Exquisite quilt art arrives at our offices every day. As a quilter myself, I know how scary it can be to wrap one of my "babies" up and ship it off to a magazine, client, or venue. We do our utmost to make sure quilts from our contributors are well cared for while they are in our hands and...
Looking back over the last 12 months, I'd have to say that portraiture was a big trend in modern and creative quilting . From pixel quilts made of tiny fabric squares to mixed-media quilts that enhanced fabric with paint or colored pencil, quilt artists made a lot of faces. Judging by what I've...
31 Dec 2014
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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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When creating quilted wall hangings , what do you use for inspiration? Many quilt artists take their cue from their own photos. Lisa Thorpe uses the Brushes3 app to 'sketch' her photo in preparation for making a wall hanging. Lisa Thorpe uses her photos as a jumping off point for her wall quilts...
Last Tuesday at our staff's weekly show & tell circle, our newest colleague, Stitch magazine Assistant Editor Abby Kaufman, showed us a small quilt she's working on. We were all very impressed with the project, especially as she is quilting it by hand. Fluttering Leaves wall hanging with...
A note from Vivika: Stitch Technical Editor Mary Walter has a long history with quilt art including running a quilt shop, teaching classes, and judging contests. Here, she shares one of her own projects that includes art quilting techniques that create dimension. 'My Front Door Quilt' by Mary...