Saturday January 2nd 2016

Posts Tagged ‘American Quilter Magazine’

300 Shoes and Counting…

300 Shoes and Counting…

Is anyone else out there besides me a shoe fanatic? When I saw this clever wallhanging made by quilter Linda Mesirow of Shorewood, Wisconsin, I asked her permission to share it here. I just wish I had all those adorable high heels in my closet like Barbie®. Here is [Read More]

Coming in the next issue: Amy Butler

Coming in the next issue: Amy Butler

Designer Amy Butler does it all. Her teaming of bold designs and luscious colors results in one successful fabric collection after another, and each can only be described as “eye candy” of the first order. American Quilter magazine contributing editor Iris Frank [Read More]

Template Technique

Template Technique

(Contributed by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine) Like many quilters,  I shied away from using templates for many years. When I did use them, I tried to cut around them with a rotary ruler firmly held over the edge of the template. [Read More]

If You Knew Susie…

If You Knew Susie…

The March 2011 issue of American Quilter magazine (already mailed to AQS members and available on newsstand Feb. 15)  includes several articles and patterns featuring the amazingly ageless Sunbonnet Sue. Here is a response from Jacquie Scuitto (aka The Muse). [Read More]

Inspired by Grandma

Inspired by Grandma

With over 70 Sunbonnet Sue books currently listed on Amazon.com (including out-of-print titles selling for hundreds of dollars) plus countless stories, patterns, articles, and websites devoted exclusively to her, Sue has remained incredibly popular since her creation [Read More]

AQ editor participates in the Dream Rocket project

AQ editor participates in the Dream Rocket project

Jennifer Marsh’s dreams are never small…actually, they are gargantuan in my book. When I heard about her current “dream” project of wrapping the 37-story tall Saturn V Rocket replica standing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with [Read More]

Entering contests: Quilting lessons from a non-quilter

Entering contests: Quilting lessons from a non-quilter

Erin Ulrich, AQS contest coordinator, shares what she learned as an observer in the jury room. “I do not quilt, knit, crochet, or hem my own pants. I am not an artist. I am a person good with numbers, spatial relationships, organization, and empirical observation. I [Read More]

How to avoid being a Pointless Person

How to avoid being a Pointless Person

This technique for preserving points on the Friendship Star and other Pinwheel and Star blocks comes from reader Diane Williams (edited by Marje Rhine, American Quilter magazine pattern editor). It works ONLY when you are making blocks using half-square triangles that you [Read More]

Quilts and Airplanes

Quilts and Airplanes

The unveiling of the winners of the Navy Quilts challenge took place in Pensacola, Florida, last week at the National Naval Aviation Museum during the annual “homecoming” of the Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Congratulations to best-of-show winner Nita [Read More]

AQS wins big at IQA

AQS wins big at IQA

AQS book and magazine authors were well represented in the winners’ circle of the 2010 IQA “A World of Beauty” judged show in Houston last week. Congratulations to Sharon Schamber of Payson, Arizona, for winning the Handi Quilter best-of-show award with her [Read More]

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Finish Your Forest Friends Scene

Finish Your Forest Friends Scene

Make a home for your six Forest Friends (see below for links) with these background elements. Make the scene your own [Read More]

AQS Countdown to Christmas Quilt

AQS Countdown to Christmas Quilt

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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