Saturday March 8th 2014

‘American Quilter’s Society’ Archives

Care & Conservation of Quilts by Gerald E. Roy

Care & Conservation of Quilts by Gerald E. Roy

Quilts are made of cloth, which is woven from fibers. Those most commonly found in quilts are natural fibers derived from plants, animals, protein, or vegetable: cotton, linen, wool, silk, and rayon. Although there are other types of synthetic materials, they are not as [Read More]

Audubon’s Christmas Block of the Month

Audubon’s Christmas Block of the Month

The stunning Audubon’s Christmas Quilt designed by Kathy McNeil is now available as a block of the month.  When you join you will receive a block pattern every month for seven months. Each pattern is full-size — no enlarging is necessary.   If you just [Read More]

Free – Make a Reverse Appliqué Sunburst by Marti Michell

Free – Make a Reverse Appliqué Sunburst by Marti Michell

Learn to make a perfect reverse appliqué Sunburst block with Marti Michell. Marti’s method eliminates the bulk that is sometimes a problem with this traditional quilt block.  She shows you how to use freezer paper and simple measurements to make a perfect block [Read More]

Perfect Point Cat Scissors

Perfect Point Cat Scissors

These little pointed scissors are purr-fectly charming. They will be perfect for your sewing basket or for a gift for your sewing friends. Cat lovers will want to add them to their collection, too. Scissors measure 4 inches long. Save and buy the set of all four or pick out [Read More]

You May Delay, But Time Will Not!

You May Delay, But Time Will Not!

The extended deadline for entering the Lancaster Quilt Contest is December 3, 2012. Don’t delay–get those entry forms and photos sent in, postmarked by December 3rd. The quilt judged to be the Best of Show will receive $10,000; $5,000 each will be awarded for the [Read More]

Free – Owl Handbag Pattern by Barbara Crawford

Free – Owl Handbag Pattern by Barbara Crawford

This owl handbag is full of whimsy and rich color choices that will appeal to just about everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart. Combine that with spectacular colors of wool felt and embroidery threads and you have a recipe that will stir up the creative juices. [Read More]

FREE DVD to All Friends of AQS from Superior Threads

FREE DVD to All Friends of AQS from Superior Threads

Thread Therapy by Dr. Bob is a 1 hr. 45 min. DVD of a live recording of Bob’s thread seminar.  Bob Purcell, President of Superior Threads, is offering this DVD ($24.95 value) to all friends of AQS absolutely FREE of charge. This DVD will solve many sewing-related [Read More]

Midnight Blooms Fabric Collection

Midnight Blooms Fabric Collection

Midnight Blooms Fat Quarter Collection This new fabric collection is romance at its best. Flowers and paisleys bloom on top-quality, 100% cotton fabrics that will make for dramatic quilts and other projects, too. Don’t miss adding this collection to your stash. Sample [Read More]

AQS QuiltWeek™ Shows – Spring 2013

AQS QuiltWeek™ Shows – Spring 2013

2013 is fast approaching and it’s time to begin thinking about the spring quilt shows. The AQS quilt shows have a new look and you’ll get to experience a fun week of fantastic quilts, shopping especially for quilters, exciting special events, and all of the [Read More]

AQS – Exclusive Representative for the Tentmakers of Cairo

Recently the Tentmakers of Cairo, Jenny Bowker as curator, and the American Quilter’s Society signed agreements designating the American Quilter’s Society as the exclusive representative of the Tentmakers of Cairo for the exhibition and sales of their applique [Read More]

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Giving back

Giving back

In the June 2012 issue of TQL, Michael Mrowka told the story of the Ganesa Study Center in Java, Indonesia—a free, [Read More]

Free Pattern for Quilted in Honor Giving Quilt

Free Pattern for Quilted in Honor Giving Quilt

The Quilted in Honor Giving Quilt challenge deadline is near, but you still have time to enter! Here’s a pattern for [Read More]

FMQ 101: Getting Ready

FMQ 101: Getting Ready

I had a little conversation with Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt the other day. I told her “I’m not a machine [Read More]

New Author Cathy Busch!

New Author Cathy Busch!

Cathy Busch learned her first sewing-related skills after school in a small town in Ohio. She would spend time with a [Read More]

New Video – Best Bed Quilt at Phoenix QuiltWeek

In this new video from AQS, Elaine Brelsford interviews Gail Stepanek who, along with Jan Hutchison, won first place in [Read More]

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