Month

September 2015
Have you participated in a quilting round robin? Working together to progressively build quilt tops in cooperation with other round robin members involves a lot of trust! Each quilter designs a center block. The quilt tops are passed through the hands of every quilter in the group, each adding a border (or other element as...
Wish upon a star and your dream of a beautiful quilt might come true!
Here’s a double feature video presentation featuring Connie Griner of Burlington, North Carolina, who was excited to win two big awards at AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, Tennessee 2015. Enjoy these interviews with Connie as she chats with Melissa Winters, AQS Director of Education. Connie’s quilt Solitaire was the winner of First Place in the Large...
The Kansas City Star was a popular place to find quilt block patterns weekly from 1928 through the mid-1930s. Tori's Triplet block, #7 in the AQS Vintage Block series, was inspired by a Kansas City Star pattern that appeared in 1933.
Please join us in welcoming Guest Blogger Lori Miller. Through Lori’s website, Lori Miller Designs, she blogs about her adventures in sewing and creativity. Here’s a detailed tutorial for her cute, quilted Mod Apple Hot Pad. She says “Making and giving handmade is love you can hold!”   Here’s Lori: I am spending the week...
We’re in Chattanooga this week, September 16-19, 2015. What great response we’ve had from Part One of the very long Choo Choo pattern! Here’s Part Two of this very special gift, the passenger car and caboose. The complete pattern makes a 100″ long sofa pillow, but you can split it up to hang on the...
Here's a fun block to make for all the little guys and gals you know whose names start with T!
Bonnie Browning talks with Bonnie Rhoby, whose quilt, Sewing Seeds of Hope, won first place in the Longarm Machine Quilted category at AQS QuiltWeek® in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The quilt started with seed packets and a calendar. “All of the Flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” Take a look at...
Wood burning steam engines journeyed through Chattanooga in the late 1800s. In celebration of our AQS QuiltWeek® event in Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 14-17, 2016, here’s a BIG (18″ x 100″!) free gift for you! Enjoy this unique pieced vintage train pattern. The entire train is pictured above. Designed by Betsey Langford of AQS as a...
Congratulations to AQS author Linda J. Hahn! Linda’s book, Rock That Quilt Block: Weathervane won the 2015 Gold Award in the Crafts/Hobbies/Collecting category of Independent Publishers’ Seventh Annual Living Now Book Awards. The award was announced recently by Jenkins Group. Launched in 2008, the awards are designed to honor books that help readers attain healthier,...
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