Want to see a sneak peek of the cover for the February/March issue of Quilting Arts (on sale February 3rd)?
This art quilt is by Kathy York (who some may remember from this particular Saturday night event). Doesn't it make you wish for spring? Kathy hasn't seen the cover yet, so hopefully she will mosey on over here and have a look!
This just in…
Quilting Arts contributor Amy Ropple will be teaching a quilting class entitled "Expressive Quilting" this semester at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Here's the course description:
Experiment with using a variety of quilt techniques as expressive fiber art forms. Learn traditional techniques and then explore their expressive potential through working on a series of artistic challenges using mixed media. Approaches to piecing, collaging, embellishing, and quilting will be taught, with an emphasis on using traditional techniques in experimental, original and personally meaningful ways. Wednesdays, 6:30-10pm.
For more information contact the Continuing Education office at MCAD at (617) 879-7200, or email Amy at email@example.com.
More reader challenge opportunities..
We just posted a new Cloth Paper Scissors challenge on our website called "Life's a Beach!"
Help us celebrate summer in the July/August issue of Cloth Paper Scissors by taking our “Life’s a Beach!” reader challenge. Just make a piece of mixed-media art that’s in keeping with the “Life’s a Beach!” theme. The piece may be two- or three-dimensional; it may be one piece, such as a mixed-media sand castle; two or more pieces, like an altered bikini; or it may portray a scene. You may use text or beachy elements like sand, shells, salt, stones, etc. You may be inspired to use some of the techniques in the January/February issue, such as Patricia Gaignat’s encaustic books, Anne Quinlan’s narrative collages, or Chrysti Hydeck’s digitally altered photos. Or, show us something completely different. It’s your choice, so long as you adhere to the basic beachy rules.
And don't forget about our Quilting Arts Rock On! Reader Challenge! Only three weeks left before your quilted tributes to Def Leppard, AC/D
C, Bob Seger, Debbie Harry (or Debbie Gibson) pieces are due!