Three Swans Studios - New Design Announcement/Summer 2004
August, 2004 Three Swans Studios is very pleased to announce the addition of two new stained-glass quilt designs to its Collection:
· Dragonfly Garden (TSS 2023): a design inspired by one fleeting moment in a garden – a glimpse of two dragonflies in front of day lily leaves
· Painted Ladies (TSS 2024): the name “Painted Ladies” was our inspiration for these magnificent butterflies
Our Collection now totals 25 stained-glass reverse appliqué designs, ranging from the naturalistic, to the geometric, mythological & decorative. The naturalistic designs – like our two new ones and the Butterfly, Dragonfly, Pisces, Harvest, Wild Roses, Sunflower, Vineyard, Woodland Orchid, Bordered Rose & Bordered Lily – are uniquely stylized but remain true to their subject matter, while many of the geometric designs – like the Crystals, Quartet, North Star & Starfire Banners – have a spiritual quality about them. With the decorative designs, we venture into interlacing motifs – Knotwork I, Celtic Cross & Single Strand – and touch on crazyquilt with our Victorian Tea Cozy & Stocking designs. The mythological patterns – like the Dragon, Phoenix & New Dawn (Angel) – are strikingly bold. Theses designs tend to be quite large and elaborate, and will provide a welcome challenge for more experienced quilt makers. That said, all of our patterns come with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions on the stained-glass reverse appliqué technique to guide you through the entire process. All our stained-glass patterns are also drawn with a broken line down the center of the stained glass leading lines which can be used as a guide for a bias binding technique. Of course, they can be used as designs for traditional hand appliqué as well. And soon we’ll be introducing on a new quick-fuse method adapted for our stained glass patterns – stayed tuned!
There are many ways to contact us, including toll free ordering (1-877-7-3-SWANS); regular phone (1-780-440-9447); e-mail (email@example.com); fax (1-780-440-9431); and regular mail (Millwoods P.O. Box 32059, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6K 4C2). We also have a web site at www.threeswans.com showing the full Collection and many featured alternatives.
About Three Swans Studios
Three Swans Studios is comprised of two sisters – Joan Bouwmeester and Debbie Bouwmeester-Fasek – who are situated in different parts of Canada and come from quite different artistic backgrounds. Joan lives in Ottawa, Ontario and is trained as a Visual Artist (painting & drawing). Prior to Three Swans Studios, in addition to making her own art, Joan worked as an Heraldic Artist and Calligrapher. Debbie is in Edmonton, Alberta, and is a Fibre Artist. In her own work, Debbie has extensive experience in the reverse appliqué technique, and in the area of embroidery has focused on experimental interpretive stitching and colour applications. We formed Three Swans Studios to pool our diverse talents to bring you only the most delightful quilt patterns imaginable.