Saturday March 21st 2015

Posts Tagged ‘quilting’

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]

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]

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American Quilter’s Society Welcomes Third Generation of Founding Family

American Quilter’s Society Welcomes Third Generation of Founding Family

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world and producer of the AQS [Read More]

From the Land of Enchantment, a Video Quilt Show

From the Land of Enchantment, a Video Quilt Show

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable, and enjoy a video quilt show! Gail Garber gives a personal tour of her [Read More]

FREE PATTERN: Lightning Zig-Zag

FREE PATTERN: Lightning Zig-Zag

Here’s a cute quilt that can be made from colorful stash fabrics plus solids, or combine white charm squares with [Read More]

Meet the Author: Kathleen Shea

Meet the Author: Kathleen Shea

Kathleen Shea learned to sew as a child, about the same time that she discovered the wonder of the PEANUTS® [Read More]

Paducah’s Renaissance

Paducah’s Renaissance

Dynamic. Vital. Flourishing! Paducah, Kentucky has undergone a renaissance. With museums, galleries, and thriving art [Read More]

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