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four april giveaways

four april giveaways

by Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaway features Sherri Lynn Wood’s new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, and a pair of Kai Scissors. Four book/scissor sets will be given away! Each giveaway is valued at $93. This is the most life-changing Okan Arts giveaway ever—with a quilting book that challenges your creative process and Japanese 9″ […] +more


mastering & innovating patchwork techniques

mastering & innovating patchwork techniques

By guest blogger Sherri Lynn Wood, quilt artist and author OAKLAND CA  One day I saw the paper collage above on flickr, by artist Virginia Echeverria Whipple (I  love her work!) and wondered how I could create the effect of concentric rings in patchwork. Perhaps with bias cut strips? I had never seen anyone strip piece on the curve before. Could […] +more


bonnie bucknam, the good

bonnie bucknam, the good

by Patricia Belyea VANCOUVER WA  You would think that Bonnie Bucknam’s favorite letter in the alphabet would be “B.” After visiting this accomplished quilt artist, I’ve decided she owns the letter “G.” Here are some of the remarkable things I learned about her: gifted Before Bonnie started kindergarten, she sewed little drawstring bags for her toys. By […] +more


march giveaways

march giveaways

By Patricia  Belyea SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaways feature Valori Well’s new book, My Life in Fabric, her Aurifil thread collection and a charm pack of her Ashton Road fabric. Each giveaway is valued at $140. Three book/thread/fabric sets will be given away! Getting to know Valori more through her book reveals a spirited artist who creates with a […] +more


LUKE: textile log cabins

LUKE: textile log cabins

By guest blogger LUKE Haynes, quilt artist. LOS ANGELES CA  As a student of architecture, I learned about building structures. Today as an artist, I make blocks out of fabric and build quilts. In learning my trade and the vernacular of quilting, I’ve been practicing block types and learning the history of piecing. I bought […] +more


victoria findlay wolfe: manhattan farm girl

victoria findlay wolfe: manhattan farm girl

By Patricia Belyea MANHATTAN, NY   Yesterday I visited Victoria Findlay Wolfe in her New York studio. She was just back from a few trips (including Japan), working on finishing a king-sized double wedding ring quilt (that she had started two days earlier), and leaving for QuiltCon in Texas early the next day. Any sane person […] +more


phyllis cullen: SAQA super rep

phyllis cullen: SAQA super rep

By Patricia Belyea HAMAKUA COAST HI  Textile artist and semi-retired doctor define Phyllis Cullen. Non-stop generous describes her. Phyllis, one of the first members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), moved to the Big Island of Hawaii three years ago. She now serves at the SAQA Regional Representative for all of Hawaii. As a benefit […] +more

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