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Quilting Arts

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Quilting Arts has always taken a contemporary approach to quilting, but did you know there is an entire movement known as modern quilting? It's a new aesthetic with clean lines and a graphic style all its own. First up is Elizabeth Hartman with some unique quilt sandwiches and tips for quilt block math. Then, meet Heather Jones with a lesson on thread choices for modern quilting. We finish up with tips from Frieda Anderson. Learn constructing on the point and color wheel theory, on a sofa quilt.

Gain insight and practical tips to improve your art quilts through the use of color, pattern, shape, proportion and balance. Lesley Riley infuses her personality into fragment fabric collages. Improvisational quilter Pat Pauly shares ways to design compositions for fiber art, including small-scale sketches, drawings, collage, and montage.

Create your own fabric and reach beyond cotton for your next project. Artist Rebekah Meier shows fun and easy ways to stitch complex surface design fabrics. Fiber portrait artist Tammie Bowser shows her process for creating photo art by selecting color values. Stretch beyond cotton and learn to sculpture with silk using techniques shared by Roxane Lessa.

Experiment with dyes using water in both solid and liquid states. Quilt artist and dye specialist Cindy Lohbeck uses ice and shibori techniques to dye fabrics with bold new patterns. Textile artist Maggie Vanderweit gathers organic materials and rusted metal to dye with natural pigments that yield fabulous results.

The gift you make is always the most appreciated. Using feathers, fibers and jewels, Pearl Krush makes a charming owl quilt. Julie Creus shows how to create a personalized scissor fob to keep track of your favorite scissors or make as a great gift for quilting friends. Then, it is off to the grocery store with a stylish, reusable grocery tote from Kristine Lundblad.

Focus on feathers. Art quilt instructor Ana Buzzalino designs, draws and free-motion quilts feathers and fills. Studio artist Susan Lenz combines fabric and fibers with a real feather to create dimensional quilt art. Quilt artist Susan Brubaker Knapp shares her favorite techniques for making realistic feathers in free motion.

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