Month

April 2011
Are you afraid of color? Is it difficult for you to pick out fabrics that go together? If so, you aren’t alone. Fear of color and buying the wrong fabric combination rank as some of the top concerns for many quilt makers. Let’s take a step back to our elementary school days and review some...
This amazing 80" quilt works beautifully with a focus print and a background fabric.
Quilt artist Carol Taylor of Pittsford, New York, is a talented teacher as well as a frequent award winner in AQS and other quilt competitions. Last year she wrote a wonderful article for American Quilter called Transparent Beauty, about using sheer organza fabrics in a variety of colors to create shadows and layers in her art...
(Submitted by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine)Some quilt patterns call for quarter-square triangles (QST), which are triangles cut from a square on both diagonals (fig. 1). These triangles are used instead of half-square triangles when the quilt designer wants the fabric’s straight of grain to fall on the long edge of the triangle....
Duckies quilting pattern from Quilt This! Practical Patterns for Everyday Quilting by Lynda Smith
One of the patterns published in the January 2011 issue of American Quilter magazine was Baby Greensleeves by Claudia Clark Myers. Several readers, including Terri Kohlbeck of Kalispell, Montana, have let me know they enjoyed making this foundation-pieced quilt. Terri gave me permission to share her photo and letter here: “Here is a picture of my Baby...