After leaving her career in the educational field to become a
homemaker in 1974, Joen became interested in quiltmaking and
textile art. During a span of fifteen years, she created
commissioned textile art for private clients and corporations. Her
work is included in collections throughout the world.
As a guest lecturer/instructor on the subject of color and design, Joen has taught throughout the United States and in England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Joen is the author of twelve previously published books and products. Several have been bestsellers in the art/craft field; some have been translated into other languages. Her published works include Color Play, The Visual Dance, The Magical Effects of Color, Visual Coloring, Landscapes & Illusions, The Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, and The Studio Color Wheel. Joen is the owner of JWD Publishing, a pattern company that publishes quilt-related patterns. She enjoys photography, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
You may visit Joen's website at www.joenwolfrom.com or her pattern company's website at www.jwdpublishing.com.
We might have been raised to believe that red, blue and yellow are the Holy Trinity of color mixing. But today's graphic artists, photographers , dyers and yes, quilters, use cyan, magenta and yellow as primaries. Which leads us to author, quilter and color godess Joen Wolfrom. She's written about color in quilts for decades and learned long ago that the pre hues of the Ives Color Wheeel created much better looking color combos than our grade school lessons offered. Joen just birthed her third incarnation of the best selling 3-in-1 Color Tool and added a nifty poster to go with it. The new version still has those wonderful color family cards with color schemes, but it also has the CMYK ( cyan, magenta yellow and black) and the RGB (red , green , blue) color formulas used in design and dye work, along with Hex numbers used in website design. This hand-dandy carry-aoong tool is priceless for choosing fabrics on the fly. Learning it's tricks will make your quilts thro with energy. And while your sitting in your studio/sweing room, drink in inspiration rom her Studio Color Wheel, a 28 inch- square poster with color combinations at the ready.* Quilter's Home *
The Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, a collection of quick reference cards on a rod, provides a convenient way to choose your color combinations. This portable guide includes 24 color cards containing 816 tints, shades and tone; five suggested color plans for each card; and two color value finders. If you are not sure what the difference is between tint, shade, tone and value, don't worry. Detailed information explaining how to choose a color scheme effortlessly using the Color Tool is included. Use for garment or wardrobe planning as well as quilt, craft, and home decor schemes.* Threads *