Wednesday January 29th 2014

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  • Should I Cut Across?

    Q: I'm making a quilted wall hanging and want to be sure it rests flat against the wall. Should the borders be cut across the grain or along the lengthwise grain of the fabric? A: Although you might think you're saving fabric by cutting across the ...

  • Michele Scott's GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

    Michele Scott's fun GEOMETRIC SQUARES quilt is an easy pattern that will showcase your favorite fabrics! The quilt is approximately 46" x 58" finished. You'll love this design; it's perfect for fabrics you'd like to spotlight with a lighthearted approa...

  • Quick and Easy Quilt Sleeve

    Whether it's for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning shows you step by step how to add a quick and easy sleeve to the back of your quilt. http://youtu.be/m_Vd82aSiAA

  • The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

    The National Quilt Museum will feature five workshops for the 2014 season. These three- or four-day workshops will be held at The National Quilt Museum. Workshop Schedule: • Katie Pasquini Masopust: “From Watercolor to Quilt”  May 29-31 ...

  • Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors!

    It’s not too late to call or e-mail the AQS editors to make an appointment to meet at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014! They would love to speak with you about book, booklet, article, and pattern ideas. Do you dream of being a published a...

  • More playtime

    Do you remember the August 2013 issue of TQL? The theme was “playtime,” and we introduced you to C.J. Baar and the World’s First Interactive Quilt. For those of you who are new to TQL, C.J. is quilter with a fascination for electronics, and he cr...

  • Teflon vs. what?

    Recently AQS posted this tip on Facebook. “Parchment paper works every bit as well as a Teflon pressing sheet, and it cools off faster.” You made  lots of comments, and you wanted to know more. Here’s the story: Quilters who do fusible appliq...

  • A Little January Show and Tell

    MyQuiltPlace.com is a fun, educational, and challenging place for quilters. The photo gallery is like a never-ending HUGE show-and-tell with over 25,000 photos currently on board, and the latest 100 scrolling all the time. SPRING! added by Mary M...

  • Libby is HOME!

    It was a joyful day for Libby Lehman on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Libby, a shining star in the quilt world, suffered a stroke in April, 2013. Libby’s sister, Cathy, wrote the following journal post on CaringBridge, and we couldn’t wait to share th...

  • An Appliqué Tip from Barbara Burnham

    Barbara Burnham, author of Baltimore Garden Quilt, is an expert in the art of appliqué. She writes articles about appliqué, quilting techniques, and antique quilts. She is also an active participant with online groups of quilt collectors, historians,...

  • For the record

    Are you a record-keeping quilter? I wish I were. How cool would that be to have a notebook, or a spreadsheet, with every detail of every quilt you've made in one neat place? I know quilters who keep track of everything, from each spool of thread and ho...

  • Meet Michele Duffy at QuiltWeek® in Phoenix

    Do you dream of being a published author? Let American Quilter magazine help you make your dream come true. Our Editor-in-Chief, Michele Duffy, will be attending our AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014 event and would enjoy meeting with you. You ...

  • Executive Book Editor to Attend Phoenix QuiltWeek®

    Would you like to talk about a book idea with our Executive Book Editor, Elaine H. Brelsford? Elaine will be attending our AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014 event and would love to meet with you there. Not only is this our first event in Phoen...

  • Phoenix Transportation

    You can make traveling from Phoenix and surrounding cities easy. Discounted rates are available from RideSKOOT shuttle service, either from your home in the cities listed below, or to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. No need to look for a...

  • AQS Celebration Continues in Lancaster

    The fourth AQS QuiltWeek® in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, will continue the 30th anniversary celebration of the American Quilter’s Society. The show will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center in downtown Lancaster, March ...

  • Remembering Margaret Rudd, the First Member of AQS

    AQS is excited about 2014. It's our 30th Anniversary year! Rudee Rodriguez talks about her mother, Margaret Rudd, in an interview with AQS Contest Coordinator, Andrea Ray. Margaret, who was very proud to be the first member of AQS, just happened to ...

  • Take Note—The Quilt Notebook

    Last week on her blog, The Inbox Jaunt, Lori Kennedy introduced the concept of using a quilt notebook as a central location for planning, documenting, and evaluating each quilt and project. In the short run, a Quilt Notebook will become your catch-all ...

  • Fantastic Fibers 2014

    Fantastic Fibers 2014 is an international competitive fiber art exhibition hosted by the The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky, April 5-May 24, 2014. It’s a showcase of a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. All forms of ...

  • How cool!

    Do you know what really happens when you step on the foot pedal of your sewing machine? Until just the other day, I did not. Then someone sent me a link to this great little animation. If you're not so mechanically inclined, and you've ever wondered...

  • It's Time to Enter the Giving Quilt Challenge!

    At AQS QuiltWeek® - Grand Rapids, Michigan 2013 in October, the first Quilted in Honor Challenge, the Giving Quilt Challenge, was announced. Quilted in Honor is a fundraising initiative, initiated by Island Batik, intended to harness the collective po...

  • The Iron Giveaway Winner is...

    Francine Lee! Francine, from New York, was excited to hear that she’s the winner of the Reliable Iron offered in the American Quilter giveaway in last week’s OnPoint and on Facebook. We received 3,937 entries and learned a lot about your “fir...

  • Happy 2014

    I am in a clean-out-closets-and-other piles kind of mood today. Maybe it's the start of the new year. I've also been thinking about "Quilt Studio on the Move," an article Carol Newby wrote for the February TQL. Carol is a veteran of many a household re...

  • Win a New Iron!

    1/7/2014: CONGRATULATIONS! The winner of the Reliable Iron is Francine Lee! 1/2/2014: YAY! The raffle is working now and we welcome your entries. Please use your first name only when filling out the information; we will be able to contact you via yo...

  • The Silk Road Tour, Part II

    In this video, Claudia Pfeil continues to describe her special exhibit, The Silk Road Tour, which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part II – the progression of her quilting style to beautifully beaded, all-silk works ...

  • New Year! New Shows!

    Quilters just like you have given us 30 years of quilting excitement! We’re celebrating in seven beautiful cities this year—and we look forward to seeing YOU there. Each show will open for class registration and ticket sales four weeks before eac...

  • Free Pattern--Seeing Green

    Here's a fun small quilt to start the New Year right! Bonnie Browning's SEEING GREEN quilt uses yellow-green, blue, and blue-greens, three neighboring colors in the color wheel, to form the pattern's contrast. Hang this 41" x 41" quilt on the wall, or ...

  • Ready to Escape Winter?

    With the holidays over, now it is time to plan your trip SOUTH to escape the rigors of winter – the cold, the snow, the shoveling, and driving on slick roads. Take advantage of the great hotel rates in Phoenix, Arizona, for AQS QuiltWeek® durin...

  • Quilts as Art

    It’s always exciting when an art museum──not a quilt museum, but a major, mainstream art museum──decides to showcase the visual power of antique quilts. That's why I’m very happy to tell you about “Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collec...

  • It's HERE! Judi Madsen's New Book

    When we read Judi Madsen's December 3, 2013, Green Fairy Quilts blog, we couldn't help but share it! The blog was written the day after her book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces (AQS Publishing) arrived at her home. She's so excited. We are, too, ...

  • The Silk Road Tour, Part 1

    Walk alongside Claudia Pfeil as she takes you on The Silk Road Tour, her special exhibit which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part I – the evolution of Claudia's quilting style beginning with her very first quilt. W...

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Should I Cut Across?

Should I Cut Across?

Q: I’m making a quilted wall hanging and want to be sure it rests flat against the wall. Should the borders be [Read More]

Michele Scott’s GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

Michele Scott’s GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

Michele Scott’s fun GEOMETRIC SQUARES quilt is an easy pattern that will showcase your favorite fabrics! The [Read More]

Quick and Easy Quilt Sleeve

Whether it’s for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie [Read More]

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum will feature five workshops for the 2014 season. These three- or four-day workshops will be [Read More]

Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors!

Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors!

It’s not too late to call or e-mail the AQS editors to make an appointment to meet at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, [Read More]

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