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.