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De-constructing Quilting: Art vs. Science

Gust post by Renelda Peldunas-Harter, author of the forthcoming book From Ensign’s Bars to Colonel’s Stars: Making Quilts to Honor Those Who Serve (Schiffer Publishing, November 2014).

My entire life has been a search to discover/uncover how things work, to take a perfectly functioning machine/system and tear it apart to examine every part. Why and how does it work? I am a scientist in that regard – I enjoy the scientific method: observe, identify, describe, investigate, and hypothesis or explain. During my entire adult life I have been a student of Biology, Warfare, Parenting and Quilting. My generation of women were always told that girls didn’t have to worry about math or science; it was too difficult for us. Today we will debunk all those long dead nay-sayers and delve into the science of quilting!

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Alternative Movie Poster Contest Winner!

We’re excited to announce the winner of our Alternative Movie Poster contest is Tony Aguero, aka Tomo77 for his alternative poster for “The Man with the X-Ray Eyes.”

Tony is a digital creative director but says his passion for design goes beyond his job.

"Design for me is not work, it is a hobby and that hobby is my life. Everything about design is one single thing for me. There is no punch clock when you are a designer, it is a lifestyle, you live it every hour, in a never ending process of learning."

Matthew Chojnacki, author of Alternative Movie Posters, helped choose the winning design.

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Ukrainian Eggs: Symbols of Fertility, Success, and Long Life

Excerpted from Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye by Jane Pollak

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While every decorated egg has its own beauty, Ukrainian Easter eggs are special. Whenever I have taught classes in pysanky or brought eggs of this design to craft shows, people have been mesmerized not only by the beauty and intricacy of the patterns but by something deeper they perceive in the designs. They are right. Each Ukrainian Easter egg tells its own story. Most begin with a promise for everlasting life in the form of an eternity band that encircles the egg. Others promise fertility, success, or long life.

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60 Artists Respond to a Joyful Quilt Challenge in a New Book

Dare to Dance: An Art Quilt Challenge by Mary Kerr
In this new art quilt book, see how 60 artists rose to the challenge and created an 18 x 30 inch quilt that reflected the theme, “Dare to Dance: An Artist’s Interpretation of Joy.” 

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Check out some of the quilts and quilters featured in the book!

Dance of the Roses

"On Valentine’s Day, every year, my son sends me roses, which also makes me dance for joy. That feeling of joy and a photography of this bowl of roses reflected in a glass brick combined to inspire this quilt, Dance of the Roses. Just quilting the abstract background brings me joy all over again!"
-Barbara McKie
www.mckieart.com


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