Quilting Friends

This week is QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky, and it turns out to be old home week, too. Many friendships have been formed during the AQS shows over the past 29 years. People from around the world make their annual trek to Quilt City USA to enjoy the quilts and visit with their quilting buddies. Quilters…

Behind the scenes

Once in a while it’s fun to share a little behind-the-scenes story about the TQL issue you have in your hands. When we decided to do an issue with a “faces” theme, our thoughts turned pretty quickly to the work of Marilyn Belford and the quilt Rundy, a portrait of her neighbor. Rundy was perfect…

Meet Sue Nickels

Sue Nickels is the author of the new AQS book Fabulous Feathers & Fillers, Design & Machine Quilting Techniques. Sue has been quilting for 34 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work.  She has been teaching machine techniques for the past 22 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds,…

Road Trip

Are you making vacation plans? How about a road trip? Yours will likely be a little shorter than the trip Laurie Gibb took (“Journey 65” in the April issue of TQL). If you’ve read the story, you know that Laurie celebrated her 65th birthday by taking off for a whole year on a solo adventure…