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Abstract and Geometric

abstract-and-geometric-sielman Abstract and Geometric, another stunning book in Martha Sielman's series on quilt art, has just been released this month and I am extremely fortunate to be among the artists selected for inclusion. As she explains in her introduction, Martha received over 1300 images in answer to her call for entry from 461 artists, the best of the best in the field. Profiles of 29 major artists and three galleries featuring 97 more fill this full-color feast for the eyes. I found many of my favorite artists as well as some whose work was new and very inspiring to me. Even if I weren't in it, I would have to own this book! Yum. Abstract and Geometric is available at SAQA.com.
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Art Quilting Studio Magazine

Run, don't walk to your nearest Barnes and Noble to pick the latest issue of Art Quilting Studio magazine. It is chock full of beautiful textile artwork by many talented artists and my work and I are honored to be among them. elena stokes art-quilting-studio elena stokes art-quilting-studio-2 elena stokes art-quilting-studio-4 In my article Infinity and Beyond, I share the backstory of my inspiration for my first series, which found me leaving my comfort zone of landscapes and driving me to abstraction. I offer up a few tips and techniques, too. I must say, I'm very impressed with this magazine. It's hefty and feels more like a book with mostly photos and well-written articles, and very few ads. I enjoy reading about the processes and inspirations of other artists and here I found some of the best artists working in textiles today.

Machine Quilting Unlimited

Look what showed up in my mailbox today!

MQU cover

Back in August, I was approached by Machine Quilting Unlimited to write about my work for their Art Studio spot and, of course, I jumped at the opportunity. This, the January/February issue, is just hitting the stands and I am very pleased with it. First, my name is on the cover! I wasn't expecting that. I have a five page spread (nice!) and my images look beautiful, which is a relief since they are photos I took myself. I'm even happy with what I wrote!

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It's a great issue with interesting articles. I especially enjoyed seeing Melody Randol's work and reading about her technique. 2014 was a great year for me and with this article in MQU, it looks like 2015 is off to a great start!