Saturday January 2nd 2016

‘African American Quilts’ Archives

Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers Honored

Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers Honored

Three quilters from Boykin, Alabama (Gee’s Bend) have been awarded the 2015 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest award for folk and traditional arts. Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Pettway, and Lucy Mingo We’re privileged to share with you a portion of [Read More]

Quilts as Art

Quilts as Art

It’s always exciting when an art museum──not a quilt museum, but a major, mainstream art museum──decides to showcase the visual power of antique quilts. That’s why I’m very happy to tell you about “Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection”, opening [Read More]

The most famous quilter you never heard of

The most famous quilter you never heard of

Recently, thanks to the wonders of the social network, I learned some sad news. Anna Williams died. Anna was Gee’s Bend before Gee’s Bend. By that I mean she was perhaps the first African American quilter whose improvisational quilts were publicly recognized as art – [Read More]

Hidden Gems in the AQS Paducah Teacher Line-Up

Hidden Gems in the AQS Paducah Teacher Line-Up Lucky you, if you haven’t yet chosen which classes to attend on your trip to the AQs Quilt Show & Contest – Paducah, April 27 – 30. Two amazing instructors still have openings in their classes, and their techniques [Read More]

Quilting: The "Thread" of Life

Quilting: The "Thread" of Life

Every Monday morning, I try to start the work week with a project or article that speaks to the positive influence quilting has on my life or the lives of others. It’s a great way to set the tone for the week while validating the hobby (and now [Read More]

From Across the Atlantic

AQS is delighted to announce delivery of Quilt the Beloved Country by Jenny Williamson and Pat Parker. These South African sisters co-authored Quilt Africa in 2004, and we were privileged to be the North American distributor for that title, also. Their quilting style is [Read More]

Recently Added

Finish Your Forest Friends Scene

Finish Your Forest Friends Scene

Make a home for your six Forest Friends (see below for links) with these background elements. Make the scene your own [Read More]

AQS Countdown to Christmas Quilt

AQS Countdown to Christmas Quilt

Let’s Count Down to Christmas with 25 blocks designed for template handwork. Steal quiet moments throughout the [Read More]

The QuiltWeek Year in Review 2015

The QuiltWeek Year in Review 2015

Quilters and friends, thank you for a year of fun and fabulous quilts! Grab a cup of tea and relax in a comfy chair. [Read More]

So MANY Free Patterns!

So MANY Free Patterns!

When you sign up for the AQS e-newsletter, OnPoint, a world of free patterns is at your fingertips! Every week, quality [Read More]

Colorful Escape: A Gift for You!

Colorful Escape: A Gift for You!

The AQS Design Team has incredible talent, including the artists who designed these coloring pages just for you. Some [Read More]

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