MONDAY ! REVIEW – Take your quilting to a whole other level with Gloria Loughman

A quick note about our seasonal store hours. We will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the 24th and Saturday the 31st. We will be closed on Sunday, the 25th, Monday the 26th and Sunday the 1st and Monday the 2nd. Otherwise, we will be open our regular store hours of 9:30 to 4:30 M-F and 9:30 – 4:00 on Saturdays.

quiltedsymphonyGood winter morning everyone. For the west coast, it’s pretty cold where I am but I sit cozily inside my warm house with books, quilting videos, my sewing machine and lots of fun projects to consider. One of my recent passions is for the work of Gloria Loughman. I took a class called “Landscape Quilting” from her and I was excited by the possibilities. When I saw that Alvina had her book, ‘quilted symphony’ I was pleased that I’d have a chance to see more of her work.

Gloria Loughman is an Australian quilt designer and has won many awards for her landscape and abstract quilts. She creates raw edge fused landscape quilts. In this book, ‘quilted symphony’, she encourages you to liberate your creative side with abstract art. She shows you how to take a photo or other image and create a balanced and artistically pleasing design. Her instructions are detailed and a number of patterns are included in the fold-out at the back of the book.

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Gloria teaches basics of color and principles and elements of design. She shows you how to take a photo or other image and create a balanced and artistically pleasing design. Her instructions are detailed and a number of patterns are included in the fold-out at the back of the book.

This book would give you food for a whole year of creative activity. It’s beautifully illustrated.

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The downside of this book is you will want to do everything and may feel a bit overwhelmed with choices. Perhaps starting with one of Gloria’s patterns would be best.

In some cases, she describes supplies that are called different things here in Canada. One of her must-have products is “Steam-a-Seam”. We have Steam-a-Seam in stock in Sweet Pea Quilting so no problems there. Her fusible ‘vilene’ is another name for a fusible interfacing. If you’re not sure what to substitute, you can check out this post on the “You Sew Girl” blog where she directly compares Vilene and Pellon. Of course, at Sweet Pea we have a good selection of fusible interfacings.

Details of the book:

 

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (April 16 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571206604
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571206602

Source:
Alvina can get this book for you or you can order it from amazon.ca. In could not find it in the collections of the Fraser Valley or Vancouver Island, or Vancouver public libraries. If you want it, you’ll have to purchase it. You could ask for it for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas gifts, we have lots of ideas here at Sweet Pea. You could consider this:

A Sweet Pea Quilting Gift Certificate
We can make this certificate out for any amount you desire. It’s a great way to give a gift to someone when you’re not sure what she wants or needs to add to her quilting collection. Call the store at 250-586-1050 for details.

If you want some more gift ideas, check out blog post from last Wednesday, Hints for Gifts.

 

 

 

 

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