Video: Chasing Bubbles wins Moda Best Wall Quilt Award

Learn how Hiroko and Masanobu Miyama designed and created the Moda Fabrics Best Wall Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015, sponsored by Moda Fabrics. In this interview with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning, Hiroko and Masanobu explain their appliqué and quilting techniques and their division of duties—it may surprise you! Their…

Video: Captain Kimo is a Winner!

Nancy Sterett Martin’s wall quilt, Captain Kimo, was a hit at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2015. Nancy, who resides in Owensboro, Kentucky, took inspiration from the www.captainkimo.com website, where she found the nature photographer’s heron photo and received approval for its use. The photo was taken in the Wakodahatchee Wetlands nature preserve park in…

School Block Challenge WINNERS 2015

Children and creativity go together! And creative children have the opportunity to win in the nationwide School Block Challenge held at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Sponsored by MODA Fabrics, the School Block Challenge is a yearly contest. Participating schools, youth groups and parents are given packets with three fabrics from MODA. Students…

Not Fade Away: Quilt Alliance 2nd Conference

Quilt Alliance will present their second conference, Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age, in Asheville, North Carolina, on May 5, 2015. Quilt history isn’t over. Every time a new quilt is made, another chapter of quilt history is written — or at least it should be. The nonprofit Quilt Alliance teaches quiltmakers, quilt collectors,…

BERNINA Project: Summer Book Tote

Make summer reading especially fun with a personalized book tote that’s perfect for kids of all ages. Go from the library to the car and then on to the beach reading in style. Stitch this fast and simple tote by Renae Allen to practice free-motion quilting, free-motion embroidery, and to learn simple construction skills. CLICK…

Video: Which Batting to Use?

“Think about your end goal for the quilt,” says Becky Richards, Educator for Hobbs Bonded Fibers, a QuiltWeek sponsor. Why are there so many types? Becky answers many batting questions in this video. Cotton, polyester, cotton blend, silk, wool, wool blend—there are so many choices! Have you tried using two layers of different types? You…