Welcome to Quilt Across the US with AQS – 50 State Quilt Blocks!
Along with 50 State Mug Rugs for AQS Members.
Each week you will find five state block patterns released in the order they joined the Union. In the AQS Member access area, you can also find the same five states’ Mug Rug patterns.
The state blocks are the vintage blocks shared among quilters for generations presented in Bonnie K. Browning’s book, Vintage Quilt Blocks State by State, which is no longer in print. A special thank you to Bonnie for letting us use her book as a resource. Care has been taken to not alter the line design of the blocks and follow the traditional colorings.
There are many ways to make these blocks. We have chosen to offer patterns using a variety of techniques to finish the blocks with skill and precision. Try our methods, or use your favorite!
Please join us on the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to share your progress!
Get the AQS 50 States Big FQ Bundle of American Made Brand Fabrics used in the state quilt blocks. The bundle includes a fat quarter for each fabric used in the 50 state blocks!
The FQ Bundles offered in the posts are all the fabrics for that specific week.
We’ve curated the blocks by suggested assembly technique and added tips along the way. Check them all out below.
English Paper Piecing Basics
EPP Blocks with Center Points
EPP Blocks with Curves
EPP Block Practice
Foundation Paper Piecing Basics
FPP to a Point
Applique All the Way
Show off your creations, connect with other quilters, and get inspired!
Be sure to join our growing community of quilters at the AQS Project Parade Facebook Group. There are lots of great quilters there to answer questions and encourage you along your quilting journey.
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