Month

January 2016
With just one shape, you can make a unique quilt! For centuries, quilters have been switching up the colors of their pieces for a wide array of effects. AQS Vintage One-Patch Block #4 is the Kite Block. Have some fun with this unique shape!
Modern Marbles by: Betsy Alderman Lewis Get the pattern here.
Concerned about quilting designs looking a little less than perfect when placed side by side? Award-winning quilter Bethanne Nemesh has a helpful Freehand Quilting Design Placement tip that will make them look just right! Check out Bethanne’s signature techniques at iquilt.com, where her class If You Can Feather, You Can Freehand will take your quilting...
Wrap your love around someone special with the Cozy Hugs and Kisses quilt! It won’t take long to make this beautiful valentine quilt for your sweetheart. Start right away and you’ll have it done by February 14. Designed by Betsey Langford, this 66″ x 66″ quilt expresses love in a soft, oh-so-huggable way! High loft,...
With just one shape, you can make a unique quilt! For centuries, quilters have been switching up the colors of their pieces for a wide array of effects. AQS Vintage One-Patch Block #3 is the 60° Diamond Block. It has been the source of countless classic patterns.
Quilting designs come from a world of interesting sources. Here’s a tip about making a unique design from an object rubbing. It’s from Joanie Zeier Poole, the instructor of Creative Quilting Design at iquilt.com.
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry made her first quilt in 1976. At that time, Caryl never imagined it would lead to a life-long career in textile arts. A one-person exhibition, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, and Motion, celebrates the color and vibrancy of her quilts through the years on the 40th anniversary of that...
Joe’s cottage, published by W. Davidson in 1826 Joe the Quilter (that’s Joe Hedley, not Cunningham, do not be alarmed) was murdered in 1826 in Georgian England. Why would anyone want to hurt kind quilter Joe? The cottage has been rediscovered and will be rebuilt. Warning, gory details ahead…Click HERE for the story from The...
In their most recent newsletters, Superior Threads offered the top ten most frequently asked thread questions of 2015. We’re happy to share them here: #1 Q: What makes your cotton threads so lint free and smooth? Superior uses only the highest grade cotton to produce King Tut and MasterPiece cotton threads. Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton...
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