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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 06 October 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617453441
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 410
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £29.99
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Fabulous Facades

£29.99

Create Breathtaking Quilts with Fused Fabric by Gloria Loughman (Author)

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Book Description

Your childhood home, an old family caravan, the incredible skyscraper in your city - these are all the wonderful subjects that deserve to be recreated in fabric. Internationally acclaimed, award-winning quilter Gloria Loughman teaches you to capture your favourite place in fusible appliqué. Her simple technique is easy to master, yet yields stunning results. Draw from one of three included projects, your own photo or memory and downloadable bonus patterns to assemble your own scenes that are captivating, vivid and full of character.

About the Author

About Gloria Loughman

Australian Gloria Loughman was introduced to the world of patchwork nearly twenty years ago. Over the years she has dabbled in many areas including strip piecing, bargello, colorwash, fabric dyeing and painting, and machine embroidery. After completing studies in design and colour as part of a Diploma of Art in 1996, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. These quilts have won many major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States. Her quilt Kimberley Mystique was the winner of Australia's most prestigious national quilting award in 2003. As well as being in demand as a teacher at home and abroad, Gloria has curated six exhibitions of Australian quilts to the United States and has had the privilege of judging at many major shows. Her work has been featured in many books and magazines. Gloria lives in Kerang, Australia and is married with three daughters. 

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Subtitled 'Create Breathtaking Results With Fused Fabric', this book shows you how to take photos of facades and make quilts. It includes Design, Color (retained American spelling), Fabric, Creating a Pattern, Construction, Putting It Together, Finishing and Projects as well as a gallery of work. The book deals with a theme - the theme of facades - architecture, doors, buildings, skyscrapers, shape. Gloria explains how the technique can be applied to other subjects. All patterns are available as a download.

Looking at Gloria's photos and finished quilts is very inspiring. Other artists work is included too. There are many examples of buildings from around the world. A detailed account is given of the method and techniques used. This is a fabulous addition to Gloria's already published books. It gives practical information that is easy to follow accompanied by fabulous photos. Very inspiring use of photos to art quilts.


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January 2018

Gloria Loughman began making large landscape quilts of the Australian bush after completing her studies in art and design in 1996. In Fabulous Facades, she explores how to create graphic quilts that resemble woodblocks and linocuts in a change of direction inspired by her daughters study of architecture and her husbands photos of buildings. Each main shape is outlined with fine dark lines adding strength to the composition in a series of projects that include doorways, skyscrapers and even a cargo ship and camper van. As a trained secondary school teacher, Gloria is adept at making the process of design and construction easy to understand. She talks of design elements, colour balance, choice of fabrics and how to create texture and layers in a way that is straightforward and enthusiastic. The idea is to get you to a place in which you can dig out photos of favourite places and create your own unique design using her tried and tested methods. This informative book will inspire fans of travel and architecture.



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