Thursday July 30th 2015

‘QuiltWeek’ Archives

Over 700 Quilts at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek in 2015!

Over 700 Quilts at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek in 2015!

Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 12-15, 2015.   Living Colour Living Colour! includes 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum, the result of the Living Colour! challenge exhibition [Read More]

Video: A Little Bird Told Me I Could Appliqué

Video: A Little Bird Told Me I Could Appliqué

Marie Blunk tried hand appliqué for the first time, entered her quilt in the AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015 quilt contest, and won Third Place in the Bed Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. AQS Director of [Read More]

VIDEO: The Bride Wore Red

VIDEO: The Bride Wore Red

Portrait quilt maker Kay Donges started with some sparkly fabric and the result was The Bride Wore Red, winner of First Place for Small Wall Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by YLI Corporation. [Read More]

Video: Lady of the Northern Lights

Video: Lady of the Northern Lights

Shari Guimont represents the Northern Lights Machine Quilters Guild of Duluth, Minnesota. The guild’s quilt, Lady of the Northern Lights, won Third Place in the Group Quilts category sponsored by Innova at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah. It was a raffle quilt (now on loan [Read More]

Quilt Judge Scott Murkin: Making Choices

Quilt Judge Scott Murkin: Making Choices

Certified Quilt Judge Scott Murkin discusses the quilt judging process with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning. Hear about the “Wow!” factor, choosing Best of Show, and some of the specific criteria used when judging. Scott discusses initial screenings [Read More]

Double Prize Winner in 2015: It’s Easy as ABC for Janet Stone!

Double Prize Winner in 2015: It’s Easy as ABC for Janet Stone!

Quilter Janet Stone is on a mission to create 26 alphabet-oriented quilts and she’s halfway through! This one, A Letter Bit of Baaltimore, won the Second Place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Home Machine Quilted category sponsored by Koala Cabinets at AQS QuiltWeek [Read More]

Famous Photo Becomes a Quilt: Hard Times

Famous Photo Becomes a Quilt: Hard Times

If you are familiar with the famous photo “The Migrant Mother” taken by Dorothea Lange, you’ll be doubly amazed at the amazing piecing and thread painting done by Lynn Czaban! Her quilt, Hard Times, won Third Place in Small Wall Quilts: Pictorial, sponsored by [Read More]

Announcing Syracuse, NY 2015 Special Exhibits!

Announcing Syracuse, NY 2015 Special Exhibits!

Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Syracuse, July 29 through August 1, 2015: FOR THE FIRST TIME AT AN AQS QUILTWEEK, we’re proud to present: The Medium and the Message: The Quilts of Thomas Knauer Quilts are more than just [Read More]

Entering AQS Quilt Contests

Entering AQS Quilt Contests

June 2, 2015 So you’d like to enter an AQS Quilt Contest, but it seems a little daunting? We have SO MANY answers for you, from photographing for the best look when entering (it makes a huge difference!), to step-by-step instructions for the online forms, to shipping [Read More]

Video: The Amazing Eight’s Amazing Aztec

Video: The Amazing Eight’s Amazing Aztec

Seven of the Amazing Eight quilters were interviewed in Paducah when their quilt, Amazing Aztec–Nicolor Dream Quilt, won second place in the Group Quilts category sponsored by Innova. The quiltmaking process traveled through several states. The ladies started quilting [Read More]

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Bonnie Browning shows how to make a decorative pillow to fit any pillow form with no zipper. What’s different? She [Read More]

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Over 700 Quilts at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek in 2015!

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Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 12-15, 2015. [Read More]

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What fun, tears, and drama we’ve read since Ann Hazelwood wrote her first Colebridge Community book, The Basement [Read More]

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The simplest explanation of appliqué is to place one layer of fabric over another larger piece, and sew it in place. [Read More]

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