After a few years of quilting on her own with techniques learned from library books and PBS, Karen took a bold step from scrappy patchwork. Integrating modern, minimalist design with traditional quilting techniques she began making the kind of quilts she had always longed to create. Her original fabrics explore color with textile painting, sun printing, rust dyeing, fabric pastels and discharge dyeing. Focus on surface design has opened another dimension to her quilting through embroidery, trapunto and fabric origami. Current mixed media works feature such elements as functional electronics and yak bones. She has at last embraced her fear of that most daunting of forms, the circle.
Perhaps spiders will be next.
Mutapic – brilliant design tool created by Sylvain Moreau
Wotomoro – his awesome gallery
Inspirations and Resources :
Byerpatch Studio - art quilts
Courtepointe Claire – everything you’ll need to make a quilt
Day Style Designs – Leah Day and her impressive free-motion quilting tutorials. Takes domestic machine quilting to a whole ‘nother level.
Deux Petites Souris – modern quilts
Dimacquilt- quilt appraisals
Doodle Press - brilliant artist Cara Gulati and her gorgeous quilts. Try her fantastic patterns, marvel at her designs. Love the Radiant Suns templates!
Fabric- quilting cottons and much more
Fabricworm – my favourite online shop for designer modern prints and organic cottons
Farbstoff – modern quilts
Film in the Fridge – modern quilts
Fresh Lemons – modern quilts
Hancock’s of Paducah – quilt shop extraordinaire
Handmade by Alissa – modern quilts
Jenniverre – beautiful stained glass, and more
Keepsake Quilting – quilt shop of my dreams
Oh, Fransson! – modern quilts
Quilters Cache – traditional patchwork patterns
Red Pepper Quilts - modern quilts
Romanian Quilt Studio – stunning shadow trapunto
Sew, Mama, Sew! – modern quilts and more
Spoonflower – the latest in modern fabric design, choose the fabric you want the design printed on!
The Travels of a Quilter - Dianne Robinson’s awesome blog. Check it out – be inspired!
The Charming Needle – modern quilts and more
Twizzelle – longarm quilting; amazing gallery