Links & Interesting Sites
Organizations, Galleries & Suppliers
Artists Who Teach - is a wonderful resource for people seeking artists to present workshops.Compiled by Leighann Foster
Batiks, Etc. - Beautiful Batik fabrics available via the Internet. You won't believe the selection or the prices!
La Bilbiothèque des Métiers - is the publisher of a series of books on traditional needle-art techniques, which have a different, beautiful and atistic format.
Carriage Trade Press has some pattern books. Ever think of using a manhole cover for a quilt design?!? Check it out...you'll be astonished!
Cloth Fiber Workshop is a “working studio” in Asheville run by fiber artist Barbara Zaretsky. Besides creating her work there, Barbara also sells supplies and offer classes by other artists.
Den Haan & Wagenmakers, Exclusive handprinted cotton fabrics for quilts and home furnishing. Check out their beautiful reproduction fabrics. I have admired them for many, many years! The quality of the designs, vibrancy of the colors and quality of the cloth itself make them quite special.
Dyescapes For all of you embellishment lovers, fiber artists and surface design fans, check out this brand new site. Nancy Bruce, with her impeccable taste for colors and designs, offers a selection of hand dyed ribbons, threads, embellishments...that will get your creative minds started. If you don't want yards of the same thing but want to play with different textures, kits are available.
Edisud is the publisher of wonderful books about Provence fabrics, their history and the technique known as boutis, among others. The books have wonderful photographs and very well written texts
Susan Edmonson creates beautiful primitive designs and crazy quilt accessories, which she heavily embellishes. She started a pattern company, Black Eyed Susans Designs, and teaches from her designs.
Proud to be an exhibiting member of the ElectronicCottage Online Arts & Crafts Gallery!
France Patchwork, the website of the French National Quilting Guild
French Connection is a wonderful site offering French fabrics from Provence, beautiful African fabrics, baskets and art. They also have beautiful antiques. If you are in the Pittsboro, NC, area, make sure to visit their store.
HomeMade In America American Hands creating products for Today's Enjoyment and Tomorrow's Keepsakes
The J.C. Campbell Folk School offers many weeklong and some week-end workshops on a number of traditional crafts and art. A unique and wonderful experience!
Le Musée d'Art Textile Contemporain is a wonderful exhibit space for contemporary fiber work. The facility also offers fiber art workshops and supplies.
Quilt University , quilting classes on line Even if you are in the middle of nowhere or have young children and little time for yourself during the day, you can take a multitude of classes for many different fiber artists from around the world with Quilt University. Check out their website, faculty and class list.
SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional developement and documentation. Check it out!
Sillegny Quilting Club is a very active quilt group in the Moselle region in Eastern France. They organize lots of various activities and workshops. I have taught there several times and always have a good time.
Serving the Tiny Masters is a wonderful site to check out if you want to learn more about how silk worms grow, how cocoons are processed into silk thread. Wonderful photos and very interesting text.
Shaposies has beautiful and unique little hand-made evening purses.
The Shouthern Highland Craft Guild is a regional guild of fine craftmens and artists. Visit their site to find local artists and find out more about their stores and activities.
The Lost Quilt Home Page is a non-profit web page dedicated to providing a place to display and view lost or stolen quilts and to supply information on how to protect the quilts we currently own. Very valuable information!
Thimbles by TJ Lane TJ Lane makes beautiful silver thimbles and silver sewing accessories and customizes them for you. She also makes the perfect quilting thimble "for the under hand". Visit her site to see which quilt show she will attend as a vendor or ask for her catalog.
Workshop on the Web created by Maggie Grey is a wonderful way for people involved in surface design and fiber art to keep finding out about new products and techniques. Subscribe for 4 issues a year.
Quilt Shops in France
www.larucheauxidees.com - A cool store to visit, for real or on line!
Artists' Personal Pages
Marga de Bruijn
Barbara Oliver Hartman
Vita Marie Lovett
Know of any sites that might be of interest to our readers?
Martine and let her know!