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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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...
When I saw Lynn Krawczyk's Fabric Owl plushies in International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene magazine last fall, I knew I had to make some of my own. Although I usually focus on more realistic looking birds in my fiber art, these little guys just charmed me. Lynn created owls using fabric scraps....
Quilt art can come in many forms. From wall hangings and landscape quilts to paper quilts and fiber art that fits in the palm of your hand, quilters' art options are unlimited. In this free eBook, 5 Free Articles for Creative Quilting: Exploring Quilt Art through Artist Trading Cards, Inchies, Landscape...
To anyone who loves fabric and thread, making a handmade quilt is often the ultimate creative experience. The contemplative act of hand quilting--needle moving rhythmically over and under fabric--is a pleasure even for those who primarily rely on machine quilting enjoy. But you don't have to know...
27 Jan 2011
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One of my favorite holidays is Halloween, and because International Quilt Festival/Houston was early this year, I'm excited to report that I will be at home and giving out candy to costumed witches, vampires, and assorted Jedi this Saturday. This weekend also marks the beginning of El Dia de los...