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Stencils are Back ..... bigger, bolder & more fun than ever! Paint-a-Quilt Patterns by Marie Monteith Sturmer offers 65 charming patterns shown in 26 quilt and home decor projects. Detailed instructions for making stencils and painting a quilt are included.

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Paint a Quilt Patterns

Paint a Quilt Patterns

Author: Mary Monteith Sturmer
Pages: 96
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11 "
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4Q0530
Weight: 1.0 lb
MSRP: $22.95

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Stencils are back ....... bigger, bolder & more fun than ever!

  • Quilters, crafters and hobbyists can adapt these designs for appliqué, embroidery, scrapbooking and other popular craft projects.
  • 65 charming patterns are shown in 26 quilt and home decor projects. Can be easily adjusted to fit any size you need.
  • Detailed instructions for making your own stencils and painting a quilt or floorcloth are included. Learn the trace and transfer technique and much more!

About the Author

A former art teacher, Marie Sturmer began her art training at Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She received a bachelor of arts degree with a secondary teaching certificate from Alma College in Michigan and a master of fine arts from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Marie has taught art at the elementary, secondary, and adult levels and spent five years as art department head at a a Michigan high school. She has participated in children's art programs on live television and has served as critic teacher for college undergraduate art students at many schools.

Marie is a member of the Stencil Artisans League, Inc., an international, non-project organization. Through its certification program, Marie has earned both certified stenciler and certified stenciling teacher certifications.

A professional quilter, Marie's forte is stenciling. Her quilts are truly created with an American folk art technique of the 1820's . The Early American Life magazine has chosen Marie three times as one of the top 200 traditional craftsmen.

In 1991, she was one of the 25 winners in the Quilts from America's Flower Garden contest, sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art in conjunction with the Great American Quilt Festival in New York City. The museum purchased her quilt Michegammee's Wild Rose for its permanent collection. Another of her quilts, Ribbons and Roses, was purchased by the Museum of the American Quilter's Society of Paducah, Kentucky, for its Founders Collection.

Marie is the author of Making a Stenciled ABC Quilt, Stenciled Quilts, and Stenciled Quilts for Christmas She and husband, son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren all live in the village of Lake Ann, Michigan.

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Purple Flowers

Marie's Micheamee's Wild Rose



Table of Contents


Ribbons and Roses

Monochromatic Melody

Theorem Baskets

Blue Pineapple Clusters

Fruit Basket

Making a Stenciled Quilt 8
Stencil Talk8
Stencil Painting Techniques8
Stenciling Props9
Stenciling Shield10
Paint-a-Quilt Supplies 11
Stencil Making11
Designing Your Quilt12
Preparing the Fabric14
Stencil Painting Set-Up14
Stencil Painting Sequence14
Stencil Painting Method 14
Reverse Painting15
After Painting15
Making a Trace and Transfer Quilt16
Making the Template16
Preparing the Fabric 16
Transferring the Design17
Painting the Design 17
Shark's Teeth Edging 18
The Origin of Shark's Teeth18
Instructions for Making Shark's Teeth18
Design Option20
Floorcloth Method21
Thoughts on Color22
Color Wheel Combinations22
About Color24
Mexican Rose25
(Blue) Pineapple Clusters27
Theorem Baskets29
Fruit Basket33
Christmas Spider Plant 34
Holiday Heirloom37
Monochromatic Melody39
Ribbons and Roses41
Ribbons and Cabbage Roses42
Double Wedding Ring46
Double Rings49
(Marie's) Michegamee's Wild Rose 51
Michegamee's Pink and Green54
Michegamee's Accessories 55
Circles of Roses56
Purple Flowers58
Jacquard Woven Remnant 60
Circles and Circles63
Big Stitch65
Laurel Rose69
Baltimore-Style Album 71
Carolina Lily82
Strawberries to Eat 84
Rob Peter to Pay Paul86
Rose Sprigs88
Bonus Patterns91
About the Author95


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