A Tribute to Her Class

When the Sparta (Illinois) High School Class of 1973 reunion committee decided that their 40th would be the best reunion ever, they called on AQS member Linda May-Drew to add something special. Knowing that Linda is a creative and prolific quilter, they wondered if one of Linda’s quilts would be the perfect answer to the…

We have e-books – take a look!

Most quilters love books. They are our source for patterns, beautiful design ideas, and color inspiration. Like the stacks of fabric you love to collect, most quilters have a particular passion for quilting books. But maybe… • you wish you could print patterns easily from your home computer • you’re going on a vacation, and you want to take along some…

Hugs and kisses

From an editor’s standpoint, Wendy Hill (we talked about her stashless state in last week’s post) is wonderful to work with. She’s very organized, very knowledgeable, has lots of good photos, and lots of opinions! I can’t resist sharing some background information she gave me about the improvisational piecing technique in her article “Start Somewhere…

Elegant Hand-Dyed Scarves from Bali

AQS is pleased to present a gallery of beautiful scarves from Princess Mirah of Bali. Princess Mirah, whose royal lineage goes back five centuries in Bali, is famous for beautiful batiks made with a patient, generations-old batik process. The process includes coloring, copper-stamp waxing and dying by hand, and the bathing of the fabrics in…

AQS – Libby Lehman Benefit Auction

On April 30, 2013, Libby Lehman had a ruptured aneurysm in her doctor’s office and she was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where she had surgery. Several days later she suffered a stroke and vascular spasms. Her medical bills are mounting and will continue. This auction is to help with Libby’s medical expenses. When: Friday,…