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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!

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Recent Issues

  • 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 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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