To keep up with Joyce and her quilts and adventures, please visit her blog at:

http://joycerbeckerblog.blogspot.com/

Biography

A prize-winning quilter, Joyce R. Becker focuses her art, writing, teaching and lecturing on landscape quilts.  Joyce's books, Quick Little Landscape Quilts, Beautifully Embellished Landscapes & Luscious Landscapes, Simple Techniques for Dynamic Quilts were published by C&T Publishing.  Joyce's DVD, Joyce Becker Teaches You Landscape Quilting, is informative, educational, & entertaining.  Feeling blessed to have such a creative profession; Joyce volunteers throughout the quilting community and is one of the founding board members of the Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters.  Joyce will appear on an episode of The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson in 2011. She was also a featured guest on the Home and Garden Television Network's "Simply Quilts," episode #834 and appeared on "M'Liss's World of Quilts".  Joyce also taped a promotional video for the Tsukineko Company.  Her quilts have been displayed internationally in contests and invitational exhibits and have appeared in books, magazines and on television.  A feature magazine article, The Landscape Quilts of Joyce R. Becker, was published in the Quilter Magazine in March of 2010, written by Bailey WolffJoyce’s work has also been featured in Quilting Arts and other main-stream quilting magazines. Joyce’s lively sense of humor and positive attitude result in lectures and workshops that inspire, inform and entertain quilters as she travels throughout the world.  Joyce enjoys teaching on cruises with Quilt Camp at Sea and will teach and lecture for them on a Mexico cruise in 2011. Joyce teaches and lectures throughout the United States for guilds and large conferences, such as the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX, and has also traveled to New Zealand, Hawaii, and Canada to teach and lecture. Joyce taught at Empty Spools Seminar in 2012 and 2013.

Artist Statement

Drawing on my life-long love of nature, my prize-winning landscape quilts encompass a variety of surface design techniques imparting realism.  While researching my book, Nature's Patterns, published by the Quilt Digest Press in 1996, I became enamored by landscape quilts and my creative journey began.  I study nature as though I am looking through the lens of a camera, setting up possible landscape scenes in my mind for future reference.  My inspirations come from many sources including; photographs, greeting cards, photography books, calendars, and impressionistic artist, Claude Monet.
     My art is accomplished using many techniques including my original "cut and glue" technique of raw edge machine appliqué, textile painting, stamping, sponging, dyeing, extensive machine embroidery and thread-work, three-dimensional bonding, overlays of tulle and polyester organza for shading and depth.  Each landscape is completed using free-motion machine quilting that compliments the design and marries the three-layers together into a cohesive piece.  My books, Quick Little Landscape Quilts, Beautifully Embellished Landscape & Luscious Landscapes, Simple Techniques for Dynamic Quilts and my DVD, published by C&T Publishing, celebrate my methods of creation and feature both my quilts and student work.


Kits

I am now accepting PayPal Account payments for autographed copies of my books and selected kits.  Please see below for available products.  The kits include all the fabric supplies necessary to create a quilt top, along with the instructions for the quilts.

Old World Charm kit

Old World Charm Kit

Includes all fabric supplies necessary to create the quilt top, along with the instructions for the quilt Old World Charm.

Only 5 kits left!

$25.00 plus $5.00 shipping

To purchase
Old World Charm Kit
via PayPal, please click below:

Please note, if I am out of town teaching or lecturing or on vacation,
I will send your order upon my return.


Autographed Books

Please note: I unable to ship books to countries other than US for the price listed. If you wish to order a book and you live somewhere other than the US, please contact me by E-mail and I will calculate the shipping cost to your location. If I am out of town teaching or lecturing or on vacation,
I will send your order upon my return.

Quick Little Landscape Quilts
by Joyce R. Becker

24 Easy Techniques to Create a Masterpiece

C & T Publishing  

  • Release your inner artist – try something new without a big commitment
  • Build an eye-catching scene with painting, fusing, and embellishing techniques
  • Use your vacation photos to inspire and personalize your landscape

 

Quick Little Landscape Quilts book

Your autographed copy of Quick Little Landscape Quilts is: $16.95 plus $3.05 shipping = $20.00

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Beautifully Embellished Landscapes book

Your autographed copy of Beautifully Embellished Landscapes is: $26.95 plus $3.00 shipping.

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Beautifully Embellished Landscapes
by Joyce R. Becker

125 Tips & Techniques to Create Stunning Quilts

C & T Publishing
 

  •   You won't believe the realistic effects you can achieve in your next landscape quilt!

  •   Amazing variety of techniques includes paints, markers, stamps, photo printing and artwork, threadwork and lace, sheer overlays and Angelina fibers, and so much more!

  •   Create realistic special effects for water, reflections, skies, snow gardens, and buildings.

  •   Great ideas for landscape-inspired gifts including greeting cards, photo transfers, and small quilts. Spectacular results are within your reach, when you try the techniques developed by landscape expert Joyce Becker.  Play like a kid in kindergarten: special paints, fibers, and tools are easy to find and fun to use.  Over 200 photos and illustrations for inspiration, plus 8 complete projects.


Joyce Becker Teaches You
Landscape Quilting DVD


125 Tips & Techniques to
Create Stunning Quilts

C & T Publishing's
At Home With The Expert DVD Series
Work at your own pace!

Includes a Studio Tour, Interview,
and Quilt Gallery in addition to:

  • Everything you need to know for gorgeous landscape quilts.
  • Share Joyce's best ideas - when and where it's convenient for YOU!
  • Techniques and embellishments anyone can do - even beginners.
  • You'll love Joyce's friendly encouraging style.
  • 60 + minutes.

Share Joyce's best ideas for landscape techniques and embellishment. Click here  for a video sampler

Joyce Becker Teaches You Landscape Quilting

Your autographed copy of Joyce Becker Teaches You Landscape Quilting DVD is: $19.95 plus $3.00 shipping.

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via PayPal, please click below:


Luscious Landscapes

Luscious Landscapes
by Joyce R. Becker

Simple Techniques for Dynamic Quilts

  •   Joyce teaches fun, step-by-step techniques for creating richly embellished scenes from nature.

Your autographed copy of Luscious Landscapes is: $24.95 plus $3.00 shipping.

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via PayPal, please click below:

 


On Life...

Words do not begin to express the joy quilting and writing brings to my spirit.  When students discover a new found capacity for creativity, it brings me full circle, complete and whole.


Nature's Patterns
Inspirations & Techniques for Quilt Makers

by Joyce R. Becker

 

Nature's Patterns is currently out of print, but you may
still be able to find it at the following sites:

 

www.amazon.com

www.barnesandnobel.com

www.borders.com

 


Joyce R. Becker

Joyce with her granddaughter, grandson, and dog, Blondie

As of January 1st, 2014, I will no longer be traveling to teach and lecture. Making the decision to retire was an incredibly hard decision to make, trust me, and I will miss it more than you can know! Unfortunately, hoisting fifty pound suitcases full of teaching supplies and quilts has taken a toll on my body. If I can’t give one hundred percent when I teach and lecture because my body is unhappy, it isn’t fair to my students!

Although I won’t “be on the road” anymore,(unless someone offers me a gig I can’t turn down), I am still creating quilts and am enjoying having more time to dedicate to my art. I’ve started writing a quilting novel as well but I find it is taking longer than I expected…….

I’m also enjoying being at home with my husband, Donald, our precious Cocker Spaniel, Blondie, and having fun with our grandchildren. With this web page update, I am also adding some photos of quilts that I have completed in the last couple years. As always, feel free to contact me via e-mail (JBecker3@hotmail.com) if you have questions or comments. You can still order books from me and I have a few kits left for Old World Charm. I hope to photograph some of my quilts that I am interested in selling soon on my web site, so stay tuned! I’ve also added some new photos in “Fun Stuff,” so check them out!

I am incredibly grateful for the memories I have working with each of you over the years. You are incredibly talented and I encourage you to continue challenging yourself in every aspect of your lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


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email:  jbecker3@hotmail.com
(253)859-0633

Joyce R. Becker
14118 SE 281st St.
Kent, WA  98042