Vicki L. Johnson’s art quilts are created with two unusual methods for making quilts: painting and soft-edge appliqué. The paint used is manufactured for fabric and is the same used to commercially silk-screen fabric. The painted areas are as permanent as commercial fabrics ‑ possibly more permanent, as more paint is usually applied. Soft-edge appliqué sews down fabric pieces with a short stitch around the piece. When washed, the edge frays which creates the soft-edge. This blends it into the painting. Many people have difficulty seeing which area is painted or appliquéd.