International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene

This special issue from Quilting Arts and International Quilt Festival captures the energy, beauty, and community of today's quilt scene. Packed with feature articles, projects, and beautiful photography, this 148-page issue debuted at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall.





Seams to Me
A note from Karey Bresenhan, Founder and Director of International Quilt Festival

Editor's Note

Pokey Bolton

The History of International Quilt Festival
Bob Ruggiero

International Quilt Association presents “Quilts: A World of Beauty”
The award-winning quilts and their makers

Meet IQA’s Youngest Member, Lexus Estes
Pokey Bolton
A conversation with a budding quilter

Special Exhibits
A sampling of quilts from the IQF shows

Make It University!™
Quick and easy do-it-yourself projects from Pokey Bolton, Alisa Burke, Belinda Spiwak, and Beryl Taylor

Notes &Tips for Attending International Quilt Festival
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Packing and preparing for IQF

Confessions of an International Quilt Festival Groupie
Rachel Parris
An unforgettable time at Festival

The Quilt Scene
Tributes, tips, news, & notables



Reinvented IQF Tote Bags
June Colburn
Creative ways to recycle your collection of Festival bags

Fabric Birds

Terry Grant
Trade feathers for fabric to make these stuffed birds

Fabric Fortune Cookies
Andrea Shedletsky
Colorful treats with a personal flair

Door Organizer
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Organize your home in style

Vintage Quilt Book Covers
Pat Schuman
Give new life to old quilts

Patchwork Quilted Belt
Bari J. Ackerman
A stylish way to make use of your scraps

Table Runner & Napkin Rings
Jen Eskridge
Jazz up your dinner table with fabric

Winslow Market Tote
Kathy Mack
The perfect carry-all

A Memory Narrative
Judy Murrah
Create visual stories with found memorabilia 


Toasty Tilt
Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy
Stitch a bold and simple design

Quilted Floor Décor
Karla Eisenach
A quilt to take off of the bed

A Dotty Garden
Sarah Fielke
Piece and appliqué a cheerful quilt

My First Play Mat
Patricia Bravo
Create a quilt and stuffed toys for baby

Off the Rails
Brandon Mably and Liza Prior Lucy
Quilt an improvisational and modern design

Mini Hexagon Quilt
Malka Dubrawsky
Machine piece in no time

Inside Out Mini Quilt
Malka Dubrawsky
A new take on an old favorite

Three Lemons Art Quilt
Paula Prass
An intro to art quilting

Table Talk: Quilted Home Décor
Susan Rienzo
An inspirational coffee table quilt


In the Quilter’s Studio
Setting up your studio space

Quilting Tips From the Pros
IQF educators’ expert advice and ideas

Exploring Color and Value
Lyric Kinard
Make your quilts sing

Machine Quilting: Start Right
Teri Lucas
What you need to know to get going

Fun Free-Motion Quilting Exercises
Melanie Testa
Look to your stash for stitching inspiration

Cool Quilt Stores Across the Country
Pippa Eccles
Where to shop for a fun fabric experience

Fabric Guilt
Charlotte Angotti
Rid yourself of stash remorse

Fabric Birds by Terry Grant

Vintage Quilt Book Covers by Pat Schuman

A Dotty Garden by Sarah Fielke

Toasty Tilt by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy

Winslow Market Tote by Kathy Mack




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Pippa's Blog wrote
on 14 Oct 2009 7:52 AM

As many of you may know, our newest publication, INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL: QUILT SCENE, debuted last