Month

May 2013
Two jewels of Japan absolutely shined under the glow of the winner’s circle lights during AQS QuiltWeek™ – Paducah, Kentucky 2013. Keiko Minami and her quilt THE CHARM OF SMALL PINK ROSES, showcase the best in hand workmanship as the winner of the AQS Hand Workmanship Award. Her quilt features a marvelous design and use...
Jackie, a native Texan, started avidly quilting 18 years ago while living in Kuwait. Since then, quilting has been a creative outlet in which she immerses herself and never tires of playing around with designs which incorporate signature elements of her “Split Flying Geese” technique. Living in a small town outside of Houston, Texas, known...
Last summer (in “It’s my nature” in the August 2012 issue, to be exact) you saw the face of Iliamna, an Arctic wolf captured in fabric by Barbara Beasley. We recently learned that another of Barbara’s animal faces, this time a jaguar, won a second-place prize in the wall quilt category at the Denver National...
Our hearts ache for the families in Moore, Oklahoma, suffering through the aftereffects of the horrific tornado. So now we go to work doing what we, as quilters, do best—quilting. Sharon Crozier informed the American Quilter’s Society that Ellen Medlock of the Ellen Medlock Studio Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has started a quilt drive for...
Sue McCarty is no stranger to the winner’s circle at AQS QuiltWeek™ – Paducah, Kentucky. As the 2010 winner of the Janome Best of Show with TRIBUTE TO TOLKIEN , she already has one work hanging in The National Quilt Museum. An absolute jaw-dropping piece, it has drawn national and international attention from quilters and...
Consider the Log Cabin Its history as shelter and home has evolved throughout history. Once considered a luxury by those unable to access or craft wood, it became the staple image of the pioneers and western expansion. Yet, as technology and economic conditions improved, log cabins became the symbol of poor, working class farmers, unable...
Meet Rundy He’s ruggedly good-looking and seems to be peering into your soul through the masterful fabric painting and quilting of Marilyn Belford. Created as a portrait of her neighbor, both the quilt and the man are a joy to admire. This masterful creation was a perfect fit for the centerfold in the June 2013...
The well-known song by Connie Francis, “Where The Boys Are” conjures a myriad of emotions for those who hear it. Whether reminiscent of a sock hop, a quiet night at home, or passing the time with friends, the song endures because of its broad appeal. The first stanza seems apropos following Memorial Day and looking...
Joe Cunningham’s book, Men and the Art of Quiltmaking, offers an interesting peek inside the minds and hearts of some of the best-known male quilters today. The author sat down with 30 men to learn about how and why they do what they do. Click here to purchase the book in print Click here to...
By Jackie Hillman Living in a small town outside of Houston, Texas, known for growing watermelons, I was motivated to design a watermelon quilt. The center of SLICE OF HEAVEN looks complicated, but it is actually made using a bargello technique. Follow these instructions to make a fun watermelon bargello table topper. Information on making...
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