Wednesday March 5th 2014

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Piecing!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Piecing!

Really…..you won’t  believe that the quilts in I Can’t Believe It’s Not Piecing by Ann Seely and Joyce Stewart aren’t pieced. If you love appliqué, but don’t like to piece this is the book for you. If you enjoy appliqué, but love the [Read More]

Free — Love Blooms Quilt Pattern by Ann Seely

Free — Love Blooms Quilt Pattern by Ann Seely

Love Blooms is a free pattern designed by Joyce Stewart.  The quilt looks like it is intricate piecing, but it’s actually the appliqué method introduced by Joyce and Ann Seely in their book, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Piecing! Here’s your chance to [Read More]

Let Easy Batik Landscape Quilts Help You Use Your Batiks

Let Easy Batik Landscape Quilts Help You Use Your Batiks

Batik fabrics are often some of the most treasured in our fabric stash. The vibrant colors and one-of-a-kind designs make them truly unique. Maybe that’s why so many of us have a terrible time actually using them. How many times have you put a batik fabric back on the [Read More]

Meet Barbara M. Burnham

Meet Barbara M. Burnham

Barbara M. Burnham  is the author of the new AQS  book Baltimore Garden Quilt. At the age of five, Barbara learned to sew from her grandmother, threading a shoestring through perforated cardboard drawings. Embroidery and crewel became her favorite pastimes. In 1972, her [Read More]

Meet Martha DeLeonardis

Meet Martha DeLeonardis

Martha DeLeonardis is the author of the newest AQS book,  T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy. Martha is an internationally known, award -winning quilt artist who grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University in 1981 with a BS in chemical engineering. Martha worked [Read More]

About the Author- Meet Nancy Prince

About the Author- Meet Nancy Prince

Nancy Prince is the author of the AQS books,  Thread Painting with Style and Quilt Savvy: Simple Thread Painting. Nancy’s introduction to needle and thread came from a very creative mother who introduced her at an early age to a sewing machine. As a result, fabric [Read More]

Thread Painting with Style by Nancy Prince

Thread Painting with Style by Nancy Prince

Learn to use your needle as an artist’s paintbrush in this new AQS book by Nancy Prince. In this comprehensive reference, award-winning quilter Nancy Prince shows you everything you need to know to thread paint with style. This wonderfully detailed instructional book [Read More]

Meet Judy Laquidara

Meet Judy Laquidara

Meet Judy Laquidara the author of the new AQS book 60 Pieced Quilt Borders: Mix and Match. Judy has been quilting since the early 1980′s. Though she started out as a hand piecer and hand quilter, all of her quilts are now machine pieced and machine quilted. [Read More]

60 Pieced Quilt Borders: Mix & Match by Judy Laquidara

60 Pieced Quilt Borders: Mix & Match by Judy Laquidara

60 Pieced Quilt Borders, Mix & Match by Judy Laquidara is the newest book from AQS. You will love “spicing” up you quilts using this treasure trove of pieced borders. The book contains: 15 quilts with four border designs each! Use any of the 60 borders on [Read More]

Meet AQS Author, Peggy Holt

Meet AQS Author, Peggy Holt

I have been quilting since the revival of the craft in the early 1970′s. My sewing career began at the age of nine with my first project in 4-H — the common gathered apron. Although I dabbled in the usual crafts of the seventies and eighties, quilting continued [Read More]

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New Author Cathy Busch!

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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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Have you wondered when and where the unique tradition of barn quilts began? The first use of quilt patterns on barns in [Read More]

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