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Patchwork Folk Art: Using Applique & Quilting Techniques

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"With colorful fabric pieces as your paints, and needle and threads for brushes, anyone can compose beautiful works of patchwork folk art."—American Bookseller. The images Bolton creates with patchwork have a charm far greater than the basic craft techniques utilized...have the appeal and freshness of true folk art, so a beginner need not be intimidated....A delightful pri ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Sterling Publishing (NY)
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Margo Brooks
Three stars for the instructional text and four stars for the pictures. I've looked through this book many times, fascinated by Bolton's style and artwork. I've been thinking about a project which would be perfect for this technique, so I read it. She has some really good tips at looking for inspiration and patterns for fabric pictures. She also has some templates so that you can replicate work in her style (which is cool because her style is fantastic). What I found lacking was the discussion o ...more
Katherine Cowley
Patchwork Folk Art is truly about using fabric as art, to make what I would call "fabric paintings." In some ways, this is the exact opposite about the techniques I'm learning in my quilting class. The goal is not to make a perfectly uniform quilt with straight-edges off of a pattern. Instead, it's about putting pieces together into a very small final project (often 6 by 6 inches) and using hand applique (done in a traditional, folk style) to turn it into an art piece that could be hung on a wal ...more
This book was not very inspiring. I did not like her trying so hard to look like her quilts & banners were something made by someone 100 yrs or more ago.

Not my appealing to my asethitic palate.
This book was just ok for me. I was hoping for more folk art that included household items and scenes.
I liked her discussion of her technique, even though I'm not really a fan of her work.
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