I love teaching! So when offered the opportunity not only to teach at Quilting Live! in Atlanta (September 11-13), but to choose what I'd like to teach--well, that's about as good as it gets.
More than 60 quilters have entered the challenge we're hosting with SINGER, creating a 12" square quilt block with at least one full circle incorporated into the design. You can still enter the challenge until August 31, 2014, but hurry, because voting has begun.
One of my favorite parts of being a fiber artist is that it gives me permission to play. Rearranging colorful squares of fabric, printing and painting on fabric--they all lighten my mood and bring out the kid in me.
Pressed for time (or new to quilting) but still want to sew quilt projects that sing? Try the simple quilting patterns in our updated free eBook, Quick & Easy Quilts: 4 Free Easy Quilt Patterns.
I'm what you might call a hasty (read: impatient) stitcher. Methodical is not in my vocabulary. As a result, I make a lot of mistakes that I have to undo when embroidering or sewing beads on fabric. More often than not, I end up cutting the thread and starting over, all the while trying to block out the sound of my mother's voice in my head tsking, "Haste makes waste."
Quilted bags are among my favorite sewing projects. Why? They are easy to make and it's one project where no one ever asks, "What are you going to do with it?" Everyone knows how useful bags--especially quilted tote bags--can be. In my opinion, you can never have enough.
No matter which fabric dyeing techniques you use, dyeing fabric can be a fun--some might even say transformative--creative experience. Pulling the hand-dyed fabric from the dye bath to reveal the colors and patterns you have created is absolutely magical.
In the June/July issue we challenged readers to create an 8" x 10" art quilt with the theme "Changing Seasons," reflecting on changing seasons in the world and in our lives. We received almost 100 entries and thank you all for contributing...
For some prolific quilt artists, inspiration just seems to flow. But I can guarantee you that everyone--even artists who churn out art quilts left and right--eventually experiences a creative block.
When I think about it, I'm astounded by the variety of ways you can learn how to machine quilt these days. Many of us learned straight machine quilting or free-motion quilting from a family member
Let's face it, lately quilters and fiber artists seem to love creating portraits--from pixel quilt designs, to collaged faces, to thread painting and sketching techniques.
In every issue of Quilting Arts Magazine , we have a Reader Challenge. The deadline is looming for the "Changing Seasons" challenge--email entries are due August 1. Why should you enter this challenge? Here are the Top 5 reasons: Your quilt...
Do you long to make a quilt but don't know where to start? Or do you have a friend who could lessons on quilting for beginners? We have the perfect starter's guide, and it includes free quilt patterns for beginners!
Do you create quilt designs like a child? Some people might be offended by that question, but I'm not. When I reminisce over my children's early drawings, I see freedom.
I've been thinking a lot about radishes lately. These tangy roots tinged with pink and purple are the first crop of my garden, and were a huge inspiration to me earlier this summer.