Mickey Lawler's SkyQuilts: 12 Painting Techniques, Create Dynamic Landscape Quilts

Mickey Lawler's SkyQuilts: 12 Painting Techniques, Create Dynamic Landscape Quilts

by Mickey Lawler

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With Mickey Lawler, the best selling author of Skydyes, even beginning artists can learn to paint stunning landscapes on quilting fabric. She demonstrates how to paint every nuanced texture found in nature, from cloudy skies to rosy sunsets, from blue water to green fields, and from stone walls to wood grains. New and experienced painters alike will be inspired by Mickey's photographic gallery of projects made with lush landscape fabrics.

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ISBN-13: 9781607052470
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 700,964
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Mickey Lawler has been involved in quiltmaking since 1968 and is the creator of SKYDYES, a business specializing in her original hand-painted landscape fabrics. Her exhibits and awards for quilting and surface design have been numerous, including a recent retrospective of 23 of her quilts as a Featured Artist at the San Diego Quilt Show. Co-author of Not Just Another Quilt (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982) and author of SKYDYES: A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting (C&T Publishing, 1999), Mickey also has an instructional DVD (C&T Publishing, 2009), Mickey Lawler Teaches You to Paint Landscape Fabrics. Mickey has been in demand by guilds and at conferences as an enthusiastic instructor of her serendipitous style of fabric painting for more than 20 years. Her workshop students work and play in a relaxed atmosphere that transcends simply learning technique. In her fabric paintings and her classes, Mickey emphasizes collaboration with, rather than mastery over, the medium. The difference, Mickey says, is that students create a personal fabric by learning to listen to the paints as they work and subsequently begin to welcome unexpected results not seen in the commercial fabric industry. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Mickey received her BA from the College of New Rochelle and her MEd from the University of Hartford. She has engaged in many independent art studies through universities and private courses. She lives in the town in which she grew up and continues to be inspired by the landscape of New England.

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