Month

April 2015
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Remember when we created hand cut appliqué portraits on black paper? BERNINA is bringing back those memories. Create a portrait silhouette pillow! Make this unique and meaningful gift to give for every celebration: weddings, graduations, birthdays, and especially for Mother’s Day! From start to finish you can make a...
AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning interviews Renae Haddadin about the Janome America Inc. Best of Show quilt, Majestic Mosaic, at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah in April, 2015. The gorgeous quilt was appliquéd by Karen Kay Buckley and quilted by Renae. Renae shares some of her machine quilting secrets as she explains the gorgeous stitching...
Thelma Childers and Judi Madsen teamed up to make this imaginative floral quilt. They won 1st Place in the Bed Quilts, Longarm Machine Quilted category at the AQS QuiltWeek quilt contest in Paducah! Thelma says that she stepped out of her usual quilting territory to make this quilt! Interesting note: Thelma and Judi met for...
Everyone in Mapleton, North Dakota, knows Myrtle Farrell.  The “quilt maker” in their small town is 106 years old and still cuts and sews baby quilts every day! She has made 300 quilts in the last three years. Click here for her video interview with award-winning journalist Kevin Wallevand, WDAY-TV.  Thanks to WDAY6 for this...
Leanne Anderson has been designing kits and patterns since 1992. She’s the owner of The Whole Country Caboodle, where she works alongside her daughter Kaytlyn and her mom, Jan. She lives in Nashua, Iowa, where her design studio is nestled in the country overlooking beautiful Cedar Lake. Leanne is not new to the fabric industry....
Susan Stewart is back with a video lesson about making lace! See the techniques she used to make and add fabulous lace designs to her award-winning quilt, Snow Flowers. Susan explains making the lace, the hand appliqué and binding involved in hiding raw edges on the back, and the wide variety of quilting designs. Plus,...
Laura Trenbeath’s quilt, Tink’s Choice, winner of the Best Longarm Machine Quilted award at the QuiltWeek event in Lancaster in 2015, is all foundation pieced. The quilting is fabulous! In the video, Laura explains her use of nailheads and crystals for embellishments and the creative adjustments that were made to the original pattern. She discusses...
Baby Lock Celebrates 10 Years of Building Quilts for Love Over 500 Quilts Donated to Local Hospital Patients Every year, thousands of quilters from around the country flock to Paducah, Kentucky, for the annual AQS QuiltWeek. This year, those who stop at the Baby Lock booth hosted by Calico Country Sew & Vac will take...
We’re having a lot of fun in the AQS home office buying ducks and Quack Packs! A big challenge is ON! AQS is a sponsor of the new Paducky Derby, a sanctioned event of AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, Kentucky 2015. The ducks will make their way across the pond at Noble Park at 3:00 p.m....
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