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Ann Hazelwood has written several books for the American Quilter’s Society including “100 Things You Need to Know If You Own a Quilt,” and “100 Sweet Treats by and for Quilters.” A former quilt shop owner, Ann is an author of regional food and travel books about her home state of Missouri, and is an...
Thank you so much for your generous donations to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund auction. Through your help, we were able to raise $13,480 plus another $331 in cash donations. I know this industry has the greatest people and once again you have proven that. We hope you will continue to follow along with Libby’s...
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Ellen Hopkins. Tiny, feisty Mary Ellen was full of life and certainly marched to her own drummer when it came to quilting. In the AQS office, stories like “Her class was the first class in quilting I ever took,” or “It’s Okay if You...
Our hearts ache for the families in Moore, Oklahoma, suffering through the aftereffects of the horrific tornado. So now we go to work doing what we, as quilters, do best—quilting. Sharon Crozier informed the American Quilter’s Society that Ellen Medlock of the Ellen Medlock Studio Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has started a quilt drive for...
This week is QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky, and it turns out to be old home week, too. Many friendships have been formed during the AQS shows over the past 29 years. People from around the world make their annual trek to Quilt City USA to enjoy the quilts and visit with their quilting buddies. Quilters...
We received the sad news today that Eula Mae Long of Salem, Oregon, passed away on February 4, 2013. Eula was a homemaker, seamstress, quilter, and published author. She enjoyed designing and making all manner of clothing during most of her life. It was in her later years that she discovered quilting and genealogy. Eula’s...
Here is a video from our archives that is as helpful today as it was when Bonnie Browning first made it. Bonnie is our executive show director, an author, quilter, teacher, quilt judge, and lecturer (she does it all!). Thousands of quilts have been sent to us for exhibit at our shows through the years...
For the uninitiated, the term “selvage” can conjure up images of wrecked and decrepit vehicles languishing in a junkyard. But to intrepid quilters and sewers, lots of colorful images and fun projects materialize. Let‘s take a moment to review what selvage means to a quilter. Selvage refers to the tightly woven area that runs along...
Tim Langlitz is the Marketing Director for the American Quilter’s Society and recently pointed out that he is not “the new guy” any longer. He has been with AQS for two years now. Our marketing director enjoys working from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is very busy with his family; he has five...
Well, you are if you collect thimbles. Have you ever wondered about the history of the thimble? Since Hasbro has decided to “jail” one of Monopoly’s game pieces, this places our beloved thimble in jeopardy. I decided to do a little research, and here is a brief summary of what I learned: A thimble is...
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