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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (August 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607055805
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607055808
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4.3 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I find Jean’s approach to art quilting warm and inviting. When I read her book it seemed as though she was talking to me and helping me unleash my inner artist. Her sections on capturing inspiration and practicing good design gave me the foundation to start creating. Her assignments made the process easy and attainable. And the photography throughout the book makes it coffee table quality. The colors, textures and quilting create lovely eye-candy and you just can’t put this book down. When I showed my new favorite book to my sister she couldn’t stop 'Oohing and Aahhing,' over the pictures. So take a leap into art quilting and let Jean catch you with her new book.
(Creating The Hive, 07/24/2012)

How do you teach someone to work intuitively with color, create improvisational designs, and find their own personal artistic voice? The answer is to expose them to a master teacher and quilt artist like Jean Wells. 'I want students to leave the classroom empowered, feeling that they have the foundations and tools to pursue their own ideas and create beautiful quilts.' Jean's new book provides that foundation as it guides the reader through her approach to creating art quilts. The eight chapters capture the essence of inspiration and translate it with stunning photographs, practical tips, and most importantly, helpful assignments for the willing student. From sketching in a journal to working with unconventional fabrics and techniques, both the novice and experienced art quilter will find this book a wonderful inspiration and helpful tool. This is an essential for any quilter's library.
(Vivika Hansen DeNegre Quilting Arts Magazine, 8/1/12)

Develop your skills using your own intuition regarding color and design. In this follow-up to Intuitive Color and Design, Jean encourages you to express yourself with these nine classroom-tested design assignments. She guides you through the process of art quilting from journaling your ideas to completing your final design.
(Quilter's Delight, 09/15/12)

How do you teach someone to work intuitively with color, create improvisational designs, and find their own personal artistic voice? The answer is to expose them to a master teacher and quilt artist like Jean Wells.

(Quilting Arts Magazine, 11/1/12)

Jean Wells is a genius, and her book, Journey to Inspired Art Quilting is a work of genius. The main focus of Jean's book is learning how to translate the design principles and elements into quilting, without losing your way and getting trapped in the details. Her own specialty is the landscape quilt, and I found that I could easily get lost and trapped in just looking at them, but she has an amazing way of pulling your through the work and out the other side.

Jean is a great colorist, and reading through her explanations of how to get all the parts working in harmony is really an education. She emphasizes finding 'the big idea' and working from that...utilizing color, shape, line, value, etc. to reinforce what you want to say. Even how you choose to frame your work is considered in the quest to put forth the idea.

Since this is a book primarily about design, and only secondarily about techniques, you will not find much discussion of surface design. The artist works with mostly solid colored fabrics. One exception is that she introduces adding a bit of imagery through some prints she made and cut apart and also through quilting lines. It is not a beginner's 'teach you how to quilt book,' but is an excellent first guide to designing for yourself and stepping away from patterns. If that's what you're ready for, this is your book.
(mixed-media-artist.com, 11/15/12)

Teach a person to see, and they will be a quilter of art forever—if there’s not an old saying like this, there should be! Jean Wells, in her new book Journey to Inspired Art Quilting, knows if you teach a person a skill, there are no creative limits. The skill of seeing pattern and design inspiration in nature is learnable and Jean walks the reader through this step by step. Again, this might make a fun club/class. Start in the field with sketchbook in hand, share thoughts and ideas, brainstorm color selection and end up at the machine. Hold a quilt show at the end—the inspiration continues!
(American Quilt Retailer, 11/1/12)

Photographs, inspirational items, sketches and journals are all part of Jean's journey to creating her stunning abstract quilted works. She explains the elements and principles of design with special attention to composition and color. Her nine design assignments will help you to find your own artistic voice and stimulate the ideas that can inspire your work.

(Machine Quilting Unlimited, January/February 2013)

Continue your art quilting journey with Jean in this follow-up book and learn how to recognize those great ideas that become the inspirational starting points for your art. This is very much a text book, or should I say an intuitive and thought-provoking guide, but the lavish color photographs are stunning in their own right. Jean emphasizes the use of keeping a journal of your ideas, pictures which provoke interest, color combinations and sketches of how to translate these elements into a piece of art work. She leads you through the process of compiling ideas and how to translate those ideas into a work in progress. Hopefully you will feel refreshed and organized in your next quilt planning. (Fabrications Quilting For You, February/March 2013)

About the Author

Jean Wells is an award-winning quilter, author, and teacher. She opened one of America’s first quilt shops 37 years ago and founded what has become the world’s largest outdoor annual quilt show. Jean was inducted into the Quilting Hall of Fame in 2010

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The creative juices are flowing already!
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Intuitive Color & Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting make the journey from traditional quilting to art quilting more accessible.
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The ideas for this type of quilting are endless!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on August 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
I wrote a longer review for this book on the publisher's website [...]. This time, I just wanted to share a different perspective. On a recent weekend retreat with my art group (most of whom are painters), these women practically fought over being first to look through this book! Some are abstract painters, and a few prefer realism, but they all found this book insightful and most of all, full of inspiration. They appreciated the exceptional photography (the primary source of Jean's design ideas), as well as those of her actual sketchbook pages. Even the assignments Jean suggests are adaptable to artists working in other mediums, such as paint or collage. This may be the first "quilt" book that my painter-friends ever purchase!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tierney on August 10, 2012
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I had worn out my copy of Jean Wells' Intuitive Color & Design and I am so happy to now own "the sequel" Journey to Inspired Art Quilting. Ms. Wells designs and color selections are amazing. I am a fellow Central Oregon resident and I feel that her color palette represents the soul of Central Oregon. Her fiber art/quilting creations are more like modern art paintings - she has brought a unique style to the world of art quilting. Intuitive Color & Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting make the journey from traditional quilting to art quilting more accessible. Few can put together colors like Ms. Wells but she provides clear guidance on how to feel confident in developing your own unique designs. The photography in the book is AMAZING. I just like to sit with a cup of tea in a comfortable chair and look at the beautiful photos and art quilt pieces over and over. Thank you Ms. Wells for another spectacular book!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Carol McMahan on July 17, 2012
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Jean Wells' new book is amazing with all the photography which she uses for inspiration for her quilts. I have been waiting for this book and it is all and more than I could have imagined. The information on Elements and Principles of Design are well presented. The book is arranged in such a way that after reading through the initial pages, the student can start to work on projects with techniques and methods which will insure wonderful results.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Arden on October 7, 2012
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On my first look through this book I was disappointed. There are many photographs of what Jean has used for inspiration, and not a huge amount of quilt photos. But on a second more detailed read through, I found some interesting ideas, and started to really look at the inspiration photos, which is the author's intention. There are several workshop ideas that the reader can work through, to utilise the principles. Jean's quilts are pieced abstracts, and very accomplished. Overall I found there were perhaps too many photos and not quite enough development of ideas.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Lowe on October 19, 2012
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Are you interested in taking your quilting to another level? A level beyond the basic block pattern and into the realm of possibility? If you answered yes to these questions then you are ready for Jean Wells newest book, "Journey to Inspired Art Quilting".
Wells uses the art that we have around us every day that many of us miss. She holds up nature as inspiration, seasonal changes in weather, unique windows on homes, peeling paint on houses, you name it and she incorporates it into her designs. She juxtaposes diverse elements together to create quilts that exist only in dreams. The whole concept lifts the reader up into imagination and a different level of art and design.
Using photographs, journals, sketchbooks, and thoughtful questions, Wells guides us on a journey that includes small assignments to wet your appetite and encourage your own creative endeavors. She covers everything from inspiration, to color to design, to imagery/embellishment, to artful presentation. Through a series of assignments Wells leads the reader on a journey to a more inspired quilt.
This book is not for everyone. If you are an advanced quilter and interested in new techniques, this is a must read. If you are a beginning quilter, just starting out, this book would be a bit of a challenge. Basic techniques are not covered. There is a supplies section at the back but it is more for reference than for instruction.
I found this to be a delightful book and I can't wait to try the assignments to learn more about art quilting.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By dianaf50 on August 16, 2012
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This is an amazing follow-up to Jean's last book, Intuitive Color and Design. I took her class this summer in Sisters, and saw the wonderful quilts she has created using these techniques. She is a great teacher - finding something positive to say about each student's design and color selections. This book expands on the information I learned in the first book and in her class. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Helen Granville on November 11, 2012
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Some time ago I bought my first book by Jean Wells,"Intuitive Colour & Design" from Amazon and I found it fascinating - so much to take in! So when I saw her latest book "Journey to Inspired Art Quilting" on the Amazon list I didn't hesitate to buy that one as well and I wasn't disappointed. Her quilts are beautiful, her free-hand machine quilting work extremely imaginative and thought provoking, and she is so forthcoming with useful information on every facet of design and colour. I keep going back to these books and finding more than I'd picked-up on my first reading. I won't be lending them out, they're too precious!
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