Celebrate the first 10 years of the groundbreaking Quilting Arts magazine with The Best of Quilting Arts, a collection of the best articles, projects, and techniques.
Pokey Bolton, founder of Quilting Arts magazine, has compiled the most popular articles that have inspired quilters and artists alike to move beyond the basics of art quilting and re-explore machine and hand stitching, fabric embellishment, surface design, and more. Inside you’ll find:
*Quilt art techniques from fabric collage and appliqué to resist dyeing, stamping, and foiling.
*Machine-stitching and thread-painting tips and tutorials from award-winning art quilters.
*Ideas and advice for the professional quilt artist.
*An array of binding and stitching techniques to make your art quilt stand out.
*Methods for making realistic representational art quilts, including portraits of pets and people.
Whether you're making your first art quilt or are a seasoned quilt artist eager to enhance your designs, you’ll find endless instruction and inspiration in The Best of Quilting Arts.
Pokey Bolton founded Quilting Arts magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and is former editorial director of Interweave's Quilt and Paper Division. She is now Chief Creative Officer for Quilts Inc. Pokey is also the author of The Quilting Arts Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating One-of-a-Kind Quilts and 1,000 Artist Trading Cards: Innovative and Inspired Mixed Media ATCs. Pokey is also the host of Quilting Arts TV.
1.Starting and Finishing: Articles on Art Quilt Basics
Releasing Creative Blocks, Melody Johnson
All the Right Moves: Successful Free-Motion Quilting, Frieda Anderson
On the Edge: Beautiful Binding Methods, Sarah Ann Smith
A Big Finish for Small Quilts, Terry Grant
Color Play, Anne Lullie
Professional Advice: Art Resolutions and Setting Goals, Jane Davila
2.Trends in Surface Design: Articles on Stamping, Dyeing, Printing and More
Collographs: Monoprinting with Texture Plates, Heidi Miracle-McMahill
Flight of Fantasy: A Gelatin Monoprint Process, Frances Holliday Alford
Extreme Shibori, Sue Cavanaugh
Carvum Stampum: Marks of Distinction, Laura Wasilowski
Creating with Discharge Paste, Ana Buzzalino
Abstract Digital Imagery, Connie Rose
Experiments in Thermofax Printing, Lynn Krawczyk
Professional Advice: The Effective Artist Statement, Jane Davila
3.Represent! Articles on People, Pets, and Text in Art Quilting
Making Faces, Bonnie McCaffery
Creating Figures in Fabric, Leni Levenson Wiener
Petty Journal Portraits, Pokey Bolton
Text Messaging, Enid GjeltenWeichselbaum
Thread Painting: From Photo to Stitched Art, Carol Watkins
Thread Sketching on Stabilizer, Karen Fricke
Professional Advice: Mounting a Group Exhibition, Jane Davila
4. Make It Green: Articles on Recycled and Natural Materials
Going Green! Recycled Wall Hangings, Belinda Spiwak
Batik with Soy Wax, Melanie Testa
Going Green to Dye Blue, Daren Pitts Redman
It's Irresistible! Flour Paste Resist, Jane Dunnewold
Professional Advice: Time Management for Artists, Jane Davila
5.Too Much is Never Enough: Articles on Embellishment and Mixed Media
Outrageous Embellishment, Frances Holliday Alford
Foiling Around, Jane Dunnewold
Collaged Fabric Panels, Mary Hettmansperger
FlorAbundance: Embellished Patchwork Paper Collage, Jill A. Kennedy
Tea + Entymology, Judy Coates Perez
Professional Advice: Branding for Artists, Jane Davila