Loss

AQS lost  a good friend today. Let me rephrase that. I lost a good friend today. Marge Boyle, director of sales and marketing, passed away suddenly the evening of October 26, 2010. We found out about it first thing today (well, yesterday; it’s after midnight on the 28th now). No one saw this coming. Marge…

A Sticky Subject

(Submitted by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine)When I recently needed a project for a car trip, I pulled out a small kit for an English paper-pieced Grandmother’s Flower Garden block. I remembered Rachel Wetzler’s article “Portable Pastime” in the May 2009 issue of American Quilter magazine on preparing just such a project. Rachel…

Slow Quilting

You may have heard of the Slow Food Movement, which is an umbrella term encompassing ideas such as buying local produce, growing your own food, and cooking in more than eating out. I suggest there is a corollary to quilting, but it isn’t complete or perfectly accurate. I’m not talking about buying fabric made locally…