Friday July 25th 2014

‘The Quilt Life’ Archives

Free Pattern – THE GRAPE ESCAPE

Free Pattern – THE GRAPE ESCAPE

Beautiful, juicy Concord grapes on grapevines signal summer! Here are the appliqué patterns used in THE GRAPE ESCAPE. This grape wreath appliqué quilt was designed by Alex Anderson and appeared in The Quilt Life magazine. You’ll be able to create any size wall [Read More]

Meet the Author – Joe Cunningham

Meet the Author – Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors, including the renowned Michigan quiltmaker Mary Schaefer, were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading him to a life of the [Read More]

Meet the Moderns

The June TQL marks the debut of a new regular column, “Modern Connections”. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, one of the most prominent faces of the Modern quilt movement, will profile a modern quilter in every issue. I’m really looking forward to reading about these quilters, [Read More]

Free Pattern: Economy Star

Free Pattern: Economy Star

Spring cleaning in your fabric closet? Why not! Here’s a block from The Quilt Life that will help you use your multi-colored stash. Click HERE for full directions for the Economy Star block from The Quilt Life! Consider all the variations that will make this 12” block [Read More]

The other side

The other side

In the June TQL, we introduced the delightful Dahlia Clark, a Canadian quilter whose wild dye-painted Giraffe quilt, Kelly, just blew me away when I saw it at the International Quilt Festival last fall. (How did she come up with that crazy angle? You’ll just have to read [Read More]

Baby talk

Baby talk

Don’t you think a making a baby quilt is one of the happiest things a quilter can do? A baby quilt is small, for starters. You can use pretty colors and cheerful prints. Best of all, babies are not the quilt police. They don’t care if your points match. They’ll spit [Read More]

Wild times!

Wild times!

TQL’s June issue is hot off the presses, and it’s wild! Our theme this month is wild kingdom, and the pages are full of animals—creatures living in our houses, in the jungle, in the wilderness, and in our imaginations (the wildest of all!). One of the articles in the [Read More]

International Honor Quilt

International Honor Quilt

Recently Shelly Zegart wrote to tell me about the International Honor Quilt. You recognize Shelly’s name —she’s known to millions as the executive producer and host of the monumental documentary series Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. You may not have [Read More]

Win-win situation

Win-win situation

This time, our timing couldn’t have been better. In the April issue of TQL, we’ve featured a technique from Janet Stone called Fabulous Faux Flange. It’s a binding method with a cool twist, done entirely by machine. It’s way easier than it looks! I [Read More]

Two Big Events at Paducah in 2014!

Two Big Events at Paducah in 2014!

Don’t Let the Cowboy Hat Fool You – A Musical Event with Ricky Tims You’ve heard of him. Maybe you’ve seen him, in one of his seven previous performances at Carson Four Rivers Center. One thing is for sure, Ricky Tims is gearing up for another fabulous performance [Read More]

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AQS Winners Honored in Mississippi

Two past AQS winners, Norma Grissom of Corinth, and Dorothy Dailey from Burnsville, are being honored in their home [Read More]

Mary’s Story – One Woman, One Mission

Mary’s Story – One Woman, One Mission

by Guest Contributor Brent A. Birkhoff It’s a story I will never forget. I had met Mary Ogwel a couple of years [Read More]

Free Pattern – A Cherry Pie Block!

Free Pattern – A Cherry Pie Block!

Here is a tribute to summer and all of its cherry and berry pie goodness! This foundation paper pieced and appliquéd [Read More]

Booking Hotel Rooms in Chattanooga

Booking Hotel Rooms in Chattanooga

Booking hotel rooms is easier than ever in Chattanooga! Hotels throughout the city are participating in AQS [Read More]

Technology & Quiltmaking

Technology & Quiltmaking

Do you own a computer? Point-and-shoot camera? Smart phone? Tablet? Are you using this equipment in producing and/or [Read More]

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