Quilting Arts February/March 2010

Creating Figures in Fabric; Leftover Dye Pillows; Turning fabric dyeing mistakes into masterpieces; Experimentations in resist dyeing; Embellish your quilts with simple machine stitching; Lession 1: Focus on color; A conversation with art quilter Barbara Walter; Major works by leading artists; Creating art on a whim; Exploring felted embelishments; Use Calendars to keep track of your quilt show submissions; Working with a gallery; Introducing our "How Entertaining!" Reader challenge and much more... Cover art by Kathy York



by Astrid Hilger Bennett


See additional process shots from Leni Levenson Wiener

Download Susan Brubaker Knapp's free thread sketching design

View Another Piece from Leilani Pierson's 5-day quilt challenge

Explore Pokey
Bolton's tutorial on Thermofax® Printing

Check out another quilt by Vita Marie Lovett

Share your quilt show submission strategies
Take our dyed fabric quiz


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

In the Spotlight: Vita Marie Lovett


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow


Creating Figures in Fabric 
Leni Levenson Wiener
Turn your photos into quilts

Artist Profile:
Astrid Hilger Bennett

Pippa Eccles

Leftover Dye Pillows
Astrid Hilger Bennett
A fun and easy project for your unused dyes

From Disappointment to Diva
Lyric Kinard
Turn fabric dyeing mistakes into masterpieces

Preserving the White
Jeannie Palmer Moore
Experimentation in resist dying

Versatile Satin Stitch
Kathy York
Embellish your quilts with simple machine stitching

Thread Sketching 101
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Lesson 1: Focus on color

Artist Q & A:
The Power of Repetition

Pippa Eccles
A conversation with art quilter Barbara Walter

Masters: Art Quilts:
Major Works by Leading Artists

5-Day Quilt Challenge
Leilani Pierson
Creating art on a whim

Beading Wool Gems
Rose Hughes
Exploring felted embellishments

Organized Entries
Robbi Joy Eklow
Use calendars to keep track of your quilt show submissions

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Working with a gallery

Introducing Our "How Entertaining!" Reader Challenge



A vessel by Wanda Stivison from Leilani Pierson's "A 5-Day Quilt Challenge"


Crayons by Susan Brubaker Knapp

  "Mica" by Astrid Hilger Bennett

In her article “Organized Entries,” on page 74 of the February/March 2010 issue of Quilting Arts, Robbi Joy Eklow shared her strategies for keeping track of her quilt show submissions. Share your own tips and techniques, and get advice from your fellow art quilters, at quiltingdaily.com. Just click on Magazine Discussion under the Forums menu, or click the link above.


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on 2 Feb 2010 12:05 PM

I like to think I'm always open to trying new things, especially when it comes to surface design methods. But there was one technique I shied away from: batik. I loved the effects, but doing it myself always seemed so complicated and time consuming