Being a professional artist means delving into the basics of accounting, business, and copyrighting issues. It's not all about creating art!


By Joyce E. Martelli
Learn the basics about tracking income, tracking expenses, and tools needed to do your record keeping.
by Anne Copeland

Why should you have a fiber arts piece, antique quilt, quilt collections, wearables, or art dolls appraised? You may never have a loss of one of your pieces, but when you do, without an appraisal, an insurance company will generally...

by Dorothy Raymond (SAQA Journal)
Today’s technology affords many ways to incorporate images and texts into our art. But along with the ability to use others’ efforts to make our own statements, there rests the responsibility to avoid copyright infringements. There is no easy, formulaic answer to avoid making a mistake, but if we are thoughtful about our message, we can reduce the risk of infringement.
By David Koehser

Most quilters are familiar with the term “copyright,” but many probably do not know or understand much about the copyright laws, or how those laws relate to them. This article explains the basic concepts of copyright law and shows how...

The US Constitution provides that Congress shall have the power: “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” U.S. Const. art...

Educational Video

Wen Redmond, a mixed media artist, delights in creating dialogue, changing perspectives and perceptions of fiber. ​She works intuitively, encouraging ‘flow’, and experimentation. Please enjoy this 2-part presentation where Wen discusses her digital printing techniques for surface design and answers questions from...

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