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.

Valerie Bothell found crazy quilting over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Intrigued by the infinite combinations of fabrics, colors and stitches, every new project is a fresh...

Combining old textiles with computer technology, Hale Ekinci creates thought-provoking fiber art. Beginning with an old family photograph, Hale manipulates the image and transfers it to a repurposed household textile....

Asking "what if" inspires Terri Shinn to experiment with texture and color to achieve her vision of the world, often from a macro perspective. She gets close to her subjects...

With an ongoing love for learning new techniques and a passion for the work of unsung textile artists of the past, Allie Aller creates fiber art that blends those two...

Tatiana Sarasa's art connects her with the earth. That connection gives her so much satisfaction that she promotes the connection through her own work and by providing a collaborative workspace...

Bringing as much meticulous attention to her work as an artist as she brought to her technical career, Donna Lee Dowdney creates nature-inspired visual art with fabric and mixed media....

Kate Colleran's "hobby business" has blossomed into a full-time enterprise designing quilts, quilting tools and classes. Her complex-looking patterns are surprisingly easy to construct using the tools and techniques she...

It's never too late to start something new, and those things you loved to do as a child re-emerge later as a foundation for future creative work. That's what Silke...