DVD Review: Art Techniques for Quilt Design

When I saw this DVD, I just had to review it. I thought you might like to know more about it.

Art Techniques for Quilt Design

Here is part of the description from Interweave/F+W:

Join innovative artist, designer, and quilter Carrie Bloomston for Art Techniques for Quilt Design, a Quilting Arts Workshop™ video that will help all artists find their voice and translate that in their work. Begin by learning how to capture the essence of an idea in cloth by using the simple warm-up techniques, drawing exercises, and basic design principles taught in art school.

Next, channel your art and focus on your inner voice with Carrie’s technique for shutting out your mind and focusing on what feels and looks right. Then put these techniques to the test as you learn how to craft a freeform nest pattern, create collages from fabric, and design a quilt based on children’s artwork.

Get your copy of this video workshop today to:

  • Discover how to consider artistic values and create art quilts using gesture, blind contour, color, form, contrast, and more.
  • Explore how important it can be to warm up – allowing your body the opportunity to experience your craft to take in the experience.
  • Put composition to work and create quilting designs out of cloth with movement and balance.
  • Learn to speak the language of your materials – be in the moment with your quilt designs and trust your intuition.
  • Uncover expert tips to bring out the most from your contemporary quilts and other fiber art projects.
  • And so much more!


I really liked this DVD and I liked Carrie. She calls herself a Creativity Enabler and wants to help us explore our inner artist. Sounds interesting, huh?

In her section on Drawing, she gives us drawing tips and talks about learning to see. This discussion reminding me of a class I took years ago. What a great refresher! She shows how she draws and explains why warming up is so important. Lots of good information and tips. After her discussion she gives us several exercises to do.

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She also takes us through Composition, exploring four basic styles. Instead of just talking about them, she shows four different art quilts illustrating those styles. Very interesting.

Then she walks us through her Design Process and before our eyes she creates an art quilt. She challenges us to make our own art quilt.

She ends the DVD by showing how she created an art quilt, inspired by her children’s art work.

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But in addition to this mini art class, she encourages us to find our voice – our own personal style. Whether or not you have taken any art classes, I believe you will find this information helpful and encouraging. Carrie is a good teacher. I’d love to take a class from her!

My only negative comment is that I wish it were longer.

Here is a link to the DVD. You also can just buy the download. Art Techniques for Quilt Design: Drawing, Composition, Collage and Stitch with Carrie Bloomston Interweave/F+W; $24.99

Disclaimer: I received this DVD from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation.