Month

August 2014
Richard Louise, American Quilter’s Society COO, takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Grand Rapids after being nominated by Scissorman, one of our popular QuiltWeek® vendors! (That’s Brint Fanizza, President of Famore Cutlery.) Watch as AQS President, Meredith Schroeder, douses Richard in pure delight!
Do you have ferns in your yard or on your porch? If they haven’t wilted from the heat of summer, they may be growing healthily in wide green strands out of the pot or across the patio. This week’s quilting pattern, designed by Regina Carter, is like that! Take this fern design and enlarge or...
From Wow to Pow with Trapunto: There’s no denying it — the beautiful depth and dimension created by trapunto work can quickly transform a quilt from being beautiful to being a jaw dropper. It’s not as difficult as it looks, especially when taught by Handi Quilter ambassador and popular quilting teacher Kim Brunner. She walks...
Enjoy AQ Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy’s conversation with Paige Alexander of South Carolina, Honorable Mention award winner in Wall Quilts/Modern at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, North Carolina 2014. Paige explains the creative process and the challenges she faced while making her unique quilt, VARIEGATED. Paige is a member of Modern Quilt Guild, and her inspiration was...
The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after the October 2014 issue. Living the quilting life through the eyes of Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson for the past four years has been an entertaining and educational experience for all The Quilt Life readers. The Quilt...
This pieced quilt is a unique example of tessellating. The block design is visually obscured, and a subtle illusion of curves is created. Although the version shown is done in Japanese and Japanese-style prints, it will look equally fabulous when made from your stash favorites or in any combination of fabrics with light and dark values....
Jackie Perry won the Best Wall Quilt award at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, NC 2014. Her quilt, BALTIMORE ALBUM TRIBUTE, is accented with trapunto and ruching. Enjoy Jackie’s interview with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning, below. Jackie agrees that it’s easy to enter an AQS QuiltWeek contest! Click HERE to find out how YOU...
Bring your blooming garden inside! Pam Bono’s STARS IN THE GARDEN pattern for place mats and a table topper combines fusible appliqué with no-template piecing. That means quick construction, and a touch of hand embroidery adds finesse! Click HERE for complete pattern and instructions for STARS IN THE GARDEN! Keep scrolling on the above PDF...
Sometimes not quilting is as important as quilting. Invisible Line is a longarm technique that draws the eye along a line that is not actually there. Channel locks and a basting stitch make invisible line design a cinch! Want to give it a try? To prep the quilting area, using a ruler and chalk, make...
Thanks to Janome for a fun summer project! This appliquéd and embroidered runner has a pillowcase edge, and no binding is required! The center of each block is embroidered with a motif that will fit within a 5″ circle. Two different motif designs are included. One is done on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000,...
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