Posts tagged: "art quilts"

  1. Stitches to savor year-round: Sue Spargo calendar is here (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 23, 2015

    Sneak peeking. Appetite whetting. Anticipation building! We’ve been talking up our first collaboration with fiber artist Sue Spargo since Spring Quilt Market. Now the time to celebrate is finally here! Martingale is delighted to bring you an all-new calendar in an all-new, at-a-glance format: the Stitches to Savor: 2016 Wall-Art Calendar of Designs by Sue […]

  2. Blog hop: Applique phobia? Try Fast-Piece Applique (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 13, 2015

    Calling all quilt artists: welcome to our stop on the Fast-Piece Appliqué blog tour! Four-time author Rose Hughes is on a mission: to give you the techniques you need to make the art quilts of your dreams. “Aspen Dawning” Keep Rose’s techniques in your quilting toolkit to use over and over again. They’re easy to […]

  3. New quilting books for 2015: sneak peek!

    Posted by on January 6, 2015

    Welcome to Wish-List Day! Get a sneak peek at new books coming to your local quilt shop in January. Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” tools at ShopMartingale. Be sure to subscribe to our blog—that way you’ll know when each book has been officially released. Visit the blog […]

  4. Make 2015 the year of the art quilt

    Posted by on December 22, 2014

    Welcome, Holiday Blog Blitz visitors! See our contribution to SewCalGal’s holiday-recipe blog hop at the bottom of this post—a decadent dessert from the book Coffee-Time Quilts. Enjoy! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t. It’s not that I haven’t tried, but despite my best intentions, my enthusiasm begins to wane by the middle of […]

  5. Kick-start your quilt creativity…with cows?

    Posted by on January 27, 2014

    Are you stuck in a creative rut? If you can relate to quilter’s block (hmm…yes, pun intended!), today’s the day to step away from whatever barriers are boxing you in. Case in point: cow quilts. (Wait. Cows?) Yes, cows! After seeing Mary Lou Weidman and Melanie McFarland’s comical “Purple Cow” quilt (right) in their book […]

  6. Ready to up your game? Techniques for art quilts (+ sale)

    Posted by on November 25, 2013

    “Ornamental Pear” by Jane Dunnewold What connects us as quiltmakers? Creativity. We all intrinsically possess an artist within us; the trick is learning how to coax her out and get her to wildly dance under the mirror ball. For some of us, a feeling of intimidation builds at the thought of walking our own creative […]

  7. Japanese fabric: quilt patterns, motifs, sashiko, more

    Posted by on August 26, 2013

    Have you ever come across quilts made with Japanese fabrics? If not, you’re in for an elegant treat. Today we’ll shed light on three time-honored approaches to making Japanese-style quilts, where fabrics, motifs, and stitches combine for a dramatic look. First: discover the fabrics! You’ll learn how authentic Japanese fabrics—like indigo, kasuri, and yukata—are made […]

  8. How to Bargello quilt (with a twist) + fabric giveaway!

    Posted by on July 25, 2013

    What is a Bargello quilt? Surprisingly, even with all the dramatic sways, bends, and waves of color and texture in Bargello quilts, they’re a straightforward type of quilt to make. Start with strip piecing; sprinkle a little color-by-number ease. From there, tubes, slices, and rows transform those simple strips into stunning quilts fit for an […]

  9. Pictorial quilting: 4 picture-perfect approaches

    Posted by on July 15, 2013

    Have you ever wished you could capture a noun in a quilt—meaning a person, place, or thing? Real-world images, experiences, and stories have always been a muse for quilters, and ideas for sharing them in quilts abound. Whether you gravitate toward a pictorial-quilts technique that results in an exact representation or an artistic interpretation of […]

  10. Becoming a quilt artist: inspiration, tips, talk

    Posted by on March 25, 2013

    Ask any quilting artist how they became one and they’ll likely say the same thing: practice, practice, practice. It isn’t always easy to jump off the pattern page and go your own way. It’s a risk. And it can be a challenge to find your own style, your own voice. But one thing’s for sure: […]