Fill’er Up Quilting Designs

Exquisitely illustrated, Renae Haddadin’s Fill’er Up Quilting Designs unveils detailed secrets of her award-winning quilting designs, including how to visualize different filler designs and understand their interaction with the quilt’s other elements. The book’s oversize photos zoom in to capture stitching details; it’s like having a quilt show in your own home. Beginning with the qualities…

First in a new fiction series!

Florida resident Charlie Hudson, the author of five novels and three non-fiction books on scuba diving, transports the reader into the small southern town of Wallington, where the residents seem so familiar – could it be your own town, your own quilt guild? Helen Crowder, her quilting guild friends, and their formerly quiet way of life…

Spotlight on Ginnie Leiner!

This week’s quilting community spotlight is shining on Ginnie Leiner! Ginnie’s name is familiar to quilters who share their experiences on MyQuiltPlace.com, a free quilter’s meeting place sponsored by American Quilter’s Society. Ginnie, from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, has been quilting for 40 years – and admits there’s still a lot to learn. Like most of us,…

Quilt Care 101 – Part 1 – Light

Your quilts are valuable – but please don’t put them away. Enjoy them! In Part 1 of Quilt Care 101, we’ll discuss the effect of light on fabrics. Follow some simple care tips, and your precious quilts will stay looking like new for decades. Part 1 – LIGHT One of the most damaging influences on…

Imaginary friends

In 1998, Susan Else got bored making flat abstract quilts and decided to try making some cloth figures. Suddenly, fabric became a skin for three-dimensional objects and she was able to tell stories as never before. I, for one, am glad she did! I’ve been a fan of Susan’s work ever since I saw her…