If you love scraps and buttons, I have a fabric art project for you. Plus, if you enjoy a little paint with your fiber art, so much the better: this how-to will give you a chance to showcase your artwork everywhere you go. Handmade fabric art buttons designed by Lynn Krawczyk are easy to make. Fiber...
When I returned to New England from QuiltCon in Austin, Texas, this week, I couldn't help but notice: it snowed again while I was gone. Yes, while I was in the climate-controlled comfort of the exhibit halls surrounded by colorful quilts--and quilters--Mother Nature had thrown another heavy blanket...
You know the saying, "A picture's worth a thousand words"? I find that's true most of the time. But sometimes when I'm designing a quilt another phrase comes to mind: "Get it in writing." Detail of Deborah Boschert's quilt "In the Moment." The word "Moment"...
Last week, I asked for advice on exploring surface design techniques . A lot of you said I should just relax, have fun, and play with different materials and techniques for designing fabrics. I agree! Lisa Kerpoe's prayer flags designed with fabric paints and dyes. From "QATV" Series 800...
1 Feb 2012
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'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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I love the soft shimmer of metal embellishment on a quilted surface. Just a touch of metal can act as an elegant focal point. An all-over quilting pattern of metallic thread, couched wire, or foil can add texture and make the quilt seem to glow from within. Two fiber artists who are renowned for their...