Quilts can range from the functional to the memorial to the artistic—with most combining several of these qualities—and all types can be seen at “Quilts: 1700-2010,” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from March 20 th to July 4 th . While the majority of quilt shows focus...
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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I'm packing my suitcase again, getting ready to fly to Cleveland to tape the sixth season of "Quilting Arts TV." As hectic as the shooting pace is, I always look forward to taping, because I get to learn new tricks and techniques in person from the guest artist. This season we'll visit...
Art quilters tend to stitch outside the box. Traditional squares and patches are not for them. But that doesn't mean that repetition and a sense of order isn't important. In fact, repetition is a key element in design. The concept of using a grid as a design element is classic--that's one...
Until July 2008, Meg McElwee was a Montessori teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Mexico. McElwee launched her sewing line, Sew Liberated, while living in Mexico and she now lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and son, Finn. She writes about her adventures with fabric, thread, and...
When we launched the Quilting Arts Community last spring, we hoped to build a place where contemporary quilters, mixed-media fiber artists, and others could share information and inspiration in forums, through videos, and in our online galleries. At the same time, we wanted to make it easy and fun to...
22 Oct 2009
Filed under: Filed under: Surface Design, Machine Quilting, How to Quilt, Patchwork Quilt, Quilting For Beginners, Quilt Patterns, Art Quilts, Quilting Techniques, Dyeing Fabric, Handmade Quilts, Quilted Bags