Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2012




 “Backyard Birds” by Lisa Thorpe


View more work by Carolyn T. Abbott, Lisa Thorpe, Nancy Green, and Julie Richardson

Find a link to a video of Lisa Thorpe sketching on her iPad

See more art from our “What’s Your Signature Color?” reader challenge

Check out the latest digital media products from Quilting Arts

Learn about the newest Quilting Arts Reader Challenge


 “Flame” by Julie Richardson

Fabric by Marcia Derse


Editor’s Note

Letters from Readers

Call for Submissions

About Our Contributors

Off the Page: Sketchbook Keeping for Textile Artists
Lisa Thorpe

Replenishing Your Creative Well:
Fiber Art Groups
Lynn Krawczyk
Start your own art group

Out of the Toolbox
Jamie Fingal
Scissors: Getting the right cut

Minding Your Business
Jane Dávila
Working with an artist coach

Call for Submissions

Reader Challenge Announcement:
Coffee or Tea?

Media We Like


Classifieds and Ad Index

Goddess of the Last Minute
Robbi Joy Eklow





Artist Q & A: Marcia Derse
Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Results from the “What’s Your Signature Color?” Reader Challenge

Q & A with Curators Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Rituals Gallery
Inspiring art quilts from the Dinner At Eight Artists





The Vessel as Art
Julie Richardson
Turn scraps into unique sculptural bowls

Dye Your Own Cloth
Marcia Derse
Over-dyeing creates infinite color combinations

Stitch on Air
Nancy Green
A contemporary approach to machine embroidery

Photo Finish
Maria Elkins
Improve your quilt photography with a few easy steps

Combining Linear & Organic Designs
Deborah Boschert

Paper Lamination Stencils
Carolyn T. Abbott
A versatile surface design technique

“Fruit Mantra” by Deborah Boschert

Other topics you may enjoy:


Art Quilt, Quilting Arts Magazine, Reader Challenges
Kristine Lundblad

About Kristine Lundblad

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