Quilting Arts June/July 2011

Don’t miss our portrait issue! Translate your photos into art quilts with Joan Sowada, explore detailed thread painting with Jennifer Day, and discover how to make a simple portrait quilt top in a weekend with Jen Eskridge. Stitch yourself silly with monoprinted art dolls by Tracy Stilwell and make a fashion statement with Laurie Ceesay’s hairstyle-inspired portrait quilts. Check out the next resist from the kitchen as Lisa Kerpoe shares her secrets for using corn syrup. Mary Hettmansperger explores metal as a design accent and Jane Davila gives tips on growing your art-quilting career. Get inspired by a Q & A showcasing the stunning portrait work of Dutch quilter Colette Berends. Read all about our newest reader challenge and enjoy the latest adventures of Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow. Cover art by Joan Sowada




See more art by Laurie Ceesay, Lisa Kerpoe, Lea McComas, and Tracy Stilwell.

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

Learn about teaching opportunities within the Quilting Arts family.

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

Check out the 2012 Quilting Arts Calendar.

Enter our latest Reader Challenge.

Tracy Stilwell

                                      Jennifer Day


Stitch This! Free-Motion Quilting Motifs
to Try

Heather Thomas
Part 3

Photo-Inspired Art Quilts
Joan Sowada
Translate your photos into works of art

Portrait Quilts
Lea McComas
From photo to fabric with a study of value

"Thread Stories"
Jennifer Day
Creating detailed portraits in thread

Make a Fashion Statement
Laurie Ceesay
Hairstyle-inspired portrait quilts

Gelatin-Printed Art Dolls
Tracy Stilwell

Simple Portrait Quilts
Jen Eskridge
Use digital imagery to create an art quilt
top in 10 easy steps

Figure It Out
Kathy Reid
From stamp to stitch: simplifying the
human form with carved-eraser stamps

Resists From the Kitchen
Lisa Kerpoe
Ingredient 4: Corn syrup

Metal as a Surface Embellishment
Mary Hettmansperger
Part 6: Designing with metal


            Laurie Ceesay


Artist Q & A: Colette Berends
Ellen Seeburger

In the Spotlight: Linda Robertus

                                Colette Berends


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Out of the Toolbox
Cathy Tyler
Create a vibrant still life with wash-away fusible sheets

Media We Like

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Those Who Can, Teach!

Reader Challenge Announcement

Call for Submissions


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow


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Ellen's Blog wrote
on 21 Jun 2011 1:55 PM

The June/July 2011 cover of Quilting Arts Magazine has a wonderful summery feel to me-the cheerful dog

Ellen's Blog wrote
on 22 Jun 2011 7:10 AM

It's no secret that quilters are willing to go the distance for their love of quilts and quilting

Ellen's Blog wrote
on 13 Jul 2011 8:42 AM

It seems as if summer is just flying by and I can't believe we're already well into July. Here

Ellen's Blog wrote
on 13 Sep 2011 2:43 PM

It's no secret that quilters are willing to go the distance for their love of quilts and quilting