Month

March 2015
Looking for a fun project? Now that spring is here, make a flower garden with fabric! Traditional techniques include paper piecing or individual template piecing, but Kaye Wood shows you how to make accurate hexagons of any size in much less time, so you can get out and enjoy the spring weather! As you make...
In this new video, Bethanne Nemesh discusses the fabrics and the processes used in making her pictographic quilt, October Sky, the Best Wall Quilt winner at the AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster in March 2015. The incredible quilt includes 31 stitched creatures and a wide variety of foliage that expresses fall in Pennsylvania. Don’t miss the...
Here’s a bonus video for this week! We love to share the interviews of our contest quilters as soon as they become available. Congratulations to Janet Atkins, who won the Best Hand Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek–Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2015. Most of the fabrics used in her quilt, Murderskill Crossing, were from her stash. “It was...
How about a few Crazy Easter Eggs and some Struttin’ Chicks to add to your Easter decor? These 3″ blocks work up into a charming 15 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ wallhanging. Make several blocks for a charming table runner or Easter banner. Thanks to Patti R. Anderson of Patchpieces (www.patchpieces.com) for these two adorable patterns....
Today, Sharon Keeling is celebrating her birthday and her wedding anniversary while bidding us farewell as she begins retirement. Wow, that’s a lot to take in. I won’t give away her age, but will tell you that she has worked for Schroeder Publishing & AQS for 36 YEARS! Sharon started in the shipping department and...
Historically, quilts had a cloth top and back, some form of batting in the middle, and were stitched together with thread. But what actually is a quilt? At its most basic, it is three layers held together by some means. The layers may be of plastic or metal; the batting can be Styrofoam. There really...
(Photo Credit: Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic) The words security and safety describe the efforts of US soldiers. These words also describe the feeling one often gets when wrapped in a comforting quilt. The North Wind Quilters Guild recently donated 22 Quilts of Honor to local veterans in appreciation for their service. The event was in conjunction...
Here’s a close-up look at the Best of Show quilt from the recent AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! STARS ON MARS was made by Gail Stepanek and quilted by Jan Hutchison. Gail discusses the design, sewing, and quilting processes with Melissa Winters, AQS Director of Education. -annhammel@aqsquilt.com
New from BERNINA®: Two adorable Easter projects! Are you hosting an Easter brunch or special springtime event? Make the final touches extra-special with a quick and easy napkin tutorial. Click HERE for a detailed bunny napkin tutorial. It includes a self binding so that you can quickly whip them up for your special occasion! And...
American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world and producer of the AQS QuiltWeek® multistate event series, is pleased to announce the addition of Bill E. Schroeder as National Account Manager. Schroeder will be working with sponsors and advertisers for the AQS family of brands. He is the third generation of the...
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