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TAGS: Fabric Painting + Machine Quilting + Embellishment Techniques

  • Quilting Arts December 2010/January 2011

    Celebrate Quilting Arts 10th Anniversary with 10 innovative techniques! From adding LED lights to your art quilts to screen printing with natural items and creating machine stitched reverse applique pieces, you're sure to find a unique art quilting process that catches your fancy. Learn strategies for establishing a career in the arts from Jane Dávila’s Minding Your Business column. Find out how to create unique stitched and painted backgrounds with Ana Buzzalino. Check out Susan Brubaker Knapp’s latest thread sketching column, in which she focuses on movement. Learn how to create your own cloth from hand stitching with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. Don’t miss Mary Hettmansperger’s third column on using metal as a surface embellishment; this time she explores metal cloth. Enjoy Robbi Joy Eklow’s reflections on the past ten years of Quilting Arts. Read about the process and inspiration behind spotlight artist Mary Pal's moving fiber art portraits. Learn all about the work and approach of profiled artist Sue Benner. Don’t miss the gallery of stunning work from the exhibition "A Sense of Direction: Sightlines." Cover art by Ana Buzzalino

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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 August/September 2010

    Don’t miss the first of our newest series: Mary Hettmansperger presents “Metal as a Surface Embellishment” and dives right in with copper foil. Explore more thread sketching strategies with Susan Brubaker Knapp, with a look at dimension. Be inspired to start your own small art group after reading Jane Dávila’s latest article in her business series. Discover the possibilities for removing and adding color on fabric using discharge paste. Learn about one art quilter’s methods for painting fabrics, and for incorporating them into finished pieces. See how Jude Hill weaves fabric strips together to create a base for her fiber artwork. Follow Terry White’s method to create an artful motif that’s all your own. Check out Esterita Austin’s delightful interpretation of a photo. Learn how profiled artist B.J. Adams has made artistic breakthroughs through her commission work. Discover the influences behind Jeanette Gilks’ fiber art. Spotlight artist Kirsten Chursinoff shares her octopus series. Don’t miss the results of the “How Entertaining!” Reader Challenge. Participate in the Quilting Arts 2012 Calendar Contest. Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow tells about her art school adventures. Cover art by Diane Núñez

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  • Quilting Arts February/March 2010

    Creating Figures in Fabric; Leftover Dye Pillows; Turning fabric dyeing mistakes into masterpieces; Experimentations in resist dyeing; Embellish your quilts with simple machine stitching; Lession 1: Focus on color; A conversation with art quilter Barbara Walter; Major works by leading artists; Creating art on a whim; Exploring felted embelishments; Use Calendars to keep track of your quilt show submissions; Working with a gallery; Introducing our "How Entertaining!" Reader challenge and much more... Cover art by Kathy York

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