Current Issue

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!



Recent Issues

  • 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 June/July 2009

    Expert tips for selling your art; fiber and stitch samplers; paper-fabric quilts; wilderness landscapes; creating unique fabrics with your computer; enhancing quilts with Paintstiks®; deconstructed rubbings for screenprinting and more; Goddess reminisces. Cover quilt by Karen Linduska.

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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 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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  • Quilting Arts Magazine October/November 2008

    Designing with sheer fabrics; soy wax for batik; quilts from photos and drawings; expert advice on selling your art; mixed-media canvas books; quilt storage and preservation; printing on fabric with Maggie Grey; collaged journal quilts; collaborative stitched book project; more “Go Green!” challenge results; Goddess on journaling. Cover quilt by Daisy Marks, Barbara Stone, Kyle Crowner, Judy Dillin, and Clarice Evans.

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine August/September 2008

    Quilted pet portraits; rusting fabric; ArtQuilts at the Sedgwick; digital design; deconstructed screen printing; hand-dyed silk charmeuse in quilts; needle-felted landscape design; dyeing cottons with indigo; 2009 Calendar; the “Green” issue with “green” wall hangings, “Go Green!” challenge results, and more; Goddess on search engines and organizing. On the Cover: by Karin Winter

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2008

    Fabric design with discharge dyeing, crayon rubbing, and painting; using your stash; digital design; machine needle felting; stamped fabrics with Adinkra symbols; designing with thread scraps; image transfers on fabric and paper; surface design in fabric collage; silk bowls; mounting quilts; “True Colors” challenge results; Goddess on cochineal. On the Cover: Quilt by Frances Holliday Alford

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine April/May 2008

    Making stamps; painted backgrounds for art quilts; inspiration from Matisse; batik art quilts; profile of a hand embroiderer; thickened silk dyes; quilting with a longarm; finishing techniques for small quilt edges; free-motion machine quilting; working with transfer paints; stitched paper quilt design; studio makeover; SAQA exhibit; Goddess on turning 50. On the Cover: Mixed-media Paper Quilt by Judy Coates Perez, "Tea & Entomology."

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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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  • Quilting Arts Magazine December/January 2008

    The Kemshalls on inspiration and the creative journey; painted batting and interfacing as quilt surfaces; fabric collage techniques; discarded quilts re-worked with paint and stitch; profile of Pam RuBert; embellish with bead soup; needle-felted wonders; results from two challenges; Goddess on turning children's rooms into studio space. On the Cover: "Sedna" by Catherine Nicholls

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine October/November 2007

    Digital imagery; delicate design with silk, lace, flower petals, and machine embroidery; the Kemshalls on finishing with embroidery, foil, and color; quilted fabric sculpture; textural book wraps; large-scale photograph quilts; thread sketching on stabilizer; showing artwork; binding techniques; embellishments; "Doorway to Imagination" challenge results; Goddess on TV. On the Cover: "Expectation" by Cordula Kloefkorn

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine August/September 2007

    Machine needle felting with yarns, specialty fabrics, and digital image inspiration; the Kemshalls on quilting; binding techniques; autumn-themed art quilts; digital prints in fabric collage; discharging fabrics; India ink resist with Jane Dunnewold; 2008 Calendar; Inchies; from theme to series; Goddess on making large quilts. On the Cover: Detail of art quilt by Jane Johnston

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  • Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2007

    Design primer: space, notion, and rhythm; the Kemshalls on sketchbooks; rubber stamp stencils and Paintstiks®; paint and dye with Lutradur®; exploring fusible thread, water-soluble fabrics, and more; expanded squares with Jane Dunnewold; "Flower Power"paper quilt challenge results; straight-stitch piecing and machine appliqué; melted Tinsel; "What's in a Name" challenge results; Goddess on art classes. On the Cover: Detail from "Field of Gaillardia" by Sylvia Polk

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