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Betsey Langford
  Listen to Bethanne explain the design elements and creative processes involved in making her award winning quilt, The Paisley Peacock. “This quilt was an experiment in linear precision, hence, the “Wickedly”. Wicked has 293 hours of hand guided quilting and took 8 months to complete.” – Deborah Poole “Art deco stained glass was my...
  We have all seen many beautiful quilts made by quilters in your guild or displayed at shows across the country. Paducah is going to put quilts on the floodwall next to the Carroll Convention Center here in Paducah as a way to recognize quilts and quiltmakers. Paducah was named a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk...
Join Cindy Seitz-Krug as she demonstrates a simple free-motion stipple stitch. Don’t miss her great tip about stenciling around feathers!     Was this helpful? Don’t miss more of Cindy in her iquilt online course, Sucessful Machine Quilting: Basic & Beyond
In last week’s post, we covered the basic ideas of general rules, categories, permissions, and deadlines. After several questions about categories, we thought we’d take a closer look this week. Size To start, measure your quilt.  In the chart below, you will notice the size requirement is slightly different from one AQS quilt contest to another....
  In lieu of the ‘stand and stare’ method, Lisa offers a technique she coins as the Divide and Design Technique. Whether you quilt on a longarm, home sewing machine, or are a hand quilter, this three part method will inspire you to create one of a kind works of art. Starting with a black...
Stitch along with us and make this fun 27" block. Sure to add a smile to your day, this sunny traditional block has a new sparkle. 
Grab a paint brush and join the fun! This is a great technique for anyone wanting to try something fun and new while staying in the comfort of quilting. Katie’s techniques produce stunning results even if you’ve never worked with acrylic paints. Make three different paintings by layering paints and fabrics. Then, use Katie’s method to...
 Quilted Spider web Trick or Treat Drawstring Tote Make a quick and easy candy collecting tote bag for trick or treating that can be used for years in just a few hours!  The Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900QCP Special Edition is ideal for quilting the top of the tote bag and assembling it.  Utilize the...
Last week we made the Rabbit Hole block – an 18″ snail trail in tribute to Alice and her trippy rabbit hole. If you need to catch up, here’s the tutorial. Considering we’ve done quilt projects for the last two blocks, we put our heads together and changed it up a bit. Take a look...
Inspiration has hit and you want to enter a quilt contest. Here are a few things to consider. Check the age of the quilt. Not all quilts can be entered in every quilt contest. Most quilt contests specify an age for the quilt. The general rules will give age guidelines. For AQS quilt contests the...
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