Three Swans Studios - New Design Announcement/Spring 2003
May, 2003 Three Swans Studios is very pleased to announce the addition of three new quilt designs to its Collection:
· Butterfly (TSS 2020): a design inspired by some of the most beautiful butterflies in the world
· Celtic Cross (TSS 2021): a design based on a small motif found in the Book of Durrow, a 7th Century Irish Gospel book
· North Star Banner (TSS 2022): this design was inspired by our own very popular North Star Tea Cozy & Hot Mat pattern, and is an excellent pattern for those new to stained-glass appliqué
Our Collection now totals 23 stained-glass reverse appliqué designs, ranging from the naturalistic, to the geometric, mythological & decorative. The naturalistic designs – like 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 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 also be used as designs for traditional hand appliqué.
There are many ways to contact us, including toll free ordering (1-877-7-3-SWANS); regular phone (1-780-440-9447); e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org); 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.