There is not a day that goes by that I don’t thank my lucky stars that I am surrounded by beautiful art made by beautiful people. And leafing through the pages of The Quilting Arts Idea Book just solidifies that sentiment—I am fortunate, indeed.
All of the artists featured in The Quilting Arts Idea Book have two things in common: they are passionate about their craft and open to new ideas. Without exception, every one of them knows their specialty like the back of their hand, but they are also willing to expand their skillset and try something new.
Lynn Krawczyk constantly experiments with color and texture. Leslie Tucker Jenison challenges herself by working with paper as well as fabric. Jane LaFazio is always combining machine and hand stitching in new ways. And who would have thought of making tiny art quilts out of tea bags? Libby Williamson, that’s who!
As an avid art quilter and the editor of Quilting Arts Magazine, I love learning from these artists and am in awe of what they do. Nobody does it better: from dyeing fabric and experimenting with unique substrates, to hand stitching and creating bold imagery, they are the best-of-the-best.
When looking through the pages of The Quilting Arts Idea Book, I hope your curiosity is piqued and you use some of these great ideas in your own art. I encourage you to leave nothing behind: If art quilts are your passion and your creative expression is revealed through fabric and thread, then go make some art!
And if you’re looking for me, I’ll be in my studio trying something new.
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