UFO Alert!

UnFinished Objects – most of us have them, the bagged or stacked piles of fabric, thread, and patterns that are ghosts of projects-past. They rank a little lower than WIPs (Works in Progress), and they share a common factor: they were inspired by an irresistible idea that dwindled along the way. Re-generating UFOs takes a little bit…

Living Now Book Award – Gold Medal Winner!

What an exciting moment for AQS author Linda J. Hahn and American Quilter’s Society when the results of the Living Now Book Awards were announced! Linda’s book, New York Beauty Diversified, published by American Quilter’s Society, was chosen as the Gold Award winner in Living Now’s Crafts/Hobbies/Collecting category. The Living Now Book Awards recognize books that help…

AQS Author Ann Hazelwood

Ann Hazelwood has written several books for the American Quilter’s Society including “100 Things You Need to Know If You Own a Quilt,” and “100 Sweet Treats by and for Quilters.” A former quilt shop owner, Ann is an author of regional food and travel books about her home state of Missouri, and is an…

Summer’s end

The last few weeks have been so hot! It’s hard for me to believe summer is “officially over.” But it must be over—kids are back in school, and the Christmas decorations are on display at Costco. Some of my friends have even started their holiday shopping. While for me, last-minute shopping emergencies are as much…

Falling Leaves – Free Pattern!

I had the privilege of meeting Michele Scott, author of the AQS book Bobbin Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun, at AQS QuiltWeek® – Grand Rapids, Michigan 2013. Her enthusiastic style is infectious. Quilters were beaming as they admired, inspected, and passed her quilts all around the lecture audience. Machine quilting is one of her passions, especially…