In the newest issue of the magazine International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene I picked up this week, I found two friends were featured.
Barbara Olson wrote a very informative article called, "The Threads Creates the Design". She demonstrates her use of threadwork with many illustrations. We published her best-selling wonderful book a few years ago, Journey of an Art Quilter: Creative Strategies and Techniques. It's still selling! Barbara has a busy teaching schedule around the world. Take a look at this article. It will help you with your art quilts.
Also featured is my friend and up-and-coming art quilter, Beth Schillig. You've read about her in previous blog posts. She has been sewing garments all her life, but in the last few years has found her passion for art quilting and has won many ribbons. Her amazing quilt, Jeepers It's Jane, is shown right next to the likes of Ricky Tims and other famous award-winning quilters. She is thrilled to be in this national magazine!
Next week I leave for Quilt Market in Houston and will find more interesting trends and ideas to blog about in the next few weeks. Keep watching!