June 2017 Newsletter

Design Your Own Nature Quilt with Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

“Design Your Own Nature Quilt”
Starts Online June 30th

This class will help take the fear out of design. Using your own nature photo, you’ll learn how to interpret it in fabric.

Part One focuses on design only, and is appropriate for artists working in any medium. It includes multiple exercises which will give you the skills and confidence you need to design your own quilt. Some of the things you’ll be learning include: identifying and placing a focal point, how cropping can help a composition, interpreting a photo loosely.

Note: No artistic skills are needed, but artistic courage is required.


Part One $35, 3 lessons

New Work: Fragrant Climb

I recently completed a group challenge with my small art quilt group, the Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists.  We started with the photo shown below left, as our point of inspiration. Because the photo was taken in the Provence region of France, we named our challenge “Welcome to Provence.”

Each of the 10 participating artists chose one or more aspects of the photo to use as her springboard for a quilt.  I was intrigued by the worn pattern of the steps.  But, of course, I didn’t want to depict them in grey, so I chose one of my favorite color combinations as the palette.  I added some freestyle flowers to mimic the placement of those in the photo and named it Fragrant Climb.

We hope to display these challenge quilts at some area quilt shows.

Welcome to Provence inspiration photo. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog
The inspiration photo.

See detail shots and find more info about this quilt.

You can also see in-progress photos on my blog.  See the links in the “New on the Blog” section below.
Fragrant Climb, an art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com
Fragrant Climb
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Dancing Toward the Sun, an art quilt by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com

Lots of Exhibits

I’ve got quilts in three Florida exhibits during the month of June. Dancing Toward the Sun, (at left) will be on display in Dunedin at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.  It’s part of the SAQA “Growth!” exhibit.(It certainly fits the theme!) I’m especially excited about this exhibit, since I know the opening reception will be lots of fun.  AND three other art quilt exhibits will simultaneously be on display!

In addition, Ti Plants A-Glow-Glow will be at the Elliott Museum in Stuart, as part of “A Patchwork History: Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit.”  I’ll also attend the opening reception for it.
Also, I’ve got three more pieces at the Treasure Coast Art Association gallery, in Stuart.  They are Caring, York Wall,and Daydream.

I hope I get to meet you at one of these events!

See Art on Tour for exhibit dates and reception details.
Two EBooks Available for Immediate Download
Double Reverse Applique e-book by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com
Double Reverse Applique EBook

Check out the killer project included in this book! This raw edged appliqué technique is extremely easy and accurate AND very popular with my students.  This eBook includes a section on creating your own patterns.

See full details, including a gallery of student work.  

Adventures in Color e-book by Ellen Lindner. AdventureQuilter.com
Adventures in Color EBook

This eBook is jam packed with information: 64 content pages, plus another 22 workbook pages.  At only $9.95, it’s a great bargain and an excellent resource.

See full details, including an excerpt.

What’s New 

What to do with artificial flowers that have faded?  I decided to paint mine.  Read about this and more on my blog.

By the way, do you subscribe to my blog?  I recently offered a couple of UFOs on it and they’re currently on the way to their new owners.  Can’t wait to see what these artists do with them.  (If you want to subscribe, go to my blog and add your email to the subscribe box in the top right corner.)

Enjoy the adventure!
Ellen Lindner
Revamping Artificial Flowers. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog