Tuesday September 2nd 2014

‘American Quilter’s Society’ Archives

Lisabeth’s Wreath

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 [Read More]

Meet Karen Duling and Merle!

Meet Karen Duling and Merle!

New AQS author Karen Duling is a dedicated animal lover. Her book, Quilting for the Paws, is dedicated to animal shelter staff and volunteers. Karen loves making quilts about dogs and cats! She started making them as fund-raising items for her community animal shelter. [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 a unique, fun-to-make Giving Quilt, designed by Bonnie Browning to match her quilt in the Quilted in Honor Celebrity Quilt Exhibit. You can make it in time [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 neighbor, Mrs. Miller, who was a seamstress. Mrs. Miller didn’t teach her how to sew; Cathy’s job was to string buttons! “She must have [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 the Traditional Bed Quilts category at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014. Gail said the inspiration for this quilt began with an antique [Read More]

A Barn-side Salute to American Quilters!

A Barn-side Salute to American Quilters!

Have you wondered when and where the unique tradition of barn quilts began? The first use of colorful designs on barns in America dates back as early as the 1800s. German and Swiss immigrants settled in the Pennsylvania Dutch region of southeastern Pennsylvania, building [Read More]

AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

The delicate dogwood buds of Quilt City USA® have come to life in the last few weeks. The buzz that surrounds AQS QuiltWeek® is growing loud and strong! Enjoy this FREE PATTERN designed by Linda Hahn, and join us as we celebrate 30 years of quilting excitement – [Read More]

Save $$ on fabric, books, and more!

Save $$ on fabric, books, and more!

Members and non-members alike love to visit shop.americanquilter.com! (Psst – new products are arriving every day!) However, did you know… Every time you make a purchase at shop.americanquilter.com, you will save 20% when you log in as a member! HOW WILL I GET [Read More]

AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips

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 [Read More]

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

Do you know about the author demonstrations at AQS QuiltWeek events? You’ll find an author demonstration area at every show. It’s a great place to meet and greet the authors and watch demonstrations of their work. At AQS QuiltWeek® – Lancaster, PA, March 12-15 [Read More]

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