A Note from Vivika: Please allow me to introduce--or re-introduce--you to modern quilt artist Thomas Knauer. A self-described "math geek," Thomas began combining math, aesthetics, and concepts at an early age (his high school had a weaving studio!).
My mother taught me many things. An excellent seamstress, she made most of my clothes (and those of my three sisters) when I was young, and then taught me to make my own.
Kit Robinson is a passionate quilter whose work reflects her love of color and nature. Though many of the quilts she creates reflect the beauty of the landscapes near her Colorado home, she also has a number of thought-provoking pieces that express her political views. Kit was kind enough to take the time to discuss with us these two diverse subject matters, her creative process, and more.
Though we here at Quilting Arts are always looking to the future for the newest techniques and the most talented up-and-coming art quilters, I thought it would be a fun ode to Fall to take another look at some of the autumn-inspired art quilts from past Fall issues of Quilting Arts Magazine. So put on a light sweater, grab some hot chocolate, and enjoy!
You asked and we delivered! Starting today you can download Quilting Arts In Stitches volume 7 for your PC and Mac desktop computers, as well as for your iPad. We've arranged a fun tour of the blogs of some of the participating artists, so follow along and discover some fabulous art.
Some things in life are worth celebrating, like the launch Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. This new book is a huge milestone for quilt artists Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen, two pioneers in the modern quilting movement!
What's better than a weekend away with the girls? Adding quilting, of course! I was lucky to get away with six friends recently, and we rented a house for the weekend in Rockport, Massachusetts.