Sunday August 2nd 2015

Posts Tagged ‘quilt show’

Machine Quilting Thread Fun

  AQS author Sue Patten shows us a few tips on machine quilting. Books by Sue Patten: Adaptable Quilting Designs Quilting Possibilities…Freehand Filler Patterns     [Read More]

Kathy Schmidt – Rule-Breaking Quilts

  While visiting the Grandstand at the 2011 Des Moines AQS Quilt Show & Contest, Kathy Schmidt showed us some traditional and alternative quilt edging methods from her AQS book Rule-Breaking Quilts. Click here to order your copy of Rule-Breaking Quilts. Kathy [Read More]

Centering Designs in Prairie Points

  AQS instructor Penny Haren shows us how to center designs in prairie points.   [Read More]

BE A WINNER WITH AQS ON POINT

Congratulations to Victoria Johnson from Granger, MN, our October “Sign Up for On Point” winner! Winning a free book from AQS is easy! Just click here to enter your information to register for our weekly, On Point e-Newsletter and you are automatically entered to win. [Read More]

From Stripes to Patches with Templates

  AQS author Pat Yamin shows us how to use a template to cut strips of fabric. Pat is the author of “Two Patch Scrap Quilts” and e-book “Quilt Savvy: One Patch Scrap Quilts.” Click here for more information about Pat and her books.     [Read More]

1st Ever Quilters Flash Mob

1st Ever Quilters Flash Mob

What do you do on a beautiful afternoon at a quilt show? In Des Moines, Iowa, today at the AQS Quilt Show, we had the first-ever Quilters Flash Mob.Nearly 200 quilters took part in this spontaneous show and tell on the sidewalk in front of HyVee Hall at the Iowa Events [Read More]

Quilter flash mob stops traffic in Iowa

Quilter flash mob stops traffic in Iowa

Definitely a first in Des Moines and (maybe the world!), a flash mob of quilters from near and far gathered for a mass show-and-tell on the steps of Hyvee Hall during the AQS Des Moines Quilt Show & Contest today. Executive show director Bonnie Browning led the charge [Read More]

Ronda Beyer’s tip for perfect scalloped edges

Ronda Beyer’s tip for perfect scalloped edges

There are so many amazing aspects to Ronda Beyer’s Essence quilt, which won the Best Longarm Workmanship Award at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Knoxville this summer. From the quietly elegant fabrics to the incredible original quilting designs, the quilt entices [Read More]

FREE Quilt Pattern from Kathryn Schmidt

FREE Quilt Pattern from Kathryn Schmidt

Author and Des Moines AQS QuiltWeek® teacher, Kathryn Schmidt, has a FREE quilt pattern for you this week. Kathy’s pattern is called “Disorderly Conduct” and can be made with just six fat quarters. You’ll have fun making this quilt using some of the concepts from [Read More]

10 Reasons to Attend AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines

10 Reasons to Attend AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines

The clock is ticking. Thousands of quilters, quilts, and quilting suppliers will converge on the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa beginning September 28. The 4th Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Des Moines is filled with quilting fun from September 28th through [Read More]

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Free Video Tutorial: Pillow Secret from Bonnie Browning

Free Video Tutorial: Pillow Secret from Bonnie Browning

Bonnie Browning shows how to make a decorative pillow to fit any pillow form with no zipper. What’s different? She [Read More]

Things are Buzzing at The Bee!

Things are Buzzing at The Bee!

These days, with electronic designing, rotary cutting, and machine quilting, our favorite projects are often done [Read More]

Over 700 Quilts at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek in 2015!

Over 700 Quilts at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek in 2015!

Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 12-15, 2015. [Read More]

Ann Hazelwood’s Colebridge Community Series

Ann Hazelwood’s Colebridge Community Series

What fun, tears, and drama we’ve read since Ann Hazelwood wrote her first Colebridge Community book, The Basement [Read More]

What Does Appliqué Mean to YOU?

What Does Appliqué Mean to YOU?

The simplest explanation of appliqué is to place one layer of fabric over another larger piece, and sew it in place. [Read More]

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