Wednesday September 17th 2014

The Quilt Life

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Quilts can tell life’s stories, share our lives with others, and fill countless hours of our lives. So, we’re pleased to announce the newest magazine inspiring quilters’ lives. The Quilt Life brings readers the experience of life and quilting.

What makes The Quilt Life Special?

  • See the human element of quilting, with more than simply technical how-to
  • Experience features from quilters whose lives revolve around their dedication to quilts
  • Feel the heart and soul of quilting, sharing emotional quilt stories and life stories of those who love them
  • A super duper quilt featured as an over-size gatefold, larger than any magazine you’ll find
  • Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson!

Take time to relax and enjoy The Quilt Life. You’ll develop a relationship with the contributors and be entertained and moved by the features. Plus, develop connections with other quilters by reading how they express their “quilt lives.”

You can find thousands of patterns and designs already, so we’re not going to shove more in your face. The Quilt Life inspires quilters to show their art, and no pattern can express how you feel. Take time to curl up with The Quilt Life, feed your artistic expression and soothe your soul!

Each of our Six Annual Issues promises:

  • Personal notes from Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson
  • Beautiful centerfold of an award-quality quilt
  • An original pattern from Ricky or Alex
  • International quilt coverage sharing news from across the globe
  • Digital coverage to sort out software, website and computer innovation
  • Celebrity question and answer

Indulge your quilting pleasure with The Quilt Life. For only $24.99, you’ll receive a year’s worth of inspiration and fun, and save 40% off the cover price.

More from The Quilt Life

  • 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 educational experience for all The Quilt Life readers. The Quilt Life ...
  • 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 hanging or quilt by planning your own grapevine design! Grape Escape Print them on plain ...
  • 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 study of quilt history and a love of traditional techniques, especially hand ...
  • 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, most of whom Victoria has met only online (of course). If ...
  • 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 fun! Use your imagination – let us know how ...
  • 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 the article to find out.) Dahlia, as you’ll ...
  • 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 up on it no ...
  • 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 June issue features a quilt series by ...
  • 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 heard of the International Honor Quilt, but you might remember its famous sister, ...
  • 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 know—that’s how I finished the little strata quilt I made last ...
  • Two Big Events at Paducah in 2014! Don’t Let the Cowboy Hat Fool You – A Musical Event with Ricky Tims You’ve heard of him. Maybe you’ve seen him, in one of his seven previous performances at Carson Four Rivers Center. One thing is for sure, Ricky Tims is gearing up for another fabulous performance on Friday, April 25, 2014 at AQS QuiltWeek ...
  • 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 our very own Alex Anderson, to submit designs for the faceplate on ...
  • 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!  
  • Where’s TQL? Have you noticed we have a “TQL” picture in every issue? It’s kind of like our own version of Where’s Waldo. I hope you’ve noticed, because coming up with them is such a fun, creative opportunity for us. (Clue: It’s often on the “Life Online” page, but not always). For instance, the letters TQL were carved ...
  • Giving back In the June 2012 issue of TQL, Michael Mrowka told the story of the Ganesa Study Center in Java, Indonesia—a free, public library that he and his partner, Debra Lunn, started. If you love batiks, those two names will ring a bell immediately. The pair has been working directly with a factory in Java to ...

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