International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene 2010


In the gallery of artwork from “Quilts: A World of Beauty,” we misidentified the artist who created the quilt on p. 25, “Winterberries on a Winter Green.” This stunning quilt is by Patricia Bruno. We sincerely apologize for the error.

In Leslie Tucker Jenison’s article on p. 18, “Show Me Your Shoes,” the shoes shown in the call-out box, “Fashion Your Own Footwear,” were decorated by Maggie Winfield. We apologize for any confusion.




Seams to Me
A note from Karey Bresenhan, Founder and Director of International Quilt Festival

Editor’s Note

Pokey Bolton

The Quilt Scene
Tributes, tips, news, & notables

An Interview with Luana Rubin
Pokey Bolton
Expert color advice for building your fabric stash

Show Me Your Shoes
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Feet seen on the scene at International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Association Presents “Quilts: A World of Beauty”
A selection of stunning quilts from this year’s exhibit

Special Exhibits from International Quilt Festival
A gallery of inspiring art quilts

Make It University!™
Quick and easy do-it-yourself projects from Tami Pfeil, Kelli Nina Perkins, and Belinda Spiwak

 Fabric Designers on the Quilt Scene
Pippa Eccles
Interviews and updates on the latest fabric collections


Fabric-covered notepads by Megan Smith


Branch & Bird Mini Quilt Series
Candy Glendening
Stitch and fuse a colorful little collection of fiber art

Little Guy Ties

Megan Miles
Handmade apparel for the toddler in your life

Pumpkin Table Runner
Dodi Lee Poulsen
Adorn your table with seasonal decor

Embroidered Circles Sampler Tote
Joey Ramone
Embellish a fabric bag with colorful hand stitching

Painted Grocery Tote
Valori Wells
Paint and sew a unique and useful carryall

Contemporary Table Runner
Vivika Hansen DeNegre
Showcase beautiful fabrics with easy techniques

Felt owl Pincushion Trio
Debra Quartermain
Stitch up sewing room accessories with character

Selvage Edge Pincushions
Cindy Wiens
Showcase your scraps and liven up your sewing room

Inspirational Pincushions
Kathy Kerstetter
A homemade gift with heart and soul

Fabric-Covered Notepads
Megan Smith 
Personalized a stylish, quick, and practical gift



Selvage Edge Pincushions
by Cindy Wiens

Birch Quilt
by Elizabeth Hartman


Go To Sleep Baby Quilt
Denyse Schmidt
A Crib-Sized quilt with a sweet, simple message

Quilted Shower Curtain
Jina Barney
Jazz up your bathroom with cheerful patchwork

Ashley Newcomb
Display favorite fabrics in a contemporary quilt

Birch Quilt Project
Elizabeth Hartman
A fun and funky fused quilt

Hexagon Baby Quilt
Malka Dubrowsky
Traditional meets contemporary with string piecing

Rectangle Blues Quilt
Alissa Haight Carlton
A geometric and improvisational pattern


“Unbridled Passion”
Denise Tallon Havlan
The quilt construction process revealed

Cool Gadgets
The latest must-have quilting items

Book Reviews
Our top picks from 2010

The Thread Creates the Design
Barbara Olson
Colorful quilting exercises that focus on the thread

Unfamiliar Fabric Territory
Charlotte Angotti
Exploring new colors, patterns, and projects

Felt Owl Pincushion Trio
by Debra Quartermain and “Unfurnished” quilt
by Ashley Newcomb

Painted Grocery Tote
by Valori Wells








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