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editor’s note • IF NATURE IS YOUR MUSE, THEN CONSIDER YOURSELF FORTUNATE AND PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED.
Quilting Arts Magazine
about our contributors
COMPOSE A QUILT On the Go • Your device is a creative tool
it’s your turn
We love to hear from you, our readers. • What are you working on now? How has Quilting Arts inspired or educated you? What new techniques or influences are you exploring?
Survey Time: Share your thoughts • Nature is so inspiring and this issue brings that to light! How are you inspired by nature?
FANTASTIC faces • Create whimsical mosaic portrait quilts
Needles, Beetles, and Beads • Embellishing with entomological specimens
Beading Patterns • In “Sacred Scarab,” I used four beading patterns to create the fringe.
Make a Wooden Branch Hanger • Even if bugs make you squirm, you may want to incorporate Karen’s branch hanger into one of your quilts. Start with a completed quilt, with the binding machine sewn to the front but NOT YET sewn to the back.
Karen Fricke • Rockville, Maryland
Thorns & Spikes • A gallery of work by 4 Common Corners
artist profile Sue King • LANCASTER, OHIO
Artful SCREEN PRINTING • Making your own screens is easier than you think
MONOPRINTING LAYERS WITH STENCILS & MASKS
Primal Forces: EARTH • A Studio Art Quilt Associates Global Exhibition
STORY fragments • Feature forgotten faces from the past in your work
Tips for Mounting
Book Cloth as Mixed Media
WANTED: You and Your Work • Submit today and become part of the Quilting Arts family
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BIRDS of a FEATHER
Ellen Parrott • DANSVILLE, MICHIGAN
Eyes Wide Open • RESULTS FROM THE ‘TAKE A HIKE!’ READER CHALLENGE
Travel NEAR AND FAR • INTRODUCING OUR LATEST READER CHALLENGE
Batik the easy way • Look to your pantry for inspiration
Finishing Ideas and Tips
studio style • Add these items to your quilter’s tool kit, stash, or library
Vibrant AND BOLD • Color polyester sheets with Infusible Ink
Create Melodrama • Color triads add energy
the last word.