Friday August 1st 2014

‘The Quilt Life’ Archives

It’s a Real Zoo

It’s a Real Zoo

Rachel Wetzler is great to work with. She’s very generous in sharing her knowledge. This time she told us a few things about how she creates such realistic animals. First she searches magazines, books, or online to find images that will work. “My giraffe’s body [Read More]

The World According to Rachel

The World According to Rachel

I could look at Rachel Wetzler’s quilt The World for hours. (It’s the TQL February centerfold). We had lots of questions for Rachel about how she makes such realistic animals and how she selects her fabrics, and we’ll talk about that another time. But she mentioned [Read More]

I’m gonna start something

Starting a new quilt is one of the best ways I know to shake off the winter blahs (or any blahs, for that matter). We’ve been working on a pattern for a future issue of TQL, and it’s a design that’s always intrigued me. Yesss! My next quilt! I’ve [Read More]

The Lost Heroes Art Quilt

An amazing art quilt has been traveling the country for the past few years – the Lost Heroes Art Quilt. It’s an incredibly powerful piece by Julie Feingold, and it’s a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. [Read More]

Do your new babies get quilts? Mine do.

Do your new babies get quilts? Mine do.

Meet Meadow Magee, the newest member of my family. It was 3 degrees this morning and snowed several inches yesterday so this tender little eight-week-old, seven-pound bundle of fur needs a quilt. All of my dogs have had their own quilts, so I have some left over that I [Read More]

He’s pretty smart, that Ricky

He’s pretty smart, that Ricky

Libby Lehman used a circle attachment and the fancy stitches on her sewing machine to make a great pair of quilts, Piñata and Piñatita. The pattern’s in the February TQL. But it was Ricky who figured out how to sew circles with any sewing machine (yours! mine!) [Read More]

Make this one for you

Make this one for you

I’m always glad to see an email in my inbox from See How We Sew, letting me know that there’s a new post. It’s always a feast for the eyes. One of TQL’s frequent contributors, the very creative Jennifer Rounds, is part of this collective blog. In [Read More]

Resolutions I Can Keep

This year I’m being realistic about my New Year’s resolutions. They are quilt-related, of course – after all, what’s more important? · Resolved: no more pressing over plastic-headed pins · Resolved: no more fusing things to the ironing board cover. · Resolved: no [Read More]

Inspiration is Everywhere!

Inspiration is Everywhere!

Have you gotten your hot little hands on the February issue of TQL? The theme of this issue is “Where in the world?” I hope you can take a few minutes out from the holiday festivities to enjoy some armchair travel with Alex and Ricky. Our contributors to this issue have [Read More]

It couldn’t happen to a nicer person

It couldn’t happen to a nicer person

Susan Stewart is hot. Now stop it – you know I don’t mean it that way. Sue’s a big name on the quilt show circuit these days, winning big prizes for her elegant machine-embroidered and -quilted heirloom creations. She’s teaching in Paducah in April. Sue’s been in [Read More]

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