Wednesday February 26th 2014

‘American Quilter’s Society’ Archives

Max Hamrick of Colonial Williamsburg

Max Hamrick of Colonial Williamsburg

Fiber dyeing brightened the lives of the citizens of 18th-century America in places like Williamsburg, Virginia. Here’s Max Hamrick, Colonial Williamsburg’s personable fiber dyer and weaver. Max talks about his book Organic Fiber Dyeing and about the use of [Read More]

Quilt Sightings: Help us make a list!

In a Discussion about Quilts and the TV on MyQuiltPlace, Garnie P. Bethea said: “Watching Gunsmoke and counting how many quilts I see. All are beautiful. Just wish they would leave them on long enough to really see them. Even the wallpaper and rugs look like quilts. Do I [Read More]

Views from AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines

Views from AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines

Here is a sneak peek of what’s happening at AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines this week. This is just a small sampling of the 1,674 quilts on exhibit at the show. There is a whole herd of cows loose in Hy-Vee Hall – it’s the Cow Stampede, curated by Mary Lou [Read More]

Tuesday Night Friends Have the Quilting Bug!

The Tuesday Night Friends from Ann Arbor, Michigan, gather weekly to have quilting fun – and there was plenty of fun for them at the AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2013 Ultimate Guild Challenge! Last year, the Tuesday Night Friends Guild saw the challenge as an [Read More]

Easy Sew Jelly Roll™ Bags

Easy Sew Jelly Roll™ Bags

In Easy Sew Jelly Roll™ Bags, a new book by Jody Anderson, you’ll find eight new and easy bag patterns designed to be made exclusively with 2½” strips! Jelly Roll and other precut 2½” strips are handy, coordinated time savers, and this new book presents [Read More]

Free Pattern – Foundation-Pieced Pickle Dish Block

Free Pattern – Foundation-Pieced Pickle Dish Block

Here’s a pattern inspired by the very first issue of The Quilt Life! Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims held their first TQL Cook-Off in April, 2010. The color was green, and Alex chose a recipe for her dad’s dill pickles as her challenge recipe. You won’t be “in a [Read More]

Hello Iowa Quilters – and all!

Hello Iowa Quilters – and all!

MyQuiltPlace is a great place for conversation. Linda Poole recently checked in at the Iowa Quilters group with some helpful information! Linda is one of the instructors who will be teaching at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, October 2 – 5, 2013. Linda has a beautiful [Read More]

The National Quilt Museum Releases 2013 Collection Book, Supports Libby Lehman Medical Fund

The National Quilt Museum Releases 2013 Collection Book, Supports Libby Lehman Medical Fund

On September 13, 2013 The National Quilt Museum released the new edition of their collection book. The Collection of The National Quilt Museum is updated every 3-5 years. The new book includes quilts that have been added to the collection since the last publication and [Read More]

Vickie Smith’s Caring Hands

Vickie Smith’s Caring Hands

Quilters, look at your hands. They are hands that stitch and hands that love. They are hands that not only sew, but through your hands you express yourself, and very often give to others. This week, our MyQuiltPlace spotlight is shining on someone who does all that and [Read More]

Fun in the Capital City – Des Moines

Fun in the Capital City – Des Moines

In addition to seeing more than 1,650 quilts on display, there are many more opportunities to explore Iowa’s capital city at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, October 2–5, 2013! You’ll have the chance to visit with quiltmakers, and there are so many more ways [Read More]

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