Thursday December 31st 2015

Posts Tagged ‘American Quilter’

Working for Others: Firehouse Quilters of Medina, Ohio

Working for Others:  Firehouse Quilters of Medina, Ohio

“A guild with a purpose,” this small group of forty-two created 136 quilts in one year for charity! 46 baby quilts to Project Linus/Medina County 34 teen quilts, 50 Christmas stockings (filled with goodies) to New Horizons Shelter Care 56 adult quilts to Western Reserve [Read More]

Make Big Quilts More Easily!

Make Big Quilts More Easily!

Discover Ann Holmes’ technique for “Making Big Quilts in Manageable Units,” from the January 2015 issue of American Quilter. By assembling your large quilts in units, you can manage even the biggest quilts of your dreams! Achieve beautifully joined quilts with no hand [Read More]

Quilting, You Have to Start Somewhere

Quilting, You Have to Start Somewhere

My daughter, Faith, whom I lovingly refer to as Little Diva Talks Nonstop, has fallen in love with everything quilty. This past summer she attended Quilt Camp at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, and completed her first quilt. Now she is hopelessly hooked and [Read More]

Free Pattern: BOLD & BRIGHT

Free Pattern: BOLD & BRIGHT

Create BOLD & BRIGHT, a 16″ x 16″ art quilt by Dr. Joyce Mori! It was featured in American Quilter in May 2014. Although the colors on this mixed-media art quilt are intense and modern, the appliqué designs are Native American motifs. Other motifs can be [Read More]

Free Pattern: TRAIL TO PADUCAH

Free Pattern: TRAIL TO PADUCAH

This year’s QuiltWeek event in Paducah was a delightful experience and is now a sweet memory! We were so happy to see all who attended. Here’s a THANK YOU treat! Enjoy this free quilt pattern, TRAIL TO PADUCAH, which will finish at about 79″ x 79″. [Read More]

THE SHELL COLLECTOR: a Pictographic Quilt

THE SHELL COLLECTOR: a Pictographic Quilt

AQS Executive Book Editor Elaine Brelsford interviews Bethanne Nemesh, who describes her method of taking the mood of a photo and capturing the moment in her quilting. Her award-winning silk dupioni quilt, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, won Third Place in Wall Quilts Longarm/Midarm [Read More]

Stamping Fabric with Rose Hughes

Stamping Fabric with Rose Hughes

If you really want to dive into fabric designing, try carving your own stamps! Rose Hughes walks you through the steps to show you how to carve an image into either a linoleum or rubber surface. Then the door is open to endless possibilities! Direct from the American [Read More]

Anne Hammond: Best Modern Quilt at Lancaster

Anne Hammond: Best Modern Quilt at Lancaster

Michele Duffy talks with Anne Hammond, whose quilt BROKEN LADDER won the 2014 Best Modern Quilt Award at AQS Quiltweek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Anne mentions that she was pulled out of her comfort zone to make something “a little bit different” this time. The [Read More]

Tips for Using HQ Groovy Boards

Tips for Using HQ Groovy Boards

Handi Quilter Groovy Boards are an easy way to achieve perfection in quilting. You may have spent many hours and dollars on your quilts but still feel less than confident in your quilting abilities. As a new quilter, Groovy Boards are like training wheels. They guide you [Read More]

Video: First Place Wall Quilt at Lancaster

Video: First Place Wall Quilt at Lancaster

Here’s Lisa Calle in an interview with American Quilter Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy, describing the develop-as-it goes process she used when making her 1st Place Longarm/Midarm Wall Quilt winner, RED VELVET. Lisa doesn’t start with a finished design in her head; [Read More]

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Let’s Count Down to Christmas with 25 blocks designed for template handwork. Steal quiet moments throughout the [Read More]

The QuiltWeek Year in Review 2015

The QuiltWeek Year in Review 2015

Quilters and friends, thank you for a year of fun and fabulous quilts! Grab a cup of tea and relax in a comfy chair. [Read More]

So MANY Free Patterns!

So MANY Free Patterns!

When you sign up for the AQS e-newsletter, OnPoint, a world of free patterns is at your fingertips! Every week, quality [Read More]

Colorful Escape: A Gift for You!

Colorful Escape: A Gift for You!

The AQS Design Team has incredible talent, including the artists who designed these coloring pages just for you. Some [Read More]

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