Quilting Arts August/September 2011

Check out our surface design issue, full of fresh techniques to create your own fabrics. Stamp and stencil with unusual objects, learn to dye with ice, explore finger painting on cloth, and much more; plus art quilts meet mixed media, color theory for art quilters, tips on working in a series, and our first ever Extreme Quilt Makeover. Cover art by Benedicte Caneill




See more art by Benedicte Caneill, Maria Elkins, Jo Fitsell, Linda Sharp, Jennifer Solon, Cynthia St. Charles, and Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

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

View all the before and afters from the "Save My U.F.O." Reader Challenge in our Extreme Quilt Makeover Gallery.

Check out the latest surface design products and watch a video of Pokey demonstrating moldable-foam stamps.


Extreme Quilt Makeover

                                    Maria Elkins



New Landscapes
Marie-Therese Wisniowski
Using overprinted disperse dyes to create artful cloth

Child's Play
Cynthia St. Charles
Monoprinting techniques for finger-painted fabric

Layered Marbling
Jo Fitsell
A multicolored exploration in surface design

Ice Dyeing
Lynda Heines
A fresh approach to vibrant hand-dyed fabrics

Moldable Foam Stamps & Stencils
Traci Bunkers
Make your own surface design tools for printing fabrics

Foam-Printed Fabric
Rose Legge
Quick and easy surface design for art quilts

Enliven Your Art Quilts
Stephanie Forsyth
Adding foil to copper sheeting

Resists From the Kitchen
Lisa Kerpoe
Ingredient 5: Tapioca

Subvert Your Ubercute Fabrics
Linda Sharp
Customize your stash with painted-art additions.

Cynthia St. Charles


            Lynda Heines


Artist Q & A: Benedicte Caneill
Pokey Bolton

Extreme Quilt Makeover
Results of the "Save my U.F.O." Reader Challenge

                                                            Jo Fitsell


Color Confidence
Maria Elkins
Master color theory with an easy fabric wall hanging

Working in a Series
Patricia Gaignat
Create mixed-media art quilts

Mixed-Media Fabric Collage
Jennifer Solon
Transform studio scraps into an abstract composition

Stitch This! Free-Motion Quilting Motifs to Try
Heather Thomas
Part 4


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entry

About Our Contributors

Out of the Toolbox
Pokey Bolton
Gel printing plates

Media We Like

Reader Challenge Announcement


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
Robbi Joy Eklow

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Donna Layne wrote
on 16 Aug 2011 7:57 PM

Hello, I have always received my magazine on time, however, I have not received the latest issue of QA.  Is it still on its way?

Donna Layne, 9704 Moorberry Street, Austin, TX 78729

Thank you.

Ellen's Blog wrote
on 13 Sep 2011 2:42 PM

Here at Quilting Arts , just one of the many reasons we enjoy receiving Letters to the Editor is that

on 22 Sep 2011 3:28 PM

Estou no Brasil, e não recebi meu exemplar  agosto/setembro de 2011 e aguardo também a edição de outubro/novembro. Agradeço.