Thursday July 24th 2014

‘American Quilter’ Archives

Merry Band of Quilters

Merry Band of Quilters

Show season is approaching quickly. I’ve started making my travel plans already, starting with the very first AQS Lancaster Show, March 24–27. If you’re planning to go, stop by The Quilt Life booth. I’d love to meet you and hear your ideas for articles [Read More]

Easy Fabric Dyeing

Easy Fabric Dyeing

(Submitted by Kathie R. Kerler, American Quilter magazine contributing editor) Hand-dyed fabrics are popular among quilters. Some use hand dyes because they like the mottled effect, while others want a gradated range of shades within a single color for a project. Many [Read More]

Happy New Year from AQS

Happy New Year from AQS

All of the staff at the American Quilter’s Society wishes you a new year full of peace, happiness and lots of quilting. We hope to see you at one of our four shows this year – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in March; Paducah, Kentucky, in April; Knoxville, Tennessee, [Read More]

Perfect Timing

Every once in a while you do better than good when it comes to giving the perfect gift; you hit a grand slam. That’s what happened in my family this Christmas. I gave a Janome AQS-2009 25th Anniversary sewing machine to my 20-year old nephew. I just had a feeling that [Read More]

Time for baking, not quilting

Time for baking, not quilting

Over the weekend, my mother and daughter (in the photo) joined me for a fun afternoon of Christmas cookie baking. One cookie tradition in our home is the making of pizzelles, a southern Italian cookie that is quickly baked in an electric “press” similar to a [Read More]

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]

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AQS Winners Honored in Mississippi

Two past AQS winners, Norma Grissom of Corinth, and Dorothy Dailey from Burnsville, are being honored in their home [Read More]

Mary’s Story – One Woman, One Mission

Mary’s Story – One Woman, One Mission

by Guest Contributor Brent A. Birkhoff It’s a story I will never forget. I had met Mary Ogwel a couple of years [Read More]

Free Pattern – A Cherry Pie Block!

Free Pattern – A Cherry Pie Block!

Here is a tribute to summer and all of its cherry and berry pie goodness! This foundation paper pieced and appliquéd [Read More]

Booking Hotel Rooms in Chattanooga

Booking Hotel Rooms in Chattanooga

Booking hotel rooms is easier than ever in Chattanooga! Hotels throughout the city are participating in AQS [Read More]

Technology & Quiltmaking

Technology & Quiltmaking

Do you own a computer? Point-and-shoot camera? Smart phone? Tablet? Are you using this equipment in producing and/or [Read More]

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