Month

October 2015
Quilt Along with Bernina to make this adorable Snowflake Quilt.
Here’s a cool trick from a treat! Use a big bat cookie cutter as a template. Stitch up a quick and easy pincushion that can also be used as 3-D décor! Think of the opportunities for every holiday using any large cookie cutter you have in the kitchen. Embellish little Christmas trees and make fabulous...
After World War II, thousands of families were sent packages of food from strangers in the U.S. Nine-year-old Joseph Briddock and his family were given something unexpected. He still remembers the moment it was opened. Their CARE box held something unexpected and overwhelming. Photo from BBC.com Enjoy this moving article, written by Camila Ruz for...
You’ve made the big decision to enter an AQS Quilt Contest! What are the first steps? How do you enter? Online entry, the only means of entering, is still open for most 2016 contests. Click HERE for the AQS Quilt Contest home page to see what those dates are, along with links to detailed 2016...
Michele Scott wins friends and influences quilters in classes across the United States and Canada with her positive, upbeat style. She is passionate about quilting and designing and has an incredible eye for color. Michele recently took a few minutes out of her busy schedule (she’s also a school teacher!) to answer a few questions:...
It’s interesting to see the mathematical concepts that we learned in school put to good use…quilting use, that is! Elaine Krajenke Ellison makes one of a kind quilts communicating her love of mathematics and quilting. She’s a retired high school teacher who now teaches quilters. She also teaches future teachers how to use quilts as...
Just in time for Halloween, it’s The Spooky Spider Tutorial from our AQ contributing editor, Lori Kennedy, at The Inbox Jaunt. Let these quilted spiders crawl up the sides of your spookiest wallhangings. Lori takes you step by step through every stitch. You’ll find links to Spider Web, Spider Quilt, and Graveyard tutorials, too (toward...
Have you been looking for a cute thread catcher? Here’s one that will be your new stitching companion. Teresa Rawson has a wonderfully detailed tutorial on her blog site, Fabric Therapy. Step by step, she takes you through the process right down to the pleated top and the almost magical twisting motion that pops the...
Don’t miss the You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners Blog Hop. Marlene Oddie of KISSed Quilts and ten other Island Batik Ambassadors, along with co-author Leila Gardunia (Sewn by Leila), have been working hard to organize and provide this blog hop. What a treat! “I’m excited to share the blocks in our book in...
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