You could get out your suitcase and passport, but global inspiration comes to Quilting Arts! We begin with world traveler Luana Rubin and her insights into the Tokyo quilt scene. Handmade vs. hand sewn vs. machine quilting - what's the trend? Then it's a material matrix. Sandra Bruce gets her inspiration closer to home from American artist Chuck Close. She shares a new technique using grids on photos. Then finish up, literally, with some of Susan Brubaker Knapp's favorite tips for starting and stopping when you machine quilt.