Too much thinking or fear often stops quilters from trying new designs and fabrics. Get your brain out of the way and jump start your creativity. This simple flower pattern is the first ingredient, a wide array of novelty fabrics (polka dots, geometrics, floral's, etc.) and few solid fabrics is the second ingredient and willing spirit is the third ingredient. The construction technique is machine appliqué.
Barbara is a national and international award-winning quilt artist, teacher and
lecturer and author. Her quilts have appeared in many publications and exhibits
around the world.
“In The Beginning” one of Barbara’s art quilts was chosen as one of the best 100 American Quilts of The Century. Many of her art quilts are included
in private and corporations collects across the country.
For the last eighteen years she has been developing and giving workshops and lectures for those interested in expanding their unique creative talents in the area of quilting arts. She has written a book “Journey of an Art Quilter; Creative
Strategies and Techniques” which takes readers through her inspirational journey
from quilter to artist. The book also includes ten exercises and techniques for creating art quilts. Her new workshop DVD Jump Start Your Creativity is an great option for students desiring to develop there creativity in the comfort of there own home When Barbara is not on the road teaching, lecturing or judging quilt
shows she is at home in her mountain top studio with her husband, two dogs in