Monday August 31st 2015

‘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]

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When Quilters Get Together, Great Things Happen!

When Quilters Get Together, Great Things Happen!

AQS was honored to participate in the Quilt Sew-In sponsored by the Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild during the 2015 [Read More]

Developing the Artist Within Through Quilts and Wearable Arts with Melinda Bula

Developing the Artist Within Through Quilts and Wearable Arts with Melinda Bula

Melinda Bula, from El Dorado Hills, California, has been sewing since she was a young girl. In love with fabric all her [Read More]

The Bee is Buzzing!

The Bee is Buzzing!

Bee Happy! The buzz around the AQS office these days is all about Chattanooga. It’s almost time for QuiltWeek there! [Read More]

So Much Fabric, So Little Room

So Much Fabric, So Little Room

Do you have an entire room for sewing, one with many shelves and cabinet spaces? Or are you spending most of your [Read More]

Free Pattern: Nolan’s Neighborhood Block

Free Pattern: Nolan’s Neighborhood Block

Here’s an adorable house block, Nolan’s Neighborhood, that can be joined to make a colorful village as [Read More]

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