Tuesday 20 January 2015

Collecting quilting inspiration

I love looking at other artists art quilts.  It is so inspiring to see how others work and what beautiful colours they use.  Looking at other artists/quilters work helps me to look at my work with fresh perspective and new eyes.  I critique my work better by being able to critique others work.  I become braver in my colour choices and how I work with value of colour. It also helps me analyse my own work practices.  I think it is important to look at how other artist work who do not make art in the same way as you do.  I love looking at sculptors, jewellery designers, doll makers, painters and other artists work I have found many new ideas for quilting lines and shape that I would not have found by only looking at art quilts only. 

Many artist/quilters push boundaries with the content and technique in their work and if we never look at they way other artists/quilters work we can potentially end up making the same art or quilts with the same theme for many years. 

There are many ways to collect pictures of other peoples art work.  I have found Pinterest is the best way for me to collect these ideas in one place without any need for huge filing cabinets and hours of cutting and pasting.  I like Pinterest because of it's ease of use and the huge amount of space to store photos.  

These are some of the beautiful pins I have found of the most amazing art quilts



click here to see more beautiful quilts

Other art work to inspire

Scott Burdick (Scott Burdick) (1967-) From the Dominican Republic

Scott Burdick (Scott Burdick) (1967-) From the Dominican Republic

Click here to see more beautiful art work to inspire

Photographs are also a great source of 


Alhambra - Granada, Spain.

Alhambra - Granada, Spain.

Click here for a link of more amazing photos

If you haven't already start a collection of inspiration today!  

Remember to go back regularly to look at all the wonderful 

inspiration you have collected and be inspired!! 


  1. I work in a science department where it is easy to be inspired by publications that involve indepth tables and graphs that include colour. Not that I know much about science, but the results of people's journals are great for inspiration. I would love to do quilts on DNA sequencing and thermal mapping among others.

    1. That would be amazing!! I can see huge possibilities with quilt designs. Give it a go and I would love to see the results!!


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