Month

June 2015
Imagine the color possibilities when you make this pillow designed by Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio! The flying geese are made using simple, three-dimensional prairie points of folded fabric that are inserted into seams. The pillow pattern includes simple paper-piecing techniques and easy precut instructions for minimum fabric waste. There are no tricky points...
Portrait quilt maker Kay Donges started with some sparkly fabric and the result was The Bride Wore Red, winner of First Place for Small Wall Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by YLI Corporation.
Kathie Beltz describes how she and Mara Novak created Skyfall, winner of Honorable Mention in the Small Wall Quilts: Longarm Machine Quilted category, sponsored by Generations, at the AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah this year. It was an even bigger event for Kathie, as she was teaching at the event plus it was her first...
Diana Jasany is a very special young quilter. Adopted at 14 months old in 2001 from Kalmykia, Russia, Diana just turned 15 and will be entering 10th grade. She is working on a Girl Scout Gold Award project with some help from Facebook and a LOT of quilting friends! Diana started the Diana’s Golden Needle...
Shari Guimont represents the Northern Lights Machine Quilters Guild of Duluth, Minnesota. The guild’s quilt, Lady of the Northern Lights, won Third Place in the Group Quilts category sponsored by Innova at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah. It was a raffle quilt (now on loan from its new owner) and it was designed by quild member...
Certified Quilt Judge Scott Murkin discusses the quilt judging process with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning. Hear about the “Wow!” factor, choosing Best of Show, and some of the specific criteria used when judging. Scott discusses initial screenings (including photographs) and drops some hints about having your quilt among those that are juried into...
Quilter Janet Stone is on a mission to create 26 alphabet-oriented quilts and she’s halfway through! This one, A Letter Bit of Baaltimore, won the Second Place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Home Machine Quilted category sponsored by Koala Cabinets at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, KY 2015. That was beautiful…and so was the one...
If you are familiar with the famous photo “The Migrant Mother” taken by Dorothea Lange, you’ll be doubly amazed at the amazing piecing and thread painting done by Lynn Czaban! Her quilt, Hard Times, won Third Place in Small Wall Quilts: Pictorial, sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2015. Click...
Three quilters from Boykin, Alabama (Gee’s Bend) have been awarded the 2015 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest award for folk and traditional arts. Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Pettway, and Lucy Mingo We’re privileged to share with you a portion of the press release from the National Endowment for the Arts announcing the recipients. Gee’s...
Enjoy this pieced Christmas tree pattern from A Colebridge Quilted Christmas!
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