Boulder’s Open Studios, she enjoys introducing people to the world of digital cloth. Widely exhibited and collected she is known for her rich color usage and captivating nature imagery in her quilt/digital collage artwork. Although she has a a background in academic psychology, she has worked with art and cloth all her life as a professional dyer, weaver, clothing designer, knitter, and quilter.

After 25 years working principally as a weaver, she began to quilt and presently concentrates on creating digital imagery printed on fabric and assembled into quilt art.

When not working in the digital darkroom or in her sunny quilting studio, Charlotte can be found with her head in a book, hiking in the mountains with her camera, listening to opera, or trying to tame her messy, leafy garden. Her experience as an artist-in-residence in Rocky Mountain National Park remains a strong influence on her work. She was born in Chicago and raised in the Midwest. She has lived with her husband, Ken, in Boulder, Colorado for more than thirty years. They have a daughter, Jennifer, and a new granddaughter, Laurel.

SKU: QM0875

Author/Speaker/Editor: Charlotte Ziebarth

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781571206008