Current Issue

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, 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 February/March 2012

    Celebrate art quilt collaboration in the newest issue of Quilting Arts. Learn about the award-winning Coastal Quilt Artists, a husband and wife quilting team, and the Twelve by Twelve challenge group. Create stitched fiber photographs, make a monoprinted art quilt, and construct an artful and embellished fabric house. Plus all the latest art quilting techniques including how to create surfaces for stitch and remove color from fabric. Enjoy a gallery of inspiring art quilts and the results from the Quilting Arts Fabric Swap.  


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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 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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