In this issue of Quilting Arts<sup>®</sup> Magazine, we celebrate how quilt artists use their talents and passion to reach out to others. This issue is filled with examples of how artists give back to their communities. Learn about how Pokey Bolton’s Quilt Festival Pet Postcard Project has raised thousands of dollars for pets in need. Read interviews with Ami Simms of the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative and Berene Campbell who initiated the To Boston with Love project. Jane LaFazio shares her perspective on prayer flags and describes how they are used to show concern for others. And don’t miss the new reader challenge, encouraging you to join the prayer flag movement with miniature flags of your own.
Also inside this inspiration-packed issue:
Sue Reno shares how to make cyanotype prints on fabric.
- Lisa Thorpe demonstrates how to make your own stencils.
- Jeanne Williamson shows how to monoprint your wardrobe—and create the perfect outfit for an art opening.
- Learn a photo-realistic method of applying rust to fabric with Barbara Triscari’s controlled rusting technique.
- Learn a method for wet felting wool that incorporates vintage textiles for added texture and interest, with Mary Lachman.
- Sue Bleiweiss explores the possibilities by dyeing tone-on-tone fabrics.
- Jenn Mason shares a quick and meaningful group art project.
Plus, get an up-close look at inspiring quilts from the Dinner at Eight artists; see the innovative results from our Quilting Arts “Passages” reader challenge; read an inspiring profile about artist and dancer Beth Carney; and more! Be daring with your art quilts and try out all the techniques and advice from this issue of Quilting Arts!