The Best of Quilting Arts Your Ultimate Resource for Art Quilt Techniques and Inspiration

Celebrate the first 10 years of the groundbreaking Quilting Arts magazine with a collection of the best articles, projects, and techniques.

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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.
Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Starting and Finishing: Articles on Art Quilt Basics
    o Releasing Creative Blocks, Melody Johnson
    o All the Right Moves: Successful Free-Motion Quilting, Frieda Anderson
    o On the Edge: Beautiful Binding Methods, Sarah Ann Smith
    o A Big Finish for Small Quilts, Terry Grant
    o Color Play, Anne Lullie
    o Professional Advice: Art Resolutions and Setting Goals, Jane Davila
  • 2. Trends in Surface Design: Articles on Stamping, Dyeing, Printing and More
    o Collographs: Monoprinting with Texture Plates, Heidi Miracle-McMahill
    o Flight of Fantasy: A Gelatin Monoprint Process, Frances Holliday Alford
    o Extreme Shibori, Sue Cavanaugh
    o Carvum Stampum: Marks of Distinction, Laura Wasilowski
    o Creating with Discharge Paste, Ana Buzzalino
    o Abstract Digital Imagery, Connie Rose
    o Experiments in Thermofax Printing, Lynn Krawczyk
    o Professional Advice: The Effective Artist Statement, Jane Davila
  • 3. Represent! Articles on People, Pets, and Text in Art Quilting
    o Making Faces, Bonnie McCaffery
    o Creating Figures in Fabric, Leni Levenson Wiener
    o Petty Journal Portraits, Pokey Bolton
    o Text Messaging, Enid GjeltenWeichselbaum
    o Thread Painting: From Photo to Stitched Art, Carol Watkins
    o Thread Sketching on Stabilizer, Karen Fricke
    o Professional Advice: Mounting a Group Exhibition, Jane Davila
  • 4. Make It Green: Articles on Recycled and Natural Materials
    o Going Green! Recycled Wall Hangings, Belinda Spiwak
    o Batik with Soy Wax, Melanie Testa
    o Going Green to Dye Blue, Daren Pitts Redman
    o It's Irresistible! Flour Paste Resist, Jane Dunnewold
    o Professional Advice: Time Management for Artists, Jane Davila
  • 5. Too Much is Never Enough: Articles on Embellishment and Mixed Media
    o Outrageous Embellishment, Frances Holliday Alford
    o Foiling Around, Jane Dunnewold
    o Collaged Fabric Panels, Mary Hettmansperger
    o FlorAbundance: Embellished Patchwork Paper Collage, Jill A. Kennedy
    o Tea + Entymology, Judy Coates Perez
    o Professional Advice: Branding for Artists, Jane Davila
  • Contributors
  • Resources
  • Index
About the Author
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. Pokey is also the host of Quilting Arts TV.

" eclectic and valuable resource." - Machine Quilting Unlimited
“A stunning range of materials, designs, artists, and ideas.” – Publishers Weekly
“Whether you are making your first quilt, or are a seasoned quilter, there are innumerable instructions and inspiration in this book.” - Fabrications (UK)

SKU: 11QM07

Author/Speaker/Editor: Pokey Bolton

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596683990

Number Of Pages: 160