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7 Jan 2009

Want to see a sneak peek of the cover for the February/March issue of Quilting Arts (on sale February 3rd)?

QA Feb-March 2009

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 

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!

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Kathy York wrote
on 7 Jan 2009 8:41 PM
Pokey, I am delighted with the cover! It looks wonderful, though I may not be completely objective! :) Thank you so much for putting Vertigo in the lime light! Kathy
Lemon Tree Tami wrote
on 7 Jan 2009 9:23 PM
Oooh, I saw this quilt at the Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara this past fall. It was absolutely amazing! :-)
Lisa wrote
on 7 Jan 2009 11:43 PM
Beautiful! I love the bright happy colors. I can't wait to see the whole issue. The challenge sounds like fun too.
Heather wrote
on 8 Jan 2009 9:27 AM
What a beautiful quilt! Looks like it will be a great issue. Congratulations to Kathy!
judy wrote
on 8 Jan 2009 11:17 PM
Fabulous cover! Graphic, bright and extremely cute.
Sandy T (Yaya) wrote
on 10 Jan 2009 6:56 AM
Just watched Quilting Arts 301.WOW! Love it. Sewing small pieces on gallery wrapped canvas was just the answer I was looking for. The show airs @ 5:30am in my area, I'm sooooooo happy I was awake the morning. And I will be every Saturday now. Thank You
Nedra wrote
on 10 Jan 2009 7:19 PM
yvonne wrote
on 13 Jan 2009 7:55 PM
Can't wait for it to land in the box, should be perfect for a minus zero winter ! !
Lynda Thompson wrote
on 27 Jan 2009 9:00 AM
I love the magazine that just arrived with this image. The magazine is bright, just what you need on a cold winter day.
Mary Ann Van Soest wrote
on 27 Jan 2009 9:27 PM
Just finished my 1st art quilt and ready to send in for the Roch n Roll challenge but am clueless about size of sleeve. Is there directions I can download somewhere? Is the sleeve the 9 ' width folded over and attached? Thanks to anyone who can help Mary Ann
Mary Ann Van Soest wrote
on 27 Jan 2009 9:28 PM
Rock and Roll duh! MA