Here at Quilting Arts, just one of the many reasons we enjoy receiving Letters to the Editor is that it gives us a chance to know exactly what you thought of the
latest issue and what suggestions and feedback you have to make QA even better.
In the upcoming August/September 2011 issue of
Quilting Arts we share several letters to the editor from QA readers. A few of these readers also submitted photographs of their work alongside their letters. I'm excited to post a few of these photographs below.
If you'd like to share how a particular issue or article in Quilting Arts has impacted you, or just let us know your thoughts about the magazine, you can submit a Letter to the Editor by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VisTA Group Quilt (right) with a quilt by, and photograph of, Kathy Kaser (left)
Two years ago, Sue White gave a 'Quilt Faces from
Photos' workshop to our friendship group, VisTA (Visionary Textile Artists), in
Washington. She took photos, making sure they had good light and dark contrast
by standing us next to a window.
Even though I'm not a skilled quilter, she made it
fun and doable. I was stymied when it came time to do the machine quilting, but
when Sue said, "It doesn't have to be your face, just a face," I was freed
from my inhibitions. Twenty-four of us completed the project and showed our
quilts in a group quilt at the Tri-City Quilters' Guild annual show, at a
public library, and again in Sequim, Washington for a month.
A friend in Canada has been asking for the
instructions, so I was delighted tell her that the June/July 2011 issue of Quilting
Arts has everything she needs. Thank you.
Photos by Kathy Kaser
Art quilt by Nancy Wilkinson
Quilting Arts Magazine,
2003 a lone quilter in my local guild who had a background in art formed a
small group of fellow quilters interested in art quilting. Shortly thereafter
one of us discovered Quilting Arts Magazine and brought it to one of our
meetings. Your magazine has been an inspiration ever since. You even had an
article about forming art-quilting circles ("Starting a Small Art Group,"
August/September 2010). Our group has grown in membership and consequently the
interest in, and appreciation of, art quilts has grown immensely among our
guild members. Thank you Quilting Arts for continuing to inspire and
teach those of us who are interested in quilting as art.
Dale, Cindy, Eleanor, Harriet, Joyce, Juanita, Judy, Linda, Nancy, Pam, and Rita
Photo by Nancy Wilkinson