Month

July 2015
Bonnie Browning shows how to make a decorative pillow to fit any pillow form with no zipper. What’s different? She has a secret corner technique to show you that will give professional-looking results every time!
These days, with electronic designing, rotary cutting, and machine quilting, our favorite projects are often done individually. But wait! What about all of the buzz that quilters used to create when they got together? Welcome to The Bee, with a nod to quilting bees that are (sadly) not so common any more. It’s a place...
Yo-Yo Pillow pattern by Catherine Redford Catherine Redford’s yo-yo pillow brings this traditional technique into the 21st century. Get your FREE pattern here.
What fun, tears, and drama we’ve read since Ann Hazelwood wrote her first Colebridge Community book, The Basement Quilt, in 2012. Since then, Ann walked us through the fine Missouri community whose residents seemed so familiar and so real.  We joined narrator Anne Brown Dickson in her flower shop through thick and thin, up and...
The simplest explanation of appliqué is to place one layer of fabric over another larger piece, and sew it in place. It’s a creative way to bring design elements to the forefront and make them the stars of your quilt. There are many ways to make beautiful appliqué, and no technique is the best. It...
Brenda Miller of Among Brenda’s Quilts and Bags is back with a detailed video tutorial. She’s making a zippered, pocketed, cross-body bag that you’ll love! Brenda shared Bag Making Tips recently on QuiltViews. (Did you know you can find almost all of the articles that appear in your OnPoint e-newsletter at QuiltViews.com?) With Brenda’s easy...
My Quilt Place is working its way up to 20,000 members! There are quilters from all over the US and many other countries who swap fabric, share quilting knowledge, and ask questions and get answers. There are almost 32,000 photos and over 100 interest groups, plus personal pages for each member. Lots of chatting is...
If you’ve ever been in a room with Linda J. Hahn, you’ll be smiling before you leave! It might not surprise you to know that Linda is a zumba fanatic. Her other passion is breaking complex quilt designs into easy-to-understand parts and adding her bright, lively sense of style. Named a National Quilting Association Certified...
About ten years ago, I bought a little set of papers from Paper Pieces at the AQS “Quilt Show” in Paducah, before we called it QuiltWeek, and long before I started working here. It included hexies (before the hexie craze), squares, and tiny triangles. I found a little stack of charm squares, cotton prints in...
Marie Blunk tried hand appliqué for the first time, entered her quilt in the AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015 quilt contest, and won Third Place in the Bed Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Marie and finds out about the...
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