Month

September 2014
Use your favorite scraps to create an array of charming patchwork cats. Make an assortment of 6” x 6” cat blocks, or combine ten cats to make a large block that's perfect for a 20” x 20” pillow cover.
Golden Threads by Handi Quilter shares easy tips for auditioning a variety of quilting designs to create a quilting plan. Golden Threads paper enables you to easily consider open spaces, themes, colors, and more as you preview how different quilting motifs will work with your quilt. Then use the paper and other standard quilting notions...
String quilts are, by their very nature, liberated quilts. Because there’s no set block pattern, every string quilt is an original! Gwen Marston couldn’t resist combining her liberated blocks into a medallion-style layout. The result? A wallhanging with pizazz AND individuality! This string quilt is made using liberated techniques without foundations. Have fun making Gwen...
High water in the Chattanooga area didn’t keep Marilyn Badger away. Marilyn was a big winner at AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, TN 2014 with two prize-winning quilts! Hear about her Best of Show quilt, EXUBERANCE: , and MAGNOLIA, which she quilted, won 2nd place in the Bed Quilts – Innovative category, along with co-winner Claudia...
Here in Quilt City USA®, autumn is finally peeking around the corner and we love it. It’s all about beautiful leaves and cooling breezes! Take a look at some of the dramatic colors and fine workmanship on these leaf quilts from the Galleries at MyQuiltPlace. Here’s a beauty from Vikki Pignatelli, AGAINST ALL ODDS, posted in...
Here’s a design from Helen Squire’s book, Quilting Designs for Sashing, Blocks & Borders. It’s a ribbon effect that will look great in every corner, in a block, or down your borders! Add a small floral to tuck wherever you like. Whether you hand or machine quilt, you’ll love the flexibility of this design. Click...
Linda Baxter Lasco is a fourth-generation, award-winning quilter. As senior editor at the American Quilter’s Society since 2006, Linda has edited stand-alone patterns and scores of books. You may have met Linda at any of dozens of AQS QuiltWeeks and Quilt Markets! AQS is pleased to announce that Linda is now an author! Her book,...
Take a look at the delightful art quilts made by the Tuesday Night Friends from Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Bonnie Browning interviews them in the video below. The guild’s entry, JUST WINGING IT, won First Place in the Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014. It’s a small guild, and the second big win...
by Justin Ward for WDBJ7 July 28, 2014 MARTINSVILLE, Va. Martinsville group sews confidence with every stitch in handmade dresses The Sewing Studio is donating dresses to Henry County Public Schools for girls in elementary schools that come from low income families. Watch the WDBJ7 video HERE! All kids want new clothes to start the...
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