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When I first began this amazing journey of making art quilts back in 1998, I struggled with a lot of things. I had a million ideas swirling in my head, but no clue how to execute them, evaluate them or if I had a “style”. Slowly, over the years, these issues began to work themselves out, through much trial and error.
But lately, I’ve been wondering. And asking questions about this.
My main question is: what’s your biggest question when you contemplate designing or making an art quilt? Especially if you are new or newish. But we were all new once, right?
I boiled down my research to these main questions. This is cool because you may have found yourself asking one or more of these questions. Or maybe you are grappling with one of these right now. Take a look and tell me below in the comments which one/ones resonate with you or did when you were a newbie.
- Design: how do I evaluate my own work? Why is something a “good” design? What’s involved in a “good” composition? How do I make abstract work? How do I work in a series and why?
- Voice/Style: What is my style? How do I put myself in my art? How do I tell my story?
- Confidence: how to make art confidently when I have no formal art training? How to get started and what direction to take my work? Validation- am I any good at this? Will anyone like this? Should I even bother finishing this?
- Construction: How the heck do I make this? What techniques will I use?
I think every artist asks these questions sooner or later if they stick with it long enough. I would love to know your answers because I am working on an online version of Making Your Dream Art Quilt ( currently a private coaching program). I may call it something else, but this is what I want to help people with.
With that in mind I am re- posting a previous tutorial that teaches you how to get started constructing your art quilt. Click on this link:
Hopefully, it will jumpstart one of the ideas swirling in your head! And don’t forget to comment below!
Come see my work in person! Every piece is for sale. Why not take one home to beautify your home or office?
Fine Arts League of Cary show at Searstone Retirement Community,
17001 Searstone Dr, Cary, NC 27513
This show will be up from June 4-Aug. 4.
Also, a quick reminder….
Some of you expressed interest in learning online how to make a 3-D Textile painting like I taught on Quilting Arts TV.
Here is the link to sign up for that class:
I want you to make the most amazing, original art quilts that you can. That is why I am now accepting private students who are serious about their creative expression in the world of art quilting. Take advantage of my 17+ years as a textile artist, and speed up your learning curve. To work with me privately, please set up your initial, no obligation, free Get Creative Call here: Schedule Appointment You can find out more by clicking on the Testimonials and Private Coaching tabs to the right in the sidebar or at the menu at the top.
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Roxane is a full time studio textile artist, teacher, and author, with two girls, who are both growing up too fast! She recently appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has been accepted to teach in Houston. She is also a BERNINA ambassador. Her work is in several private collections and she loves doing custom commissions. For more info go to http://roxanelessa.com.
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