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Dive into inspiration, information, and so much more with the August/September issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. Break out your sewing machine and discover the possibilities of decorative stitching by machine as you explore the work of Jane Sassman, Frieda Anderson, and Karen Linduska. Use mixed media and stitch to tell stories with texture, add sparkle and shine with quick tips for embellishing with sequins and beads, or create a wholecloth quilt with color and stitch. Plus, explore more than 25 art quilts that are sure to provide endless inspiration!


Recent Issues

  • Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July 2015

    Kick off the summer with art quilt inspiration, technique tutorials, and travel-size projects you can take with you wherever you travel this season! Inside the pages of the June/July 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine you'll find all of this and so much more. Discover tips that will maximize your chances of success when you enter juried exhibitions. Meet Guatemalan fiber artist Priscilla Bianchi and see how she combines historic Mayan symbolism with contemporary quilt designs. Plus, learn basic techniques for fusing fabrics when you take a sneak peek inside Sue Bleiweiss' new book Colorful Fabric Collage. Be inspired by more than 25 art quilts from around the world plus the results of the "Blossoms, Buds, and Blooms" Reader Challenge.

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May 2015

    Expand your art quilt horizons! Dive into new quilting techniques to add sparkle, texture, and photographic elements to your art quilts. Experiment with a variety of filler machine stitches and discover 12 ways to incorporate them into your art. Combine stitching with discharged designs for interesting and unique fabric designs. Try your hand at new techniques, integrate new materials, and be amazed by a gallery of vibrant quilts from the SAQA "Redirecting the Ordinary" exhibit.

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, February/March 2015

    Explore the nuances of threadwork and embroidery in your next project as you use stitch to embellish, create a focal point, or to add visual and physical texture. Discover how Luke Haynes utilizes recycled textiles to create art quilts that speak to the human element of quilting, see how Judith Larzelere uses the strip-piecing technique to explore color from vibrant brights to a variety of whites, and be blown away by the impeccable quilts our readers made. Browse the pages of the February/March 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine to uncover ideas that will inspire you to take up needle and thread!

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015

    This issue of Quilting Arts will inspire your art and your gift-giving. 

    Enjoy articles from top quilt artists about their techniques and projects, including turning photographs into beautiful quilts with a portable project that can travel with you from Wen Redmond, transforming your sketches into embroidery designs from Susan Brubaker Knapp, and printing techniques from Susan White.

    Also learn how top fiber artists maintain, share, and nurture their creativity by Lynn Krawczyk, delve into sculptural fiber art with Roxane Lessa, and explore handmade treasures in the "Artful Gifting" section from fiber artists Valerie Komkov Hill, Natalya Aikens, Cheryl Sleboda, and Jan Girod and Kristin Rodriquez.

    Beautiful and meaningful quilts from Healing Quilts in Medicine are featured along with a gallery of quilts from the ‘Changing Seasons' Reader Challenge made by readers like you.

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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, 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 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, Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014

    Ring in the new year and jump-start your art with paint, print and stitch with this issue of Quilting Arts.


    You'll discover over 25 inspiring art quilts, must-try techniques, project inspiration, and much more. This issue is filled to the brim with ideas to keep you busy--get started today!


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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, Oct./Nov. 2013

    In this issue of Quilting Arts® Magazine, we celebrate how quilt artists use their talents and passion to reach out to others. This issue is filled with examples of how artists give back to their communities. Learn about how the International Quilt Festival Pet Postcard Project initiated by Pokey Bolton has raised thousands of dollars for pets in need. Read interviews with Ami Simms of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and Berene Campbell who initiated the To Boston with Love project. Jane LaFazio shares her perspective on prayer flags and describes how they are used to show concern for others. And don't miss the new reader challenge, encouraging you to join the prayer flag movement with miniature flags of your own.

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine, Aug./Sept. 2013

    In this issue of Quilting Arts® Magazine, we take a close look at the use of text on quilts. You'll get ideas for adding words to your art quilts, giving new meaning and a deeper understanding to your artistry. This beautiful art form opens limitless typographical outlets and produces eye-catching design elements. You'll be inspired to play with words, letters, phrases, and more. Be daring with your art quilts and try out all the techniques and advice from this issue.

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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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