When I look at on Instagram, I can tell at a glance the photos posted by fiber artists: they almost always convey texture or pattern. Not just photos of fabric or fibers, but fences, grates, cracks in the sidewalk, and so on. When a fiber artist goes to Paris, she's just as likely to take a picture...
Lately I have been trying to keep my own artwork on the radar. It is a real challenge to balance the demands of life, work, and family and still have an intimate relationship with my art supplies. An example from one of my studio play dates: Thermofax screen printing over gelatin monoprinting. I've...
When decorating for the Christmas season, I am always drawn to patterns of red and white that remind me of my Scandinavian heritage. But that doesn't mean we ignore my husband's Italian ancestry -- or traditional motifs of other cultures. Judy Coates Perez used fabric paint to create this moonlit...
The Quilting Arts/Cloth Paper Scissors crew and my quilt full of surface-design love. On this Thanksgiving Day I am in transition. I'm settling into my new Houston digs in preparation for my fresh adventure with Quilts Inc. while still consulting for Quilting Arts and preparing for the next season...
'Construction 1' collagraph monoprint by Heidi Miracle-McMahill. Just as the summer is winding down (sniff!), so is the celebration of 10 years of Quilting Arts Magazine . It's not a sad ending, though, because it's been really gratifying to revisit all the talented artists we've...
30 Aug 2011
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Patchwork and quilting go hand in hand. But these days patchwork quilts, once the province of traditional quilters, have become a big piece of the contemporary art quilter's repertoire, too. Today's quilters are applying their outside-the-square attitude to patchwork quilts and patchwork projects...
9 Mar 2010
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