Quilting Arts April/May 2011

Celebrate spring with our nature issue! Get creative with Zen doodle quilts by Laura Wasilowski. Make a sweet little series of
free-motion stitched wildflower quilts by Jeanelle McCall. Join Margaret Applin as she uses digital imagery in quilted collages. Check out our new materials column, Out of the Toolbox, with an article on painting textiles by Judy Coates Perez. Jane LaFazio explores combining stitched sketches and ephemera in her art quilts. Christi Beckmann shares her techniques for creating a wholecloth quilted garden while Vivika Hansen DeNegre creates nests from scavenged studio scraps. Lisa Kerpoe returns with her third installment of Resists From the Kitchen with tips on using rice baby cereal and Mary Hettmansperger continues her exploration of using Metal as a Surface Embellishment with a look at found metals. Read a Q & A with textile artist Paula Chung who creates floral images with raw-edge silk appliqué. Enjoy a sampling of festive quilts from the exhibit America Celebrates! Learn new free-motion stitching motifs with Heather Thomas and enjoy the latest adventures of Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow. Cover art by Paula Chung




See more art by Margaret Applin, Paula Chung, Vivika Hansen DeNegre, Mary Hettmansperger, and Jane LaFazio.

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

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

Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Judy Coates Perez


Zen Doodle Quilts
Laura Wasilowski

Spring in Full Bloom
Jeanelle McCall
Create a series of free-motion stitched wildflower art quilts

Using Digital Imagery in Quilted Collages
Margaret Applin

'Nostalgia Series'
Jane LaFazio
Stitched sketches and ephemera in art quilts

A Wholecloth Quilted Garden
Christi Beckmann
Adding layers of interest with stencils, stamps, and stitch

Feathering the Nest
Vivika Hansen DeNegre
Build a three-dimensional collage with scavenged studio scraps

Resists From the Kitchen
Lisa Kerpoe
Ingredient 3: Rice Baby Cereal

Metal as a Surface Embellishment
Mary Hettmansperger
Part 5:Found Metals

Stitch This! Free-Motion Quilting Motifs to Try
Heather Thomas
Part 3


Jeanelle McCall



Artist Q & A: Paula Chung
Pokey Bolton

America Celebrates! Quilts of Joy and Remembrance

In the Spotlight: Barb Forrister 

Jane LaFazio


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Digital Media and the Art Quilter


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow


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Ellen's Blog wrote
on 20 May 2011 10:07 AM

One of the most enjoyable times here at Quilting Arts is when we've announced a new reader challenge

Ellen's Blog wrote
on 24 May 2011 6:53 AM

A warm welcome to Quilting Arts April/May 2011 cover artist Paula Chung! Paula’s raw-edge silk