Quilting

Quilting

Quilting can take many forms – from traditional quilts, to art quilts to modern quilts made by hand or machine or both!

Quilts can be made as bed covers, or throws, but also as pieces of art to enjoy. A quilt is defined as three layers of textiles held together with thread. Traditionally, a quilt was made with a top layer of fabric that was pieced into a design, with a middle layer of batting or other warm material and a backing of fabric that could either be a single piece of fabric, or pieced.

In today’s world, there are so many options to making quilts. Browse through our interviews with quilters of all types, learn some of their tips and techniques, and see the beautiful quilts they design and create. We also have some great quilt projects that you can try for yourself.

As I worked on this quilt in my Letters Home series, I thought of our parents looking for a house to be able to call home in a land far...

Fiber artist Geraldine Warner had never quilted, but knew she wanted to somehow paint with fabric. Working mostly with silk, she immerses herself in every part of the creative process,...

Distinct shapes, clean lines and clear colors reflect the modern quilt esthetic in Paula Steel's designs. Now designing and quilting full time, Paula's use of line and form to create...

Combining her fine art training with her love of textiles, Margot Lovinger creates figurative fiber art with layers that evoke the subtle translucency of Old Masters' paintings. With careful planning...

Using thread as her drawn line, Paula Kovarik connects the elements of her work with pathways that meander, while leading the viewer on a journey that begs for a closer...