The Tentmakers of Cairo

They’re handcrafted—colorful cotton fabric in complex patterns painstakingly appliquéd to a soft canvas backing. Although there is no batting per se, the appliqué  stitches go completely through to the backing, catching just a thread or two for stability. Are they quilts? Are they art? No matter what niche you care to put these appliquéd fiber…

Jo Fifield’s Quiltmobile

One of the best parts of my job is receiving letters and photos from American Quilter magazine readers. Jo Fifield of Bellevue, Iowa, enjoyed the article “Amazing Endeavors: Quilt My Ride” by Iris Frank in the May 2012 issue of AQ, and wrote to me about her Quiltmobile: “In the March 2012 issue, you published…

Announcing Winners of the Block Buffet Mystery Quilt Prize Drawing

Thank you to all of the quilters who entered our Block Buffet Mystery Quilt prize drawing. Three sets of prizes were generously donated by these contest sponsors: AQS Publishing                  www.AmericanQuilter.com Brint Fanizza                       www.FamoreCutlery.com Linda Hahn                          www.FrogHollowDesigns.com SewBatik                               www.SewBatik.com Congratulations to our winners of this…

The BQFs do Block Buffet

My thanks go to Mary Bordeaux of Augusta, Georgia, who sent me this story about her quilt group, Best Quilting Friends (the BQFs). If you’d like to make one of these quilts, you can purchase the complete pattern from Linda Hahn at www.froghollowdesigns.com. “Marie was the first to see the posting about the American Quilter…

My Quilt Story: Vickie Smith

After my husband had been out of work for an extended period of time, we sold our house in Bothell, Washington, and moved to Corvallis, Oregon, in 2005. This was a very hard decision to make as we were moving away from our grown children. When visiting a local quilt shop, Janilou Creations in Philomath,…

My Quilt Story: Tink Linhart

“I enjoyed Iris Frank’s article on the wall quilts featuring doors in the March 2012 issue of American Quilter. Of course I always wonder what is beyond the door… Here is a photo of my second open-door quilt. This one was created for the Gilda’s Club clubhouse located in Shorewood, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.…