Month

November 2013
A sharp-eyed reader let us know we made a mistake in the A and B patch sizes for the River Trees pattern in the December 2013 issue of TQL. The correct size for patch A is 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, and the correct size for patch B is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. If...
When a traumatic brain injury changed her world, quilting helped AQS member Cindy Greenwell of Magna, Utah, to deal with circumstances that altered her life. She continues to make quilts—especially enjoying appliqué and hand piecing—simply for the peace and joy of it, as she has for 40 years. She’s made over 60 quilts! Cindy’s an active member...
It’s new. It’s different. And you can shop on it. (What could be better?) Have we got a treat for you—just in time for Black Friday! We’ve re-designed, re-structured…and just like re-decorating should do, created a new AQS shopping space. It’s a fresh new place for you to find what you need, look around with...
I’m not a huge fan of winter, but there is one thing I like when the weather turns nippy―I get to take my River Trees quilt out of the closet and enjoy it until spring. Even though it’s red and green, the quilt is not so Christmassy that I get tired of looking at it...
As we go about our errands stopping here to buy that, stopping there to pay this bill or that, we see the same people each time. They are waiting on us, but we don’t really talk to them beyond being cordial and pleasant. I stopped by a local business today just as I do every...
Want to learn something new? There are many classes at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014 that will have you at the top of the class… Technology at its best: Mary Ellen Kranz will be teaching Photoshop Elements for Fabric Artists. If you have ever been afraid of the BIG Photoshop program, then this is...
Nov. 21, 2013, Paducah, Ky. – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced Paducah’s designation today along with Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan)...
It’s time to get ready for the 2014 Hoffman Challenge! Here’s this year’s challenge fabric: It’s a fabric so full of color and so varied in appearance, no wonder it was chosen for the 2014 Hoffman Challenge! Large, bright stylized flower designs in every color of the rainbow bloom over a background of line-drawn blossoms...
To Diane S. Hire, the word APP could only mean APPliqué! Even the most reluctant appliquér won’t hesitate to jump in and try one of Dianne’s 14 stylized floral designs in this new book from AQS Publishing. Who can resist an invitation to interpret a design in any way you wish AND in every way...
It’s important to photograph your quilts carefully for quilt contest preliminary judging. Why not also photograph them to their greatest advantage for posts on MyQuiltPlace – and Facebook? How about featuring a favorite family quilt on your Christmas cards this year as a tribute to your quilting heritage! Also, because there are so many good reasons to document...
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