|Nancy Erickson, The Message of the Red Bird,
1984; painted and appliquéd fabrics; 58 by 52 inches.
Photo by the artist. Erickson is one of many quilt artists
whose work has been influenced by folk art; see the article
on page 32.
Vol. 30 No. 3 Nov. / Dec.
2003 ISSN No. 0164-324X
THE DIGITAL QUILT 26
by Michael James
Being able to print photographs and computer-manipulated images
directly onto fabric opens up a new frontier for quilt artists.
FOLK-ART AESTHETICS & AMERICAN ART QUILTS 32
by Sandra Sider
Folk art and the fiber arts: How do they overlap? A look at
how quilt artists have responded to folk-art traditions
THE ART QUILT IN 2003 37
Where did the art quilt come from, and where's it going? Bob
Shaw answers our questions. Plus Resources for learning more
about art quilts
QUILT NATIONAL '03 45
A sampling of works from the 13th biennial exhibition at the
Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center
INNOVATIVE ARTS CENTER SHOWCASES FIBER 51
by Karen Searle
A current show in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, features 36 artists
working in fiber. Our medium's no stranger to the John Michael
Kohler Arts Center.
Notable Events 10
Fiber Feasts in Missouri, Lewis & Clark Revisited, Crochet
Guild Turns 10
Marian Bijlenga 14
Fraser Smith 16
Worldwide Connections 17
The Creative Process 18
When Concrete Acts Like Fabric, Transformations in Science
and Art, Collaborations Across Art Forms, Opposites Attract,
Textiles That Glow
Cover-ups: Tapestries by Barbara Heller 56
Anna Von Mertens: Suggested North Points 58
Polly Apfelbaum: Fallen Paintings 60
The Right Stuff: Upholstered Furniture 62