Thursday July 31st 2014

‘Alex Anderson’ 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]

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]

Let’s Face It

Let’s Face It

Are you one of those people who love giving your opinion, requested or not? Here’s a fun contest I just heard about. Bernina wants your opinion in their Faceplate Face-off contest on Facebook. They’ve invited some noted designers in the quilt world, including [Read More]

Free Pattern: Waves of the Sea

Free Pattern: Waves of the Sea

Is the ocean calling you with dreams of summer ahead? For now, make plans to sew this Waves of the Sea block. Easy cutting and easy construction make this block as fun as an ocean breeze! Click here for your Waves of the Sea pattern!   [Read More]

Be Published – by AQS!

Be Published – by AQS!

You have an original, quilt-related idea. You’d love to see it published as an AQS book. Or you can imagine your latest project in print in American Quilter magazine –with your byline. We’d love to hear from you. It’s easier than you think to submit items for [Read More]

River Trees – The Quilt!

River Trees – The Quilt!

Two years ago, The Quilt Life highlighted Alex Anderson, Ricky Tims, and Jan Magee’s favorite holiday blocks. Since then, these blocks have been offered as a gift to you from The Quilt Life on the AQS website. You’ll find Jan’s 2011 “favorite block” pattern Four [Read More]

Free Pattern – Foundation-Pieced Pickle Dish Block

Free Pattern – Foundation-Pieced Pickle Dish Block

Here’s a pattern inspired by the very first issue of The Quilt Life! Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims held their first TQL Cook-Off in April, 2010. The color was green and Alex chose a recipe for her dad’s dill pickles as her challenge recipe. You won’t be “in a [Read More]

Summer’s end

Summer’s end

The last few weeks have been so hot! It’s hard for me to believe summer is “officially over.” But it must be over—kids are back in school, and the Christmas decorations are on display at Costco. Some of my friends have even started their holiday shopping. While for [Read More]

What are the odds?

What are the odds?

Last weekend marked the opening reception of Quilt National 13. Artists whose work has been accepted into this prestigious biennial exhibition are sworn to secrecy. They are prohibited from revealing anything about the chosen piece until after the show opens. When we were [Read More]

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Chattanooga, TN is a Top 45 “Place to Go.”

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Free Pattern: North Carolina Star

Free Pattern: North Carolina Star

We’re enjoying the FIRST AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 30 through August 2, 2014. In honor of [Read More]

Mary Olson’s MIDNIGHT at the Celtic Garden

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In this enthusiastic video, learn about Mary Olson’s 98″ x 98″ quilt, MIDNIGHT AT THE CELTIC GARDEN, [Read More]

Inspired by Libby!

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