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Jan Magee
The June TQL marks the debut of a new regular column, “Modern Connections”. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, one of the most prominent faces of the Modern quilt movement, will profile a modern quilter in every issue. I’m really looking forward to reading about these quilters, most of whom Victoria has met only online (of course). If...
In the June TQL, we introduced the delightful Dahlia Clark, a Canadian quilter whose wild dye-painted Giraffe quilt, Kelly, just blew me away when I saw it at the International Quilt Festival last fall. (How did she come up with that crazy angle? You’ll just have to read the article to find out.) Dahlia, as...
A sharp-eyed reader let us know we made a mistake in the A and B patch sizes for the River Trees pattern in the December 2013 issue of TQL. The correct size for patch A is 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, and the correct size for patch B is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. If...
In 1998, Susan Else got bored making flat abstract quilts and decided to try making some cloth figures. Suddenly, fabric became a skin for three-dimensional objects and she was able to tell stories as never before. I, for one, am glad she did! I’ve been a fan of Susan’s work ever since I saw her...
Susan Shie’s quilts record it all in fabulously detailed quilted paintings. Every quilt Susan has made since 1998 has represented a different card in Susan’s own tarot deck, which she has based on ordinary kitchen items. A tarot deck has 22 major cards and 56 minor cards. (The minor cards are suit cards and have evolved...
Kathy McNeil told me how she came up with the inward-pointing prairie point border on the December TQL centerfold quilt, Audubon Christmas, and I had to smile. The innovative edge treatment really completes the look Kathy was after–that of an embossed Christmas card. “My uniquely creative spin on an old border idea was actually a...