Through these portals…

Doors open, close, and revolve for us throughout our lives. Doors often bring opportunities, joy, hope, laughter, and dreams. But they can also herald heartbreak and endings. It is difficult to see a door and not wonder what it holds for the person crossing the threshold. American Quilter contributing editor Iris Frank has gathered five…

My best friend is ailin’

Bad news. My sewing machine isn’t feeling well and I guess it’s time to go in for a checkup. Nothing serious; the light bulb burned out. But it got me to thinking that it has been an awful long time since an expert has taken a look under the hood. I take good care of…

My Quilt Story: Susan Stewart

I know anniversary quilts are not uncommon. But this one, as my Dad tearfully described, “is our whole life.” I made this quilt for my parents’ 50th anniversary in 2002. At the time, I was a seamstress, not a quilter, but I wanted to make something special. A book called The Collectibles Quilt by Wendy…

Let Me Tell You A Story

I’ve read that there are about 20,000,000 quilters in the US.  In my travels I’ve met a lot of them with some pretty marvelous stories. But, no story touched me like the one I’m about to tell you. I’ve changed the names and locations….but, everything else is as true as can be. I was eating…

Help Find Sharon’s Missing Quilt

Sharon Schlotzhauer needs your help locating her 1st place quilt Really ‘Wild’ Flowers! Season Two! The quilt did not make it back home from the recent Houston Quilt Festival. Each of the seven flowers depicted is three-dimensional. The quilt went missing on November 7, 2011 somewhere between the show floor and the mailing area. If…