Quilting Arts December 2010/January 2011




Celebrate Quilting Arts’ 10-year anniversary with stories from readers and staff.

Download a design from Susan Brubaker Knapp.

Check out more art quilts
with metal by Mary Hettmansperger.

View additional stitched and painted pieces by Ana Buzzalino.

See more colorful quilts by Sue Benner.

See additional art by Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum.

Check out additional pieces by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. 

View additional artwork and learn more about the processes in our “10 Innovative Techniques” section.

Learn Jill Kennedy's method for creating emroidered floral motif tags. 

Learn to make your own book block as mentioned in Jill Kennedy's article

Participate in the "Save My U.F.O." Reader Challenge!

Connie Rose


Thread Sketching 101
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Lesson 6: Focus on movement

Quilted & Painted Canvases
Ana Buzzalino
Create unique backgrounds for your art quilts

Metal as a Surface Embellishment
Mary Hettmansperger
Part 3: Metal cloth

Creating Your Own Cloth from Stitch
Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn
Two approaches to needle felting


Artist Profile: Sue Benner
Pippa Eccles

"A Sense of Direction: Sightlines"

Select pieces from a unique exhibition

In the Spotlight: 
Mary Pal

Cheryl Sleboda



Experiments with Thermofax® Printing
Lynn Krawczyk
Easy methods for unconventional surface design

Printing with a Brayer
Lisa Kerpoe
Quick & easy ways to jazz up fabrics

Plein Air Printing
Wen Redmond
Go green & print with natural items   

Serendipitous Screen Printing 
Dine Rusin Doran
Achieve painterly results with leftover materials

Super Simple Silk Screening
Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum

Surface design with everyday supplies

Light Up Your Art Quilts 
Cheryl Sleboda
Embellishing with LED electronics

A Simple Approach to Digital Imagery on Fabric
Liz Kettle
Transfers with water-soluble paper

Textile Technique Book
Jill Amanda Kennedy
Showcase your creative experiments

Putting It In Reverse
Beryl Taylor
Machine reverse appliqué sampler

Take It Away!
Pokey Bolton
Playing with discharge medium

Happy Birthday to Quilting Arts from Cheryl Sleboda


Editor's Note

Letters from Readers
Birthday postcards to Quilting Arts

Call for Entries

About Our Contributors

Book Reviews

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Establishing a career in the arts


Classifieds and
Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
by Robbi Joy Eklow


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