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Book Review: The Quilter’s Color Club

Sunday, September 18th, 2011







The Quilter’s Color Club

Christine E. Barnes
C&T Publishing; $27.95

Most quilters at some point need help with color and Christine Barnes offers the perfect way for you to gain color confidence. She found that when students took her workshops they wanted more color help, particularly in a group setting. That led to her creating a “color club,” where you can work with friends to explore color concepts and get feedback. She even offers tips if you want to work as a “color club of one.” The club works by following 12 hands-on exercises titled “Give It a Try!” In addition to the 12 exercises, Christine offers eight projects that build on what you’ve learned about color, including value, intensity, visual temperature, luminosity and more. The gallery section of the book features 35 examples of quilts and vests that demonstrate the color qualities. Christine also answers questions that she frequently gets from quilters about color. I loved Christine’s practical, easy-to-follow approach to understanding color concepts, and anyone who “joins the club” will see positive results in the color in her quilts.

Look for the book at your favorite quilt shop or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.

PQ Café Business Series: Mastering Color, Jan. 15

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Cup of Tea Join us in the PQ Café this month when I talk to Maria Peagler about mastering color for quilters. Maria, an award-winning quilter, is the author of the new book Color Mastery. During our class she’ll share ten principles for using color to create stunning quilts. She’ll share ways for you to develop your own color skills, and you won’t look at the color the same way again. She’ll challenge myths you may have about working with color. The class is perfect for quilters at any level, and teachers and shop owners who want to understand color better.

The teleclass is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15 at 8 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Registration includes both the teleclass and the MP3 downloadable recording, so if you can’t come to the class, you’ll get the recording to listen to at a time that works for you. Here are details.

Hope to see you then. And, if you have questions you want me to be sure to ask Maria, just drop me an e-mail, and I’ll try to fit them in.

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