Month

June 2014
The monumental textile mosaic, QUILT OF BELONGING, is heading for the QuiltWeek event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 20-23, 2014! It’s a 120-foot-long recording of human history; you will certainly be touched by the hearts of the 263 cultures responsible for the blocks. The QUILT OF BELONGING, a project which began in 1999 and was...
Janome is proud to share this project from Sam Hunter to help celebrate the 4th of July. Make this quick pillow cover, or make multiple Heart blocks for a wall hanging! It's perfect for celebrating America's Independence Day or for showing off your USA pride any time of year!
AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning talks with Marina Landi (and her interpreter, Kathy) from Sao Paulo, Brazil, about Marina’s quilt, SIERRA. The quilt received Honorable Mention in the Small Wall Quilts-Pictorial category sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek–Paducah, Kentucky 2014. Marina loves brights, and enjoys working with silk. The brilliant colors used...
Many stunning quilts are made with symmetrical groups of beloved blocks and beautiful, balanced results are achieved. But two AQS authors take a different approach to quilt designing and allow you to create, as Marianne L. Hatton calls them, “next generation” quilts, using different-sized or non-traditional blocks to achieve a cohesive whole and tell a...
There's no better time than summer to build a new house. A Log House block or quilt, that is! Today's free pattern is a large block (22½” x 12½”) that appeared in a circa 1880s quilt.
So you’ve made some decisions about your quilt’s binding. You’ve decided to match or contrast, you know how wide you want to make it, and the importance of bias binding.(See The Final Step: Binding Decisions.) It’s time to cut the fabric that you will use for the binding! How wide should I cut the binding...
The winner of the 3rd Place award in the Large Wall Quilts – Modern category at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah , Kentucky 2014– was Christa Watson of Las Vegas, Nevada with COLORFUL CHEVRONS. Christa was surprised and thrilled to place at Paducah. She considers COLORFUL CHEVRONS a functional quilt, saying “I want my quilts to...
AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning interviews Robin Gausebeck, winner of the A1 Quilting Machines Best Miniature Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2014. Robin shares some of the techniques she used when stitching the small pieces in Dans les Bains de Maroc. You’ll appreciate her enthusiasm and great tips! What are her...
When is practice play? Anytime you want! Join us in a little play time with your favorite longarm… First, grab a coloring book. Yes, we said coloring book. Flip through and pick out a page to ‘color.’ A few tips: • Be sure the coloring book has newsprint pages rather than heavier paper. • Go...
Lisa Bongean and Linda Hrcka won a 1st Place Award for PORTLAND ROSE at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2014. Linda’s intricate quilting and Lisa’s use of wool and flannel are the subjects of this video interview. Lisa, who teaches wool applique nationally, created the flannel and wool applique and wool batting  based on an antique four-block quilt. Linda...
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