Quilting Arts Magazine

Quilting Arts Magazine April/May 2019

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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2 min.
editor’s note

Sometimes, when you revisit your roots, you find the wings that help you grow. As this publication approaches its 100th issue, I’ve been doing a lot of “revisiting our roots” lately. Over the past 18 years, QUILTING ARTS has grown from a small quarterly publication that focused primarily on hand embellishment to an all-encompassing resource for a wide variety of art quilting techniques. We’ve featured every imaginable genre of art quilt while sharing the passionate stories of professional art quilters and reports from the front lines. Our roots are firmly planted in this soil! Like a tree, some of our branches have blossomed and grown in different directions. Our sister publication, CLOTH PAPER SCISSORS, was an outgrowth of QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE that focused on all types of fiber arts and collage work.…

3 min.
it’s your turn

Dear Quilting Arts, Jaci Lawson’s article ‘the last word’ in the February/March issue really spoke to me. It made me question so many things about my quilting priorities. Why do I quilt? What do I like/love about it? Am I on the UFO treadmill? Am I quilting for others or myself? Can I do both? I think it’s finally time to start experimenting with my own style—I can hazily see it on the quilting road ahead of me. Wouldn’t my gifts for dear friends and family then reflect a truly personal vision of myself—and maybe of them too. Thank you for this thought provoking ‘last word!’ Sincerely, Claudia McCarter • Portland, Oregon Dear QA Staff, I read Libby Williamson’s article about mixed-media tea bag collage in the August/September 2018 issue and dog-eared it with interest.…

3 min.
about our contributors

Julie B. Booth is a surface design artist, teacher, and author of FABRIC PRINTING AT HOME. She has written articles for QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE and appeared on “Quilting Arts TV.” Julie teaches numerous classes in hand stitching as an expressive art form including telling stories and sharing memories in cloth and creating appliquéd and stitched works with a healing message. threadbornblog.com Ana Buzzalino is a fiber artist and quilt instructor living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ana has taught a variety of quilting techniques for over 30 years. Some of her recent workshops have focused on free-motion quilting and surface design. She is currently working on a new series of work that includes mixed media. Her quilts have won awards at major international shows. She is a frequent contributor to QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE…

4 min.

Viewpoints 9 is an international, invitational fiber art group founded in 2012. Based on challenges posed by members of the group, each artist considers unique sources of creative inspiration and they share their interpretations on an online blog. The emerging narrative allows the artists opportunities to experiment with new techniques, share their individual perspectives, and provide glimpses into their creative process. The work of Viewpoints 9 members offers an intimate portrait of the feelings and fascinations of the artists that transcend language, distance, and culture. Inspired by a book of spectacular photographs of the world’s extraordinary climate, member Diane Wright proposed the theme of ‘weather’ to her fellow Viewpoints 9 artists writing, "WEATHER! We all talk about it … with friends, family, and strangers. In fact, it is often the icebreaker—no pun…

4 min.
lesley riley

take a peek into an artist workspace and you’re sure to learn more about what makes her heart sing. Some are inspired by Instagram-worthy arrangements of paint pots and stacked modern fabrics. Others prefer creating at chaotic tables piled with colorful paper scraps against a backdrop of labeled wire containers. And then there’s Lesley Riley’s home studio: hers is an inviting space overflowing with a lifetime of memories and inspirational artwork, a place always ready for her to create. “I don’t think I could work in a neat organized space. When I work, I pull out a large selection of fabrics, papers, colors, and materials for inspiration.” Over the past 20 years, Lesley has generously shared her passion for art and creativity with others. She’s worn many hats throughout her career, and…

6 min.
wet cyanotype printing for paper or fabric

Cyanotype is a simple process that has been used for over 150 years. It is a contact printing process that also goes by the name sunprinting and blueprints. Wet cyanotype—commonly called wetcyan—is a relative newcomer to the world of cyanotype printing, appearing on Instagram feeds in the spring of 2017. Cyanotype is the straight laced parent of the more adventurous, rule-breaking, serendipitous, and dare I say naughty, wet-cyan child. Yep, that’s me. This process uses two powdered chemicals: green ferric ammonium citrate and red crystal potassium ferricyanide. Potassium ferricyanide is light sensitive on its own and the purpose of the ferric ammonium citrate is to speed up the exposure process and darken the end color (blue ferric ferrocyanide), which is permanently bound to the fabric. It is light sensitive until exposure,…