Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May 2015


“Busy” by Susan Brubaker Knapp


View more artwork by Susan Brubaker Knapp, Margarita Korioth, Nysha Oren Nelson, Rose Legge, Lesley Riley, and Mary Ruzich.

Be touched by more stories and see more Breast Pockets from the ‘Create a Breast Pocket’ Reader Challenge.

Check out the latest Call for Entries listing from around the world.

Check out the latest digital media products from Quilting Arts.

Learn about the newest Quilting Arts reader challenge.


Gallery: SAQA Exhibit
A selection of quilts from ‘Redirecting the Ordinary

In The Spotlight: Nysha Oren Nelson

Artist Q&A: Melissa Sobotka
Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Pick a Pocket
Results from the ‘Create a Breast Pocket’ Reader Challenge

“Persimmon Twist”
by Susan Edmonson




Editor’s Note

It’s Your Turn

Call for Submissions

About Our Contributors

Reader Challenge Announcement:
Autumn Leaves

Media We Like


Classifieds and Ad Index

The Last Word
Amalia T.P. Morusiewicz

“A Close Shave” by Helen Godden



Create a Fragment Fabric Book
Lesley Riley

Magical Mylar
Susan Brubaker Knapp

Stitch by Stitch
Jane Davila
Machine filler stitching

Unbound: Thoughts on Making
Jane Dunnewold
The power of limitations: Improvising and making do

Painted Batting
Susan Edmonson
With funky, chunky binding

From Sketchbook to Quilt
Rose Legge
Use transfer paper to add a personal touch

Yes, You Can Thread Sketch!
Liz Kettle

Working with Thick Threads by Hand and Machine
Margarita Korioth

Stitch and Discharge
Mary Ruzich
Watch your color vanish







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Kristine is Associate Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine, Modern Patchwork, QuiltCon magazine, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, Modern Patchwork Holiday and Quilting Arts TV.