Wednesday July 30th 2014

‘American Quilter’ Archives

Shared Inspiration in American Quilter Magazine, January 2014 Issue

Shared Inspiration in American Quilter Magazine, January 2014 Issue

Editor-in-Chief, Michele Duffy, can breathe a sigh of relief now that the January 2014 issue of American Quilter magazine has gone to press. Michele shared that she is “excited about this issue because you’ll have a chance to see all the changes in American Quilter that [Read More]

Modern Message Quilts: Three Messages – One Art Form

Modern Message Quilts: Three Messages – One Art Form

Most quilters will agree that many of their quilts come from an emotional place. Sending a message in a quilt is not new. What you may consider new is the modern twist as more quilters are experimenting with sleek, chic lines and neutral colors with a splash of bold. [Read More]

Free Pattern – Leaf Magic Book or Journal Cover

Free Pattern – Leaf Magic Book or Journal Cover

Here’s a project that’s a little different for autumn – and kids can help. Encourage children to explore the natural world; how many different kinds of leaves can they find? Which ones are the prettiest? When the project is done, give them the resulting journal or [Read More]

Confetti Star Block – Amy Friend

Confetti Star Block – Amy Friend

You saw her quilt SPINNING WHEEL on the cover of the September 2013 issue of American Quilter – her style is fresh and charming! It’s Amy Friend, who loves expressing her creative side through sewing and design. An Art History major who was formerly a museum collections [Read More]

Bricks – a free (and easy) pattern!

Bricks – a free (and easy) pattern!

Click HERE for your FREE PATTERN! Bricks – you can stack them, build with them, and best of all, create with them! This versatile quilt design begins with a very easy pattern and ends with a quilt that is just your style. It can be scrappy or coordinated, boldly bright or [Read More]

Playful Prismatic Flowers

Playful Prismatic Flowers

By Barbara Olson The wondrous array of flowers in nature is the inspiration for my Prismatic Flowers technique. It is not meant to replicate a flower petal by petal but to capture its essence in a playful way. Fabric choices: Explore your fabric collection and look for [Read More]

Free Pattern – Tiffany Bluebird

Free Pattern – Tiffany Bluebird

If you love the look of stained glass and are up to the challenge of sewing with silk charmeuse, this lovely pattern will have your  heart soaring. Click here for the Fabric & Cutting Requirements Click here to download the PDF version. Free Pattern reprinted from [Read More]

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]

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Chattanooga, TN is a Top 45 “Place to Go.”

Chattanooga, TN is a Top 45 “Place to Go.”

The New York Times named Chattanooga, Tennessee one of the “Top 45 Places to Go” in the World. Tucked between [Read More]

Free Pattern: North Carolina Star

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We’re enjoying the FIRST AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 30 through August 2, 2014. In honor of [Read More]

Mary Olson’s MIDNIGHT at the Celtic Garden

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In this enthusiastic video, learn about Mary Olson’s 98″ x 98″ quilt, MIDNIGHT AT THE CELTIC GARDEN, [Read More]

Inspired by Libby!

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AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with [Read More]

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

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