Author Archives: Vicki

Landscape Quilts – Stitching the Sea

Landscape Quilts – Stitching the Sea by Kit Robinson Shown here are more quilts featuring Stitching the Sea by some of the artists whose work was shown in the January/February 2017 issue of MQU  Continue Reading

10 X 10 Challenge FINALISTS Announced!

We are so excited with the response to the 10 X 10 Challenge! The number of entries plus the quality of work  made it very difficult to narrow the field to just the top 10. Those finalists have now all been notified and their quilts are on their way to us for final judging. We… Continue Reading

Nov/Dec 2016 – Stitching the Sky

In the Nov/Dec 2016 issue, Kit Robinson shared that the readers wanted to see more landscape quilts. She curated a number of quilts showing various ways to stitch skies. Shown here are more quilts with interesting stitching in the sky: Continue Reading

As a companion to her article Tips for Making a Competitive Show Quilt in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue, Margaret Solomon Gunn gives us a primer on how stitching-in-the-ditch can improve your quilt’s appearance Continue Reading

Jul/Aug 2016 – Japanese Fabrics

Additional photos to accompany the Japanese Fabrics article by Linda Turner Griepentrog in the July/August 2016 issue. MQU Web Extra Japanese Fabrics   Continue Reading

GOOD ART photography of any kind has its obstacles. Many artists do not have the funds to employ professionals to shoot their work, so it becomes necessary for them to learn to do it themselves. Continue Reading

Web Extras! May 2015 – Karlee Porter: Machine Couching

Here is a link to Karlee’s video showing not only her Couching by Machine technique but how she stitches her Graffiti Quilting as well Continue Reading

Contributors Nov/Dec 2014

Contributors Nov/Dec 2014 We have a great list of contributors for the Nov/Dec issue. Sandra Leichner Visit www.sandraleichner.com to see more of Sandra’s work Kay Bell You can read about her quilting and horsey life on her blog www.borderlinequilter.blogspot.co.uk and website www.borderlinequilter.co.uk Phyllis Cullen Visit Phyllis at www.phylliscullenartstudio.com Diane Rusin Doran See her quilts at… Continue Reading

Tips on Stitching with Metallic Threads  – Nov/Dec 2014

Tips on Stitching with Metallic Threads by Linda Turner Griepentrog Machines respond differently to metallic threads, and some adjustments may be needed to accommodate the challenge. Follow these tips and practice before committing to your project: ❖❖  Use a metallic or topstitching needle, size 90/14 or larger, depending on the thread. The large eye helps to reduce… Continue Reading

Creating Fiber Lace Scarves Web Extras! Nov/Dec 2014

Creating Fiber Lace Scarves Vicki Anderson shows us techniques for creating scarves and other accessories in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue. More inspiration for thread lace work was found in Sulky Secrets to Successful Embroidery written by Joyce Drexler, nationally known machine arts expert and Creative Director for Sulky® of America (www.sulky.com). This book is recently… Continue Reading

How to Time our Quilting Machines

FROM THE MARCH/APRIL and MAY/JUNE 2013 ISSUES- Todd Fletcher takes us through the process of timing a quilting machine in this 2-part article. In Part 1 he shows us how to properly adjust the hopping foot and needle bar, and in Part 2 we learn to properly adjust the sewing hook. This essential guide will… Continue Reading

July 2014 Quilt of the Month

Hope is the Thing with Feathers © 2014 Karen Marchetti Port Saint Lucie, Florida 69 x 59 inches Visit our Quilt of the Month Gallery to view Karen’s quilt! GALLERY The verbiage on this quilt is an excerpt from Emily Dickinson’s poem Hope is the Thing with Feathers. To me, there is so much meaning… Continue Reading

About our Authors – July 2014

The July/August issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited is chock full of great information! We thought you would like to visit with our Authors to see what else they are up to. Be sure to check their Galleries for new quilts as well! Karen Eckmeier – kareneckmeier.com Phyllis Cullen  – phylliscullenartstudio.com Margaret Solomon Gunn – quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/ Susan Brubaker… Continue Reading

Thank you for all of the constructive comments and feedback on our new websites! We are reviewing all suggestions and implementing changes and corrections as quickly as possible. If you haven’t yet subscribed to our E-Newsletter, take the opportunity now so you do not miss any future give-aways and contests. Sign up HERE And if you… Continue Reading

Luke Haynes’ Creating Three Dimensional Illusions in Fabric; Resource Guides for AIDS TO SMOOTHER QUILTING and SEW ‘N GO; More quilts from Georgia Spalding Pierce  Continue Reading

Susan Brubaker Knapp takes us on a journey to Australia and New Zealand and The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, celebrated their 31st year of exhibiting quilts with this collection  Continue Reading

Quilting with Metallic Threads; Billie Mahorney’s 1950’s quilt finally finished!; Dominique Ehrmann’s 3-D special exhibit at the Sacred Threads  Continue Reading

Free articles! Feather Finesse and Complex Feathers; Resize and Edit using Inkspace; Linzi Upton’s Yurt panel pattern; Free Maple Breezes quilting pattern!  Continue Reading

If you are looking for help with your quilting or business, we have a few “quickie” articles to help you! Continue Reading