Sew many stems

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…

Getting the point

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…

Elegant Cotton-Wool-Silk Quilts by Rami Kim

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…