Art Quilts of the MidwestPosted on March 5, 2015 by Beth Markel
It’s official – Art Quilts of the Midwest is out and available on Amazon! I’m so excited! It’s a beautiful book, the result of endless hours of work by author Linzee Kull McCray, and I have the privilege of being in it. Woot! Woot!
For the last month I have been traveling, teaching, and working on 3 new projects, so have not been diligent with my blog, but am back near my computer every day, so back at it. While traveling, I keep a journal of sorts, with events, bits of conversations, images that I think about, sensations or insights, and photos. Images I think about are often quilts that are designed in my head. Sometimes I sketch a piece out in rough fashion, and sometimes in exacting detail, including measurements. Photos are often inspirational for form or color, but sometimes printed in Black/White so I can see clearly the shape of something. I’ve learned that I can be inspired by everything from the curve of a seashell to the color of clouds at sunset.
Recently I’ve moved into working with neutrals – shades of black to gray to white, with tan, brown, cream, and grayed-down blues. I don’t consider blue a neutral, but I had shades that were so light they read “white” and some so close to gray that I tossed them into the project.
Some of my recent inspiration:
Make something every day.