Monday August 3rd 2015

Posts Tagged ‘The Quilt Life’

The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after the October 2014 issue. Living the quilting life through the eyes of Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson for the past four years has been an entertaining and [Read More]

Meet the Author – Joe Cunningham

Meet the Author – Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors, including the renowned Michigan quiltmaker Mary Schaefer, were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading him to a life of the [Read More]

Free Pattern: Economy Star

Free Pattern: Economy Star

Spring cleaning in your fabric closet? Why not! Here’s a block from The Quilt Life that will help you use your multi-colored stash. Click HERE for full directions for the Economy Star block from The Quilt Life! Consider all the variations that will make this 12” block [Read More]

The other side

The other side

In the June TQL, we introduced the delightful Dahlia Clark, a Canadian quilter whose wild dye-painted Giraffe quilt, Kelly, just blew me away when I saw it at the International Quilt Festival last fall. (How did she come up with that crazy angle? You’ll just have to read [Read More]

Wild times!

Wild times!

TQL’s June issue is hot off the presses, and it’s wild! Our theme this month is wild kingdom, and the pages are full of animals—creatures living in our houses, in the jungle, in the wilderness, and in our imaginations (the wildest of all!). One of the articles in the [Read More]

Free Pattern: Waves of the Sea

Free Pattern: Waves of the Sea

Is the ocean calling you with dreams of summer ahead? For now, make plans to sew this Waves of the Sea block. Easy cutting and easy construction make this block as fun as an ocean breeze! Click here for your Waves of the Sea pattern!   [Read More]

Where’s TQL?

Where’s TQL?

Have you noticed we have a “TQL” picture in every issue? It’s kind of like our own version of Where’s Waldo. I hope you’ve noticed, because coming up with them is such a fun, creative opportunity for us. (Clue: It’s often on the “Life Online” page, [Read More]

Men quilt 2

Men quilt 2

In last December’s “Life Online” feature we printed a letter from a quilter named Clifford Rininger. Cliff wondered about how finishing methods are judged in competition. It seemed to him that judges in his area were taking points off for any quilt that was not [Read More]

Opening night

Opening night

Last night I attended a widely anticipated event—the opening reception for MANifestations, an exhibit of quilts made by men at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. What a party it was! RMQM has been showcasing the work of male quilters every other year [Read More]

Small wonder

Small wonder

This morning I stumbled across something very cool online, and I just have to share. Sarajane Helm is an artist and dollmaker who works in textiles and in polymer clay. Sarajane also has a quilt shop. Doesn’t it look like you could walk right in and start choosing fabric [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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