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Description - Contemporary Quilts by Sandra Meech

This book is an essential tool for quilters and stitched textile artists who want to break away from traditional designs and develop their own creativity and take their work to a whole new level. This invaluable resource includes: * Inspiration: how to interpret sources of inspiration found in the world around us to provide themes for quilts * Surfaces: creative ways to experiment with surface effects * Design: an overview of the all-important rules of design and how they can be applied to quilts * Colour: explains the basic principles to give the reader colour confidence * Stitch: discusses modern approaches to traditional techniques such as piecing and applique, free machine embroidery, mark-making and embellishment. The author's unique Design Classes and worksheets help to increase confidence through practical exercises, and the book contains over 200 stunning quilts, including examples from the best quilt artists working today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713489873
ISBN-10: 0713489871
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 215mm x 7mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Batsford Ltd
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sandra Meech

Award-winning quilt artist Sandra Meech is an experienced teacher and lecturer who works with quilting, embroidery and textile groups in the UK and around the world. The hardback edition of her book Contemporary Quilts (ISBN 07134 88565) was a tremendous success. She is from Canada, and much of her own work is inspired by the Arctic landscape. She is a member of Quilt Art, an international group of contemporary quilt artists, and exhibits widely in the UK, Europe and North America, and many of her quilts are in private collections. She lives in Binfield, Berkshire.

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