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  • Best of Show Video: Saffron Splendor Pat Holly shares techniques from her Best of Show quilt, Saffron Splendor, at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2015. Pat’s excitement is contagious! Her quit, Saffron Splendor, was inspired by a trip to India. She used silk fabric and decorative stitches to create the unique background fabric, then machine appliquéd the next layers of design. Pat added ...
  • Fun in Chattanooga in 2015! Tucked between the mountains along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. There’s a world of outdoor adventure, amazing restaurants, live events, art, and world-class attractions waiting for you. Enjoy a glimpse of Chattanooga in 3 Minutes, thanks to ChattanoogaFun.com! Chattanooga has undergone an amazing transformation over the past 20 years and has become ...
  • Rami Kim, 3-D Fabric Artist AQS author Rami Kim’s exceptional talent blossoms with innovative designs. She is passionate about wearable quilted art and one-of-a-kind home décor. Three-dimensional textures and exciting colors blend with traditional sewing techniques, giving her work an exquisite edge! Rami’s first book, Folded Fabric Elegance, published by AQS in 2007, concentrates on her 3-D texturing techniques and projects. ...
  • Over 700 Quilts at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek in 2015! Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 12-15, 2015.   Living Colour Living Colour! includes 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum, the result of the Living Colour! challenge exhibition curated by Australian fiber artist Brenda Gael Smith. The selections showcase the the world’s diversity and ...
  • Ann Hazelwood’s Colebridge Community Series What fun, tears, and drama we’ve read since Ann Hazelwood wrote her first Colebridge Community book, The Basement Quilt, in 2012. Since then, Ann walked us through the fine Missouri community whose residents seemed so familiar and so real.  We joined narrator Anne Brown Dickson in her flower shop through thick and thin, up and ...
  • What Does Appliqué Mean to YOU? The simplest explanation of appliqué is to place one layer of fabric over another larger piece, and sew it in place. It’s a creative way to bring design elements to the forefront and make them the stars of your quilt. There are many ways to make beautiful appliqué, and no technique is the best. It IS ...
  • Amtrak Discount Code for Syracuse! Amtrak is offering a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Syracuse, New York, between July 26 and August 4, 2015! These dates include travel up to three days prior to the start date and three days following the close of the event. Refer to this Fare Code, X68W-928, when making your reservation. To ...
  • Lively Linda Hahn If you’ve ever been in a room with Linda J. Hahn, you’ll be smiling before you leave! It might not surprise you to know that Linda is a zumba fanatic. Her other passion is breaking complex quilt designs into easy-to-understand parts and adding her bright, lively sense of style. Named a National Quilting Association Certified Teacher ...
  • Video: A Little Bird Told Me I Could Appliqué Marie Blunk tried hand appliqué for the first time, entered her quilt in the AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015 quilt contest, and won Third Place in the Bed Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Marie and finds out about the ...
  • Spring Time, a Winner for Rose Dumas This quilt is exceptionally detailed. It looks like a wholecloth quilt on the back! Enjoy quilting advice in this video interview with Rose Dumas. She made Spring Time, a beautiful quilt that won Third Place in the Wall Quilts: Home Machine Quilted category at Lancaster. Enjoy this close up:
  • VIDEO: The Bride Wore Red Portrait quilt maker Kay Donges started with some sparkly fabric and the result was The Bride Wore Red, winner of First Place for Small Wall Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by YLI Corporation.
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