Month

October 2012
Halt your search for the darkest, best solid black cotton fabric. We’ve found it for you! Our deep, dark midnight black fabric has been double-dipped, or dyed twice, to get a true jet black color that is as deep as midnight. It is highest-quality 100% cotton fabric with a rich, luxurious hand. Some fabrics pretend to be black, but...
The AQS Quilter’s Slide Calculator is a time/stress saver that gives you cutting measurements for squares, diamonds, and rectangles. It also shows you how many pieces you can get from a specific amount of yardage. You can calculate backing yardage and much, much more. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for your favorite quilter,...
Watch as Cindy Ladig shares some of the wonderful details of the quilt that she made for her parents’  fiftieth wedding anniversary. See how she incorporated the entire family into the quilts with “birthstones” and labels.
Marjorie Rhine designed this block for the background of her quilt, Transformed, which won an honorable mention in the 2009 Hoffman Challenge.
It’s the second full day of International Quilt Market in Houston, where business and quilting converge. Buyers from all over the world (quilt shop owners, designers, web companies, etc.) have the opportunity to meet with hundreds of quilt-related sellers, not only to place orders but also to see new trends, learn more about the industry,...
Kyra Hicks emailed me this morning. Researching the history of African American quilters is a passion for Kyra, and her discoveries have inspired several the books she’s written, including one about the famous Harriet Powers Bible Quilt. The reason for her email was to tell me that her children’s book, Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen...
Today we had a nice surprise when Betty Burnett, whose calling card says “Home Motor For Real,” stopped by the AQS office. She shared some of the projects she’s made from American Quilter magazine. So we dropped in to the AQS photography studio and had our photographer Charley Lynch snap a couple of photos of...
Andi Reynolds, former AQS executive book editor, gave us a rare glimpse into her quilting space. “Look at the great light in here,” she said. “Although I need to rethink how to store fabric to prevent fading, with the glass patio doors, a wall of windows, and port holes high on the third wall, there’s...
Jean Clark was the third place winner in the handquilted bed quilts category at the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines. Her techniques include needle turn appliqué and a technique that she likes to call “echo stippling.” Jean spent over 2,000 hours on the hand appliqué and another 2,000 hours on the handquilting.  Take...
Stacked & Stitched, Artistic Fabric Projects For Your Home Using layers of fabric, a straight stitch, a zigzag stitch and a chenille cutter, decorative artist Christine Morgan makes expensive pieces of unique art for high-end galleries. Now you can reproduce her signature look for a fraction of the price by following her super simple instructions....
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