Month

July 2014
In this enthusiastic video, learn about Mary Olson’s 98″ x 98″ quilt, MIDNIGHT AT THE CELTIC GARDEN, winner of the 3rd place Bed Quilts–Longarm/Midarm award at AQS QuiltWeek—Paducah, KY 2014. It was her first Longarm quilt! From her husband’s complex design through color choices and construction, you’ll enjoy this close look at Mary’s intricate quilt...
AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with multiple medical issues. Her personality and sense of humor are leading the charge for recovery. Team Libby and her quilting friends are her support through this time. What’s left? Well, what do quilters do at times like this?...
Two past AQS winners, Norma Grissom of Corinth, and Dorothy Dailey from Burnsville, are being honored in their home state of Mississippi by the Mississippi Quilt Association which created a Mississippi Quilt legacy committee. Quilts by Norma and Dorothy will hang in the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, until October.  Articles recognizing...
by Guest Contributor Brent A. Birkhoff It’s a story I will never forget. I had met Mary Ogwel a couple of years before and purchased some fabrics and authentic hand painted African art pieces for quilting. I spent a lot of money that day and then used those fabrics and art pieces to create some...
Here is a tribute to summer and all of its cherry and berry pie goodness!
In the early 1980s while living in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Judy Laquidara was wasting time during her lunch hour when she stumbled across a little quilt shop. In the days and weeks following, she spent many lunch hours (and most of her earnings!) in that little quilt shop. From the purchase of a “longarm” machine...
Enjoy this look back at the 1992 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. You’ll see delightful interviews with Claudia Edmonds, Libby Lehman, Beverly Cosby, Zena Thorpe, Anne Oliver (Best of Show), Catherine Bahnsen, and Eunice Hill. The theme was “Windows.” And keep watching for a 1992 quilted fashion show—complete with the exaggerated shoulder lines of...
Gammill presents a fun new project! Chase away the summer doldrums with a new tradition for you and the little ones in your life. Work together on the most colorful, whimsical quilt you (and they) can imagine! Click HERE for Playtime with Gammill: Whimsical Memories.
Bargello is a quilting term that reflects the same stepped-design motif as original Italian Bargello needlepoint embroidery. An early example of this work is found in a series of needlepoint-cushioned chairs that were found in the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy. These chairs display a traditional curved Bargello design. The museum identifies them as “17th...
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