Throughout the 2012 Series and the entire Twelve by Twelve collaboration, Deborah has developed and refined her own personal set of shapes, symbols and motifs using layering and collage techniques. Deborah shares these techniques in her video workshop, Contemporary Fabric Collage: Design, Stitch and Finish which includes
chapters on fabric selection, composition, using sheer fabrics,
stitching by machine and by hand, and unique finishing options. The workshop is available as a DVD and as a digital download. Both are currently on sale (at least at the time of writing).
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.