Quilting Arts Magazine

Winter 2022

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.

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor’s note

ART QUILTERS are known for breaking rules, pushing boundaries, and dabbling in unconventional materials and methods as they manipulate fabric and thread. The extent of that exploration is vast, as I discovered while compiling the articles for the following pages. I can honestly attest: This has been one of the most thought-provoking issues in my 10-year career as editor. Why? Because in planning articles, interviewing several contributors, reading and re-reading draft articles, and finally reviewing images for more than 100 preliminary pages, an underlying theme became apparent. What began as a broad topic—Exploring the Intersection of Art and Science—morphed into a deeper understanding: Science not only intersects with art, it also informs, influences, and enhances the art we make. Starting with the tools we use (from nerdy spreadsheets to useful rotary cutters,…

1 min
it’s your turn

Hello Quilting Arts, I have been reading Quilting Arts with enthusiasm for several years and I’ve been quilting for over 45 years. In the Fall issue, I found articles that remind me of quilts I have made and it brought back pleasant memories. The crane in Sue King’s article (and on the cover) reminds me of a quilt I made of a duck. Also, many years ago I made a quilt for my parents’ golden wedding anniversary, which I remembered when I read Victoria Gertenbach’s “Story Fragments” article. My latest landscape quilt, celebrating the seasons of the Toggenburg region of Switzerland, is in line with the issue’s theme of celebrating the natural world. Thank you for your magazine. Brigitte LüthiEbnat-Kappel, Switzerland Dear Quilting Arts, I had just received photos (from the photographer) of my work…

1 min
survey results: readers share their thoughts

In the Fall issue, we presented a survey, asking our readers and followers on Facebook and Instagram: How are you inspired by nature? We had over 50 respondents answer this question. Most chose multiple options, with almost half of the respondents choosing the combination of Walking/hiking, Photographing/sketching, Vacationing/traveling, AND Reading about/studying. Several folks also checked ‘Other’ and provided fascinating comments. We share a few below. “The fact that one living thing in nature is dependent on another for survival is fascinating. It’s proof that we are all on this planet together and must help one another live our very best lives, and do so with grace and kindness. What better way to share this message than with the art of quilting?” “I live in a rural area and every day I spend time…

1 min
we love to hear from you, our readers.

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3 min
about our contributors

Jenni Barry’s work uses a technique derived from a Japanese art called kimekomi. She combines the painterly quality of Impressionism with the warmth of complex quilting. Jenni teaches her technique in workshops, where her mission is to help students kindle memories of loved ones, places, pets, and more. jennibarryart.com Rebecca Cartwright is a quilt artist living in the Chicago suburbs who loves to blend elements of modern and traditional quilting in her work. Since she was diagnosed with a progressive muscle disease in 2010, quilting has been a source of both comfort and creative expression. She shares her quilting adventures and lived experience with disability on Instagram. @rebcartwright Jane Haworth is a quilt artist, teacher, and memory quilt maker. Originally from England and now living in Northern California, Jane embraced quilting once she discovered…

6 min
experiment, observe, stitch, repeat

art and science have always been intertwined and for centuries the ability to draw what one observed—in nature, in an experiment, through a telescope or microscope—was an essential part of documenting scientific findings. In addition to scientists adopting artistic approaches to illustrate and elevate research findings, artists have also long contributed to the body of scientific knowledge by virtue of their close observation of the natural world. Seventeenth-century artist Maria Sibylla Merian was dedicated to capturing not just an insect, but its natural habitat and life cycle. In an era when scientists were focused largely on classification and insects were studied pinned in boxes, her illustrations—made while traveling the world to observe creatures in their native habitat—represented a dramatic shift in approach and provided fundamental scientific information about complex ecosystems. Science and…