Month

August 2016
Welcome back to the Big Blocks Challenge! Need to get caught up, visit our first post to learn about the challenge and the instructions for the first block: Leaf. As promised, here is our Leaf quilt, which I’ve titled, Leaf Pile. Without any borders, this quilt finishes to 72″ x 72″. Make sure the blocks are...
What began as an assignment for her fifth grade students about Google ended in a dream…a quilt book dream. Suzy Webster turned her love of Hungarian embroidery into the latest release from AQS, Folk Art Quilted Tradition, making her dream a reality. Looking at the cover quilt, cheery bright appliques smile with flowery happiness. You...
The Cherrywood Lion King Challenge is complete and the results are in. Congratulations to everyone! Third Place:   Second Place:   First Place: See Jill talk about her quilt and receive her ribbon:   Cherrywood’s Choice:   Want to learn more about the Cherrywood Challenge? Visit the Cherrywood site to see the complete list of...
Do you ever get the itch to start a new project? What about one you can sink your creative teeth into? When a little project won’t do, have we got just the thing for you! Linda K. Johnson and Jane K. Wells have been busy. Boy do we like it when they are busy! They...
Peggy charms quilters from one end of the process to the other with her inspiration. In The Magic of the Half-Square Triangles, the world of half-square tiles are introduced and the inspiration begins. In her book, Create Your own Dream Feathers, Peggy invites you to let your creative spirit sour, allowing you to create original...
  Bill and Meredith Schroeder founded the American Quilter’s Society and brought the quilt show to Paducah, KY in 1985. The expo center next to the Julian Carroll Convention Center was named the Bill and Meredith Schroeder Expo Center on August 18, 2016. A deep love of quilting, quilters, and the desire to share their...
  Drum roll please…we are excited to announce OnPoint’s Ann Hammel is now the editor in chief of American Quilter magazine. Ann is responsible for overall design, content, and production of our magazine. Prior to her designation as editor in chief, Ann Hammel spent three years writing and editing the AQS e-newsletter and blog, OnPoint, and...
Peaceful skies of blue and pink wisping over the lapping waters; a vision to relax the body and clear the mind. Landscape quilts are one of a kind works of art depicting nature scenes of all kinds. Often time, landscape quilts utilize artful techniques to create the colors and textures of nature. Mickey Lawler has...
  Julie Sefton’s passion for barns and her love of being involved in the entire process of a quilt from beginning to end inspired her to do a quilt based version of See Rock City and write the book, Build-A-Barn, about the process she used to make the quilt. From this book, the Secret Society...
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