Month

November 2014
Creative people like to find inspiration in all parts of their lives. In today’s mobile, connected world, it’s easy to turn to the Internet. But that doesn’t mean inspiration can’t be found offline, too! Try this project with your guild, and you’ll find new influences for your quilts. Magazine Roulette 1. Have each attendee bring...
Let your quilt label sparkle! Thanks to Quilter’s Express for this beautiful project. You can find Swarovski crystals at quiltersexpress.com!   Find an image and/or the words you want to use on your quilt label. Use your favorite software program to size and position images and words exactly where you want them. Print out the label(s) onto...
Virginia “Rusty ” Hedrick may have been a banker by profession, a community leader, and a loving mother, but she was also a skilled artisan. Rusty, who founded the Inland Empire Quilter’s Guild and invented and patented a quilt frame, also knew the value of quiet stitching. With sadness, we note that Rusty passed away...
It’s the perfect machine-quilting motif for filling in triangle-shaped blocks! Handi Quilter Ambassador Angela Walters (www.quiltingismytherapy.com) demonstrates how to quilt a hook swirl, a variation of the basic swirl. Not only is this an easy motif to learn, it works well as a background fill that easily adapts to fill in the triangle shapes within...
Here’s a cute Christmas pattern from BERNINA! We think this cheery little elf is much cuter than the one who sits on shelves, and you can make it yourself! Prop this adorable Santa’s helper next to your sewing machine. If you’re lucky, he might even use a little magic to do some stitching while you...
My daughter, Faith, whom I lovingly refer to as Little Diva Talks Nonstop, has fallen in love with everything quilty. This past summer she attended Quilt Camp at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, and completed her first quilt. Now she is hopelessly hooked and wants to make more. All you quilters understand how...
Gather ’round as quilt historian Chris Moline explains the history and design of many antique quilts in a classic bed turning held at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2014. Get ready to see some exceptional examples of antique quilts! Click on the little square box in the lower right corner to see the video in full-screen...
Rose Hughes says, "The trees fascinated me with their skeleton-like presence against a sky that seldom was truly bright...Cardinals added color with their bits of red zipping in and out among those stark trees."
There’s still time to get involved in the School Block Challenge! Your students will have fun with this annual quilt block competition and exhibit. It is sponsored by Moda Fabrics and coordinated by The National quilt Museum. Students in grades K through 12 can use their math skills and creativity to create quilt blocks for...
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