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TAGS: Surface Design

  • Quilting Arts October/November 2011

    Master your machine quilting with our stitch intensive issue. Explore new free-motion quilting motifs and learn how to use zippers to embellish your art quilts. Judy Coates Perez shares her guide to machine quilting success, Margaret Applin takes art quilts from flat to fabulous with digital monoprinting, and Bonnie Wedge shares her technique for using recycled material in her quilts. Plus clever low-cost surface design processes including homemade silk screens and an introduction to block printing. See Susan Lenz's stitched stained glass and grave rubbing art quilts. Learn more about art quilter Izabella Baykova in her Q & A with Martha Sielman, and see new stitch work by Paula Chung. 

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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 June/July 2011

    Don’t miss our portrait issue! Translate your photos into art quilts with Joan Sowada, explore detailed thread painting with Jennifer Day, and discover how to make a simple portrait quilt top in a weekend with Jen Eskridge. Stitch yourself silly with monoprinted art dolls by Tracy Stilwell and make a fashion statement with Laurie Ceesay’s hairstyle-inspired portrait quilts. Check out the next resist from the kitchen as Lisa Kerpoe shares her secrets for using corn syrup. Mary Hettmansperger explores metal as a design accent and Jane Davila gives tips on growing your art-quilting career. Get inspired by a Q & A showcasing the stunning portrait work of Dutch quilter Colette Berends. Read all about our newest reader challenge and enjoy the latest adventures of Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow. Cover art by Joan Sowada

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  • Quilting Arts April/May 2011

    Celebrate spring with our nature issue! Get creative with Zen doodle quilts by Laura Wasilowski. Make a sweet little series of
    free-motion stitched wildflower quilts by Jeanelle McCall. Join Margaret Applin as she uses digital imagery in quilted collages. Check out our new materials column, Out of the Toolbox, with an article on painting textiles by Judy Coates Perez. Jane LaFazio explores combining stitched sketches and ephemera in her art quilts. Christi Beckmann shares her techniques for creating a wholecloth quilted garden while Vivika Hansen DeNegre creates nests from scavenged studio scraps. Lisa Kerpoe returns with her third installment of Resists From the Kitchen with tips on using rice baby cereal and Mary Hettmansperger continues her exploration of using Metal as a Surface Embellishment with a look at found metals. Read a Q & A with textile artist Paula Chung who creates floral images with raw-edge silk appliqué. Enjoy a sampling of festive quilts from the exhibit America Celebrates! Learn new free-motion stitching motifs with Heather Thomas and enjoy the latest adventures of Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow. Cover art by Paula Chung

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  • Quilting Arts February/March 2011

    Check out our new machine quilting column, “Stitch This! Free-motion Motifs to Try” by Heather Thomas. Enjoy Lisa Kerpoe’s second installment of “Resists from the Kitchen” with a look at mashed potato flakes. Don’t miss Lyric Kinard’s suggestions for quilting on the go. Discover Lynn Krawczyk’s basic techniques for adding extra color when screen printing. Learn Jeannie Palmer Moore’s technique for adding texture to backgrounds using spray gesso. Join Jane Dávila for tips on mounting a group exhibition. See how Valerie Goodwin creates collaged art maps using fabric, paint, and thread. Discover Jane LaFazio’s method for portraying memories of a trip to Italy. Read a Q & A with textile artist Cas Holmes. Gain ideas for free-motion quilting practice from Teri Lucas. Explore sheet metals with Mary Hettmansperger. Check out the work of profiled artist Joan Schulze. Be inspired by cover artist K. Velis Turan. Enjoy the latest adventures of Goddess Robbi Joy Eklow. Cover art by K. Velis Turan

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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 December 2009/January 2010

    Achieving multicolored silkscreen prints; Taking stitch-resist shibori beyond the norm with Mokume and Ori-nui shibori stitches; Artist Profile: Marianne R. Williamson; Pushing the boundaries of geometrical art quilting; SAQA@20: Art & Excellence - A sampling from an art quilt exhibit; Create unique fabric and fiber collages; Discharging fabrics to transfer travel photos onto quilts; A conversation with architect and quilter Valerie Goodwin; Using sticker resist and fabric paint to make your quilts communicate; 3 great projects; and much more... Cover quilt by Barbara McKie

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  • Quilting Arts October November 2009

    Designing Fabric; Sketches on fabric; Mixed-Media approach to quilting; dyeing technique; Sub Urban Art - selective Rusting; Edges; Monoprinting with texture plates; Journal quilts; Spontaneous explorations in color; Re-create your sketchbook images on cloth; Edges; Goddess at the last minute with Robbi Joy Eklow and much more... Cover quilt by Cathy Kleeman

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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 December/January 2009

    Katie Pasquini Masopust: profile and technique; Hollis Chatelain’s new exhibit; Byzantine inspiration; quick purses from wholecloth quilts; mid-arm quilting machines; dyeing and discharging fabrics; needle-felting techniques; dyeing with RIT® dye; men’s ties in quilts; Goddess on bikes and cars. On the Cover: Quilt by Malka Dubrawsky

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