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  • a breath of spring

    I first painted the background with fabric paints. Then I used the punch machine , appliquéing grass and herbs (wool, bits of fabrics) and I stuck the flowers and leaves with bondaweb. At last I secured the plants with free motion stitching.
  • Ana Buzzalino of Calgary, Canada

    "Calla Lilies," Ana's submission for our Quilting Arts 2010 Calendar Contest.
    by Pokey
  • Chameleon detail from Fauna

    This chameleon is a detail from a group quilt called Fauna made by Frances Alford, Kathy York, Vickie Hallmark, Julie John Upshaw and myself. My panel was painted with Tsukineko Inks and free motion quilted.
  • Color Wash

    I have read several posts asking about Color Wash. They are from Ranger and Tim Holtz - Adirondack Color Wash. They come in the same color palette as the alcohol inks. I have several tutorials on my blog on how to use Color Wash in different ways with...
  • Critique My Art Quilt

    Show, tell, and get feedback on your current creation.
  • Harbinger's Hope

  • Heats & Flowers

    This piece is approx 6" sq - made from paper, stitch, gold leaf. Its one of a series of 6 heart themed pieces. They all based on computer printed water coour paper, stitched and cut influenced by convergence quilts. With padded heart covered in gold...
  • Judy Momenzadeh of Homestead, FL

    "Fresh from Start to Finish," Judy's submission to our 2010 Quilting Arts "Fresh Picked" Calendar Contest.
    by Pokey
  • Lepidoptera

    by Susan Brubaker Knapp, 2009 Cotton fabric, acrylic fabric paint, cotton batting, cotton thread. Machine quilted. 39"x39" This is the first piece I've done as a wholecloth painted quilt. It is based on a photo I took of a Painted Lady Butterfly...
  • paddlewheel

    Dyed, painted, embroidered and beaded with forged copper hanger. Closeup in next photo/
    by Barbm12
  • Patty VanHuis-Cox of Morton Grove, IL

    "Day Lily," Patty's submission to our Quilting Arts 2010 "Fresh Picked" Calendar Contest
    by Pokey
  • Polly Bean of Great Falls, VA

    "Spike's Out Again!" Polly's submission to our 2010 Quilting Arts "Fresh Picked" Calendar Contest.
    by Pokey
  • Primordial Sea

    Hand dyed silk painted with textile paints, machine quilted, 5' x 7 1/2' To see how this quilt was made go to
  • Quiltie Postcard Challenge!!!

    This is a challenge for Quilting Arts website members only! Here is a chance for new art quilters to get their toes wet and for experienced art quilters to use up their scraps. There are only a few rules involved in playing: 1. Postcard must be 4x6"...
  • Re: batting, stabilizers, fusible web

    hi caribquilter batting, stabiizers and fusible web are all different items. and there are many different variations in each category. batting is the layer that goes between a finished quilt top and the quilt backing fabric. when you layer the 3 together...
  • Re: Fusible web transferred photos

    This technique came from a Bonnie McCaffrey vidcast that I downloaded onto my ipod from the itunes site. You can also go to her website below and watch the vidcast called "Maggie Grey". This lady has written I think 10 books on a number of different...
  • Re: Setting fabric dyes

    Procion dyes do not need to be set like textile paints do. Procion dyes need time to become permanent. You can buy a thickener from Dharma Trading to inhibit or stop the spreading that occurs when you apply the dyes to fabric. If you want to work with...
  • Re: Stuck, stuck, stuck!

    My first reaction was also that it might like having some kind of circle or circles in that lower left half. Basically, it feels like it is floating to you, because it is! :). My eye keeps going to the very center of the quilt and finding a blank. That...
  • Re: Tsukineko Ink Playtime

    TheNeedler: Just for the fun of it, I drew on some paper napkin with several colors then heat set them with an iron and went to the sink and got them soaking wet. There was no spreading or running at all. Oh, my, this is good info to have, thank you!
  • Re: What's the most unusual tool in your quilting arsenal?

    Approachable Art: Sybil said: "My bottle of aloe vera that I use to keep inks from spreading. It is the one thing that most people who come into my sewing room will ask about. I listen to my Farscape dvds while I sew. I am a sci fi geek as well as...
  • Share Your Quilt & Fiber Art

  • Susan Brubaker Knapp of Mooresville, NC

    Susan's first submission to our Quilting Arts 2010 "Fresh Picked" Calendar contest
    by Pokey
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