Wednesday July 1st 2015

Posts Tagged ‘American Quilter’

A Quilt for Grandpa West by Tim Langlitz

A Quilt for Grandpa West by Tim Langlitz

It may sound cliché but quilting really does bring souls together. I began working for the American Quilter’s Society at the end of 2010. Although I knew much about the business of quilting, I was woefully unable to create anything that would earn as much as a “B-“ [Read More]

Reactions to The Basement Quilt – an AQS novel

Reactions to The Basement Quilt – an AQS novel

If you love quilts and love reading, you’ll love the first book in Ann Hazelwood’s series about the Colebridge, Missouri, community. It features plucky florist Anne Brown and her family and friends. Lots of love, family secrets, and mysterious guests — [Read More]

Sparkly Jeweled Memories

Sparkly Jeweled Memories

Kathy Schmidt, author, of Rule-Breaking Quilts (AQS Publishing, 2010), offers some great ideas for showcasing unused jewelry. “My great-aunt Maggie was a young woman in the roaring twenties era and quite the local fashion plate. She always maintained that a lady [Read More]

Triumph of a Higher Kind in AQ magazine

Triumph of a Higher Kind in AQ magazine

  “…there are as many excuses to quit as there are temptations to do so. Here are the stories of three quilters–widely diverse in background, age, and experience–who have confronted the label of ‘disability’ with a decision to never give in.”  [Read More]

Is your quilt bound for greatness?

Is your quilt bound for greatness?

Too often when we put those last quilting stitches into a piece we’ve worked on for weeks or months, finishing the quilt edge with binding becomes a chore instead of what it should be—the final step in a creative design process. But help is on the way! In the September [Read More]

The Basement Quilt Audiobook

The Basement Quilt Audiobook

Now you can quilt and enjoy Ann Hazelwood’s new quilt  fiction book The Basement Quilt at the same time! AQS has just released the audiobook of The Basement Quilt for you to enjoy while you are quilting, driving, or just relaxing. In The Basement Quilt, a novel by [Read More]

Job Opportunities at AQS

Job Opportunities at AQS

AQS is growing! Would you like to grow with us? Take a look at the job postings that we currently have available here in Quilt City USA, Paducah, Kentucky. The American Quilter’s Society is the publisher of quilting books and two quilting magazines,  American Quilter [Read More]

The Grand Rapids LipDub

This Fourth of July, we would like to share a video filmed in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that Roger Ebert calls “The Greatest Music Video Ever Made.” When you see how the people of  Grand Rapids came together to make this video, you will understand why AQS is so [Read More]

The most famous quilter you never heard of

The most famous quilter you never heard of

Recently, thanks to the wonders of the social network, I learned some sad news. Anna Williams died. Anna was Gee’s Bend before Gee’s Bend. By that I mean she was perhaps the first African American quilter whose improvisational quilts were publicly recognized as art – [Read More]

Meet Ann R. Holmes

Meet Ann R. Holmes

Meet Ann Holmes, the new AQS author of No Sewing Until You Quilt It. Ann Holmes, stained glass artist and quilter, has been producing site-specific stained glass since 1976. Public glass commissions include several churches and the 8½’ skylight in the Lyon business [Read More]

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Prairie Circle Pillow, a Free Pattern from Janome

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Imagine the color possibilities when you make this pillow designed by Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio! The [Read More]

VIDEO: The Bride Wore Red

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Portrait quilt maker Kay Donges started with some sparkly fabric and the result was The Bride Wore Red, winner of First [Read More]

VIDEO: Skyfall, a Winner for Kathie Beltz

VIDEO: Skyfall, a Winner for Kathie Beltz

Kathie Beltz describes how she and Mara Novak created Skyfall, winner of Honorable Mention in the Small Wall Quilts: [Read More]

Quilt-Tripping Across the US – Summer 2015

Quilt-Tripping Across the US – Summer 2015

We love AQS QuiltWeeks and we know you do, too! We searched the Internet and found our way across the country—and [Read More]

Diana’s Golden Needle

Diana’s Golden Needle

Diana Jasany is a very special young quilter. Adopted at 14 months old in 2001 from Kalmykia, Russia, Diana just turned [Read More]

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