Quilting Arts August/September 2012

Discovery and creativity abound in the newest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  Focused on the art of the embellished quilt, this issue is overflowing with unique applications of beads, paint, ink, felting, and more. Explore profile artist Diane Savona's unique methods of burying embellishments under the surface of her quilts. Learn about the life and whimsical work of quilting pioneer Therese May. Hand stitching and machine felting are combined in Liz Kettle's fun and funky ruffled wool cuffs. We shine the spotlight on the beaded quilts and hand stitched artistry of Lisa Binkley. For those who use digital technology, check out Margaret Applin's article using Photoshop, and Jennifer Rapacki's comparison of prepared inkjet fabric sheets. All this and more than 30 gorgeous quilts for your inspiration!


Our "Embellishment" issue will excite your creativity with over 30 inspiring quilts. Explore over-the-top embellishments, masterful beadwork, painting on fabric, felting, and much more!


         "Sewing Strata"
       by Diane Savona


View more work by Therese May, Diane Savona, and Barbara Shapel

Download Margaret Applin's instructions for making custom brushes in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Learn another method for finishing a two-sided quilt with Barbara Shapel

See more art from our "What If?" reader challenge

View more photos from Kristine Lundblad's dye party

Learn more about printing on prepared inkjet fabric sheets with Jennifer Rapacki

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

Check out the latest digital media products from Quilting Arts

Learn about the newest Quilting Arts reader challenge

"Smoky Mountain Surprise"
      by Doreen Prakshot


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Off the Page: The sketchbook is the

Lynn Krawczyk

Replenishing Your Creative Well:
Fiber Art Groups
Lynn Krawczyk
The Thursday Art Group

Out of the Toolbox
Maria Elkins
Derwent Inktense Blocks

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Submitting proposals for magazine
articles and books

Call for Submissions

Reader Challenge Announcement:
What's in your heart?

Media We Like


Classifieds and Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
Robbi Joy Eklow




Artist Q & A
Therese May
with Kristine Lundblad

Results from the "What If?"
Reader Challenge

In the Spotlight
Lisa Binkley

Gallery: Inspiring quilts from
Art Quilt Portfolio:
The Natural World

Martha Sielman

In Profile: Diane Savona
Vivika Hansen DeNegre



Creating a Series of
Mini-Canvas Screen Prints
for Surface Design
Margaret Applin

Experiment with Needle
Felting by Machine                 
Liz Kettle
Make a felted cuff for

Under the Surface
Diane Savona
Embedded objects in your

Ready, Click, Print!
Jennifer Rapacki
A comparison of prepared
inkjet fabric sheets

Two-sided Quilts
Barbara Shapel
Show-stopping technique for
binding and hanging a
two-sided quilt

A Party to Dye For
Kristine Lundblad
Host your own dye party


"Leaving" by Lisa Binkley

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