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Quilting Arts MagazineQuilting Arts Magazine

Quilting Arts Magazine December - January 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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editor’s note

WHAT IS YOUR ARTISTIC LEGACY? That’s a heady question. The older I get and the more experienced I become with my craft, the less sure I feel about the answer. Like many art quilters, I began my quilting journey making practical quilts for my family, but quickly found that fiber art was much more meaningful and satisfying to create. I traded bed quilts for art quilts, and precision piecing for personal exploration. Many of the artists whose work is featured in this issue share that history. Others came to working with fabric and thread as a natural progression from fine art, painting, printmaking, or drawing. Whatever the provenance, their quilts speak volumes. Jane LaFazio’s legacy includes creating beautiful quilts inspired by travel (p. 10) and cultural experiences. Her recent trip to Cuba was…

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it’s your turn

Dear Quilting Arts, I read about the tea bag art by Libby Williamson in the August/September issue of Quilting Arts. Some months ago I did teabag art myself and found it really exciting and inspiring. I discharged black linen, and painted the tea bags with black to create zebra stripes. The quilt is called “Zebras in the Desert of Namib.” The Namib is one of the oldest deserts in the world and a most lonely place. But, even in the desert there is life—in the dawn small flocks of zebras step out of the dunes into the early morning light. Regards, Jutta Briehn • Kronberg, Germany In Error Corrections from QUILTING ARTS October/November 2018 In “Artist Q&A with Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix” by Gul Laporte, the image of Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix should be…

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about our contributors

Deborah Boschert is an artist who layers fabric, paint, and stitching. Her work incorporates personal symbols including her latest obsessions: ladders and bowls. She mixes commercial prints with original surface-designed fabrics. She is the author of Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint & Stitch. Robin Cornwell is a 35-year veteran art teacher and fabric artist. Her inspiration comes from the flowers and leaves she finds during her walks and in her numerous gardens. Her love of printmaking, pattern, and color is evident in her art quilts. Robin’s work has been shown in numerous galleries and quilt shows around New England. Kim Hanson is a quilt designer, writer, and photographer working daily from her home studio. Jill Jensen is a mixed-media fiber artist and printmaker living in central Virginia. She has had…

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the traveling artist

I have always loved to travel. When I was a teenager, I looked for jobs that would take me to new places, such as Yellowstone and then Denali National Park to work. I couldn’t afford to just go, but if I had a job in the location, I could get there. I enjoy traveling because of the newness. I love discovering and learning new things. New locations, museums, food, and people give me a thrill. I love a life of variety—in what I see and what I do. Along with that thrill of discovery are the new colors, patterns, architecture, and landscapes. Maybe I’ll see a combination of colors that I’ve never seen together, or a simply gorgeous tile pattern based on corn. Landscapes of rolling hills and vineyards inspire me, and…

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supplies for the traveling artist

• Zippered handbag with a separate zippered pouch. Make sure your journal fits comfortably in your handbag. In the smaller pouch slip a small watercolor palette, a roll of pencils, pens, and brushes.• Glue stick. Use it for attaching ticket stubs, business cards, and other ephemera into your journal.• Folding travel scissors. These are perfect for trimming the small paper items.• Washi tape. Bring a couple of rolls in the appropriate colors or designs for the trip. I bought some with Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” printed on it for a recent trip to Amsterdam.• Colored pencils. A small kit of your favorite colors can be used to fine-tune the pages.• Folded campstool. Mine weighs less than five pounds and comes in handy if benches or a café are not available.•…

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story of a traveling artist

On a recent trip to Cuba, we dined at a lovely restaurant in an old mansion. When the check arrived, it was wrapped in a lace handkerchief. ‘Perfect,’ I thought as I put it in my purse and paid the bill. ‘I can use this as a base for my art quilt!’ We happened to go back to the restaurant the following week. I was quite pleased when the attractive maître d’hôtel recognized me and said hello. When the bill came, I was pleased to add another handkerchief to my collection. When the maîtred returned, he asked, ‘Where is the handkerchief?’ ‘In my purse,’ I replied. ‘I thought it was a gift.’ No, it wasn’t. He told me they have a hard time getting new ones … I gave it back, sheepishly. And suddenly I…