Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm in Quilting Arts!

I never would have thought that I would be saying that a year ago. I was one of those people who would not have picked up a needle and thread or had owned a sewing machine. I learned how to sew in high school and made my own clothes and stuff for awhile, but it had been years since I had done that. Okay, maybe two or three decades. I only picked up a needle and thread to sew on a button or fix a tear. I don't know what made me want to start sewing and doing art quilts. I am thinking it was because I had had enough of paper techniques. I was at the point where I wasn't doing that much with it any more. Nothing was really new. I just kept doing the same thing but in a different way.

I still consider myself kinda a newbie at fabric/textile art. I still have a lot to learn. I tried the traditional quilting but could not get past cutting the pieces out. I ended up using those pieces in random quiltie pieces. There are a lot more possibilities for me with fabric, fibers, and surface design. The design factor is different as well. I can't explain it but design on paper for me is different than on fabric. I use fabric now in a lot of ways that I used to use paper but I design my pieces differently now.

Back to Quilting Arts, I have an article on page 64 on recycled wall hangings. I love how the magazine makes my pieces look better than they do in real life (my opinion, of course). The photography is great. I also have my go green! reader challenge piece on pg. 82. This is all in the new Quilting Arts issue #34. It is their go green! issue. You can also read about some my go green! ideas on their website:

If you like my article, my going green! ideas on their website, and/or challenge quiltie, then please let Quilting Arts know. Their email for this is info@quiltingarts.com

Thanks! Comments welcome.


Angie in AZ said...

I really enjoyed your article and the pieces are gorgeous! I also have a piece published in this issue for the "go green" challenge.... a first for me. There are some wonderful ideas!

Tami Roth said...

Congrats, Belinda!!
Great ideas for gogreen too, thank you for sharing!

Genie said...

Hi Belinda,
Thanks for leaving message for me. much appreciated. Daughter is now at home and hopefully on the road to recovery.
Congratulations on your article

Anonymous said...

Congrats x 2!!

I also sent in a quiltie for the "go green" challenge but was not in this months's issue, maybe the next one, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

I just absolutely LOVE the quilt you made from recycled "stuff", so much so that I've started one myself and am almost finished. I'll have to send you a pic when I'm done!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Debby said...

Congrats on your article!

arlee said...

Congrats on your article and photos! May i add the "Go Green Extra" to my website with a link back to you??? (It was the extra online text piece)

kiwicarole said...

I have just received my issue of QA here in New Zealand, and I wanted to let you know that I think your work is fabulous! It reminded me of Beryl Taylors work which I love also. So I am visiting your blog to check out what other stunning things you make!
Thanks for sharing,