Month

December 2010
Erin Ulrich, former AQS contest coordinator, shares what she learned as an observer in the jury room. “I do not quilt, knit, crochet, or hem my own pants. I am not an artist. I am a person good with numbers, spatial relationships, organization, and empirical observation. I cannot create, but I can analyze. Thus, I...
When you start a project that will have decorative stitching as surface embellishment, make a stitch sampler. Create a basted sandwich of the same top, batting, and backing materials as the quilt. Then sew each decorative stitch in a row with the thread you plan to use. Mark the row with the thread name and...
My love for fabric began at a very young age when I used my mother’s newly hung drapes to create my first fabric project! My mother recognized my passion for fabric and thus began the journey with fabric and sewing. Creating beautiful gowns opened the door into creative textile design and established the building blocks...
Free pattern from “Paper Piecing Patterns” by Bonnie K. Browning. Now available as a downloadable e-book.
We are seeing more progress on the demolition of the Executive Inn now. Here are some photos that I took this week. You can now see that they have removed a whole section of the building, with part of the roof hanging precariously on the back section. There are gates around the hotel so only...
Although enchantment with fabric seems to have always been a part of my life, I began my quiltmaking journey in 1985. Today, I look back at the development and exploration of my creative process. Even in 1985, the adapting of traditional time-honored designs and techniques was significant. Somehow, even then, I experimented, finding my own...