Month

July 2012
Quilts made 150 years ago during the Civil War are very rare and even more rare are those made block by block, or potholder style. The instructions in the free pattern are for making this 71" quilt in the traditional manner. Make it in your favorite colors or duplicate the red, white, and blue for...
Kathy Schmidt is a designer, teacher and AQS author of  Rule-Breaking Quilts. In this video Kathy will show you a nifty alternate edge finishing  method that you will surely enjoy. Not only does it make a satin stitch edge quicker, it makes it more beautiful.
Watch Bonnie Browning interview Sherry Reynolds, winner of the  Best Machine Workmanship Award at the 2012 Lancaster AQS Quilt Show & Contest. Sherry made her quilt on a home machine. Learn how she designed this beautiful quilt and how she pieced the triangle circles. Pick up tips on quilting on a home machine too.
A Grandmother's Fan quilt plays an integral role in The Basement Quilt by Ann W. Hazelwood. One might even say that the quilt is a character in the book.
Ann W.  Hazelwood, the author of the new AQS fiction book The Basement Quilt, began her quilting career in 1970 by producing a line of patchwork items called “Patches, etc.” In 1979, her home-based business became brick and mortar on Main Street in Historic St. Charles, Missouri. By 1984, Ann had opened the Patches Craft...
Take a stroll with me down the Chareh el Khiamiah, or “street of the tentmakers.” Found in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo, it is the only place where the street is still covered as in days of old. The sun fights its way through the openings in the roofs, casting patterns of light and...
Make these template-pieced alphabet blocks for your next project.
Watch AQS Show Director  Bonnie Browning interview Pauline Warren. Pauline was one of the winners at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Pauline explains how her quilt was inspired by an antique quilt that she saw at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Learn just how long it took to make this hand-quilted...
Forest Wildflowers This colorful quilt evolved out of the collaborative quiltmaking friendship that began when we met at the San Francisco Quilt Guild. Janet, a seasoned, self-taught quilter and quilting teacher, recognized Deb’s blossoming talent as a novice quilter at a guild meeting. When our paths crossed again at a weekend quilting retreat, our lives...
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