Quilting Arts August/September 2011 Letters to the Editor

21 Jul 2011

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 eseeburger@interweave.com.

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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


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Art quilt by Nancy Wilkinson

Dear Quilting Arts Magazine,

In 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.

Becky, Dale, Cindy, Eleanor, Harriet, Joyce, Juanita, Judy, Linda, Nancy, Pam, and Rita

Photo by Nancy Wilkinson



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jabotquilt wrote
on 22 Jul 2011 6:54 AM

Of course I love the magazine!  Enjoy seeing all the unique techniques out there, even if I don't use them, very educational to learn about them.