I love to make quilts as gifts. It's my way of saying "I love you" and I know how much they mean to the person I give them to.
There's a saying, "It doesn't matter where you start, it matters where
you finish." Looking at the quilting scene today, I'd say the first part
of that quote, at least, applies to our craft.
Have you taken any photos lately and thought, "That would make a great quilt"?
I'm so thankful to be a member of the quilting community. Not only do I learn something every day from all of you, but in my experience, quilters will always go the extra mile to help someone out-especially if they can share their love of quilting in the process.
I am always looking for a quick project to do on the weekends, and one
that yields a fun hostess gift that can be made in less than an hour is a
welcome addition to my list. I used Thermofax® screen printing, Lynn Krawczyk's charming Thermofax® screens, and a pre-made tea towel, to create these coordinating tea towels.
As the weather gets chilly here in New England, my nesting instinct kicks in. I think of cooking warm soups and stews, making sure the wood pile is sufficiently stocked, and cuddling in the warmth and comfort of my quilts--both those already in my home...
I am simply in love with Lotta Jansdotter's designs. Maybe it's our
shared Scandinavian heritage (she's Swedish; my ancestors hail from
Denmark), but there is something about her simple, colorful, and modern
fabric collections that I can't resist.
I've heard of using aloe vera gel as a natural healing remedy for skin
conditions. But did you know clear aloe vera gel can be used to achieve
finer painting results on fabric?
What is modern quilting? There's no set definition. Typically, though, modern quilts have large fields of solid colors, take an improvisational approach to cutting and piecing, and highlight contemporary commercial fabrics.
Holiday cards provide the perfect canvas on which to display your fiber art techniques and make your seasonal message extra special.
We're so pleased to announce Modern Patchwork Winter 2014 will hit newsstands Nov. 12--so pleased that we'd like to give away some tres modern fabric for you to make your own inspired project!
You would think that everything you could do with fabric, fibers, and
shapes had been done before. But from art quilts to modern quilts to
traditional quilts, each one offered a new experience in fiber art.
If you love scraps and buttons, I have a fabric art
project for you. Plus, if you enjoy a little paint with your fiber art,
so much the better: this how-to will give you a chance to showcase your
artwork everywhere you go.
Beth Maitland may be an internationally known soap star. But when it comes to shopping for quilting fabric, she's just like you and me: She likes to touch the goods and buy, buy, buy.
I'm at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston this week, soaking up all the fabric, quilting, and surface design ideas I can and meeting up with old and new fiber art friends.