Thursday December 31st 2015

‘Applique’ Archives

Video: Cyndi Johnson First Place Winner

Video: Cyndi Johnson First Place Winner

Cyndi Johnson won First Place in the Wall Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilted category at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa 2015 with her quilt, Passionate Rhapsody. In an interview with AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters, Cyndi talks about the inspiration [Read More]

What Does Appliqué Mean to YOU?

What Does Appliqué Mean to YOU?

The simplest explanation of appliqué is to place one layer of fabric over another larger piece, and sew it in place. It’s a creative way to bring design elements to the forefront and make them the stars of your quilt. There are many ways to make beautiful appliqué, and [Read More]

Video: David Taylor’s Beneath My Wing

Video: David Taylor’s Beneath My Wing

Listen to the conversation between David Taylor and Bonnie Browning as he describes the making of Beneath My Wing, First Place award-winning quilt in the Small Wall Quilts—Pictorial category sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015. David [Read More]

Video: Chasing Bubbles wins Moda Best Wall Quilt Award

Video: Chasing Bubbles wins Moda Best Wall Quilt Award

Learn how Hiroko and Mosanobu Miyama designed and created the Moda Fabrics Best Wall Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015, sponsored by Moda Fabrics. In this interview with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning, Hiroko and Mosanobu explain their [Read More]

VIDEO: Majestic Mosaic, Best of Show Winner at Paducah in 2015!

VIDEO: Majestic Mosaic, Best of Show Winner at Paducah in 2015!

AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning interviews Renae Haddadin about the Janome America Inc. Best of Show quilt, Majestic Mosaic, at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah in April, 2015. The gorgeous quilt was appliquéd by Karen Kay Buckley and quilted by Renae. Renae shares [Read More]

Two Tutorials: Easter Appliqué from BERNINA®!

Two Tutorials: Easter Appliqué from BERNINA®!

New from BERNINA®: Two adorable Easter projects! Are you hosting an Easter brunch or special springtime event? Make the final touches extra-special with a quick and easy napkin tutorial. Click HERE for a detailed bunny napkin tutorial. It includes a self binding so that [Read More]

Free Pattern: Appliqué label, Baltimore style!

Free Pattern: Appliqué label, Baltimore style!

Here’s a great idea from Barbara Burnham! Use this pattern for a border flower from her book Baltimore Garden Quilt to make a label or a small block. “It’s an easy one,” Barbara says, and we think it’s a great way to try your hand at appliqué! Click [Read More]

Make Big Quilts More Easily!

Make Big Quilts More Easily!

Discover Ann Holmes’ technique for “Making Big Quilts in Manageable Units,” from the January 2015 issue of American Quilter. By assembling your large quilts in units, you can manage even the biggest quilts of your dreams! Achieve beautifully joined quilts with no hand [Read More]

Free Pattern: WINTER WHITE by Rose Hughes

Free Pattern: WINTER WHITE by Rose Hughes

Rose Hughes says, “The trees fascinated me with their skeleton-like presence against a sky that seldom was truly bright…Cardinals added color with their bits of red zipping in and out among those stark trees.” Both of these things inspired WINTER WHITE, [Read More]

Video: Best Hand Workmanship at Iowa 2014

Joann Webb’s quilt, HERALDS OF SPRING, won the Best Hand Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek® — Des Moines, Iowa 2014. Joann explains the unique hand appliqué and quilting techniques that she used on this beautifully detailed quilt in this video interview with AQS [Read More]

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