Think about the different catalogs you've seen in art galleries. Usually, they are 24 or 36 pages. There is usually an essay about the artist or theme of the exhibit. Then, there are several full-page photos of the artwork on display with captions about the work. There might also be an artist resume and listing of those who own the artists work.
You can easily do this! You can create a catalog of just your work or join your best friend and create a book with both your work? A guild might use this series of steps to create a full-color exhibit catalog - and have copies available for sale at the exhibit and year-round from major online bookstores!
What kind of quilt catalog would you like to create?
- A more formal catalog showing your quilts - professionally photographed
- A more casual catalog of your quilts covering beds, draped over the living room sofa
- A statement of you as an artist/quilter .... with a mix of photos of your quilt and photos of you in your studio
- A catalog dedicated to a series of quilts you've made.... maybe your family-themed quilts or floral quilts or specific story quilts
- A catalog that features your quilts and poetry
- A catalog that includes your quilts and quilt block patterns
- A catalog that includes how you make a quilt - what is your creative process? The photographs could include your inspirations, the various sketches to make your quilt, the finish piece.
- A catalog featuring your quilts and other needle arts
The photo here is of a museum catalog featuring the work of the late quilter Elizabeth Talford Scott.
Your Assignment (smile): Take time today to play with ideas for potential themes for your own quilt or art catalog! Feel free to share some ideas here by posting a comment here. Enjoy!