..."Piecing with Pixels" is a must. - 06/03/2009
Reviewer: Fabric Trends Magazine from USA
If you've ever had the desire to print images onto fabric, and then incorporate these images into quilts, "Piecing with Pixels" is a must. Authors Sandra Hart and Gudny Campbell have more than fifty combined years of quilting and computing experience. They have been teaching people how to quilt, use computers, create digital designs, and print images onto fabric for over twenty of those years. Their own quilts range from those which use digitally designed and printed fabric, mixed with commercial and painted fabric, to those created entirely on a computer, then printed as a small completed top. In the first four chapters, you learn, while playing, how to create unique quilts using your camera, computer, and Adobe Photoshop Elements tools. From "Getting Started" (Chapter 1) to "Designing & Printing" (Chapter 4), the detailed instructions, large colorful screen shots and gorgeous quilt photos make using your computer exciting and easy. The last two chapters include step-by-step instructions for nine projects that range in complexity from simple traditional quilt blocks to more innovative designs composed of multiple blocks, various backgrounds, layers of shapes, and interesting textures––all created from personal digital photos. The quilting/computing duo provide numerous suggestions for resizing, reusing, re-coloring, and recycling your ideas and photos––piecing and appliqué designs can also be transformed with embellishments over and over again, creating personally meaningful quilts or abstract works of art. A valuable resource page listing websites for software, supplies, tips, and advice is also provided. - Fabric Trends magazine, Summer 2009, page 79.