Wednesday December 30th 2015

Posts Tagged ‘quilts’

The War of the States – Quilts & Fabrics

The War of the States – Quilts & Fabrics

Quiltmaking was wildly popular during the US Civil War (1861-1865.) However, most of the quilts crafted during this period were not made for the use of the quiltmaker but as contributions to the soldiers in the field and those wounded in hospitals. The Sanitary Commission, [Read More]

Kimberly Einmo — Jelly Roll Quilt Magic

Kimberly Einmo — Jelly Roll Quilt Magic

Kimberly Einmo tells us about her AQS book Jelly Roll Quilt Magic.   Click to order Jelly Roll Quilt Magic Click to order Jelly Roll Quilts & More Click to order Quilt a Travel Souvenir About Kimberly Einmo                 [Read More]

Meet Gwen Marston

Meet Gwen Marston

Gwen Marston is a professional quiltmaker, teacher,  and author of the AQS new book, Liberated Medallion Quilts. She has taught quiltmaking nationally and internationally for more than three decades, and her articles have appeared in many magazines throughout the years. [Read More]

AQS Author Spotlight: Gwen Marston

AQS Author Spotlight: Gwen Marston

Gwen Marston is a professional quiltmaker, author, and teacher. She has taught quilting nationally and internationally for over three decades. Her articles have appeared in many magazines throughout the years. Gwen’s work has been shown in many group exhibits throughout [Read More]

My Quilt Place, A Growing Online Community

My Quilt Place, A Growing Online Community

MyQuiltPlace.com is a free service from the American Quilter’s Society. We all know that quilting is more than a hobby; it is a lifestyle that helps define us as a person and as an artist. From traditional to contemporary, all quilts are an expression of who we are [Read More]

Baskets: New Quilts from an Old Favorite

Baskets: New Quilts from an Old Favorite

18 Spectacular Quilts, 19 Quiltmaker Winners and Finalists, and Their Stories!   The National Quilt Museum’s annual New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest once again has brought out the best in creativity from today’s talented quiltmakers. Quilts are [Read More]

The Stories Hidden in Our Quilts by Alex Anderson

The Stories Hidden in Our Quilts by Alex Anderson

Every quilt tells a story. Sometimes the story is clear, announced through the title, the choice of block or fabric, an appliqued or photo-transferred image, or even embellishment. Sometimes, however, the story is not so obvious, and we must lean in and listen carefully to [Read More]

Celebrate National Embroidery Month

Celebrate National Embroidery Month

February is National Embroidery Month! Embroidery has been popular for centuries. Do you remember embroidering pillowcases with washout transfers as a child? I do. I think it was the foundation for my interest in quilting years later. Embroidery has come a long, long way in [Read More]

Quilting vacation, Hawaiian style

Quilting vacation, Hawaiian style

My husband and I just returned from an idyllic week in Maui, where we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in Kaanapali Beach. This is surely one of the most beautiful places on our planet. Highlights of our trip included perfect weather; an anniversary sunset dinner [Read More]

My Quilt Story: Lori Hiedeman

My Quilt Story: Lori Hiedeman

Lori Hiedeman shared this story about an astonishing hand-pieced hexagon quilt. Lori, be sure to let us know the END of the story! “My friend Tami has MS (multiple sclerosis). My mother and I went to visit her last fall, and knowing I enjoy quilting, she asked her [Read More]

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

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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]

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When you sign up for the AQS e-newsletter, OnPoint, a world of free patterns is at your fingertips! Every week, quality [Read More]

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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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