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December 2013
In this video, Claudia Pfeil continues to describe her special exhibit, The Silk Road Tour, which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part II – the progression of her quilting style to beautifully beaded, all-silk works of art, entitled “Using Silk in Your Quilts.” It’s 13 minutes long, so warm that...
Here’s a fun small quilt to start the New Year right! Bonnie Browning’s SEEING GREEN quilt uses yellow-green, blue, and blue-greens, three neighboring colors in the color wheel, to form the pattern’s contrast. Hang this 41″ x 41″ quilt on the wall, or adapt it for a baby quilt! Click HERE for the SEEING GREEN...
When we read Judi Madsen’s December 3, 2013, Green Fairy Quilts blog, we couldn’t help but share it! The blog was written the day after her book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces (AQS Publishing) arrived at her home. She’s so excited. We are, too, Judi! Here’s Judi’s blog post: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 My Book Is Finally...
Walk alongside Claudia Pfeil as she takes you on The Silk Road Tour, her special exhibit which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part I – the evolution of Claudia’s quilting style beginning with her very first quilt. Watch for Part II, coming soon! Click the little square in the lower...
Enjoy two free quilting patterns, Oak Leaf Swirl and Diamond Star, both from Lynda Smith, a graphic designer at AQS.
Here is a video tutorial from APQS that we first shared in October 2011. When you stretch out your loops and make them elongated you get a very simple but effective border design. If you alter the height of those loops it adds a little drama. This is one of the easiest border designs you’ll...
This inspirational block by Christine Brown shows the design possibilities using Electric Quilt software. She designed so many new blocks that she’ll have to make her own red and white quilt.
Have you made out your Christmas list? I know it always helps to drop a few hints here and there—or in some cases to make out a list. Here are some things you might want to add to your Christmas list or maybe get as gifts for your quilting friends: *An AQS membership—this is a...
Twenty-seven members of the Milwaukee Art Quilters worked together to divide their award-winning “The Jennings Homestead” design, create their blocks, and put it back together. The result? This intricately beautiful quilt, which won Third Place in the Innova-sponsored Group Challenge at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, Kentucky, in April, 2013. The quilt went on to win...
She did it! (We knew she would!) Ginnie Leiner, when we spotlighted her in a QuiltViews blog in August, 2013, was deep into a year-long quest. “Call me nuts but I have decided that in 2013, I will make a Christmas quilt for each family on my side of the house,” Ginnie had written in...
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