Beth Markel


Learning from disappointment…

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Beth Markel

I’m so happy for everybody who made it into Quilt National, as well as all of the other shows going on.  This is a great time to be involved in quilting, textile art, surface design, fabric creations, and art.  There is innovation in techniques and dyes, a dedicated resurgence of old methods (especially beautiful batiks), […]


Do what you love. Try new things. Or not.

Posted on October 11, 2014 by Beth Markel

Someone asked me recently, “Do you think ‘traditional’ quilts are boring, now that you make ‘art’ quilts?”  I’m certain she was sincere, but my first thought was, “NO!”  I have such a high regard for the “traditional” quilt-makers, as they continue a beautiful, time-honored, and under-valued art form in an often quiet and unassuming manner. […]


Challenging is good – sometimes growth is hard.

Posted on October 1, 2014 by Beth Markel

I haven’t blogged in a bit, which is unusual for me, but life has been crazy-dazy!  In the middle of August I took a Nancy Crow workshop in Muskegon, Michigan.  When there is homework that needs to be completed before the class begins, I’ve discovered that it takes me about a week to prepare.  Then […]