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Beth Schillig’s Best Innovative Quilt at Phoenix

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,…

A day brightener

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…

Accurate Patchwork Seams? No Problem!

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,…