Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2012

Join the do-it-yourself movement with ideas and techniques from the contributing artists of Quilting Arts Magazine. Learn a versatile surface design technique from Carolyn T. Abbott to personalized your own fabrics, ways to improve your quilt photography with Maria Elkins, how to dye your own cloth with guidance from Marcia Derse, and even start your own art quilt group with a profile by Lynn Krawczyk of several groups. Plus, enjoy an inspiring gallery of art quilts from the Dinner At Eight Artists and the results of our "What's Your Signature Color?" Reader Challenge plus much more!





 "Backyard Birds" by Lisa Thorpe


View more work by Carolyn T. Abbott, Lisa Thorpe, Nancy Green, and Julie Richardson

Find a link to a video of Lisa Thorpe sketching on her iPad

See more art from our "What's Your Signature Color?" reader challenge

Check out the latest Call for Entries listing from around the world

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

 "Flame" by Julie Richardson

Fabric by Marcia Derse


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Submissions

About Our Contributors

Off the Page: Sketchbook Keeping for Textile Artists
Lisa Thorpe

Replenishing Your Creative Well:
Fiber Art Groups
Lynn Krawczyk
Start your own art group

Out of the Toolbox
Jamie Fingal
Scissors: Getting the right cut

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Working with an artist coach

Call for Submissions

Reader Challenge Announcement:
Coffee or Tea?

Media We Like


Classifieds and Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
Robbi Joy Eklow




Artist Q & A: Marcia Derse
Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Results from the "What's Your Signature Color?" Reader Challenge

Q & A with Curators Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Rituals Gallery
Inspiring art quilts from the Dinner At Eight Artists



The Vessel as Art
Julie Richardson
Turn scraps into unique sculptural bowls

Dye Your Own Cloth                 
Marcia Derse
Over-dyeing creates infinite color combinations

Stitch on Air
Nancy Green
A contemporary approach to machine embroidery

Photo Finish
Maria Elkins
Improve your quilt photography with a few easy steps

Combining Linear & Organic Designs
Deborah Boschert

Paper Lamination Stencils
Carolyn T. Abbott
A versatile surface design technique

"Fruit Mantra" by Deborah Boschert

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