When we launched the Quilting Arts Community last spring, we hoped to build a place where contemporary quilters, mixed-media fiber artists, and others could share information and inspiration in forums, through videos, and in our online galleries. At the same time, we wanted to make it easy and fun to find all of our special online editorial offerings, like editors' and authors' blogs, Online Extra articles, and e-Books.
Our readers and online followers instantly made the QA Community the place to come and chat, share, and play show-and-tell. But each month we've added new features or updated previous ones. If you haven't stopped by the Community in a while, here's what you might have missed.
Two free e-Books: "How to Make a Quilt: Free-motion Machine Quilting: 67 Machine Stitching Tips and Motifs" and "Seven Quilted Bag Patterns: Handmade Quilt Bags from Quilting Arts." If you don't have yours yet, download them now.
Two new blogs:
- Our new Quilting Arts Assistant Editor Pippa Eccles has brought a fresh perspective to our staff and the magazines she works on. She reaches out to the QA community through her own blog, so be sure to read her posts and leave a comment.
- Quilting Daily is our latest offering, a place where on Tuesdays and Thursdays we update you with news, tips, tricks, and trends of the contemporary art quilt world.
Online Extra Articles: You can find out how to add sparkle to a patchwork apron, get details on the different kinds of batting available, and learn more tips on how to design your own commercial fabrics, and read about how to pool your resources (and have fun) at a Dye Camp in our Extra articles.
A Glossary of Quilting Terms: Perplexed about pigment inks? Unsure of shisha mirrors? We've added more quilting, design, and embellishment terms to our online glossary.
We're always adding new blogs, free stuff, and gallery art, so be sure to check the Quilting Arts Community daily!