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.

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If you think that foundation paper piecing patterns are predictable, you have not met Ingrid Alteneder. From her third-floor studio in Frankfurt, Germany, Ingrid breaks images down into basic geometric...

Mary Vaneecke is a fiber artist with a passion for social issues and making a difference with her work. From small art quilts to curating a huge installation of 23,000...

Barbara O'Steen's art career has spanned many years and many obstacles that would have kept a lesser woman down. Through gender barriers, supporting a young family as a widow and...

Pam Holland travels the world teaching quilting and textile art, encouraging students to try the myriad styles and techniques she had developed over the years. Her work ranges from whimsical...

Working entirely by hand, Heidi Parkes can complete a limited number of quilts in a year, so she makes each one of them count. There is much planning behind her...

As I worked on this quilt I thought about how our parents settled into a new life with many joys and a few challenges. I thought about how our mother...

Like many creatives, Audrey Esarey dabbled in many artful activities while growing up. But it wasn't until she went to a quilting class with a woman who would later become...