Quilting Arts April/May 2010

In the April/May 2010 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, treat yourself to: more thread sketching with Susan Brubaker Knapp, focusing on line; silk-screen printing onto disposable facial washcloths with Leslie Tucker Jenison; Pokey’s journal quilt-sized and fabric collaged pet portraits; Susan Carlson’s methods for freeform fabric collage; Cindi Huss's ideas for working with felt and and stitch; Connie Rose’s quilt collages made from her exquisite surface-designed fabrics; "Let Our Your Inner Animal!" Reader Challenge results; Terry Grant's step-by-step reworking of an older quilt; an Artist Profile of Diane Marie Chaudiere; Jane Dávila's ideas for how to brand yourself as an artist; and Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow's discussion of UFOs! Cover art by Susan Brubaker Knapp




Download a design from
Susan Brubaker Knapp.

See additionial work by:
Susan Carlson
Diane Marie Chaudiere
Cindi Huss
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Connie Rose

Share your own unfinished quilt art in our “Save my UFO!” Gallery—your UFO might even be selected to appear on “Quilting Arts TV”

Learn how to transfer images and create your own stencils.

Browse the “Let Out Your Inner Animal!” Reader Challenge Photo Gallery.


Thread Sketching 101
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Lesson 2: Focus on line

Silk Screen Printing with
Everyday Objects

Leslie Tucker Jenison
From functional to fine art

Blast from the Past
Terry Grant
Reworking an older piece

Freeform Fabric Collage
Susan Carlson
Two approaches to quilt design

Paint with Wool, Sculpt with Stitch
Cindi Huss
Art quilting with felt

Let the Fabric Speak for Itself
Connie Rose
Creating collages with surface designed fabrics

Pet-ty Journal Portraits
Pokey Bolton
Capturing our animal children in fabric and stitch


Artist Profile:
Diane Marie Chaudiere

Pippa Eccles

ArtQuilt Elements
A gallery from an inspirational exhibition

“Let Out Your Inner Animal!” Reader Challenge Results


ArtQuilt Elements, page 60

"La Libellule” by Jane Dávila




Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Branding for artists


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow


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Jeanelle@5 wrote
on 24 Mar 2010 8:27 AM

What a fantastic issue!!!! The cover is beautiful and so inspiring.

I have to say how thrilled I am to see my "Dog Daze" included in the Inner Animal challenge.

My dog Alex is still so vivid in my minds eye, although he died 3 years ago, I still expect to see him sniffing in the garden and chasing dragon flies.... It just so fun to see his face in Quilting Arts... and more fun to share with my quilting friends.

Thank you all for another exciting issue.


Jeanelle McCall