It's not every day you get to pose as an artist's model. But that's just what I did when Carrie Bloomston needed a volunteer to pose (fully clothed!) while she demonstrated a drawing exercise.
Let's face it, lately quilters and fiber artists seem to love creating portraits--from pixel quilt designs, to collaged faces, to thread painting and sketching techniques.
Do you long to make a quilt but don't know where to start? Or do you have a friend who could lessons on quilting for beginners? We have the perfect starter's guide, and it includes free quilt patterns for beginners!
Do you create quilt designs like a child? Some people might be offended by that question, but I'm not. When I reminisce over my children's early drawings, I see freedom.
For many of us, coloring books were our first foray into the Zen-like focus color play can bring. Time spent in my studio rearranging textiles for fabric art brings me back to those days.
In my journey as a quilter, I have learned much about design principles. I'm always pleasantly surprised by how you can create unlimited quilt designs from the same blocks or shapes simply by changing the colors or the scale.
Spring is such a busy time of year: graduations, wedding showers, barbecues, the end of the school year, and so on. It seems I always need an idea for a quick gift for a teacher, hostess, or guest of honor.
That's when my bin of fabric scraps and list of fabric art projects come to the rescue.
When creating quilted wall hangings, what do you use for inspiration? Many quilt artists take their cue from their own photos.
Whether you are an experienced quilter looking to make contemporary patchwork-style quilts or are just beginning quilting, here's an opportunity to pick up basic quilting tips and tricks from one of the top pros.
What do quilts, LED lights, and heirloom sewing techniques have in common? Art quilter and Quilting Daily forum moderator Cheryl Sleboda (aka Muppin)!
In my experience, quilters are a giving sort. Any occasion--celebratory, sorrowful, and everything in between--will prompt a quilter to head to the studio and make a quilt for someone else.
Many art quilters find fusible web indispensable for quilt making. Fusible web is basically a sheet of glue that melts when you press fabric onto it with a hot iron, sticking the pieces of fabric together.
Many of us cherish the heirloom block quilts handed down to us--or even the ones we discover at flea markets and thrift shops. But when it comes to our own quilting, we like a more contemporary style.
Who says ornaments are just for Christmas? Many people decorate branches with egg ornaments to celebrate all things springy--and with my fondness for fabric art featuring nests and birds you know I can't resist eggs either.
In my travels to quilt shows, exhibits, and "Quilting Arts TV" tapings, as well as virtual traveling via social media, I'm seeing a big return to some of the traditional sewing crafts like smocking, tucking, and hand appliqué.