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The Digital Quilt
MARIAN BIJLENGA: Drawing with Horsehair
Anna Von Mertens: Suggested North Points
   
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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

Features
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

Profiles
Marian Bijlenga 14
Fraser Smith 16

Worldwide Connections 17
Stitching Leeds

The Creative Process 18
When Concrete Acts Like Fabric, Transformations in Science and Art, Collaborations Across Art Forms, Opposites Attract, Textiles That Glow

Sampling 24
Quilt Departures

Reviews
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






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