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Improvise a Modern Quilt

There are numerous routes we can take when designing or making a modern quilt. We can experiment with negative space, oversized blocks, or intriguing color combinations. But what happens when we go off road, away from the structure of quilt patterns and begin to improvise? Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen are experts in the territory…

Announcing “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge finalists!

Announcing “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge finalists! In the August/September issue of Quilting Arts, we presented the “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” Reader Challenge and our creative readers dug through their button box, notions treasure trove, and recycling bin to rise to the challenge! We received an ingenious range of creations—using dryer lint,…

Meet Artist of the Month: Lynn Krawczyk

She’s lot’s of fun, she’s addicted to color, and she’s a talented artist and designer: Meet October’s Artist of the Month Lynn Krawczyk! I first met Lynn online, about a year before I started working for Quilting Arts. Lynn was a designer whose talent I always admired, and I reached out to her to make…

Hand Sewing: Tension Taming Tips

Whether it’s sewing on a button or attaching an appliqué shape to a quilt, most of us have experience with hand sewing. In addition to that, chances are we’ve all experienced difficulty while hand stitching. More often than not, the frustration I feel when sewing by hand is directly tied to the tension of my…

Take Quilting Arts with You on the Go

This year I’m celebrating the first day of fall with my sister. Our sisterhood comes with many shared benefits: as kids we shared a great childhood and birthday celebrations just a month apart. We both love sewing, travel, and reading… activities that have strengthened a friendship that has blossomed in our adult lives. We share…

The Quilting Arts TV Show Celebrates Ten Years on Air!

How do you celebrate your birthday… when you are 10? I remember my 10th birthday with great fondness. As an October baby (born the day before Halloween!) I always had a layer cake shaped like a pumpkin and decorated with orange frosting. No sparkles or sprinkles like my sister’s cake, and certainly not the elaborate…

Fiber Art That Takes a Stand

“May you live in interesting times.” – An old Chinese curse What is it about making art and taking a stand that goes hand in hand? Lately, we’ve been seeing a resurgence of social awareness, personal politics, and activism in the fiber arts. Controversial topics in art are nothing new: from the depictions of the…

Meet Artist of the Month: Judy Coates Perez

Sometimes, an artist’s work can stop you in your tracks. That has happened to me several times while working in the editorial offices of Quilting Arts. I’ll be researching a technique or maybe thumbing through a catalogue from a quilt exhibit, and BAM! It happens! A great quilt with balanced design, flawless composition, a strong…