Tag: Inspired To Quilt

Modern Quilting: Deep Roots & a Bright Future

As modern quilters, we participate in a craft with deep roots and lots of history. Ours is a movement influenced by the designs, innovation, and ingenuity of those who came before us. Their contributions to the art and craft of quilting may have been born from thrift and necessity, but they paved the way for…

Machine Quilting & The Spark of Inspiration

We all have benchmarks or turning points in our quilting journey. Those moments where we feel so inspired, we are compelled to move forward. Its source could be a stunning fabric collection, a pattern you can’t wait to make, or even a technique you simply must try. The lightning strike of inspiration can occur at…

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…

Camp Quilting Arts: Prepping for Play

Remember those long days of summer camp spent making sand candles, crafting plastic lanyards, and gathering ‘round the campfire with the other cool kids?  I sure do. As the temperature rises, summer camp season is in full swing. This year, I’ve made a commitment to my local art quilt group: we’re going to revisit those…

Modern Patchwork Magazine July/August 2017

Whether you make bold and graphic bed quilts, small projects for your home, or charity quilts, these and more are all explored in the July/August 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. Join in the fun of modern quilting and explore the possibilities with new patterns from top designers, reviews of fresh fabrics and books, and…

Welcome to “Camp Quilting Arts”

As a native New Englander, I usually mark the beginning of summer by the weather. Yes, the calendar might say “June,” but if the temperature is still in the 50s most mornings, it sure doesn’t feel summery to me. In contrast, my boys have long measured the arrival of summer in “camp counting”… how long…

Interview with Weekend Quilting Expert Jemima Flendt

Like most quilters with a full-time job, I’m always looking for projects I’ll enjoy making in a day or two.  Lucky for us, Jemima Flendt has just written a book featuring small quilting projects you can complete in a weekend. In, the aptly named, Weekend Quilting Jemima shares step-by-step instructions for 16 quilt designs featuring…

Not Your Average Patchwork Quilts

As an art school graduate, I’m no stranger to art made of unconventional materials or the notion that the process can be more important than the final product. Even with this background, I am completely blown away by Wynde Dyer’s patchwork quilts made of tarp. In 2013 Wynde, a process-based artist who worked on installations…

How to Use Large-Scale Prints in Patchwork Quilts

For some of us, choosing fabric for patchwork quilts is a favorite part of the quilting process. And for others it’s something to get through, (or dare I say, overcome) before we can move on to our preferred step. While most quilters are somewhere in between the love and hate ends of the choosing fabric…