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The Small Art Quilt

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Join Mixed Media Artist Jane LaFazio in learning three easy and exciting techniques for creating your own original art quilts. Based on Jane's popular 6 week art quilt class, this compelling DVD appeals to art quilter, traditional quilter, artist and non-artist alike. All you need is an interest in working in fabric, and the urge to create. And once you know the basics, you'll be able to combine the elements of all three styles for even more variety. Jane's clear and easy instruction will inspire you to create beautiful and personal art quilts that are satisfying and meaningful to you cherished and admired by your friends and family. Jane also reveals how she gets her inspiration and how to create a journal of ideas. She'll show you the materials you'll need and how to embellish your projects. Plus, an entire section dedicated to Jane's mixed media quilts and how she created them. Up close and personal!

About the Actor

Jane LaFazio is a mixed media artist who works in paper and cloth. She began her artist life as a watercolor painter in 1992, and started working with fabric in 2002. Jane began teaching her popular Art Quilt Explorations class in 2005 in San Diego, California. She also teaches mixed media and watercolor journaling to adults and creative classes for kids. Her artwork has been featured in galleries, juried mixed media exhibitions and publications including the books Material Visions: A Gallery of Miniature Art Quilts, Fabric Art Gallery, Beginner s Guide to Art Quilt, Danny Gregory s An Illustrated Life: Drawing inspiration from the private sketchbooks of artists, illustrators and designers. and magazines Quilting Arts, and Cloth, Paper, Scissors.

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  • Actors: Jane LaFazio
  • Directors: David Graves
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Graves Film and Tape
  • DVD Release Date: November 21, 2007
  • Run Time: 69 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YLOKDS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,227 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. K. de gallo on April 11, 2008
I have watched Jane's DVD several times and each time I learn even more! I love her words of inspiration. For example, the "smooshed ribbon technique" or "I don't want it to be perfect. I want it to look handmade because it is." Or, " I save every ribbon I've ever received. You never know."
There are great closeup shots to show details of her work. I like how the stitches are highlighted when Jane talks about different techniques.
The projects are fun and do-able! Jane is a great teacher.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lisa A. Yoder on December 12, 2007
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I was a lucky lady last summer when I took Jane LaFazio's Art Quilt class in San Diego. With Jane's DVD release, I can re-live the class experience as often as I like. Jane is the most creative person I've met in years and she inspires others to think outside the box. This DVD will inspire your creativity, but not dictate it. There was one class last summer that I didn't do that great at -- painting an image of my dog on canvas. When I reviewed the contents of the DVD, I was less than thrilled that this technique was included. Surprise, surprise! I watched Jane's demonstration and thought, I would try this again. (My problem was not the technique, but the too small, too detalied photo I selected.) I would recommend this DVD to anyone who is willing to have fun with fabric, paints, etc - and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to truly thrill someone with a gift that will be used over and over again. Can't wait for The Small Art Quilt Number Two!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Testa on June 7, 2009
Jane LaFazio presents three separate and very different approaches to working with cloth and making art in The Small Art Quilt. She is both concise and engaging and her teaching style is very approachable. Jane's confidence and spirit both inspires and motivates me to move into the studio and try out her techniques. I have followed Jane's artistic growth through the internet and love the vigor she brings to every piece of art she creates, this video showcases that enthusiasm and simplifies the techniques she uses, making her processes easy and accessible at the same time. The details of her work and the peak into her studio are quite a treat too. I highly recommend this video.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Judith A. Sall on December 3, 2007
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Jane LaFazio's "The Small Art Quilt" is a great resource for the fiber artist. I got the DVD yesterday and watched it last night. It's wonderful! Jane is very clear in her descriptions, the instructions are easy to understand, and even though I have done some basic art quilts, I see how I can really add interest to future projects... I can't wait to put all this good information to use! I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Art Quilts as a creative outlet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Underwood on January 20, 2008
Jane La Fazio is a great art teacher as well as a fabulous artist. "The Small Art Quilt" takes the person who is interested in creating unique small art quilts easily, step by step, featuring many different styles of art quilts. While watching Jane create art quilts that are whimsical, rich and intriguing the 'student' learns techniques to create unusual images with layers of texture, color and simple stitching.
Before long the viewer is inspired to gather thier fabric scraps,thread, buttons, ribbon, photos of beloved pets, paints, brushes and a cup of tea; to sit with Jane and create their own colorful, soft, touchable art.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kat Kirby on April 4, 2008
Jane LaFazio's, "The Small Art Quilt" is a gem of an instructional dvd, designed for anyone with the desire to create a small art quilt. Whether you have made hundreds of quilts or you have no previous experience, you will enjoy watching and learning from this dvd. Her love of the materials and the process is evident as she gently takes you through each step, from inspiration to design to the actual stitching, embellishing and finishing. Jane's creativity and sense of humor add to the mix, and this dvd is fun to watch while you learn how to make a very cool piece of artwork!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Abby1957 on August 31, 2008
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I watched this DVD, went straight to my fabric stash and stated using her techniques! What fun!!!Everytime I see it, I pickup something new.

This is also a great DVD for children or teenagers wanting to explore expressing themselves through mixed media. With a little supervision (for younger kids) and some simple supplies - let the kids go! Do warn their parents - we had one child who went home an ripped up a few of her Mom and Dad's clothes (OOPS!) But her project was wonderful.

My favorite purchase of the year :-)

Cynthia
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Sumner on January 11, 2008
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Jane's DVD is great for sparking my imagination. I'm a true beginner in making art quilts and the lessons here are very clear and easy to understand. I can watch it over and over and find something new each time. I like her use of combining all kinds of media in each quilt. I can't wait to paint my cats into an art quilt!
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