Quilting Arts December 2010/January 2011

Celebrate Quilting Arts 10th Anniversary with 10 innovative techniques! From adding LED lights to your art quilts to screen printing with natural items and creating machine stitched reverse applique pieces, you're sure to find a unique art quilting process that catches your fancy. Learn strategies for establishing a career in the arts from Jane Dávila’s Minding Your Business column. Find out how to create unique stitched and painted backgrounds with Ana Buzzalino. Check out Susan Brubaker Knapp’s latest thread sketching column, in which she focuses on movement. Learn how to create your own cloth from hand stitching with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. Don’t miss Mary Hettmansperger’s third column on using metal as a surface embellishment; this time she explores metal cloth. Enjoy Robbi Joy Eklow’s reflections on the past ten years of Quilting Arts. Read about the process and inspiration behind spotlight artist Mary Pal's moving fiber art portraits. Learn all about the work and approach of profiled artist Sue Benner. Don’t miss the gallery of stunning work from the exhibition "A Sense of Direction: Sightlines." Cover art by Ana Buzzalino





Celebrate Quilting Arts’ 10-year anniversary with stories from readers and staff.

Download a design from Susan Brubaker Knapp.

Check out more art quilts
with metal by Mary Hettmansperger.

View additional stitched and painted pieces by Ana Buzzalino.

See more colorful quilts by Sue Benner.

See additional art by Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum.

Check out additional pieces by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. 

View additional artwork and learn more about the processes in our “10 Innovative Techniques” section.

Learn Jill Kennedy's method for creating emroidered floral motif tags. 

Learn to make your own book block as mentioned in Jill Kennedy's article

Participate in the "Save My U.F.O." Reader Challenge!

Connie Rose


Thread Sketching 101
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Lesson 6: Focus on movement

Quilted & Painted Canvases
Ana Buzzalino
Create unique backgrounds for your art quilts

Metal as a Surface Embellishment
Mary Hettmansperger
Part 3: Metal cloth

Creating Your Own Cloth from Stitch
Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn
Two approaches to needle felting


Artist Profile: Sue Benner
Pippa Eccles

"A Sense of Direction: Sightlines"

Select pieces from a unique exhibition

In the Spotlight: 
Mary Pal

Cheryl Sleboda



Experiments with Thermofax® Printing
Lynn Krawczyk
Easy methods for unconventional surface design

Printing with a Brayer
Lisa Kerpoe
Quick & easy ways to jazz up fabrics

Plein Air Printing
Wen Redmond
Go green & print with natural items   

Serendipitous Screen Printing 
Dine Rusin Doran
Achieve painterly results with leftover materials

Super Simple Silk Screening
Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum

Surface design with everyday supplies

Light Up Your Art Quilts 
Cheryl Sleboda
Embellishing with LED electronics

A Simple Approach to Digital Imagery on Fabric
Liz Kettle
Transfers with water-soluble paper

Textile Technique Book
Jill Amanda Kennedy
Showcase your creative experiments

Putting It In Reverse
Beryl Taylor
Machine reverse appliqué sampler

Take It Away!
Pokey Bolton
Playing with discharge medium

Happy Birthday to Quilting Arts from Cheryl Sleboda


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers
Birthday postcards to Quilting Arts

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Establishing a career in the arts


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow


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on 8 Jan 2011 6:00 PM

I am looking to buy the Quilting Arts 10th Anniversary Edit. If I subscribe to the 6 issues, can this be my 7th free - as advertised?


dsavage wrote
on 8 Feb 2011 9:37 AM

The "buy this issue" button for December 2010/January 2011 does not work.

dsavage wrote
on 8 Feb 2011 9:38 AM

The "buy this issue" button for December 2010/January 2011 does not work.

on 8 Aug 2011 7:48 PM

Looks like a great issue, but alas the buy the issue button still does not work!!! Can it be fixed???

on 8 Aug 2011 7:55 PM

You can get this issue in the DVD of all the 2010 Quilting Arts issues.

Ellen's Blog wrote
on 16 Sep 2011 8:07 AM

We love to celebrate here at Quilting Arts. Whether we've just finished wrapping up an issue, found