Finding Inspiration in the Everyday (with 40 Projects)
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- Publication Date: December 3, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- ISBN: 9781683355588
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: 125 color photographs
For Heather Jones, inspiration can be anywhere. For her debut book, Quilt Local, she designed a collection of 20 quilts, each inspired by objects and places close to home—country roads, cityscapes, street signs—the landscape of her existence. Then, in a fascinating exercise in color theory and design play, she reworked each one in a second palette to show what a striking difference just a few basic changes can make.
Pattern by pattern, Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her process, sharing photographs of her sources of inspiration, sketchbook pages, and the finished quilts. In addition, she offers an accessible lesson in color theory as it applies to quiltmaking.
About the author
Heather Jones has a master’s degree (ABT) in art history from the University of Cincinnati. She is a quilt designer, teacher, and founder and former president of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild. Her quilts have appeared in numerous publications, including Martha StewartLiving and Modern Patchwork. She is a two-time finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. She teaches online at Creativebug.com, on television at Quilting Arts TV, and in person throughout the country.