Month

September 2011
Did you ever see a yurt… or a quilted yurt? Linzi Upton from Scotland brought her quilted yurt for display at the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines. Learn more from this video with Bonnie Browning and Linzi Upton.  
Congratulations to all of the winners in the AQS Quilt Contest at the Des Moines show. Enjoy the video.  
What do you do on a beautiful afternoon at a quilt show? In Des Moines, Iowa, today at the AQS Quilt Show, we had the first-ever Quilters Flash Mob.Nearly 200 quilters took part in this spontaneous show and tell on the sidewalk in front of HyVee Hall at the Iowa Events Center.   One group,...
Definitely a first in Des Moines and (maybe the world!), a flash mob of quilters from near and far gathered for a mass show-and-tell on the steps of Hyvee Hall during the AQS Des Moines Quilt Show & Contest today. Executive show director Bonnie Browning led the charge of about 175 volunteer quilt flashers as...
Janet Stone says she absolutely has to embellish her quilts! But how does she make her embellishments an absolutely integral part of her quilt and not look like an afterthought? “I truly think about the embellishments and I guess it’s just intuitive as to when something works and when it doesn’t,” Janet explains. “I’ve always...
Pull up a chair to your computer and see lots of prizewinning quilts. If you like looking at quilts, then you’ll love getting to view the past quilt show winners from the AQS Quilt Shows. We have a new section on the AQS website – just CLICK HERE. You will find all of the winning...
It’s another exciting day here at AQS. We just got delivery of the new book Enhance Your Quilts – Embellish! The consensus here is that it’s “gorgeous”. Terry’s new book is an adventure into the land of embellishments. Using her techniques,  you’ll  be able to take the plainest of quilts from “Now” to “WOW”.  You’ll...
Halloween is right around the corner. Lone Minkkinen is giving you a free quilting design called Going Batty that will be perfect for your all of your spooky quilting projects.
Visit the Hopi Indians of Arizona and learn about their unique tradition of quilting. The Hopis are known for pottery, rugs and colorful Kochina dolls.  In the last century the Hopi have added quilting to their artistic traditions. See how their native patterns and motifs are integrated into their quilts and share a wonderful experience...
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