Sunday August 31st 2014

‘American Quilter’ Archives

Everybody’s Working for the Weekend

Everybody’s Working for the Weekend

Here’s the perfect antidote to the Monday morning blues…a new book from AQS meant specifically to use on weekends! Or any day you have an hour to spare! In Weekend Quilts Judy Laquidara has created 16 easy, colorful quilts that are a joy to make and use. The [Read More]

A flock of blocks

A flock of blocks

(Submitted by Marje Rhine, American Quilter pattern editor)I admit it – I am (or was) a scrap saver. Almost no scrap was too small to go into one of my many scrap boxes or bags. But there were way too many, so as one of my New Year’s resolutions, I decided to pare down [Read More]

Facebook Farmers, Merry Band Members, and Celebrity Queries

Little did I know that we’d be buried in submissions from the FarmVille/Farm Town farmers. Thank you everybody! The comments were a treat to read, too. You’ll see the fruits of the harvest in issue 2 of The Quilt Life (June 2010).      If you [Read More]

Circle of Fire – a blue-ribbon winner

Circle of Fire – a blue-ribbon winner

Many American Quilter readers wrote to me about our November 2009 cover quilt, Circle of Fire, designed and made by Pat Wolfe of San Diego, California. Some were seeking the source of Pat’s black batik background fabric (no longer available, sorry to say), and some [Read More]

A new look in the new year

A new look in the new year

The new year is a great time for fresh starts, so the design/editorial team at American Quilter magazine is delighted to debut a “magazine makeover” with our March 2010 issue. This issue is at the printer now, and will be arriving in your mailbox (if [Read More]

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]

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