Sunday September 21st 2014

Posts Tagged ‘quilting’

Centering Designs in Prairie Points

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


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]

Fun with Stencils and Pounce Pads

  AQS author Sue Patten shows us how to properly use a pounce pad. Sue Patten is the author of “Adaptable Quilting Designs” and “Quilting Possibilities: Freehand Filler Patterns.” Click here for more information about Sue and her books.     [Read More]

AQS Releases More E-books

Enjoy the latest E-books from AQS. Click on these links to order your copy today! America’s Quilted Garden Blocks by Faye Labanaris Jelly Roll Quilt Magic by Kimberly Einmo Two Patch Scrap Quilts by Pat Yamin Some Assembly Required by Margie Engel Enhance Your [Read More]

Meet Kathleen Hulett – Author of Patchwork 4 Ways

Meet Kathleen Hulett – Author of Patchwork 4 Ways

Kathleen has enjoyed handcrafting since childhood, beginning with sewing doll clothes on her little toy sewing machine. Kathleen began piecing fabric scraps into her first bed-sized quilt before she had learned anything about rotary cutting or chain piecing. That quilt now [Read More]

Ten Exercises for Quiltmakers

Ten Exercises for Quiltmakers

Many hours of cutting, sewing, and hand or machine quilting can take a toll on your body. According to medical sources, good posture and certain exercises can help relieve stress and prevent problems associated with repetitive quilt-related activities. Learn these ten [Read More]

Tips for Working with Invisible Thread by Barbara Shapel

Many of the projects in American Quilter call for invisible thread. So we asked Barbara Shapel for some tips. Barbara said that since invisible thread is sometimes temperamental, try these tips for problem-free use: • Don’t wind the bobbin more than half full. Wind [Read More]

My Quilt Story: Janet Atkins

My Quilt Story: Janet Atkins

Kaaterskill took me four years to make. It won 3rd place in the Handmade Quilt category at the 2010 IQA show in Houston, among other honors. Quilter’s Newsletter magazine asked me to send it to them for photography, and they selected it as the cover of the June/July 2011 [Read More]

Meet Shelly Zegart – Producer and Host of Why Quilts Matter

Shelly Zegart, executive producer and host, was a founding director of The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. (1981), the first state documentation project — a model used around the world, and The Alliance for American Quilts (1993). She curates exhibitions, lectures and writes [Read More]

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Free Pattern: Betty’s Twist & Turn

Free Pattern: Betty’s Twist & Turn

Here’s a design from Helen Squire’s book, Quilting Designs for Sashing, Blocks & Borders. It’s a [Read More]

Linda Baxter Lasco Authors Red, White & Quilted!

Linda Baxter Lasco Authors Red, White & Quilted!

Linda Baxter Lasco is a fourth-generation, award-winning quilter. As senior editor at the American Quilter’s [Read More]

Tuesday Night Friends are Just Winging It

Take a look at the delightful art quilts made by the Tuesday Night Friends from Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Bonnie Browning [Read More]

Dress a Graduate–It’s Elementary!

by Justin Ward for WDBJ7 July 28, 2014 MARTINSVILLE, Va. Martinsville group sews confidence with every stitch in [Read More]

Get Your Game On at Des Moines!

(Note: the number of jelly roll strips has changed.) What would be more fun than making some new quilting friends and [Read More]

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