Barbara Olson

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  • Barbara Olson

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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 Billings, Montana.
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    Iris With An Attitude

    By Barbara Olson

    • Enlarge to desired size$10.00
    • Intermediate
    This simple flower pattern is the first ingredient. A pleasing combination of fabrics with directional lines and texture that will help direct the eye from the center to the outer edges of the flowe more…
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    Stroke of Blue

    By Barbara Olson

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    • Intermediate
    Fabric is an up close and tactile way of expressing the creative impulse. Create an imaginative flower by using fabric like a paint brush stroke. The brush stroke can be linier to direct the eye or more…
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    Prismatic Flower

    By Barbara Olson

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    • Intermediate
    Playing with color, texture, depth and shading, creates a flower piece filled with light and energy. A wonderful variety of multi colored shaded fabrics. Batiks, hand dyed, painted or marbled fabric a more…
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    Blazing Poppy

    By Barbara Olson

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    • Intermediate
    This simple flower pattern can be a poppy but it can also be a pansy,a sweet peas or any number of other types of flowers. How you use your colors and fabrics deterines the flowers idenity. Fabrics more…
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    Yellow Whimzy

    By Barbara Olson

    • Enlarge to desired size$10.00
    • Intermediate
    Feel like an artist create this beautiful Painterly Flower using machine appliue or fusing. Choose fabric that looks like a brush stroke for some areas and find the perfect area of a fabric to add s more…

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    Mystical Castle

    By Barbara Olson

    • Enlarge to desired size$7.00
    • Beginner
    What is your vision of a fairytale castle; is it the Wizzard of Oz, maybe an Irish castle or a sand castle? What ever your vision is Barbara’s castle pattern can be created into your own unique creat more…
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    Delicate Daisy

    By Barbara Olson

    • Enlarge to desired size$10.00
    • Intermediate
    This simple flower pattern is the first ingredient. A pleasing combination of light colored fabrics is the second ingredient. Fabrics with veins work well. This is the opportunity to wor more…
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    Wild Child

    By Barbara Olson

    • Enlarge to desired size$10.00
    • Intermediate
    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, more…

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