Quilting Arts Magazine

Quilting Arts Magazine August/September 2019

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Quilting Arts Magazine is published six times a year. Whether you consider yourself a contemporary quilter, fiber artist, art quilter, embellished quilter, or wearable art artist, Quilting Arts strives to meet your creative needs. Get Quilting Arts Magazine digital magazine subscription today for exceptional how-to articles, profiles artists, features guest teachers, and explores contemporary textile works, surface design, embellishments, and motifs.

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1 Min.
international quilt festival

Be part of the FUN, FRIENDS, & FABRIC at International Quilt Festival/Houston! SHOW DATES October 31-November 3 PREVIEW NIGHT October 30 CLASSES Begin October 28 GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston, TX 77010 USA Quilts.com Call 713-781-6864 email shows@quilts.com We’re throwing a Sapphire Celebration for our 45th anniversary and you’re invited! GET INSPIRED 1,500 quilts on display LEARN classes/lectures/events DISCOVER all that’s new in quilting SHOP great new products FREE mini-classes & demos SPECIAL EXHIBITS (40+ including…) • Sapphire Celebration—Spectacular blue & white quilts suspended from the ceiling!• Blue & White Traditions in Miniature• Quilts: A World of Beauty Special thanks to our 45th anniversary special exhibit sponsors! Art Call * Aurifil Bob Ross Company C&T Publishing Cherrywood Fabrics * eQuilter.com European Patchwork Meeting In Colourful Stitches * Innova Modern Quilting Guild Quilter’s Rule * Quiltmania SewBatik * Schiffer Publishing /quiltfestival @quiltfestival @quiltfestival Blues in Bloom (details) by Teresa J. Marler, quilted by Donna…

2 Min.
editor’s note

THIS ISSUE OF QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE MARKS A MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT. IN AN INCREASINGLY CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT FOR PRINT PUBLICATIONS OF ANY GENRE—NOT JUST QUILTING MAGAZINES—WE HAVE REACHED AN ENVIABLE MILESTONE: OUR 100TH ISSUE! QUILTING ARTS started as a labor of love by founding editor Pokey Bolton. It was her passion for color, embellishment, hand-stitched embroidery, and art quilting that inspired her to take a risk and build a specialty magazine (and eventually a full-fledged publishing business) from the ground up. A visionary in this genre of quilting and a leader in craft publishing, Pokey’s influence on art quilting is felt to this day: she set the bar very high for all of us who have followed in her footsteps. I feel honored to carry on her legacy. With every magazine (I began my…

2 Min.
it’s your turn

Dear Quilting Arts, The Northwoods Fiber Guild members share ideas, inspiration, and friendship. Members live in both northern Minnesota and northwestern Ontario and get together often to quilt, felt, knit, embroider, and play with paper. Minnesota fiber artist Cheryl Larsen used her talents to create colorful embellished hearts inspired by Valerie Komkov Hill from the February/March 2019 issue. Thank you to Quilting Arts for continuing to be a source of clever creativity for our guild! Nancy Haarmeyers • Grand Marais, Minnesota Dear QA, Thank you for producing such a high-quality magazine full of inspiration for us creatives. Sharon Hamlin • Blind River, Ontario, Canada Dear Quilting Arts, Thanks for a terrific magazine! I’m still working and my creative time is limited. Reader Challenges are fun and doable. When the “Heat it Up!” challenge arrived in the December…

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about our contributors

Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an artist, author, and educator who transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creators in the classroom. She was recognized for her talents by the International Association of Professional Quilters as a Teacher of the Year and is the author of ART + QUILT: DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND CREATIVITY EXERCISES. lyrickinard.com Susan Brubaker Knapp is a studio artist who loves art and traditional quilts. She is the author of two books, has produced five video workshops, and is the host of “Quilting Arts TV.” Susan lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and two daughters. She teaches internationally. bluemoonriver.com Cate Coulacos Prato was formerly an editor for QUILTING ARTS AND CLOTH PAPER SCISSORSR® magazines. She is the author of Mixed-Media Self-Portraits and Inside the Creative…

4 Min.
season after season

to everything there is a season. As written in Ecclesiastes or sung by The Byrds, seasons help mark the apt time for events, both literally and metaphorically. Whether we sense it in our bones, in the weather, or through cultural practice, our lives are measured and experienced in seasons. Different areas of the world experience the natural seasons in various ways. In the United States, we anticipate four familiar divisions of the year: the colorful flowers of spring, the opportunity for outdoor celebrations in summer, or peak availability of favorite foods in a particular region’s growing season. Even the starkness of winter offers beauty, and the opportunity for our own introspective hibernation. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival. These sentiments…

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the blank page is a horror to any writer, just as a blank canvas can be terrifying to any artist trying to come up with an original idea. The idea of creating original abstract work can add blockage to your creative self but it doesn’t need to. MATERIALS For the abstraction: • Tracing paper (or regular paper with a light box)• Pen• Subject for sketch exercises (I used scissors.) For a fabric study: • Parchment paper• Paper-backed fusible web• Fabric scraps• Background fabric• Permanent marker, black or silver Many people think of abstract art as a rejection of any literal subject matter. Or they think of abstraction as the ability to make art without needing to copy a subject they are seeing in real life. For me, “abstract art” has everything to do with being inspired…