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TAGS: Fabric Painting + Machine Quilting

  • 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, April/May 2014

    This issue of Quilting Arts explores a variety of techniques for creating portraits in cloth, and offers tips for both the beginner and experienced fiber artist.


    If you enjoy sketching or painting your subjects first, you might try the techniques described by Sharon Hendry in our Off the Page series. Pauline Salzman, known for creating pet portraits, shares her easy technique using a photograph as a guide for people portraits. And for all of those thread sketching and machine quilting enthusiasts, Melissa Averinos demonstrates how to use a sewing machine as a drawing tool.


    For your inspiration enjoy the extraordinary portrait work of Deborah Hyde, Sandra Bruce, and Cindy Hickok; a gallery of quilts from the SAQA exhibit, Text Messages; an interview with Ann Johnston; results from the "Fly Your Flag" Prayer Flag Reader Challenge and 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 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 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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  • Quilting Arts April/May 2010

    In the April/May 2010 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, treat yourself to: more thread sketching with Susan Brubaker Knapp, focusing on line; silk-screen printing onto disposable facial washcloths with Leslie Tucker Jenison; Pokey’s journal quilt-sized and fabric collaged pet portraits; Susan Carlson’s methods for freeform fabric collage; Cindi Huss's ideas for working with felt and and stitch; Connie Rose’s quilt collages made from her exquisite surface-designed fabrics; "Let Our Your Inner Animal!" Reader Challenge results; Terry Grant's step-by-step reworking of an older quilt; an Artist Profile of Diane Marie Chaudiere; Jane Dávila's ideas for how to brand yourself as an artist; and Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow's discussion of UFOs! Cover art by Susan Brubaker Knapp

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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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  • Quilting Arts August September 2009

    A gelatin monoprint process; Asian-inspired, richly embroidered accessories; creating with silk: painted and beaded trees; printing with incised rubbing plates and non-toxic materials; the effective artist statement; The Lowell Fiber Studio; Artist Profile; The Whisper Challenge, and more. Cover quilt by Frances Holliday Alford.

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine April/May 2009

    Thread painting; pieced landscapes; perspectives on art and quilting with Inge Mardal and Steen Hougs; inspiration from the Symbolists; time management for artists; inspiration from a Kenyan tradition; image transfers; “Rock On!” challenge results; print fabrics with hardware store finds; Goddess on shipping quilts. On the Cover: Quilt by Cynthia St. Charles

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine February/March 2009

    Pokey Bolton chats with “Project Runway” winner Jay McCarroll; Venus-inspired art: from prehistoric times through the Renaissance; designing with ink pads; thread painting 101; hand embroidery; designing with Paintstiks®; glue gel resist; monoprinting fabrics, and many more art quilting techniques; Goddess on dyeing fabrics. On the Cover: "Vertigo" by Kathy York

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine February/March 2008

    Collaged fabric panels with found objects; wholecloth facing technique; monoprinting fabrics, including sheers; free-motion machine quilting; mounting and framing art quilts; flour paste resist with Jane Dunnewold; painterly quilt collage; eco-friendly journal quilting; 2007 Journal Quilt Project; Goddess on travel. On the Cover: "Sun Dance" by Frieda Anderson

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