Tuesday September 2nd 2014

American Quilter

The official publication of American Quilter’s Society remains the most respected and distinctive magazine serving the lives and craft of quilters. Every issue comes packed with techniques, tips and lifestyle features to inspire quilter’s love of life.

In every issue, readers find amazing photos of award-winning quilts as well as technique articles and patterns to bring amazing quilting to your home. Our ongoing commitment to quality extends beyond the words and stories we feature through the exceptional quality of the magazine pages themselves. You won’t find a magazine that’s still as well made as American Quilter.

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More from American Quilter

  • Free: Fern Quilting Pattern Do you have ferns in your yard or on your porch? If they haven’t wilted from the heat of summer, they may be growing healthily in wide green strands out of the pot or across the patio. This week’s quilting pattern, designed by Regina Carter, is like that! Take this fern design and enlarge or shrink ...
  • Video: VARIEGATED by Paige Alexander Enjoy AQ Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy’s conversation with Paige Alexander of South Carolina, Honorable Mention award winner in Wall Quilts/Modern at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, North Carolina 2014. Paige explains the creative process and the challenges she faced while making her unique quilt, VARIEGATED. Paige is a member of Modern Quilt Guild, and her inspiration was the ...
  • Free Pattern: KIRUTO by Scott Murkin This pieced quilt is a unique example of tessellating. The block design is visually obscured, and a subtle illusion of curves is created. Although the version shown is done in Japanese and Japanese-style prints, it will look equally fabulous when made from your stash favorites or in any combination of fabrics with light and dark values. Designed ...
  • Free Pattern: STARS IN THE GARDEN Bring your blooming garden inside! Pam Bono’s STARS IN THE GARDEN pattern for place mats and a table topper combines fusible appliqué with no-template piecing. That means quick construction, and a touch of hand embroidery adds finesse! Click HERE for complete pattern and instructions for STARS IN THE GARDEN! Keep scrolling on the above PDF download to ...
  • Free Pattern: BOLD & BRIGHT Create BOLD & BRIGHT, a 16″ x 16″ art quilt by Dr. Joyce Mori! It was featured in American Quilter in May 2014. Although the colors on this mixed-media art quilt are intense and modern, the appliqué designs are Native American motifs. Other motifs can be adapted from Dr. Mori’s book Quilting Designs from Native American ...
  • Free Pattern – Log House Block There’s no better time than summer to build a new house. A Log House block or quilt, that is! Today’s free pattern is a large block (22½” x 12½”) that appeared in a circa 1880s quilt. A few templates are needed, but most pieces can be rotary cut. Find the fabrics in your stash and ...
  • Save Your Online American Quilter Magazines NOW. American Quilter magazine is better than ever! I am excited to announce that the online version of American Quilter will become an enhanced digital version within a few weeks. Watch for the roll out of our new digital app, which will be available SOON on iOS devices like iPhone and iPad. (Other versions are on the ...
  • Free Pattern: TRAIL TO PADUCAH This year’s QuiltWeek event in Paducah was a delightful experience and is now a sweet memory! We were so happy to see all who attended. Here’s a THANK YOU treat! Enjoy this free quilt pattern, TRAIL TO PADUCAH, which will finish at about 79″ x 79″. Designed by Kimberly Einmo, the quilt as shown was sewn by ...
  • Meet Teri Henderson Tope Teri Henderson Tope is a lifelong sewist who tried every medium available (that many of us find familiar) when she was young, from sewing clothes for her Barbie® dolls on an old Singer sewing machine to making macramé plant hangers, and from 4-H projects to the most unusual Holloween pumpkins and snowmen on the block. ...
  • Free Pattern – Garden Party Make this adorable wallhanging, GARDEN PARTY, just in time for spring! Barbara E. Lies shows you how to use the pillow trapunto technique–she says it’s easier than traditional trapunto. If you like a good challenge, why not try it? Trapunto adds irresistible dimension and interest to any quilt, but the many steps required can make it ...
  • Stamping Fabric with Rose Hughes If you really want to dive into fabric designing, try carving your own stamps! Rose Hughes walks you through the steps to show you how to carve an image into either a linoleum or rubber surface. Then the door is open to endless possibilities! Direct from the American Quilter May 2014 issue, you’ll find the step-by-step instructions HERE.
  • Lisabeth’s Wreath Helen Squire’s circular continuous line quilting pattern, Lisabeth’s Wreath, is a beautiful choice for hand or machine quilting! It measures an easy-to-use 7½” diameter that can be changed with the percentage enlarger on any copy machine. Why not coordinate your quilt’s borders and use the matching border designs? Helen is well known for her eight Dear ...
  • AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips At AQS, we work with a fun and friendly group of designers who toil at their computers every day designing ads, book covers and book pages, layout and design for magazines, show books, web pages, and much, much more. They work hard, put in overtime, and we appreciate all they do! (You’ll see some of them at most ...
  • Free Pattern – Jeri Auty’s TESSELLATING HEARTS Quilt When Jeri Auty made her first Tessellating Pinwheel block, she became intrigued with the process of taking square blocks of color, cutting them, and turning them into interlocking, spinning pinwheel designs. Depending upon the color, value, and placement of the fabrics, pinwheels can create a pattern’s primary design element. You might like to experiment with ...
  • Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors! UPDATE 2/4/14: There’s been a small change in Michele Duffy’s (AQ magazine Editor-in-Chief) itinerary. Due to the inclement weather we have here in Paducah, Michele will not be in Phoenix after all. Feel free to contact her here if you have an article idea. Her email is micheleduffy@aqsquilt.com and the phone number is 270-898-7903, ext. ...

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