Month

August 2015
Make as many of these 9" blocks as you like to fill your design space with waves of color!
Teri Cherne took home the Best Longarm Machine Quilt award at AQS QuiltWeek 2015 in Syracuse, New York. In this video, she explains the process she used in making her quilt, Let’s Do the Dresden Twist. It took about 300 hours, including about 150 on the machine quilting. What kind of marking does she use?...
First Place winners of the Ultimate Guild Challenge held during AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids, Michigan 2015 are the Journeys Thru Art guild of Martin City, Florida. Their guild was presented with the challenge “Famous Female Faces.” The results were varied and stupendous! Here are Lady Liberty by Natalie Carlton, Tina – Simply the Best...
AQS was honored to participate in the Quilt Sew-In sponsored by the Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild during the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. Over the eleven days of the fair, 437 quilts were made for statewide children’s charities. Lots of daily prizes were given out to quilters and The Fabric Center of Morris,...
Do you have an entire room for sewing, one with many shelves and cabinet spaces? Or are you spending most of your sewing time in a guest bedroom, with fabric stacked high in the closet (too bad for guests who need to hang their clothes, won’t 3″ of space be enough?)? Either way, your fabrics...
Here's an adorable house block, Nolan's Neighborhood, that can be joined to make a colorful village as large as you like! It's Block #4 in the AQS Vintage Block series.
Pat Holly shares techniques from her Best of Show quilt, Saffron Splendor, at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2015. Pat’s excitement is contagious! Her quilt, Saffron Splendor, was inspired by a trip to India. She used silk fabric and decorative stitches to create the unique background fabric, then machine appliquéd the next layers of design. Pat...
Our nostalgic block series continues with #3, Ellie’s Elephant! This block is a simplified version of an elephant block designed by Oppenheimer & Haas that appeared in Woman’s Home Companion in 1928. Our vintage block series features blocks that are AQS original designs inspired by nostalgic sources. Have fun with blanket and background fabric choices!...
AQS author Rami Kim’s exceptional talent blossoms with innovative designs. She is passionate about wearable quilted art and one-of-a-kind home décor. Three-dimensional textures and exciting colors blend with traditional sewing techniques, giving her work an exquisite edge!
Ahoy Matey! Enjoy making Miller’s Mariner, a nostalgic block design that reflects an age when sailing vessels roamed the Seven Seas, their sturdy sails billowing.
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