Friday February 28th 2014

‘Alex Anderson’ Archives

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]

Joyce Gross

Recently we learned that Joyce Gross, one of the foremothers of quilt life as we know it, passed away on Christmas Eve. Joyce, early on, was a person who knew that quilts, and the women who made them, matter. Her passion was quilt history and helped organize the first [Read More]

38 days ’til Christmas

38 days ’til Christmas

Has your sewing space been turned into Santa’s workshop this year? If so, your projects had better be well underway! Baby’s First Christmas is the adorable quilt Alex is making for her new granddaughter, Lev. I’d love to know how many TQL readers pounced on this [Read More]

Do You Live The Quilt Life?

The Quilt Life is a lifestyle magazine created with you in mind. Like you, we’re passionate about the art and craft of quilting. We understand it transcends mere fabric, needle and thread. Quilting is a way of life. Alex Anderson explains TQL in this short video: [Read More]

Free – Star of the Sea Quilt Block Pattern

Free – Star of the Sea Quilt Block Pattern

Did you know that every issue of The Quilt Life magazine has a link to a FREE block pattern? The Star of the Sea quilt block pattern is just one example of the patterns that are featured. One of the favorite columns  in The Quilt Life is the Cook Off between Alex Anderson [Read More]

Is everything old is new again?

I loved Alex’s article about that in the April TQL. She talks about how wonderfully inspiring antique quilts are for her – especially that charming quirkiness so many of them had. Four different borders on one quilt, or maybe just three borders (why go to all that work [Read More]

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AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Pattern – Free!

We’re seeing a hint of life in the delicate dogwood buds of Quilt City USA®, thanks to a warmer sunny day or two. [Read More]

Save $$ on fabric, books, and more!

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AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips

AQS Design Team Color and Design Tips

At AQS, we work with a fun and friendly group of designers who toil at their computers every day designing ads, book [Read More]

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

AQS Author Demonstrations at Lancaster

Do you know about the author demonstrations at AQS QuiltWeek events? You’ll find an author demonstration area at [Read More]

Beth Schillig’s Best Innovative Quilt at Phoenix

Beth Schillig’s Best Innovative Quilt at Phoenix

Beth Schillig enjoys a chat about her quilt, WANDERING ‘ROUND MY WORLD, with AQS Show Director, Bonnie Browning, [Read More]

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