Month

September 2012
Kay Nickols, the AQS author of the books Wonderful 1-Fabric Curves and Wonderful 1-Fabric Quilts, shows you how to sew the Drunkard’s Path block on your sewing machine WITHOUT PINS. Kay takes you through the whole process step-by-step. You’ll love this technique and you’ll enjoy using  it over and over again on your Drunkard’s Path...
TQL contributing editor Meg Cox is a busy lady. Besides writing books and magazine articles, she’s president of the Quilt Alliance, the organization behind the Quilt Index, that massive online database of quilts in museum collections. The Alliance is also responsible for Q.S.O.S – Quilters Save Our Stories. This is a grassroots project, and you...
We all know it’s important to keep our sewing machine clean.  In this video,  Nancy Fiedler, an educator with Janome America, will show you the simple, yet important steps to keeping your bobbin area clean. In just a few easy to do  steps she demonstrates how to clean your bobbin area after every project. Nancy...
Sumiko Minei is the author of the newest AQS book, Foundation-Pieced Double Wedding Ring Quilts.  Sumiko was born in Toyama Prefecture located in the Hokuriku region on Honshu island, Japan. She worked as a hospital dietitian until her marriage in 1971. She then began to making quilts and began to teach quiltmaking. In 1988 she...
Are your favorite scissors getting a little dull? Do you have a drawer full of scissors that you can no longer cut with? Well, one of our favorite show vendors is here to help. Brent Fanizza, also known as the Scissor Man, demonstrates how to sharpen your scissors and will also gives you some tips...
When American quilters in the 1800’s were creating the masterpieces that we still copy, modify and admire today, few knew the depth of quilting creativity growing from the islands of Japan. Like any timeless art, quilting reflects the heart of the culture and artists who pour their heart and soul into their work. Quilting in...
We quilters lost one of our foremothers yesterday–Virginia Avery. She was just a couple weeks shy of her 100th birthday. Jinny was one of the quilt world’s pioneers. Back in the early 70s, she decided people needed someone to teach them to quilt, and that person was going to be her. She was good at...
Moya Hu, the owner of Moya’s Workshop, hosts a popular handmade-themed blog that has had more than 2 million visitors since its inception. She started quilting in 2006 and has already authored two successful books on handmade topics published in the local market. She lives with her cute dog, Bogi, in Taipei, Taiwan. Moya’s Workshop...
One day while attending the Calgary Stampede, it occurred to Agnete Kay that the colorful bandanas typically worn by cowboys and cowgirls (and farmers, of course) have printed designs which could be useful in quiltmaking. The designs are usually symmetrical, and bandanas are available in a variety of patterns including intricate, swirling floral and paisley...