Month

May 2015
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...
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...
“What happens at Quilt Market?” Several AQS employees traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in mid-May to attend the International Quilt Market on behalf of AQS Publishing. AQS was a part of the hundreds of booths, representing small to very, very large companies, in the huge Minneapolis Convention Center. The majority of attendees were quilt shop and...
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...
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,...
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...
Enjoy this interview with Marilyn Huntress, whose hand-appliquéd quilt, Vintage Tiles Revisited, won First Place in the Bed Quilts, 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. Here’s a full look at this lovely quilt!
Elisabeth’s Garden: A Tale of a Thousand Threads expresses the story of Elisabeth Grolet’s life and so much more. The quilt was awarded first place in the Small Wall Quilts—Hand Quilted category sponsored by Panasonic at AQS QuiltWeek®–Paducah, KY 2015. Every block in the quilt is designed to highlight a specific stitch including the stages...
Sally Manke received the first place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Fiber Art category sponsored by Superior Threads at the AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah in 2015. The quilt drew a great deal of attention because of its unusual construction technique. Her unique quilt, Spring Stroll, is made from tiny pieces of batik covered...
“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...
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