Month

May 2014
Do you have a longarm quilting business or have you contemplated launching one? In this recorded webinar, Handi Quilter Ambassador Angela Walters shares tried-and-true insights into what it takes to be a successful machine quilting business owner. Her tips and tricks are useful for anyone interested in machine quilting, even if you simply work with...
This year’s QuiltWeek event in Paducah was a delightful experience and is now a sweet memory! We were so happy to see all who attended. Here’s a THANK YOU treat! Enjoy this free quilt pattern, TRAIL TO PADUCAH, which will finish at about 79″ x 79″. Designed by Kimberly Einmo, the quilt as shown was...
Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors, including the renowned Michigan quiltmaker Mary Schaefer, were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading him to a life of the study of quilt history and a love of traditional techniques, especially hand...
My Quilt Place, the online meeting place for quilters, now includes more than 18,000 members who love to meet, talk, and share their experiences and expertise. It’s a free service of American Quilter’s Society. One of the most endearing sections of MyQuiltPlace.com is the GROUPS section, where quilters get to know one another while conversing...
AQS Show Coordinator Andrea Ray has the answer! Quilts can be entered in multiple AQS QuiltWeek Contests. AND you can enter in multiple categories! There is a limit of one quilt entry per category; two quilts cannot be entered in the same category. For example, you may enter one quilt in category 1 and another...
The June TQL marks the debut of a new regular column, “Modern Connections”. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, one of the most prominent faces of the Modern quilt movement, will profile a modern quilter in every issue. I’m really looking forward to reading about these quilters, most of whom Victoria has met only online (of course). If...
AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning, also known as “The Quilting Tangler,” is on a cruise this week in Alaska—she’s teaching Zentangle for Quilting. The cruisers will be creating beautiful images from drawing repetitive patterns, one line at a time. They’ll convert the drawings to quilting patterns—and sewing machines will be on board, so they’ll...
After winning Judges’ Choice in the Gold Coast Quilt Guild’s Red, White, and Beautiful Challenge, Edna Deppen entered her quilt, FLOATING STARS, in the Large Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted category at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, Kentucky 2014. Edna, a frequent Paducah QuiltWeek attendee, worked on the gorgeous hand quilting as therapy during a terminal...
Kimberly Einmo is an author, award-winning quilter, designer, international instructor, and quilt judge. She has written five books published by the American Quilter’s Society including her newest, Modern Quilts & More, plus Jelly Roll Quilts & More, Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, Precuts Bonanza and Quilt A Travel Souvenir. Host of four popular online classes on...
Linda Roy sewed, appliquéd, and quilted her entire quilt, PRIMITIVE WEB, by hand and became the winner of the 1st Place, Bed Quilts – Hand Quilted award sponsored by Superior Threads at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2014! The quilt came together “pretty fast,” says Linda – in about nine months. The colors were chosen...
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