How to Photograph a Quilt-Video

No matter how beautiful your quilt is in “real life” a bad photo of  it might very well keep it from being admitted to a quilt show.  The AQS staff photographer Charley Lynch has a video that will give you some pointers on taking  photographs that will give you the very best chance of making…

September is National Sewing Month

 National Sewing Month was first celebrated in  1982 after President Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” There are so many forms of  “home” sewing that I can’t even begin to list them all. There is embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, garment sewing, home…

The Answer is…

Last week we asked you to tell us when you thought the following quotation about the demise of quilting was written: “Women in the offices, they say, are usurping man’s work, but it is just as true that men with their factories are supplanting the necessity of woman’s remaining in the home. In fact, wholly…

The More Things Change

I came across  a quote last week that made me chuckle and really proves that old saying “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” It is from a quiltmaker bemoaning the fact that quilting was becoming a lost craft. “Women in the offices, they say, are usurping man’s work, but it is…