Fabric Journey

Published By: C&T Publishing

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Crafts & Hobbies

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Fabric Journey: An Inside Look at the Quilts of Ruth B. McDowell is a splendid example of the evolution of a quilt and quilting process of a talented artist. It is not a book that contains patterns for quilters to make themselves.

Ruth B. McDowell is one artist who is emphatic that her designs are not to be copied or reproduced in any form without permission. And there are no patterns provided. So if you want to look at her work and make a similar quilt, this book is not for you.

But if you want to study an artist's work and the evolution of her art, you will find McDowell's book interesting. If you are a quilt designer, you will learn some valuable lessons about expression through fabrics and the visual impact of choices. McDowell shares some valuable techniques that will certainly make specific processes easier for quilters.

McDowell's quilts are stunning and her journey to the finished art piece is fascinating. Reading her book is an inspirational experience that can be translated to your own work by releasing your individual creativity.

Armchair Interviews says: The artist's journey, as well as the beautiful quilts, should help you mature as an artist if you thoughtfully study McDowell's work and processes.

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