Thursday July 31st 2014

Posts Tagged ‘American Quilter Magazine’

Fremont, Nebraska: Small town with big dreams

Fremont, Nebraska: Small town with big dreams

by Christine N. Brown Located about 35 minutes west of Omaha, the town of Fremont (about the same size as Paducah, Kentucky) pleasantly surprises the casual visitor with its diversity and array of attractions. Fremont is home to Midland University, and you’ll find 21 city [Read More]

Barn Quilt Unveiling

Barn Quilt Unveiling

This was a red-letter day in Fremont, Nebraska. Or maybe it would be better described as a red barn day! Candace Door, a Nebraska resident, was announced as the grand prize winner in AccuQuilt’s 2nd Annual Barn Quilt Design Contest, and her original quilt block design was [Read More]

Thank you from New Zealand

Thank you from New Zealand

Just a few days ago I received this letter and photos from Yvonne Roberts, a 20-year quilter who is actively involved in the quilting community and quilting organizations in New Zealand. Yvonne writes:“When tragedy strikes, quilters want to do what quilters do: make [Read More]

The Wedding Quilt

The Wedding Quilt

I wasn’t at the AQS Paducah show this year and there’s a very good reason. My only daughter, unaware that the 2011 show was one week later than usual because of Easter, scheduled her wedding for May 1st in South Carolina. As much as I love meeting all the contest [Read More]

Fabulous freeform filler strips

Fabulous freeform filler strips

Quilter, author, and pattern designer Gail Garber has come up with another winning concept for interpreting traditional quilt patterns in a more contemporary style. She calls her technique Freeform Fillers—they’re basically curved rows filled with a variety of [Read More]

Breaking the border-cutting "rules"

Breaking the border-cutting "rules"

American Quilter magazine pattern editor Marje Rhine shares her views on cutting fabric borders: “Quilters are usually taught to cut quilt borders parallel to the selvage. There are a couple of good reasons for this. First, there is less stretch in the fabric parallel [Read More]

Springtime in Colorado

Springtime in Colorado

Having lived in wonderful Colorado for nearly 20 years now, I often joke that the unpredictable weather is perfect for people with short attention spans. It’s not unusual to have 40 or 50 degree temperature variations between morning and night on the same day, and [Read More]

Coming attractions: Supersized July issue!

Coming attractions: Supersized July issue!

The next issue of American Quilter magazine (July 2011) will be published in mid-May, shortly after the annual AQS show in Paducah. To accommodate all the winning quilts from both the AQS Lancaster and Paducah shows, we’ve added more pages to the [Read More]

Inspired by Carol Taylor

Inspired by Carol Taylor

Quilt artist Carol Taylor of Pittsford, New York, is a talented teacher as well as a frequent award winner in AQS and other quilt competitions. Last year she wrote a wonderful article for American Quilter called Transparent Beauty, about using sheer organza fabrics in a [Read More]

Reader quilt: Morning Star (Baby Greeensleeves pattern)

Reader quilt: Morning Star (Baby Greeensleeves pattern)

One of the patterns published in the January 2011 issue of American Quilter magazine was Baby Greensleeves by Claudia Clark Myers. Several readers, including Terri Kohlbeck of Kalispell, Montana, have let me know they enjoyed making this foundation-pieced quilt. [Read More]

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Chattanooga, TN is a Top 45 “Place to Go.”

Chattanooga, TN is a Top 45 “Place to Go.”

The New York Times named Chattanooga, Tennessee one of the “Top 45 Places to Go” in the World. Tucked between [Read More]

Free Pattern: North Carolina Star

Free Pattern: North Carolina Star

We’re enjoying the FIRST AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 30 through August 2, 2014. In honor of [Read More]

Mary Olson’s MIDNIGHT at the Celtic Garden

Mary Olson’s MIDNIGHT at the Celtic Garden

In this enthusiastic video, learn about Mary Olson’s 98″ x 98″ quilt, MIDNIGHT AT THE CELTIC GARDEN, [Read More]

Inspired by Libby!

Inspired by Libby!

AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with [Read More]

AQS Winners Honored in Mississippi

Two past AQS winners, Norma Grissom of Corinth, and Dorothy Dailey from Burnsville, are being honored in their home [Read More]

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