Video: No-Fear Free Motion

Join Handi Quilter education coordinator Vicki Hoth as she takes away the fear factor associated with free-motion machine quilting. Vicki introduces simple motifs perfect for the beginner, including stippling, loops, hearts, swirls, feathers, and more!

Then get out paper and pencil and begin developing muscle memory for when you’re ready to go to the machine.

What Kind of Design is THIS?

What do fabric design descriptions really mean? Do you know the difference between abstract and stylized, for instance? How about herringbone vs. chevron? Abstract Motifs that are not recognized as anything specific. Airbrush An airbrush effect in fabric design is one that imitates the use of a painter’s air spray gun. Alleyways Unintentional lines formed…

THE SHELL COLLECTOR: a Pictographic Quilt

AQS Executive Book Editor Elaine Brelsford interviews Bethanne Nemesh, who describes her method of taking the mood of a photo and capturing the moment in her quilting. Her award-winning silk dupioni quilt, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, won Third Place in Wall Quilts Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted at AQS QuiltWeek – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2014. The overall quilt design…