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...
I just returned from the International Quilt Market trade show in Houston, and my head is buzzing with ideas. There was so much to see: so many colorful booths filled with the latest fabrics, embellishments, and tools for quilt making . Stitch Editor Amber Eden (left) and I make like mummies at International...
31 Oct 2012
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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...