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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2014

    Embrace the transition of the seasons and be inspired by the scenery with the October/November 2014 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. See how design plays a crucial role to Susan Brubaker Knapp, Linda Friedman, Susan Purney Mark, and other favorite quilting artists as they share their helpful tips and techniques. Then, recreate these elements in your art quilts with helpful directions and inspiring quilt galleries.

    • Add texture and realism to your contemporary art quilts by incorporating thread with tips from artist Susan Brubaker Knapp.
    • Discover how Melanie Testa used her art as a tool for healing, comfort, and to draw attention to breast cancer options.
    • Color your own gorgeous hand-dyed fabrics with a demo for rainbow shibori you won't want to miss.
    • Discover a specially treated fabric that makes patterned dyeing easy.
    • And more!

     

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, August/Sept. 2014

    This issue of Quilting Arts will inspire you to create with color and experiment with surface design. With more the 27 colorful art quilts featured in this issue, creativity and inspiration are at your fingertips. Spacer 15x15 pixels

    Highlights of this magazine include:

    • Thread Dyeing 101 with Carol Soderlund & Melanie Testa
    • Thread Sketching for Beginners with Susan Brubaker Knapp
    • Custom Lettering on Cloth with Mary Ruzich
    • Faux Snow Dyeing with Candy Glendening

     

     

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July 2014

    This issue of Quilting Arts Magazine is inspired by nature and features more than 25 garden-inspired art quilts!

    Highlights include:

    • Artist Profile with cover artist Elaine Quehl
    • Ana Buzzalino uses rocks and stones in inspiring ways in her quilts
    • Susan Brubaker Knapp's series, Thread Sketching for Beginners, continues with stitching tips for painted textiles
    • Margarita Korioth colors cloth with a food coloring and glue gel resist
    • Victoria Gertenbach translates a childhood magic trick into a heat-infused fabric technique
    • Diane Wright uses a twin needle in free-motion quilting
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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, Feb./March 2014

    This issue of Quilting Arts Magazine is all about creating with color. Add color to your quilts with thread and stitch by hand or machine. Be inspired by over 30 gorgeous art quilts. See how cover artist Kate Stiassni uses bold and luscious color in her quilts. Lynn Krawczyk begins a new series, Nurturing Your Creative Self, and shares art-on-the-go ideas.

     

    Enjoy articles on innovative surface design techniques such as digital fabric design by Diane Rusin Doran, soy wax shibori by Susan Purney Mark, and two different styles of painting on fabric with Barbara Warholic and Cheryl Sleboda. Jamie Fingal shares her journey on becoming a fabric designer, Candy Glendening creates a free-motion quilting sampler book, Leslie Tucker Jenison introduces a new way to document your quilts, and more including the results from our "Friendship & Devotion" Reader Challenge.

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  • 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.

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May 2013

    Sit down with a cup of your favorite hot beverage and enjoy our coffee or tea themed issue. You'll find a foaming latte among the projects Jeannie Palmer Moore shows in her article about using Tsukineko Inks and colored newspaper transfer in your quilts or explore Connie Fahrion's innovative paper quilts incorporating painted coffee filters. Learn how to  enhance a collage using stitched organza with Leslie Tucker Jenison or paint a shibori forest with Holly McLean. Be inspired by over 30 quilts including works from Kate Themel, Melody Randol, and Studio Art Quilt Associates' "Seasonal Palette" exhibition plus enjoy the results of our "Coffee or Tea?" Reader Challenge.

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, December 2012/January 2013

    Indulge your passion for fabric and thread in this issue of Quilting Arts. Experiment with stitch, print, dye, and paint and discover ways to develop your own personal imagery. Learn techniques such as collaged imagery with Margaret Applin, piecing with Ann Brauer, itajime dyeing with Jeanne Aird, deconstructed screen printing with Linda McLaughlin, and more! Plus be inspired by the "Sense of Scale" gallery from Studio Art Quilt Associates and the results of our "Staycation" Postcard reader challenge.

     

     

     

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  • 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!

     

     

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  • 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!

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  • Quilting Arts June/July 2012

    Our “Staycation” issue is full of fresh and innovative techniques, including creating hand-dyed fabric, surface design, and machine quilting. Enjoy inspiring work from our talented readers, an exhibit from the QUILTART group, and much more!

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  • Quilting Arts April/May 2012

    Indulge your passion for color in the newest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. Create colorful cloth with stencils, rubbing plates, crayons, dye, and paint. Stitch together bright and bold scraps to make a unique canvas for embellishment, learn the modern quilting technique of perfect quilted circles, and so much more. This issue is overflowing with gorgeous color and creative ideas from cover to cover!
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  • Quilting Arts December 2011/January 2012

     

    Quilting Arts has gone wild with our animal kingdom issue. Create stitched pet portraits, make a reptile raw-edge appliqué collage, and view a gallery of pet quilts from the Quilting Arts 2012 calendar contest. Don't miss articles on the latest art quilting techniques, including tips to create intense art cloth with surface design, an easy method to dye shibori fabrics, and an exploration of free-style free-motion quilting. Enjoy a profile on award-winning art quilter Sheila Frampton-Cooper and a gallery of humorous art quilts from the Quilting Arts "Greatest Pet Peeve" reader challenge. Plus so much more!

     

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  • 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

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  • Quilting Arts October/November 2010

    Fresh surface design techniques and much more! Screen printing with shredded paper; oatmeal resist; digital imagery; thread sketching; tie-transfer dyeing; wire embellishment; sell your art; and the list goes on!

    Learn strategies for selling your artwork at fairs and festivals from Jane Dávila’s Minding Your Business column. Explore oatmeal as a resist in the first of several articles on resists from the kitchen by Lisa Kerpoe. Check out Susan Brubaker Knapp’s latest thread sketching column, in which she focuses on pattern. Learn to transfer pattern and color from men’s silk ties to silk fabrics. Discover how Leslie Tucker Jenison uses shredded paper for screen printing and other surface design techniques. Get ideas for using your stash to create unique “Boro Baubles” with Victoria Gertenbach. See how Mary Vaneecke derives inspiration from the past. Don’t miss Mary Hettmansperger’s second column on using metal as a surface embellishment; this time she explores wire. Discover ideas for creating one-of-a-kind fabrics, from needle-felted fabrics to fabrics printed with digital imagery. Enjoy Robbi Joy Eklow’s take on the future generation of sewers. Learn all about the work and approach of profiled artist Shelley Brenner Baird. Don’t miss the Judges’ Choice selection of quilts from the 2011 Calendar Contest. Read about how quilt artist Mary Buchanan derives inspiration for her work. And see a fabulous collection of bold and daring art quilts from the “Beneath the Surface” exhibit. Cover art by Kathy York

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  • Quilting Arts June/July 2010

    Inspiration and techniques! Thread sketching; needle felting; hand stitching; recycled sweaters; 3-D embellishments; batik with soy wax; Dunnewold on design; circular quilts; “Inner Animal”; and more! Continue thread sketching with Susan Brubaker Knapp, with a focus on texture. Learn Jane LaFazio’s techniques for creating colorful and unique fiber art that encompasses needle felting and hand stitching. Discover how squares from recycled and felted wool sweaters serve as the base for Morna Crites-Moore’s embellished art quilts. Explore soy wax batik alongside Melanie Testa. Use fabric-covered wireform mesh to create sculptural elements. Learn about the inspiration and techniques behind Victoria Gertenbach’s wonderfully graphic quilts. Take a sneak peek at Jane Dunnewold’s new book: Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabrics. Check out Laura Wasilowski’s method for creating small circular quilts with colorful fused appliqué and quick-wrapped edges. Gain insight from Jane Dávila on taking commissions. Enjoy more inner animal reader challenge results. Get to know art quilters Geneviève Attinger and Sylvie Ladame. Read about the smokestacks and factories featured in Elizabeth Barton’s industrial landscape quilts. And don’t miss Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow’s recent home décor adventures. Cover art by Diane Núñez

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