Wednesday February 26th 2014

‘American Quilter’ Archives

New – Nature Dreaming Aboriginal Fabric Collection

New – Nature Dreaming Aboriginal  Fabric Collection

The designs on these beautiful Australian fabrics are from Aboriginal artists. Australian Aboriginal designs have a heritage that dates back at least 5,000 years. Much of Aboriginal history exists in the form of  Dreaming stories which explain all of life and are central [Read More]

Clear Sailing

Clear Sailing

Foundation Piecing – It’s a Breeze Reprinted from American Quilter Magazine By: Marci Baker CLEAR SAILING, 47-1/2″ x 64-1/2″. All quilts by Marci Baker I’ve always been intrigued by the foundation piecing technique, sometimes referred to as paper piecing. [Read More]

Organizing Your Quilting Space

Organizing Your Quilting Space

Organization tips for quilters by Linda Griffith Do you ever avoid quilting time because of the mess in your sewing space? As a professional organizer and avid quilter, I travel the country helping others organize their sewing spaces for optimum efficiency. I’d like to [Read More]

Quilts Set Sail

Quilts Set Sail

By Linda Lane Thornton Reprinted from American Quilter Magazine A year ago, the sewing room in my home in England had a large worktable topped with a bookcase holding books and files of projects cut from magazines. My sewing machine, albeit an old and rather cantankerous [Read More]

July 2013 Issue of American Quilter Now Available

July 2013 Issue of <em>American Quilter</em> Now Available

Enjoy the July 2013 Issue of American Quilter magazine. This issue is filled with 77 show stopping, award winning quilts from both AQS QuiltWeek™ – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2013 and AQS QuiltWeek –  Paducah, Kentucky 2013. It’s an issue you won’t want to [Read More]

Slice of Heaven

Slice of Heaven

By Jackie Hillman Living in a small town outside of Houston, Texas, known for growing watermelons, I was motivated to design a watermelon quilt. The center of SLICE OF HEAVEN looks complicated, but it is actually made using a bargello technique. Follow these instructions to [Read More]

Quilting the Modern Quilt

Quilting the Modern Quilt

By Weeks Ringle When we asked quilters to tell us the hardest part of making a modern quilt, almost all responded that planning and executing the quilting was challenging. Many who send their quilts to longarm quilters admitted to relinquishing the decision making to the [Read More]

Janome Best of Show – AQS QuiltWeek™ 2013

Janome Best of Show – AQS QuiltWeek™ 2013

After a year of “thinking about it,” Karen decided to accept Renae’s suggestion to undertake a joint project. They weren’t strangers; their paths had crossed numerous times at various shows so they knew each other and knew each other’s work. Colorful pottery and [Read More]

Suggested Quilt Dimensions

Suggested Quilt Dimensions

How many times have you gone to buy fabric and just couldn’t remember the dimensions of the type of bed that you were making the quilt for? Make a copy of this handy chart from American Quilter magazine  and put it in your wallet for your next fabric excursion. [Read More]

Free – Crazy Courthouse Steps Pattern by Heidi Pridemore

Free – Crazy Courthouse Steps Pattern by Heidi Pridemore

The Log Cabin is one of the most popular quilt block patterns of all time. Although easy to sew, the traditional block presents the challenge of keeping the blocks square and the “logs” the same width. Crazy Courthouse Steps transforms the traditional Log Cabin [Read More]

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AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

We’re seeing a hint of life in the delicate dogwood buds of Quilt City USA®, thanks to a warmer sunny day or two. [Read More]

Save $$ on fabric, books, and more!

Save $$ on fabric, books, and more!

Members and non-members alike love to visit shop.americanquilter.com! (Psst – new products are arriving every [Read More]

AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips

AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips

At AQS, we work with a fun and friendly group of designers who toil at their computers every day designing ads, book [Read More]

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

Do you know about the author demonstrations at AQS QuiltWeek events? You’ll find an author demonstration area at [Read More]

Beth Schillig’s Best Innovative Quilt at Phoenix

Beth Schillig’s Best Innovative Quilt at Phoenix

Beth Schillig enjoys a chat about her quilt, WANDERING ‘ROUND MY WORLD, with AQS Show Director, Bonnie Browning, [Read More]

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