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August 2013
Thank you so much for your generous donations to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund auction. Through your help, we were able to raise $13,480 plus another $331 in cash donations. I know this industry has the greatest people and once again you have proven that. We hope you will continue to follow along with Libby’s...
Among the more prolific groups on MyQuiltPlace.com are the Batik Strip Swap and the Charm Square Swap groups. While the vast majority of the 90 groups found on MQP involve no interaction beyond your computer monitor, these groups result in a variety of new fabric pieces arriving at your doorstep – including some you may not...
Oh, to be as carefree as this pretty pink piggy! Cheerful and contented on her grassy lime-green hilltop, she’s having fun with the bees and butterflies that dart through the tall pink flowers. Even the bees wear a smile. The high-quality, 100% cotton This Little Piggy fabric panel is approximately 36” x 44”. Because it’s...
The American Quilter’s Society was delighted to sponsor a quilt auction for the Libby Lehman Medical Fund during AQS QuiltWeek® – Grand Rapids, Michigan 2013. A total of 78 items were sold—the Janome 8900 Sewing Machine sold for $2,500 and some quilts went for around $500 each. We’d like to offer a special THANK YOU to the...
It might be a week or so before you can get your hands on the October 2013 issue of TQL, but I couldn’t wait to introduce you to the people in the picture at the end of this post. They are, left to right, Anke Calzada, Jutta Hufnagle, and Johann Gutauer. Jutta is the driving...
That would be Shaq’s mom, Lucille O’Neal. And she is the president of Mothers of Professional Basketball Players (MPBP), which is partnering with Camelot Fabrics in the Sew SocialProject to benefit Quilts for Kids. We are always looking for projects like this to tell you about in The Quilt Life in the Helping Hands section,...
Hot off the presses at AQS! Fiber dyeing was just as important to the citizens of 18th-century America in places like Williamsburg, Virginia, as it is to today’s quilters and fiber artists. Organic Fiber Dyeing: The Colonial Williamsburg Method by Max Hamrick is a beautifully-photographed trip through time into the fiber-rich history of colonial America, including...
When you hang out with over 15,000 members in the AQS MyQuiltPlace.com community, you meet a lot of interesting people. Today’s spotlight is on traditional hand-quilter Orville Roach. Orville has been quilting throughout the past dozen retirement years, just for fun. In that time, he has created over 50 quilts! It seems he’s always making a...
Use your jellyroll leftovers to make this fun, quick, and easy quilt!
At MyQuiltPlace.com, the online community brought to you by AQS, you’ll find variety, fun, learning, and friends. With 16,800+ quilters to hang out among, you may not get to know them all. But whether you choose conversational forums, topical groups, or your own blog space, you’ll enjoy time with like-minded quilters. There’s always someone around...
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