Monday, February 27, 2012

Quilting Arts in Stitches- Volume 6

I'm thrilled to have an article in the latest issue of Quilting Arts in Stitches.
It's a downloadable emagazine with great interactive features- photo zoom and video along with beautifully illustrated instructional material.  It's available for your pc, mac and ipad here-interweave
AND in the app store, if that's easier for you.

It's spring here in New Mexico, which means we're subjected to howling icy winds.  One of my favorite antidotes to bad weather is to surround myself with glowing, luscious color.

Here are some of the pieces I love to paint, I call them "bullseyes" and they are a great springboard for all kinds of projects.  I used one of them as a base for a step by step project featured in the Stitches article.  Here's a tutorial on you tube on how to make them- once you get started, you won't want to stop!
We're offering a workshop in Santa Fe featuring this technique and many others-

want to see how to turn this-into this?  it's in the magazine!
The great thing about the format is that you can explain it in print, then show it in a video that you can watch as many times as you like.

I'll be giving away a pair of GrabARoos Gloves for Quilting that were reviewed in the magazine.  Drop me a note and let me know if you'd like them.

My fabulous fellow artists from this issue are also writing about it- here's the schedule.....WITH a giveaway on each
make sure to check them all out!

Monday 2/27 - Lindsey Murray
Tues 2/28 - Betty Busby /
Wed 2/29 - Barbara Schneider
Thu 3/1 - Nancy Cook .nancygcook.blogspot.comhttp://www
Fri 3/2 - Tracy Stilwell .tracystilwell.blogspot.comhttp://www
Mon 3/5 - Sandy Donabed
Tue 3/6 - Jane Davila

Happy Quilting!!


  1. VERY! VERY cool, Betty! I shall be llloking up that article immediately! I actually did just finish a piece of Reemay in a sort of bullseye to use for a fossilized Echinoderm. Hope it works! I am working slowly and carefully. Thanks for this post!

  2. I would love to travel to Santa Fe for a workshop, but alas, it's out of my reach financially. I love your work--and the video on youtube is great! Are your dynaflow paints the ones for silk only?

    I've tried to buy Reemay on-line, but the shipping costs are more than double what the actual product cost is.

    1. Laura, the dye-na-flow paint works on any kind of fabric, synthetics even. No steaming required.

  3. Fascinating Bett. I would love to have the gloves. Anything that helps me grip and protects my hands is a good thing.

  4. I bought the issue because of your blog post, yours alone was more than worth the price. The others articles are icing on the cake! Gorgeous quilts, thanks for being so generous by sharing your technique.

  5. Wow! Thanks for sharing the video and the inspiration. I'd love to win the gloves.
    Robin, so. IN

  6. I'd love to try the new gloves. Your colors are gorgeous and just the antidote for spring winds in NM!

  7. Hi,
    I bought the QA#6. Your article is great and inspiring. I would love to win those gloves.

  8. Wonder if my husband will notice if I slip QAInStitches onto his iPad (my Mac isn't compatible)?

  9. would love to win the gloves
    The stitching gives the bullseye a completely new look- love it!

  10. These gloves look like they would help a lot. Didn't know I could like a bulls-eye so much.

  11. Very cool Betty.Certainly makes the nasty grey day here brighter.Thank you! I'd love to win those gloves.