Quilting Arts February/March 2011

Check out our new machine quilting column, “Stitch This! Free-motion Motifs to Try” by Heather Thomas. Enjoy Lisa Kerpoe’s second installment of “Resists from the Kitchen” with a look at mashed potato flakes. Don’t miss Lyric Kinard’s suggestions for quilting on the go. Discover Lynn Krawczyk’s basic techniques for adding extra color when screen printing. Learn Jeannie Palmer Moore’s technique for adding texture to backgrounds using spray gesso. Join Jane Dávila for tips on mounting a group exhibition. See how Valerie Goodwin creates collaged art maps using fabric, paint, and thread. Discover Jane LaFazio’s method for portraying memories of a trip to Italy. Read a Q & A with textile artist Cas Holmes. Gain ideas for free-motion quilting practice from Teri Lucas. Explore sheet metals with Mary Hettmansperger. Check out the work of profiled artist Joan Schulze. Be inspired by cover artist K. Velis Turan. Enjoy the latest adventures of Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow. Cover art by K. Velis Turan





See more art by Mary Hettmansperger, Cas Holmes, and Lyric Kinard.

Learn ideas for ergonomic machine quilting from Heather Thomas.

Upload photos of your “Stitch This!” machine-quilting practice to our Stitch This! Gallery.

Tell us about your group’s exhibit in the Minding Your Business forum.

Learn about and enter our latest Reader Challenge.

Connie Rose


Stitch This! Free-motion Motifs to Try
Heather Thomas
Part 1

Collaged Art Maps
Valerie S. Goodwin
From fabric, paint, and thread

Resists from the Kitchen
Lisa Kerpoe
Ingredient 2: Mashed potato flakes

Create a Canvas for Color
Jeannie Palmer Moore
Adding texture with spray gesso

Architectural Inspiration for Quilts
Jane LaFazio
Portraying your travels in fabric, paint, and thread

More Experiments with Thermofax® Printing
Lynn Krawczyk
Take your surface design to the next level

Effective Practice for Free-motion Quilting
Teri Lucas
Doodling to develop a rhythm

Art To Go
Lyric Kinard
Finding time to create

Metal as a Surface for Embellishment
Mary Hettmansperger
Part 4: Sheet metals















Artist Q & A: Cas Holmes
Pippa Eccles

Artist Profile: Joan Schulze

Pippa Eccles

In the Spotlight: K. Velis Turan 





Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Mounting a group exhibition


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow





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