Tag: Art Quilts

Fiber Art That Takes a Stand

“May you live in interesting times.” – An old Chinese curse What is it about making art and taking a stand that goes hand in hand? Lately, we’ve been seeing a resurgence of social awareness, personal politics, and activism in the fiber arts. Controversial topics in art are nothing new: from the depictions of the…

Quilting Arts Magazine August/September 2017

Parks to sandy beaches at the seashore, we all enjoy a vacation now and then. Whether this year’s trip is a “staycation” or sent you across the ocean, this issue of Quilting Arts is for you. Think about your travels as the source of inspiration for your artwork as you learn about new surface design…

Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2017

The long days of summer offer the perfect opportunity to explore new possibilities and techniques with fabric and thread. And you don’t need to leave your own studio—why not schedule a “staycation” and try something new? The June/July 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine provides loads of inspiration from top fiber artists for you to explore…

Embellished Quilts: How to Attach Heavy Objects

Have you ever made embellished quilts? From hand stitching to attaching metal objects, embellishments are a versatile way to create one-of-a-kind art quilts. If you’ve ever tried to attach objects to your fabric art, you know it can be quite a challenge! If the bits you’d like to add are too heavy they can make…

Transfer Photo to Fabric: Tips for Using Citra Solv

Have you ever tried using Citra Solv all-purpose cleaner to transfer photo to fabric? I love this image transfer technique because it’s quick, easy, and doesn’t take a lot of space or materials. Citra Solv is an indirect image transfer method where the image is printed on paper and then transferred from the paper to…

Quilting Arts Magazine February/March 2017

Make time for art quilting as you explore the inspirational and creative possibilities found in the February/March 2017 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. If you love embellishment, fiber collage, and mixed-media techniques, this magazine is for you. Find how artist Ana Buzzalino uses metal foil (often reserved for painters and decorative arts) on fabric. For those who…

Enter ‘Flower’ Reader Challenge now!

There’s still time to enter Quilting Arts Magazine’s “The Language of Flowers” Reader Challenge but act fast!–entries are due Nov. 13. Flowers mimic our own human lives … a seed is planted, it grows and blossoms, it becomes magnificent, and it, alas, withers and dies. Flowers also seem to have moods, preferences, and, certainly, language.…

Art Quilting Inspiration Anyone?

Do you ever go to quilting or sewing shows? It’s such a thrill to see so many sewists and quilters in one place joined by our shared passion. They are a great place to see what other people in the community are working on, to check out new sewing techniques, and to soak up inspiration.…

Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2016

Get ready for summer with the latest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  This issue has inspiring galleries, group quilts, dozens of techniques,  and artist features sure to stimulate your creativity. Rediscover handwork and embroidery  with Laura Wasilowski. She shows you how to take small vignettes of everyday life and hand stitch without a pattern. Wendy…

Coneflower template from Wendy Butler Berns

From Quilting Arts Magazine, June/July 2016 issue. Click here to download Wendy’s coneflower template: Berns_Flower_Template_QA81 Other topics you may enjoy:Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2016Monet’s Waterlillies Inspired Impressionistic Art QuiltCaptivated by Maria ElkinsImpressionistic Style Art QuiltFiber Art That Takes a Stand