It’s coming soon: the once-a-year supersized issue of American Quilter magazine featuring the winning quilts from two AQS shows, Lancaster and Paducah. Extra pages means more great articles, more beautiful quilt photos, more innovative techniques and patterns, more information…in short, more of everything you’ve come to expect from AQ. If you joined AQS or renewed your AQS membership prior to April 27, 2012, you should receive your subscription copy of the July issue around the last week of May. Copies of this issue will be on sale at craft, book, fabric, and grocery stores starting June 12, or individual copies may be purchased by calling our toll-free ordering number, 800-626-5420.
Three years ago, talented textile artist Mariya Waters won the best-of-show award at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah with her amazing piece of appliquéd art called Renaissance Revival. In the July issue of AQ, Mariya shares her unique, award-winning, turned-edge appliqué technique (along with pattern and instructions for the lovely wallhanging shown above). Do you prefer more modern quilts? Don’t miss Marcia DeCamp’s tutorial on how to free yourself from patterns and create artistic, abstract pieced quilts. In another article, Debbie Gordon and Helen Frost serve up a fascinating history lesson about baby quilts from the past, along with a darling baby quilt pattern. And for those mystery quilt buffs who have been waiting for the final installment of our Rainbow Rotini mystery, the conclusion will delight and surprise you. You’ll enjoy these articles and more, PLUS 35 pages of winning quilts. Don’t miss this issue!
Posted by Christine N. Brown, American Quilter magazine editor-in-chief