Thursday February 27th 2014

Posts Tagged ‘The Quilt Life’

Fabric Play – Free Pattern!

Fabric Play – Free Pattern!

A daily dose of fabric play will jump-start your creative energy. Darra Williamson shares her instructions for making a 3” x 5” fabric collage that can be as inventive as you want to make it. With your sewing machine, a little fusible web, and some fun fabrics, you may [Read More]

Imaginary friends

Imaginary friends

In 1998, Susan Else got bored making flat abstract quilts and decided to try making some cloth figures. Suddenly, fabric became a skin for three-dimensional objects and she was able to tell stories as never before. I, for one, am glad she did! I’ve been a fan of Susan’s [Read More]

Tribute to a quilter

Earlier this week we heard from David Wells, Solveig’s husband. Ricky introduced us all to Solveig in the April TQL. She  was the quilter who lost her fabric stash to Hurricane Katrina but found some of her fabric later, on the beach. The story of the quilts Solveig made [Read More]

Beach day

Beach day

Take an armchair trip to the beach with me. At TQL, we learned about a program called Operation Surf, and we were so impressed we featured it as a Helping Hands article in the August issue. This program teaches wounded veterans to surf. Can you imagine? Some of these men [Read More]

Okrahoma, OK!

Okrahoma, OK!

Ricky Tims had a great time encouraging his Facebook fans to help him come up with punny names for his entry in the August TQL Cookoff. (Recipes for this issue’s cookoff had to be inspired by stage plays!) The ideas his FB friends suggested are pretty funny, proving [Read More]

Smiling faces

Smiling faces

Have you made your self-portrait quilt yet? I hope you’ve been inspired by the June issue to give it a try, just like Alex, Ricky, Libby, Joe, and I did. There’s some great advice from real experts in that issue—like Yvonne Porcella—but I’ll tell you a little [Read More]

What are the odds?

What are the odds?

Last weekend marked the opening reception of Quilt National 13. Artists whose work has been accepted into this prestigious biennial exhibition are sworn to secrecy. They are prohibited from revealing anything about the chosen piece until after the show opens. When we were [Read More]

Look at that face

Look at that face

Last summer (in “It’s my nature” in the August 2012 issue, to be exact) you saw the face of Iliamna, an Arctic wolf captured in fabric by Barbara Beasley. We recently learned that another of Barbara’s animal faces, this time a jaguar, won a second-place prize in the [Read More]

Paducah

Paducah

What a pleasure it was to see the TQL readers who stopped by our booth in Paducah. You’re the reason we make the magazine, and I felt humbled and honored by your kind words. When I got home, I was still on sensory overload. Now, after a few days, I realize I can’t stop [Read More]

Barn Quilts

Barn Quilts

One of a quilt editor’s greatest joys is hearing from a reader who has been inspired by the magazine. We were just delighted when TQL columnist Laura Fisher (“For All It’s Worth”) passed along this letter from reader Cynthia Weisz: “I thought [Read More]

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