Behind the Scenes: Mixing Quilt Elements' Spectacular Photography

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The spectacular photography for Kathy Doughty’s new book Mixing Quilt Elements was shot on location in Australia (notice the kangaroos?) by Kathy’s talented husband, John. 

Kathy says:
“Every day offers us something new. If we keep our eyes and minds open, this mix creates experiences from which we can create. The blend of what we know with what we see and what we dream makes each one of us an individual. It gives us our voice. Having just recently returned from shooting the photos for this book, I am full of ideas that come from the lines of the earth. I was fascinated by the scenery that changed in a glance and overwhelmed by the harmony of mixed elements that reflected my book concept—reality and concept collided!"

“When John and I head out on the road to shoot the photos for these books, something amazing always happens. I have in my head what I want to do cluttered with the complications of travel. Stacks of quilts and working with the unpredictable elements of nature (not to mention my husband) can be problematic as there are so many details to consider. John has a way of always pushing me beyond where I am comfortable living. We drive long distances to reach his ideal location. We stay longer than I can stand until he has achieved the result he wants. We hurry to be in the right place to get the right light. We climb fences and rocks, jump over gullies and creeks, and generally end up in the most unbelievable locations.“

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