Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July 2013

Take an art quilting journey with our travel-themed issue full of must-try art techniques. Jamie Fingal shares how an Airstream trailer inspired her to get sketching and quilting. Enjoy working outdoors with Mickey Lawler's painting techniques using sun and sand for unique results, or set up a dyeing work space and try Kathy York's tips for making hand-dyed motifs using wax batik and bleach. Jane LaFazio shows several techniques for incorporating stencils with stitch and paint. Enjoy the undersea creations of Eileen Williams and hand-stitch inspiration from Rita Summers. Martha Sielman shares a gallery of quilts from her book about people and portraits, and she offers insight on creating realistic portraits. Check out our readers' interpretations of the theme "Map It Out" in our Reader Challenge Gallery.





"Doorkeepers" journal by Rita Summers


View more artwork by Jane LaFazio, Esterita Austin, the Stunt Quilters, and Rita Summers.

See more quilts from our 'Map It Out' reader challenge.

See a quilt by Margot Lovinger from 'Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits.'

See a close-up of the detailed label from 'The Jennings Homestead' quilt.

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 and read Jane Dávila's 'Street Smart' Internet Safety Tips.

Check out the latest digital media products from Quilting Arts.

Learn about the newest Quilting Arts reader challenge.


Journal art by Jane LaFazio


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Submissions

About Our Contributors

Off the Page: Sketchbook Keeping for Textile Artists
Jamie Fingal

Replenishing Your Creative Well:
Fiber Art Groups
Lynn Krawczyk
Stunt Quilters

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Effective Social Skills

Reader Challenge Announcement:

Media We Like


Classifieds and Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
Robbi Joy Eklow







In The Spotlight
Rita Summers

Artist Q & A: Eileen Williams
Kristine Lundblad

Results from the 'Map It Out' Reader Challenge

In The Spotlight: 'The Jennings Homestead' Quilt
Suzanne Mouton Riggio

Creating Realistic Portraits
Inspiring works from 'Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits'
Martha Sielman


From Stencils to Stitch
Jane LaFazio

Sand Painting
Mickey Lawler

Confetti Dyeing
Carol R. Eaton

Fresh Plus                 
Kathy York
Making hand-dyed motifs

Intuitive Hand Stitching
Rita Summers

Sheer Organza Monoprints
Esterita Austin

"Moon Rising" by Mickey Lawler

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