If you love hand-dyed and hand-painted fabrics, don't miss the June/July issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.
In "Sand Painting: Create Special Effects with Sun and Sand", Mickey Lawler gives step by step instructions for using common beach sand to create lovely organic patterns and shapes in painted fabric.
Carol R Eaton describes a dyeing process that offers artists loads of creative freedom in "Confetti Dyeing: One Technique, Three Distinctly Different Results".
Also in this issue, SAQA Executive Director, CT artist and author Martha Sielman discusses the human form in fiber art in "Creating Realistic Portraits". Martha's latest book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits was published this year.