I love making cityscapes, and you will too! After reading my books, listening to my lectures, and/or taking my class, students tell me they’ve never looked at buildings the same way again. I’ve made New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles-themed quilts, plus a lot of fantasy cities.
Below are some of my cityscapes. More are in my two books, “Quilted New York,” (2022) right, and Scrap Cities: Joyful Modern Architecture-Inspired Quilts”(2023).
During research on foot, I’ve been thrown out of some of New York’s finest lobbies (when I wandered in innocently to take pictures! Their security guards were all very nice while commanding me to exit. Between Covid and security concerns, you can’t wander into famous and infamous buildings any more!)
To the right, my quilt, ‘Colorblock New York,’ was juried into the Tactile Architecture section of the International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2022.
Above and left are two more cityscapes. These include quilts celebrating New York City (one is on the left; more are in the book above); Los Angeles (two quilts); Chicago (one quilt); and a whole bunch of fantasy cities, including 'Scrap City 1', above, and 'Scrap City 2,' below. I put most of what I learned into my 96-page ebook published in 2023, "Scrap Cities: Joyful Modern Architecture-Inspired Quilts." Find more images and information in my Etsy shop listing, at https://www.etsy.com/listing/1540871200/scrap-cities-joyful-modern-architecture (for the paperback book), or https://www.etsy.com/listing/1483905554/scrap-cities-joyful-modern-cityscapes (for the digital edition.)
I want to thank you for a wonderful workshop and a great booklet. I really enjoyed your explanations and samples, and it made me want to do more, and expanded my view. You shared with us how to look at buildings, and how to translate those to fabric- it was just great. – JH
You are a great teacher and I will buy your book when you publish it. – FC