Monday January 4th 2016

‘AQS Publishing’ Archives

Round quilt hanging sleeve

Round quilt hanging sleeve

(Submitted by Gail Garber, www.GailGarberDesigns.com) Here are instructions for making a sleeve to hang Cartwheel Constellation (the cover quilt pattern from the January 2010 issue of American Quilter magazine) or any other round quilt. This method will work with even small [Read More]

Keeping Secrets and Great Gift Ideas

If this is the season for sharing, as noted in the most recent post, it’s also a doozy for keeping secrets — or trying to! Just as you can be thrilled to have finished a quilted gift and can’t wait to see someone receive it, we are delighted about [Read More]

UFOs? Get your guild in gear!

Seems like my editorial in the January 2010 issue is a subject very close to home for many readers. Lil Koster of Wilmington, Delaware wrote this note, which she gave me permission to share:“I just read your editorial in the January 2010 issue of American Quilter and [Read More]

Sharing Season

No matter who you are or where you come from, it’s hard not to celebrate something or other this time of year. For many of us, part of the festivities include making and sharing quilt-related gifts. Here at AQS we are lucky enough to see some of the best quilts in the [Read More]

Look what’s in the January 2010 issue!

Look what’s in the January 2010 issue!

The January 2010 issue of American Quilter (on newsstand December 8th) is chocked full of wonderful articles and patterns…and some surprises! Joanne Winn teaches you how to use your machine’s embroidery module to quilt fancy feathers, while Gail Valentine reviews six [Read More]

Pieced Batting – Part 2 of 2

Pieced Batting – Part 2 of 2

Want to use up small leftover pieces of batting? (Submitted by Marje Rhine, technical pattern editor for American Quilter magazine) I like to join them for use in doll quilts and wallhangings, but needed a quick method for joining the pieces so they would lie flat without a [Read More]

Cottage Bliss

Cottage Bliss

“Cottage Bliss” is a good description of my three-day mountain cabin retreat with quilting buddies at a YMCA camp in Estes Park, Colorado, last weekend. Music, friends, sewing, scenic hikes, great food, and spectacular weather made for a memorable event. Other [Read More]

Pieced Batting – Part 1 of 2

Pieced Batting – Part 1 of 2

(Submitted by Marje Rhine, technical pattern editor for American Quilter magazine) Because I make a lot of quilts, I have a lot of leftover batting that I hate to throw out. The small pieces are great for hot pads and placemats. I also use them for padding in packages to be [Read More]

Who is this famous quilter?

Who is this famous quilter?

American Quilter magazine teaser: Can you guess the identity of this renowned quilt artist, shown here in her New England garden? She began her artistic career as a potter but is now identified with spectacular use of color. Her quilts are largely strip pieced and strip [Read More]

Quilting in a Slow Economy

A recent article on Yahoo! Finance pointed out what most of us already know — we’re staying closer to home for fun and creativity these days. Quilting may have a reputation as being the original “make it with leftovers” art, craft and hobby, but [Read More]

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Make a home for your six Forest Friends (see below for links) with these background elements. Make the scene your own [Read More]

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The QuiltWeek Year in Review 2015

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Quilters and friends, thank you for a year of fun and fabulous quilts! Grab a cup of tea and relax in a comfy chair. [Read More]

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The AQS Design Team has incredible talent, including the artists who designed these coloring pages just for you. Some [Read More]

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