Month

February 2014
Enjoy this 36" square quilt designed by Linda Hahn in honor of 30 years of quilting excitement - it's all thanks to YOU!
At AQS, we work with a fun and friendly group of designers who toil at their computers every day designing ads, book covers and book pages, layout and design for magazines, show books, web pages, and much, much more. They work hard, put in overtime, and we appreciate all they do! (You’ll see some of them at most...
Beth Schillig enjoys a chat about her quilt, WANDERING ‘ROUND MY WORLD, with AQS Show Director, Bonnie Browning, in this video following Beth’s Best Innovative Quilt award at AQS QuiltWeek®—Phoenix, AZ 2014. The stiff, circular pieces were created using hand-dyed fabrics that were machine appliquéd and machine quilted. She made the three rectangular units separately,...
Did you read “The Quilting Abides” in TQL’s February issue? It’s the sweet, sad, yet hopeful story of Betty Blankenberger. Betty was a dedicated, prolific quilter who, sadly, developed Alzheimer’s. Long story short (you need to read this one yourself to get the full impact), Betty still hand quilts tops other people have made—including vintage...
The brights! The stitching! The FUN! Take a look at the beautiful quilts February brought to the Gallery at MyQuiltPlace.com. Gather ’round the monitor and let this month’s online show and tell begin! Click on our little scrapbook below, and it will come up on a larger screen. If you click the symbol that looks...
Terry Guill, AQS Director of Show Operations, explains how to properly pack and ship your quilt to AQS for entry into a quilt show. (It’s also a great way to ship any quilt anywhere.) Note: never put the word “quilt” on the box! You’ll also see what happens when we ship them back! There’s no...
Quilting is much like a puzzle. If all the pieces fit together perfectly, the puzzle will look great! When piecing patchwork, as well as when borders and sashings are added, it’s critical to use a precise seam allowance on every piece you add. If not, you risk being just a little “off”–and when that happens,...
Bonnie K. Browning, quilter extraordinaire, offers this wonderful pattern that is perfect for beginning and intermediate quilters–or anyone wanting a fun, fast project. It’s perfect for hand-dyed or mottled fabrics. Have fun! Click HERE for your free COLOR MY WORLD pattern.
In last December’s “Life Online” feature we printed a letter from a quilter named Clifford Rininger. Cliff wondered about how finishing methods are judged in competition. It seemed to him that judges in his area were taking points off for any quilt that was not finished with a traditional binding, hand stitched to the back...
At the start of the Great Depression in 1929, a new art movement called Regionalism was born, with paintings that were exclusively from the Midwest and depictions of simple rural life. The American Gothic, a painting by Grant Wood, is a landmark of that era. The next issue of The Quilt Life displays the results of...
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