Quilting Arts June/July 2010

Inspiration and techniques! Thread sketching; needle felting; hand stitching; recycled sweaters; 3-D embellishments; batik with soy wax; Dunnewold on design; circular quilts; “Inner Animal”; and more! Continue thread sketching with Susan Brubaker Knapp, with a focus on texture. Learn Jane LaFazio’s techniques for creating colorful and unique fiber art that encompasses needle felting and hand stitching. Discover how squares from recycled and felted wool sweaters serve as the base for Morna Crites-Moore’s embellished art quilts. Explore soy wax batik alongside Melanie Testa. Use fabric-covered wireform mesh to create sculptural elements. Learn about the inspiration and techniques behind Victoria Gertenbach’s wonderfully graphic quilts. Take a sneak peek at Jane Dunnewold’s new book: Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabrics. Check out Laura Wasilowski’s method for creating small circular quilts with colorful fused appliqué and quick-wrapped edges. Gain insight from Jane Dávila on taking commissions. Enjoy more inner animal reader challenge results. Get to know art quilters Geneviève Attinger and Sylvie Ladame. Read about the smokestacks and factories featured in Elizabeth Barton’s industrial landscape quilts. And don’t miss Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow’s recent home décor adventures. Cover art by Diane Núñez




Download a design from Susan Brubaker Knapp.

Browse the "Let Out Your Inner Animal Challenge" photo gallery.

See more photos of Melanie Testa's process and fabrics.

View additional work by Laura Wasilowski

Chat about the business of art quilting in our Minding Your Business forum.



Thread Sketching 101
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Lesson3: focus on texture

Needle-Felted & Hand-stitched Fiber Art
Jane LaFazio
Working in a series

Small Felted Wool Quilts
Morna Crites-Moore
Recycling sweaters into hand-stitched artwork

Stitching from the Soul
Victoria Gertenbach
Layering the past & present

All About Dimension
Diane Núñez
Making 3-D floral embellishments & brooches

Batik with Soy Wax
Melanie Testa
Easy & effective techniques for original fabric design

Arranging Design Elements
Jane Dunnewold
From Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabrics

Small Circular Quilts
Laura Wasilowski
Colorful fused desings with quick wrapped edges


Artist Q & A:
The Faces of the Feminine
Pippa Eccles
A conversation with art quilter Geneviève Attinger

Artist Profile:
Sylvie Ladame
Susie Monday

“Let Out Your Inner Animal!” Reader Challenge Results

In the Spotlight:  
Elizabeth Barton





Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Artist for Hire: Private art commissions


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow

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Pokey wrote
on 25 May 2010 6:48 AM

I just returned from Spring Quilt Market in the Twin Cities and had a really fabulous time! Outfitted

Pokey wrote
on 25 May 2010 8:21 AM

I just returned from Spring Quilt Market in the Twin Cities and had a really fabulous time! Outfitted

on 8 Jun 2010 2:47 PM

I think I might have missed this issue. I lost track of my subsription. I just renewed today - 8 June, 2010. can you tell me if my next issue will be the June/July or Aug/Sept


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