Month

August 2012
Mary Buvia began her quiltmaking career in 1992 after years of sewing and owning businesses. She knew nothing about the art form and did not even realize classes were available. A friend told her about an organization called the American Quilter’s Society. She joined in an effort to learn all that she could through their...
It may sound cliché but quilting really does bring souls together. I began working for the American Quilter’s Society at the end of 2010. Although I knew much about the business of quilting, I was woefully unable to create anything that would earn as much as a “B-“ in any grade-school art class. Since I...
Kimberly Einmo loves to doodle with her mouse while using Electric Quilt 7, her favorite quilt design software. With nothing more than a vague idea in mind, the click of the mouse conjures up all sorts of potential designs. While playing with the traditional T block on the design drawing board, Kimberly found an interesting effect when she...
They’re handcrafted—colorful cotton fabric in complex patterns painstakingly appliquéd to a soft canvas backing. Although there is no batting per se, the appliqué  stitches go completely through to the backing, catching just a thread or two for stability. Are they quilts? Are they art? No matter what niche you care to put these appliquéd fiber...
Did you miss being a part of the AQS Flash Mob in Grand Rapids? Everyone who had registered  for the show in advance received an invitation to participate. Several hundred quilters brought a small quilt to show off as they marched from the Pedestrian Bridge over the Grand River to the Grand Gallery in the DeVos...
Have you ever been stymied about what kind of border to use on your circular quilts? Quilt designer Gail Garber is giving you three circular border patterns for you to choose from. She has included the Pointy Dude border, Spiral border, and her Sunrays border. Turn you next circular quilt into something really special with...
Visit with Karen Kay Buckley and learn about her journey into quilting. You’ll get to see some of her beautiful quilts and even get to take a look at her fabric stash. Karen will also demonstrate how to make the perfect circle for your applique projects.  You are sure to enjoy getting to know more...
Rami Kim has taken 1st place in the Timeless Stitch Star competition in the Lifestyle/Sewing Items category with her stunning garment titled “Queen Peacock.” Rami’s prize is $1,000 and a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700 QCP sewing & quilting machine valued at $2,999. Rami Kim has distinguished herself as an innovative and talented fabric artist....
The Basement Quilt by Ann Hazelwood has debuted at number 5 on the St. Louis Bestseller list according to the “River Front Times.” The Basement Quilt is the first volume in a projected series written by Ann and published by the American Quilter’s Society. Ann is an avid writer and quilter from St. Charles, Missouri....
Do you find quilts everywhere you turn? Even when they aren’t quilts, exactly? The other day a friend and I were minding our own business, walking to a favorite deli for lunch, when POW! We (not literally, fortunately) ran smack into this quilt, wrapped around a tree. Do you think this is the chicken or...
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