Where do you get your inspiration for art quilts ? Quilting artists get asked that question all the time. Most artists I know have keen powers of observation. They take in the patterns of bricks and grids in the city, the shapes and colors of the garden, and the unusual (to them) motifs and architecture...
5 Nov 2014
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To me, Elin Waterston's art quilts are instantly recognizable. They almost always feature clean designs with Elin's own brand of creative machine quilting that echoes the quilt's motifs. The creative free-motion stitching on 'Strange Birds, Winter' by Elin Waterston evokes a wintry...
The sewing needle is the fiber artist's pencil: you're simply drawing with thread. When you hand stitch, you can guide the direction of the thread to make a design. And when you lower the feed dogs on your sewing machine, you can stitch in any direction, too. In The Art of Thread Sketching: Free...
One of the joys and privileges of working on Quilting Arts Magazine is that I get to talk to a wide variety of quilt artists and find out what makes them tick. 'Masked Self-Portrait,' 24½ " x 19", quilt art by Kate Themel. In the April/May issue of Quilting Arts I have an interview...
Quilt making doesn't have to be complex, with hours of cutting, piecing, and sewing tiny seams. In this free eBook, How to Quilt: 4 Free Projects to Learn How to Make a Quilt , you'll learn how to quilt using fabric scraps, craft-store flowers, a fish, and canvas and paint. At the same time,...
23 Jun 2011
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