Since its premier in 2001, Quilting Arts Magazine has been dedicated to promoting creative quilting by highlighting the amazing artistry achievable only with fabric and thread. The influence of Quilting Arts is enormous: novice art quilters to professionals will learn new techniques, explore trends, and take a deep dive into the fascinating stories behind the quilts.
HELLO & WELCOME to QUILTCON MAGAZINE!
Quilting Arts Magazine
MEET AND GREET • A special thank you to the talented artists, designers, writers, and illustrators for sharing their creative endeavors with QuiltCon Magazine. Be sure to check out Instagram and these websites for more inspiration!
MILESTONES: QUILTCON BY THE NUMBERS • QuiltCon is the largest modern quilt show in the world, and this year’s event will not disappoint! For the third time in the history of the show, QuiltCon has returned to its Austin, Texas, roots. Interested in the show stats? Here’s a bit of QuiltCon 2020 trivia to feed your curiosity.
NEWS & NOTES
MEET THE JUDGES
OUR MODERN QUILTING HERITAGE • Esprit Collection of century-old quilts shares aesthetic
QUILTS FROM THE SHOW
MAKE SKINNY CURVES • A foundation paper piecing tutorial
AMP UP THE VOLUME WITH HIGH-DEF QUILTING • THE QUILTING STITCH REALLY CAN make or break your final piece, yet it is often approached as an afterthought. With high-definition quilting, the designs are planned right from the very start of a project to make the biggest impact.
SONG QUILTS • A Celebration of Stitch and Song
INTRO TO SCULPTURE • How quilting skills helped me survive art school
SHE STANDS ALONE • The fabric art of Marcia Derse and why we love it
SCAVENGER HUNT QUILT • An improv ‘Instruction Art’ project
VICTORIA FINDLAY WOLFE TAKES STOCK
LOOK FOR THE LIGHT
FLYING GEESE BLOCKS FOUR AT A TIME
HALF-RECTANGLE TRIANGLES TWO AT A TIME
YOU'VE EARNED IT! • Merit Badges for Modern Quilters