I won a scholarship to attend the NC Quilt Symposium this year in Raleigh. My quilt guild gives away a scholarship each year. I took 2 classes. The first class was an art quilt design class taught by Lyric Kinard. (check out her website: lyrickinard.com). I took a class from her about 6 years ago on surface design. Another fun class learning lots of different techniques to use on fabric. In the art quilt design class, everyone brought scraps of fabric and 3 fat quarters to share with group on our designs. In the morning we used our sketchbooks to use the 5 elements of design: texture, shape, line, color, and value. In the afternoon, we used the fabric scraps to create a design using elements of design. I used a glue stick to attach the fabric scraps. I choose “color” for my first design, I used purple and orange (complementary colors). There were some problems with the lines of the first quilt. So I modified the second piece and changed some of the lines in the design and used a triadic color scheme (teal, orange, and burgundy). I think the lines of design are better on the second piece. I started a monochromatic color scheme using the color blue. I didn’t have time to finish this piece. I will post these 3 pieces again once they are finished.
Lyric has a book that has creativity exercises: “Art + Quilt – Design Principles and Creativity Exercises.
I am going to play with some of the exercises in her book. Lots of fun to play with fabric. Have fun sewing and quilting. Donna