Thursday August 28th 2014

‘The Quilt Life’ Archives

The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after the October 2014 issue. Living the quilting life through the eyes of Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson for the past four years has been an entertaining and [Read More]

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]

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Free: Fern Quilting Pattern

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Do you have ferns in your yard or on your porch? If they haven’t wilted from the heat of summer, they may be [Read More]

From Wow to Pow! A Handi Quilter Trapunto Lesson

From Wow to Pow with Trapunto: There’s no denying it — the beautiful depth and dimension created by trapunto [Read More]

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Enjoy AQ Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy’s conversation with Paige Alexander of South Carolina, Honorable Mention [Read More]

The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after [Read More]

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