Why We Quilt

Author: Thomas Knauer

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1635860334

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 225

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We quilt to connect with a rich tradition -- We quilt to explore and express our creativity -- We quilt to move beyond modern consumer culture -- We quilt to create a connection with loved ones -- We quilt to change the world -- We quilt because we can-and because we cannot help but do so -- Epilogue : We quilt for all these reasons and more .

Why We Quilt

Author: Thomas Knauer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1635860342

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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In this tribute to today’s vibrant quilting community, prize-winning quilter and teacher Thomas Knauer has curated a stunning collection of quilts from a wide range of modern makers, accompanied by their testimonials about what inspires their work and imbues their craft with meaning.

Creative Approaches to Health Education

Author: Deborah Lupton,Deana Leahy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000476367

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book shows how creative methods, drawing on innovative arts-based and design-based approaches, can be employed in health education contexts. It takes a very broad view of ‘health education’, considering it as applying not only in school settings but across the lifespan, and as including physical education and sexuality education as well as public health campaigns, health activist initiatives and programmes designed for training educators and health professionals. The chapters outline a series of case studies contributed by leaders in the field, describing projects using a wide variety of creative methods conducted in a variety of global contexts. These include a rich constellation of arts-based and design-based methods and artefacts: sculptures, dance, walking and other somatic movement, diaries, paintings, drawings, zines, poems and other creative writing, body maps, collages, stories, films, photographs, theatre performances, soundscapes, potions, rock gardens, brainstorming, debates, secret ballots, murals and graffiti walls. There are no rules or guidelines outlined in these contributions about ‘how to do’ creative approaches to health education. However, the methods in the case studies the authors describe are explained in detail so that they can be adopted or re-invented in other contexts. More importantly, these contributions provide inspiration. They demonstrate what can be done in the field of health education (however it is defined) to go beyond the often stultifying and conventional boundaries it has set for itself. Creative Approaches to Health Education demonstrates that creative approaches can be used to inspire those working and teaching in health education and their publics to think and do otherwise as well as advance health education research and pedagogies into new, exciting and provocative directions. It will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in education and health-related fields who want to explore and experiment with creative methods and craftivism in applied inquiry.

Urban Quilting

Author: Wendy Chow

Publisher: Blue Star Press

ISBN: 1950968197

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 166

View: 9007

Perfect for beginners, this quilting book features simple illustrations and easy-to-follow steps that teach you how to make up to 30 beautiful quilts in a short amount of time! A comprehensive guide for both first-time quilters and those looking for a refresher course, Urban Quilting teaches you everything you need to know about this timeless craft. Each pattern contains instructions for three different quilt sizes, with designs that feature bold colors and geometric shapes that will stand out and look stunning in your home. Urban Quilting includes: 10 quilt designs, each with patterns for 3 sizes, for making up to 30 quilts Beginner-friendly content, including everything you need to know to get started Detailed instructions with clear diagrams so you can learn quickly and easily Insightful information on the history of quilting and how today's quilters are modernizing the craft

Maternal Connections:

Author: Kandee Kosior,Joan Garvan,

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 1772584207

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 7848

This is a wonderful and insightful collection of stories and reflections of mothers on the connection with their own mother after becoming a mother themselves. The chapters are primarily autobiographical and are told through a range of lens, be it a graphic chapter or the more literary. An author outlines Anishinaabeg ceremonial practices that honour and represent maternal connections, and others demonstrate how art and craft can both assist in working through and carry forward maternal stories. Two further pieces use a combination of literary critique, feminist theory and post-Freudian psychoanalysis to interpret varied texts and another highlights findings from a series of interviews with women reflecting on the attributes and practices they will carry forward or discard from their experience of being mothered.