Monday March 10th 2014

‘American Quilter’ Archives

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]

Des Moines Best of Show

Des Moines Best of Show

What a thrill it was to chat with Karen Kay Buckley (on left in the photo) in front of her magnificent quilt, Arabesque, at the AQS show here in Des Moines. The quilt, which is hand appliqued and machine quilted, was three years in the making. The detail in this quilt is [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]

More from Houston

More from Houston

American Quilter contributing editor Barbara Polston and I posed for this photo in the vendor area of the International Quilt Festival yesterday. She’s at this show for the first time and thoroughly enjoying the experience. We chatted about some of the unusual and [Read More]

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Three Triangle Veterans to Receive Quilts of Valor

Three Triangle Veterans to Receive Quilts of Valor

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is “to cover all service members and veterans touched by war [Read More]

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]

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