Odds and Ends

book_cover_3-4627935 Almost here!  1000 Artist Trading Cards is not available until next month, but I got my advanced copy a short while ago.  What I love most about this gallery-style book is that these ATCs bridge both the art quilt and collage worlds. Lots of styles, themes, and techniques represented with your work. We’ll be schlepping 100 books to Chicago for International Quilt Festival/Spring, so please stop by to pick up a copy. (For those not coming to Chicago, we’ll also be having a pre-order option for this book on our website very soon.)

• If you have had artwork published in Cloth Paper Scissors and are planning on coming to Chicago for International Quilt Festival/Spring, please let me know. I still have a few time slots for the virtual studios for Make It University!™ if you want to share your art with the greater fiber art community. I’ll even feed you chocolate (the really good kind).

qa_26_cover-3625432 Here’s a sneak peak of our next cover of Quilting Arts. (I just got my advanced copy yesterday). This is a detail of “Fauna”, a collaborative quilt by Kathy York, Vicki Hallmark, Frances Holliday Alford, Judy Coates Perez, and Julie John Upshaw. Never before in the history of Quilting Arts Magazine have we dedicated eight entire pages to a single quilt, but it’s that amazing. (I still have this quilt in my possession as we’ll be featuring it in our Quilting Arts booth in Chicago.) Subscribers, this issue is being mailed as we speak, and for those who pick up Quilting Arts on the newsstands, expect to see it April 3rd.

Lastly, a question for the art quilt crowd: Besides art quilts, what else are you creating in fiber? Are you stitching anything for the home or for yourself? I actually made a kitchen apron last week. (For those who know me you’ll see the irony of this.) You?