Month

March 2012
We are very pleased that Annemart Berendse is on our list of authors. Read this short bio to get to know Annemart, then take a step in the right direction with her book, Decorate Your Shoes! Create One-of-a-Kind Footwear. Receiving a mother-in-law who had quilting as her hobby was the greatest marriage gift in disguise...
18 Spectacular Quilts, 19 Quiltmaker Winners and Finalists, and Their Stories!   The National Quilt Museum’s annual New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest once again has brought out the best in creativity from today’s talented quiltmakers. Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, their innovations, and their contributions to an exhibit...
This week’s special Quilt of the Week is called Cosmic Parade and was created by Gail Garber. Cosmic Parade combines several techniques that provide the movement seen in this quilt. Gail used Stars, Flying Geese and a wonderfully unique choice of colors in Cosmic Parade.  Click on the video to see this beautiful quilt.
Every quilt tells a story. Sometimes the story is clear, announced through the title, the choice of block or fabric, an appliqued or photo-transferred image, or even embellishment. Sometimes, however, the story is not so obvious, and we must lean in and listen carefully to the words these quilts are whispering…and oh, the stories they...
One of the many benefits of annual AQS membership is receiving 6 wonderful, idea-packed issues of American Quilter magazine in the mail. If you joined AQS (or renewed your membership) before the end of February, the May 2012 issue (cover shown here) should be arriving in your mailbox in just a couple weeks. Every day...
Ann Fahl said something great in “Yesterday and beyond,” her article in the April TQL. “And when choosing subjects for our quilts, the ideas we are passionate about are more likely to become successful pieces than subjects about which we are only lukewarm.” Isn’t that the truth! (Just look at the fabulous quilts by Suzanne...
Here they are, the finalists in Ricky Tims’s Sunbonnet Sue block contest. Top 4 winners will be in Ricky’s feature article in the upcoming August 2012 issue of TQL. The theme of that issue is Hot! and Ricky’s saying that Sunbonnet Sue is still hot in the quilting world! And the top 4 winners are:...
Thank you to all of the quilters who entered our Block Buffet Mystery Quilt prize drawing. Three sets of prizes were generously donated by these contest sponsors: AQS Publishing                  www.AmericanQuilter.com Brint Fanizza                       www.FamoreCutlery.com Linda Hahn                          www.FrogHollowDesigns.com SewBatik                               www.SewBatik.com Congratulations to our winners of this...
With permission from artist Teresa Kogut, Pat Thompson enlarged Teresa's original watercolor painting and used it as a basis for this colorful small quilt that measures about 21" x 21".
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