Month

January 2017
Presidential Redwork: A Stitch in Time by Michael Buckingham offers redwork patterns of all the presidents. With each new election, AQS hosts Michael’s new presidential design.  The past few presidents not included in Presidential Redwork: A Stitch in Time are also linked below.   Donald Trump – 45th President of the United States of America Get...
In part two of our Building Your Creative Space series, we want to inspire you! You can find Part One here. It is true, your Creative Space is about creating so it’s important to have all the supplies, tools, and equipment you need, but one special ingredient you don’t want to forget is inspiration.   ...
Please take a few moments and share your thoughts, opinions and experiences with scissors.
by Emily Cross 48″ x 48″ 16″ Blocks   Fabric Requirements: Pinks for arrow background – 1 yd Pinks for hearts – 1 yd Greens for heart background – 7/8 yd Greens for arrows – 7/8 yds Backing – 3 3/8 yds Binding – 1/2 yd   Cutting Instructions: For the Heart Blocks, cut: 10...
Let us introduce you to some amazing quilters! The winners from AQS QuiltWeek – Phoenix 2016. Watch as they share techniques, inspiration, and the creative process for their incredible award winning quilts.   Karen Watts Wins 1st Place in Wall Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilting Category   Ann Petersen Wins 1st Place in Large Quilts...
Quilting is an art that takes lots of equipment. Equipment that takes space. There’s the cutting system – rotary mat with rulers need a large flat surface. There’s the design area – somewhere to lay out a detailed quilt-in-progress (preferably cat, dog, and kid free). There’s the sewing machine – table, chair, outlet, light. There’s...
Take a look at Flora’s technique for embellishing the cypress trees in Starry Night featured in her book, Trispective. A great embellishment technique creating texture and adding sparkle to your favorite project.    In this painting the cypress trees seemed to jump right out of the fabric and request festive treatment. I decided to try the...
The winter exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum will feature incredible art quilts, works with a higher purpose, and prizewinning quilts! They will run from January 5 to March 25, 2017. Museum co-founder Karey Bresenhan will also give a free lecture on Saturday, January 14 at 3 p.m., with FREE admission to the museum beginning...
We asked what you thought about Block of the Month projects – over 600 of you shared your passions and opinions! Thank you for the fantastic response. For those new to the monthly ritual known as Block of the Month, let us take a minute and explain. A Block of the Month is a pattern...
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