Quilting Arts August/September 2010

Don’t miss the first of our newest series: Mary Hettmansperger presents “Metal as a Surface Embellishment” and dives right in with copper foil. Explore more thread sketching strategies with Susan Brubaker Knapp, with a look at dimension. Be inspired to start your own small art group after reading Jane Dávila’s latest article in her business series. Discover the possibilities for removing and adding color on fabric using discharge paste. Learn about one art quilter’s methods for painting fabrics, and for incorporating them into finished pieces. See how Jude Hill weaves fabric strips together to create a base for her fiber artwork. Follow Terry White’s method to create an artful motif that’s all your own. Check out Esterita Austin’s delightful interpretation of a photo. Learn how profiled artist B.J. Adams has made artistic breakthroughs through her commission work. Discover the influences behind Jeanette Gilks’ fiber art. Spotlight artist Kirsten Chursinoff shares her octopus series. Don’t miss the results of the “How Entertaining!” Reader Challenge. Participate in the Quilting Arts 2012 Calendar Contest. Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow tells about her art school adventures. Cover art by Diane Núñez




Download a design from Susan Brubaker Knapp.

See additional quilts by profiled artist B.J. Adams

View more work by Kirsten Chursinoff

Check out a couple more pieces by Jane Dávila

See another piece by Mary Hettmansperger

View additional art from Jude Hill

Check out more of the finalists’ quilts from our “How Entertaining!” Reader Challenge

Discuss the business of art quilting and get more tips on starting an art group in our Minding Your Business forum

Art by Susan Brubaker Knapp



Thread Sketching 101
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Lesson 4: focus on dimension

Creative Play with Discharge Paste
Ana Buzzalino
Adding and removing color

Weaving a Cloth Base
Jude Hill
The quilt as a canvas

Finding Your Unique Design
Terry White
Variations on a single motif

Framing Moments
Esteria Austin
From photo to fiber

Metal as a Surface Embellishment
Mary Hettmansperger
Part 1: Copper foil

Paintings of Fabric
Peggy Brown
Let the medium be your guide


Artist Q & A:
Cultured Cloth
Pippa Eccles
A conversation with art quilter Jeanette Gilks

Artist Profile:
B.J. Adams
Pippa Eccles

“How Entertaining!” Reader Challenge Results

In the Spotlight: 
Kirsten Chursinoff



Art by Jude Hill


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

Announcing the Quilting Arts 2012 Calendar Contest

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Starting a Small Art Group


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow

Above art by Kirsten Chursinoff

Above art by Esterita Austin


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on 12 Aug 2010 9:02 PM

I'm glad I checked out the "online extras" for the Aug/Sept 2010 issue. I was laughing out loud when I read the description of Eileen Torgerson's "The Fat Lady Has Sung" quilt for the "How Entertaining!" Challenge. I was sure entertained!!

Katina Hronas

Dallas, TX

on 7 Sep 2010 1:56 PM

Hi Pokey and QA crew,

Love the lates issue of QA magazine. However I'm very sad to see your show Quilting Arts is not airing anylonger in my area. I live in Oconomowoc, WI. please let me know if and when will be aired again. I've been a big fan for years. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas, tips and advice. Looking forward to the new issue of QA magazine.

Sincerely, Martha in Oconomowoc, WI