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.

After 35 years of creating, exhibiting, teaching and writing about textile art, Susan Brandeis is as enthusiastic as ever about creating her own visual language and helping others do the...

Growing up with artists as parents, Libby Williamson explored many ways of creating, and that is reflected in her fiber art today. With complex layers of fabric, paint, dye, print,...

Jacquie Gering begins each quilt with an idea, but lets inspiration lead throughout her process, sometimes taking the work on unexpected, but welcome, turns. Known for her use of clean,...

I love scraps. To me, they are the comfort food of quilts. My first contact with quilts was not the ornate Baltimore Album quilts or the intricately hand quilted whole...

When asked to “decorate an art pumpkin” for a local arts alliance exhibit, what’s a fiber artist to do? Add the personal challenge of using materials already in my studio....