Category: Quilts

Asking for your support

Hello everyone,

I just launched a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter called Mosaic Photo Quilts, Turning Family Photos into Art.

I would really appreciate your support as a backer for this project and hope that you will find it interesting. In return, you will get rewards based on which level you back for.

Check it out and if anything, spread the word by sharing the link on your Facebook or Twitter page.

https://www.kickstarter.com

Sincerely,

Lew Fuller
Art Quilts of Nevada

2012 Lews Blog - Photos+FiberArt.

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This is the first of my Family (series) Mosaic Photos Quilts

Now that I got my Kickstarter project started, I’ve back to working on my Family Quilt project. I’ve finished the design for Family Quilt 1, which displays the oldest of my family photos. Family Quilt 2 and the following quilts will contain will more photos from the oldest to the more recent. On the back of the quilts along with the quilt label, there will a key so that those in the photos may be identified. The design of Family Quilt 1 is shown here. Family Photo Design1 If you are looking for a different way of using your photos, in a way that you, your family and your descentants will cherish, visit my website at: www.mosaicphotoquilts.com and Mosaic Photo Quilts – Turn Your Photos into Art @ www.Kickstarter.com from Aug. 1 through Aug. 30.

If you are interested in possibly ordering a Mosaic Photo Quilt

How to place an order

1. When ordering a Mosaic Photo Quilt by Art Quilts of Nevada, just send me your photos via email for digital files to: mosaicphotoquilts@gmail.com or send physical photos to:
Art Quilts of Nevada
Attn: Lew Fuller
2785 Rochester Run
Henderson, NV 89052
Please send along your contact information: email address and or phone number.

2. When I receive your photos I will contact you and get preliminary information from you about the design of the quilt and then I will prepare a layout for your approval.

3. Once I have or approval, I will send you a invoice for a 50% payment and with that payment received I will be start the quilt. During the making of your quilt, I will send you a emails with photos showing the status of the quilt.

4. When the quilt is completed, you’ll be sent photos of your quilt for your approval.
Once I have your approval, I will send you a invoice for the final 50% payment and with that payment received I will ship the quilt to you by USPS Priority Mail with tracking and insurance.

Any physical photos will be returned to you with your quilt and once you have received the quilt, all your digital files will be deleted.

Here’s your opportunity to turn your photos into art & a family heirloom. http://www.kickstarter.com Mosaic Photo Quilts -Turn your photos into Art

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Our Oldest Is Getting Married and Daddy Is Making Her Quilt – Part 2

This is a half size pattern of my daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law’s photo/signature wedding quilt.

 

What you are looking at is the quilt pattern of the future wedding quilt mounted on a trifold display board. Also shown is the actual materials that the quilt will be made from. The photo images are color and b/w that have been converted to sepia tone and the center photos of the couple will be replaced by actual welding photos at that are yet to be taken. The quilt will be a !00% all cotton fabric but the signatures and best wishes will be written out on a matte photo paper which accepts liquid gel ink very, very well. Those sheets will be scanned and then transferred to fabric.The primary reason for doing this is the fact that it gives  the couple control over what signature blocks will be used in the quilt.

The second photo shows the layout for the signing table with the quilt layout as the background and the blank sheets will be stacked with each sheet containing four blocks. The messages and signatures written in the squares will be transferred to the cotton fabric blocks.
The sheet shown standing up are basic instructions on how to fill out the blocks in both English and Spanish. The reason for this is because the marriage is a blending of two cultures. I just wanted to make sure that the basic instructions where in both languages so that the guess fill comfortable filling the blocks with messages in their native language. I will continue to post updates as I work on the quilt. I hope you like it.

Our Oldest Is Getting Married and Daddy Is Making Her Quilt

Hello everybody, it’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything. We have been busy getting ready for our move out to Nevada and our daughter’s wedding in a couple of months.

The photos that I’m posting here were taken while I was working on my daughter’s wedding quilt. It will be a combination photo/signature quilt, the photos will be of the two of them as infants up through their teenage years, family photos and their wedding photos in the center. The rest of the quilt top will be made up of signature blocks that will be signed by the wedding guest. So the photos here show some of what I’m doing.

Preparing the photos as sepia images for the quilt

The first three photos show me working on my computer preparing the photographs that will be used in the quilt, the images are to be a sepia tone, no color or b&w photos are to be used, and preparing the layout with the images in places.
Here I am previewing the photo on the far screen as a sepia image on the computer screen

This image shows the final pattern that I come up with working from the picture that my daughter sent me.
And for you geeks out there, I always have phone out as a dictation recorder and I use it with Dragon Naturally Speaking (ver 11.5) to create the text for my post.
Her quilt, My pattern

The next picture shows a sheet containing four blank squares. The wedding quest will be able to fill out the squares with best wishes and signatures. Afterwards, the newlyweds will be able to review the squares and remove those that they don’t want to use. Once that decision has been made, I will transfer the signatures from the paper to the printable 100% cotton fabric. After I finish preparing printed photos and signature blocks they will be completely washable.

The last photos show the pens that I use to draw patterns in ink so that they will not quickly disappear. The difference here is that the ink from this pen will vanish when the ink is exposed to just a little h so that eat. The pen are called FriXion ball gel pen made by Pilot.
These pen really work, the ink disappears with heat

And as shown in the image on the bottom sheet , I will draw a reference square that will establish the area to write in, and afterwards the sheets will  be heated with an iron and the reference lines will vanish so that I can transfer the signatures to the fabric with plenty of margin for sewing.

The Pentel EnerGel gel ink pens are what I will have the guest use to sign the sheets because they give a solid and bold line on the type of heavy weight mat paper, great for creating the signature images.

Tee Shirt Quilt Finished… and a Winner!

The finished quilt and the back is made up of matching blocks

A little close-up of the various parts of the quilt


I just finished the quilt this past weekend and it was just in time for the county fair which is held every year toward the end of July. If you want to know when it’s going to be the hottest and wettest time during the summer, just consult the calendar for the dates of the county fair and that will be the week of the summer worst weather. It’s almost like the organizers look at the Farmer’s almanac for such a time. Bit I digress…
So since I was able to complete the quilt in time for the fair, I asked the client who order it, if I could show the quilt off at the fair and sure enough it ended up getting a 2nd Place award in it’s division so here’s the picture of the award that came with the quilt when I picked it up and now I can say to them that they have an award-winning quilt.

… Now it’s time to complete the next quilt, a True Image Art Quilt called ‘The Courtyard
Coming soon to the blog you are looking at! Let me if you Like It

Quilted Art – Walking Into The Past I

Textured Fiber & Quilted Art
Title:  Walking into the Past
@Historic Smithville Village, Eastampton, NJ
Photographer & FibeFiber Artist:  Lew Fuller
Fiber Image Size:  42″x55

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If you interested in or have any questions
about my ‘True Image Art Quilts’ or ‘Mosaic Photo Quilts’ or if you have a photo or photographs that you would like to have made into a ‘Mosaic Photo or True Image Art Quilts‘ check out my website: www.MosaicPhotoQuilt.com or contact me:
Lew Fuller
Email: lew.photofiberart@gmail.com
Phone: 866.233.4191

This piece is made to order, handmade by the artist. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery from date of order but the time can vary, call or email me for a specific delivery time. This piece can be purchased as a ‘quilt top’ or as a ‘quilt kit’ (which includes the 25 blocks for the quilt top, binding material, instructions and a high quality frame-able photograph for reference.

Quilted Art – Assicunk Creek Walks I

Textured Fiber & Quilted Art

Title:  Assicunk Creek Walks I
Photographer & FibeFiber Artist:  Lew Fuller
Fiber Image Size:  42″x55

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If you interested in or have any questions
about my ‘True Image Art Quilts’ or ‘Mosaic Photo Quilts’ or if you have a photo or photographs that you would like to have made into a ‘Mosaic Photo or True Image Art Quilts‘ check out my website: www.MosaicPhotoQuilt.com or contact me:
Lew Fuller
Email: lew.photofiberart@gmail.com
Phone: 866.233.4191

This piece is made to order, handmade by the artist. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery from date of order but the time can vary, call or email me for a specific delivery time. This piece can be purchased as a ‘quilt top’ or as a ‘quilt kit’ (which includes the 25 blocks for the quilt top, binding material, instructions and a high quality frame-able photograph for reference.

 

My 2nd Quilt… My Hand Quilting Experiment

This quilt only took a year – 2004-2005
My Family Tree Quilt stretched out on the quilt frame. The text shown in the photo is the family tree surrounding the blocks of the quilt.

Here I am hand quilting and quickly discovering that this would be a one-time experiment. At least for the foreseeable future. The to learn to use the long-arm for quilting.

  These 2 images show some of detail of the quilt

I am very happy with how the came out, especially since it was my number two. But since that time I’ve become a long-arm quilter and lucky that my local quilt shop has 4 long-arm machines available for use.

The TEEPEE Quilt Kit & Fabric Photo Image Art

Made from a photograph of a teepee that was on a Indian reservation in Arizona. A 8×10 frameable photo of the TeePee is included as a reference.

This fabric image is unique in that it can be used to create quilts, wall hangings, framed or stretched fiber art.
The kit comes with the custom printed fabrics that make up the image, detailed assembly/sewing instructions, full colored detailed pattern to make this unique and colorful image quilt, care and washing information and the 8×10 photograph .

The sewn image measures 47″ x 62″ and the image is printed on June Taylor Colorfast cotton fabric with is completely washable following the directions that are provided.

If you would like to purchase the TEEPEE as a sewn image/quilt top, convo me. Cost for the sewn image/quilt top is $360.00

If you would like to have a custom art quilt or quilted wall hanging made made for you by me, convo me. Cost for a finished quilt is $540.00.

If you are are interested in the Quilt/Fiber Art kit, check out my store on Etsy.com.