Month

April 2014
April has been another busy month for MyQuiltPlace.com members. What beauties you all have created! Take a look at this sampling from the past month’s uploads – maybe you’ll be encouraged to show a few of your own. As always, you’ll find these and more on My Quilt Place Galleries. Click on the quilt to...
What an amazing quilt! Judith Phelps’ ingenious wall quilt, THE VALUE OF GEARS, was named the Moda Fabrics’ Best Wall Quilt at AQS Quilt Week®–Paducah, Kentucky 2014. The quilt is an incredible thread-painting; each block is covered in fine details that could only be accomplished in thread. Judith used 16 colors of black, white, and...
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.
Where were you in 1993? Here’s a fun video look at quilt week action from twenty-one years ago at the “Ninth AQS Quilt Show and Contest.” Among the winning quilters, you’ll see Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Libby Lehman and more. Meredith Schroeder makes a speech at the museum as a time capsule is buried; you’ll see...
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...
In the mid 1970s, Gwen Marston saw an exhibit of fine antique quilts at a local art museum that inspired her to become a quiltmaker. As most quilters do, she learned how to make quilts from traditional patterns passed down through generations. In 1990, Gwen began to design her own direct, uncluttered, and bold work....
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...
Recently Shelly Zegart wrote to tell me about the International Honor Quilt. You recognize Shelly’s name —she’s known to millions as the executive producer and host of the monumental documentary series Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. You may not have heard of the International Honor Quilt, but you might remember its famous sister,...
We were happy to hear from Barbara Zeger, Co-President of Centre Pieces Quilt Guild. She sent this letter: “Our guild, Centre Pieces Quilt guild, is located in State College, Pennsylvania. We are an active guild with a diverse membership whose quilting preferences run the gamut from traditional to modern. We needed a central block for...
If you really want to dive into fabric designing, try carving your own stamps! Rose Hughes walks you through the steps to show you how to carve an image into either a linoleum or rubber surface. Then the door is open to endless possibilities! Direct from the American Quilter May 2014 issue, you’ll find the step-by-step instructions...
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