Friday, January 25, 2013

My First Ever Article in Quilting Arts Magazine!

I wrote an article, and it's been published in Quilting Arts Magazine!

My article explains how to use a woodburning tool to cut synthetic fabric in order to make clean, non-fraying fusible appliques.  It's a fun, easy beginner level technique requiring only one piece of unusual equipment.  

Quilting Arts Magazine, February-March 2013
Cover of Quilting Arts Issue #61

The magazine should be on shelves now, or any day now, OR you can purchase a copy online here!

QA Article 1
My article, looking all fancy and professional, along with one of the quilts illustrating the featured technique

I'm proud of this article, but I also learned a lot while writing it - I have zillions of idea for future how-to articles, and I hope the writing and the process photos will just keep on getting better!

I would LOVE it if those of you who subscribe to Quilting Arts could give my article a read and post a comment here letting me know what you think of it! 


  1. Congratulations! I don't subscribe but usually end up buying it. If I read your article, I'll let you know what I think! I'm sure it's a wonderful article. That magazine always has great articles in it!

    1. Yes! I am on a no-new-art-supplies austerity program or else I would try every new technique in there! Thankfully many of the technique articles don't require anything too weird. I particularly want to try the one from this issue that involves using quilting and soy wax to create beautiful dye resists.

  2. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading your article when the next issue of QAM arrives. It looks very interesting and I can't wait to see it!

  3. When I looked at the work on the first page of your article, I said to myself "I know who the artist is... I read her blog and reference it on my blog." I recognized your style immediately. Congratulations on getting in the magazine. I especially like the technique with the sheer fabric. That tool may be on my next Christmas list.

    1. Oh brilliant! That is a nice affordable gift that will hopefully provide many exciting new art possibilities (and hours of entertainment...). Also, your work is gorgeous, and I will definitely start following your blog!

  4. This is so cool, Stella. Congrats!


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