Thursday, December 10, 2009

I’m a Quilting Arts columnist!


I am pleased as punch to announce that I’ve been asked to write a regular column for one of my very favorite magazines, Quilting Arts, throughout 2010! The subject is thread sketching, using thread to add color, dimension, texture, line, pattern and movement to the surface of an art quilt.

This is something I discuss in my Quilting Arts Workshop DVD, “Master Machine Quilting: Free-motion Stitching and Thread Sketching,” but in the column, I’ll go into a lot more detail and show you how to get great results through exercises, practice and lots of tips. I’m totally jazzed about this opportunity. Look for my first column in the February/March 2010 issue.

Editor Pokey Bolton announced this in the QA daily e-mail, Quilting Daily, which also includes my top 10 tips for resolving tension issues.

I’ve been a fan of Quilting Arts for years. If you want to learn more about art quilting, and you don’t subscribe to Quilting Arts, you are really missing out. With each issue, I learn something new and find exciting techniques to try. And there are also wonderful profiles on fiber artists, and fantastic eye candy. The Quilting Arts online community is also a great place to meet other art quilters, share ideas and make friends.

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations, I'll be looking for you column each issue.

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  2. Congratulations. I thoroughly admired your work as a guest artist at MIU in Houston and look forward to your articles.

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  3. Congratulations! I love thread sketching so I will certainly be reading your columns to get some good tips.

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  4. This is wonderful news, Susan. Many congratulations!

    Ellen.

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  5. That is great news and I know you will do a wonderful job explaining and showing us how to use threads. I get a few issues when I can.

    Debbie

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  6. Wow, congrats Susan, you're going to be fabulous!!!

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  7. I saw this great news yesterday in the "Quilting daily" mail - and it put an instant smile on my face.
    Congratulations, this must be wonderful for you. Certainly it is wonderful for me, because I'll get more to learn from you; I'm really looking forward to read your column!

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  8. Congratulations, Susan. You are inspiring and I will read your column. Right now I just read the issue from my local library, but I may need to start my own subscription! Going to check out the link now that you posted today. Tension is my torture:)

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  9. So exciting! Oh - by "tension issues" do you mean thread or shoulders?!? Just wondering.

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  10. Congratulations! I saw that in QA daily news, too, and it just did not connect in my brain...way to go!

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  11. Congrats Susan! Quilting Arts (and Cloth Paper Scissors) are the best magazines on the planet and it's really an honor to be chosen as a columnist. Well done!!!!

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  12. Congratulations on becoming a columnist. I urge you to discuss your process as well as technique.

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  13. Thanks, Jaye. Can you tell me a little bit more about what you mean by "discuss your process as well as technique"? Do you want to understand my thought process and things I consider when making decisions about how I am going to thread sketch? I'd love to hear what you'd like me to include!

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  14. Wow! I LOVE QA and look forward to your columns. Congrats on a great opportunity.

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