Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by the LAST stop of the Quilting Arts In Stitches blog tour! I hope that you have enjoyed all the stops along the way. For the last post, I have asked artist Faith Cleary to tell us a little about her experience with the eMag and Quilting Arts. I know that you will love reading her story! Also, just to round off the blog tour, I will be giving away a little Quilting Arts goody bag. So leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win! I will announce a winner next Thursday, (St. Patties day) March 17th. So without further ado, here is Faith!
I have been a fan of Quilting Arts magazine for a long time, carefully dog-earing pages for future projects and admiring each incredibly talented artist. I often day-dreamed that someday I would see my artwork on the pages of this inspirational magazine, and this past November my dreams became reality. While at the Houston Quilt Market, I showed Pokey my thread painted pet portraits and she asked if I would be a part of the second edition of the “In Stitches” Emag. I also invited her to my studio here in Houston and was thrilled when she accepted my invitation. I found Pokey to be just as nice in person as she is on television, and my French bulldog, Barkley, fell head-over-heels, following her every move (in fact, you can hear his footsteps on the Emag audio)! (See the picture of them together to the right) After giving her a quick tour of my studio we got to work filming my segment on how to thread paint a pet portrait. It was a lot of FUN and I was thrilled to see the final product in the Emag that was published last week.
Inside the Emag you’ll find a tutorial by Pokey that explains how to navigate your way around the magazine. I found this to be very helpful and a great function for those of us who are technically challenged! The artwork is gorgeous and each author has provided step-by-step instructions that you can save or print at home. After reading about each artist (just click on the arrow by their name) I felt as if I’d sat down and had a cup of coffee with each one. My favorite part of the Emag is that it remains true to its mission of quality, inspirational, fun projects that aren’t out of reach for any artist. I’ll be making the camera strap for several of my friends for Christmas!!! To order the Emag go to: shop.quiltingdaily.com/Quilting/eMags.html.
Since Pokey visited in November my dreams keep coming true! I currently am the Pet Columnist for “Studios Magazine” and I recently traveled to the Quilting Arts studio to film two television segments and a DVD. The television segments feature how to thread paint your pet’s portrait and how to thread sketch your pet’s portrait. In the DVD workshop I teach my step-by-step process for creating a realistic pet portrait using appliqué and thread painting. It is a fun technique to learn and I show all the possibilities after finishing your pet’s portrait (gifts, frames, tote bags and wall hangings) The DVD will be available in late April of this year. Please feel free to browse my website www.dolceamico.com and if you wish to contact me, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Faith! Remember everyone - leave a comment to enter to win a Quilting Arts goody bag!