Image 2 fabric N 4 easy steps

Yesterday, while cleaning the studio, I came across this image I created way back when, eons ago. I've always loved photography, especially black and white photography and while enrolled in a graphic design program, I began to take a few photography courses and I soon discovered the art of photo emulsion transfer from slide photography. This was my first one and I loved it, but my design teacher did not and she was sweet to let me know her thoughts.

The Bond & Respond quilt project for Kelly Rae Roberts has picked up momentum as I continue to reach out to each class member by email, Twitter or Facebook. I even found a class member, right here in my Tennessee town. But my heart is heavy for the many artist from the class who may feel like, they are unable to participate due to the sewing scope of the project. With my creative friends in mind. I have created 4 Easy Steps 2 Transfer an Image to fabric. Feel free to download it, from here. Oh, you can find Information on the quilt project here.


  1. Fabric paint is another easy way to decorate a quilt block without sewing.

  2. Hehe- that is what I did. I just cut out some canvas and painted on it mixing my paints with textile medium.
    I used to paint panels this way for a lady who made purses out of them (she makes lots of killer bags out of all kinds of things like kimonos & coffee burlap sacks)

    I thought I missed the deadline.
    Is it not too late to send a quilt block? Should I still try to send it?

  3. I sent you a welcome email to The Artistic Mother's Art Group. So excited you are joining us. Let me know if you don't receive it.


  4. The delivery of the email I sent you failed; so I have copy and pasted your welcome letter to The Artistic Mother's Art Group below:

    I am so thrilled that you are joining The Artistic Mother's Group. You will make many friends, possibly some that you will remain in contact with after we have completed the Artistic Mother projects. This is a side benefit.
    We will be allowing two weeks for each project. But if you get behind, please don't worry. Just keep working a little each day. The whole point of this group is to develop the habit of doing art each day. It is also so we can encourage one another and be an accountability group. I personally need the accountability part of it. Knowing that others are coming to see what I'm up to is very motivational; otherwise, I may not finish it on my own. Some projects may be easier for you than others and may allow you to catch up. But if you don't, don't get discouraged. Just keep on going. This is a low pressure group. I want everyone to have fun and also enjoy visiting one another.
    And please do a blog post about your participation in the group inviting others to join. Please give a link to my blog for those who may wish to join so they can come here and get the details and sign in. I am keeping a master list of all participants.

    Each week do a post of your progress as you go through the book. When posting each week, please mention the group with a link to my blog. That way people can go to my blog and see the list of the other participants and click around to see their progress as well. To increase your chances of other Artistic Mother participants reading your post, please put Artistic Mother as part of the title. The reason being is that we now have over 100 participants and so we cannot possibly go to every post that each member makes. It will make it easier to know when the post is one relating to the Artistic Mother projects.

    Since our group has grown so much, instead of having to put all of the links in each post or on your sidebar, I have made a button for the group. Just grab my button and put that in your sidebar. I will keep the list of all participants in my sidebar.

    Please check my blog often for tips, notes of encouragement and exciting news. And please go and read my previous posts because they contain resources that will help you get a good start with the group.

    Please also go back and read all of the posts I have written about The Artistic Mother group, starting near the end of February because there is a lot of good information in those posts that will help you get a good start with us. You can find all of them easily by going to "Labels" a little ways down in my side bar and clicking on "The Artistic Mother" label.

    And one last thing. Please come and check the blog list of participants on a regular basis and visit and comment as much as you can. We want to all encourage one another.

    And could you please send me your email address to sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com so that if I want to do a group email I'll have everyone's address? Thanks so much.

    Trudy Callan
    I am putting you on The Artistic Mother blog roll so that everyone will know know when you post.

Again, I am so glad you could join us.
    Note: Due to copyright laws, we are not allowed to do tutorials or step-by-step photos of the projects on our blogs or take photos of the pages in the book and post them. You may post a photo of your version of the project and talk about your experiences and feelings relating to it.

    Also, if you are doing this project with a friend, each person must have their book unless you are doing it together under the same roof. No photocopying of the book, please.


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