Month

July 2013
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...
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...
At White Birch Cove, you’ll find guided fishing tours, private docks, and the finest waterfowl in the North! This 100% cotton fabric panel includes eight scenes from a sportsman’s dream location, each measuring nearly 9” x 9”. The 22 ½” x 44” panel also contains four bonus blocks, 7” x 4 ¼“, reminiscent of the...
Make Halloween purrrr-fect with this kitty quilt by Mickey Beebe.
This 16" Dahlia Mosaic quilt applies the techniques, which are explained in Piecing with Pixels, of blending a stencil like pattern with one or more photos and/or filtered texture. When printed on treated silk or cotton, and then quilted, digital design is given a whole new dimension. This technique uses Adobe Photoshop Elements software.
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...
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...
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,...
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