Q.S.O.S

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…

Virginia Avery

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…

Free Pattern – BLAZING BANDANAS by Agnete Kay

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…