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
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