Month

November 2012
It was a delight to talk to Mary Owens, the quilter whose wonderful Rose and Sage is in the December issue of TQL. Mary makes her quilts entirely by hand, because she loves hand sewing. Imagine that! One of the charming little (yes, only 4”) blocks is a tulip, with an appliquéd stem. We left...
The stunning Audubon’s Christmas Quilt designed by Kathy McNeil is now available as a block of the month.  When you join you will receive a block pattern every month for seven months. Each pattern is full-size — no enlarging is necessary.   If you just can’t wait, you can purchase the entire Audubon’s  Christmas set...
Learn to make a perfect reverse appliqué Sunburst block with Marti Michell. Marti's method eliminates the bulk that is sometimes a problem with this traditional quilt block.  She shows you how to use freezer paper and simple measurements to make a perfect block every time.
Have you ever found an old quilt that you just had to have, despite its condition? Something about that quilt just spoke to you, and you felt somehow connected with its  maker. This happened to Barbara M. Burnham when she saw an old, worn out, red-and-green Baltimore album-style quilt for sale and just had to...
Kathy McNeil told me how she came up with the inward-pointing prairie point border on the December TQL centerfold quilt, Audubon Christmas, and I had to smile. The innovative edge treatment really completes the look Kathy was after–that of an embossed Christmas card. “My uniquely creative spin on an old border idea was actually a...
This owl handbag is full of whimsy and rich color choices that will appeal to just about everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart.
Thread Therapy by Dr. Bob is a 1 hr. 45 min. DVD of a live recording of Bob’s thread seminar.  Bob Purcell, President of Superior Threads, is offering this DVD ($24.95 value) to all friends of AQS absolutely FREE of charge. This DVD will solve many sewing-related frustrations and problems as you learn all about...
Add Rami Kim’s distinctive elegance to your quilts, wearables, and home décor projects. Centuries of Asian art and culture provide the inspiration for six one-of-a-kind projects in fabrics reflecting reverence for all things natural. Applique shapes are taken from paintings depicting nature — clouds, leaves, flowers, rocks, and mountains. Instructions for the ancient fabric arts...
Take a walk with AQS  Show Director, Bonnie Browning as she shows you what it’s like to coordinate the Paducah Quilt Show & Contest. This is a video from a few years back, so those of you who have attended the Paducah show may notice something in the video that is no longer part of...
Rami Kim is a DNA scientist turned fabric artist/quilter/instructor known nationally and internationally. She is a 17-time Best of Show winner, distinguished for her innovative art-to-wear. Her passion is in contemporary art-to-wear, quilts, cloth dolls, and bags, with special interest in three-dimensional textures. Rami is known for her own distinctive colors and techniques. Her first...
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