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December 2012
It’s that time of year! Did you make a new year’s resolution to clean and organize your sewing room? This article from The Quilt Life by Carolyn Woods will give you some helpful hints to get you started. Click here to read the article and start organizing.
Gloria Bolden is the advertising account manager for American Quilter and The Quilt Life  magazines. A Hoosier by birth, Gloria attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Gloria lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She has extensive account management experience in radio, television, and print. Gloria believes in listening to customers, doing in-depth research,...
Test Drive an AQS eBook You asked and AQS answered. We now have available a sample digital download, and it’s FREE. Not sure if your system is compatible with our digital downloads?  Download this free sample and give it a test drive. To download, just click on this link, FREE Sample of eBook Dual Image...
Christmas is that special time of year when you just feel like sharing. The staff at the American Quilter’s Society love to share and started a Christmas tradition several years ago. Each year we all pitch in and purchase gifts for a special family in our neighborhood. We don’t meet the family or even know...
One of my favorite features in TQL is “Helping Hands.” Here, in every issue, we have a chance to showcase the incredible generosity, creativity, and persistence of people who use sewing and quilting to make a difference in the lives of others. In the February 2013 issue, on newsstands and in mailboxes now, we have...
Last week on the American Quilter’s Society Facebook page, we asked our friends to complete a quilter’s version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” We had so much fun reading (singing) the comments that we decided to make our own version of the song and call it “The Twelve Days of Quiltmas.” To add to...
Here's a paper-pieced tree for all seasons from Bonnie Browning.  Use it for the holiday season or make your own forest of trees using this simple pattern.
The idea of patterns and symbols on barns began about 300 years ago when immigrants left the Rhine region of Germany and settled in Pennsylvania. The Amish, Mennonites, Lutherans, and other Reform groups painted small quilt-like patterns on their barns to celebrate their heritage, bring good fortune, ward off bad spirits, and provide protection for...
This beautiful Diamond Star quilting pattern by Lynda Smith will look lovely on the top of a quilted Christmas tree or use it anywhere you need a lovely quilting motif. You can size it to fit any space that you need. Lynda Smith is an AQS author and staff designer. Click here to download your...
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