Paducah Named UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art

Nov. 21, 2013, Paducah, Ky. – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced Paducah’s designation today along with Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan)…

Falling in Love With Curves

Virginia A. Walton is the inventor of Creative Curves Rulers and is the author of several books about curves. Her specialties include easy sewing machine techniques, a no-pins curved piecing method in particular, and how to combine fabric to create the effect desired in a quilt. Her patterns and quilts have been published in a number of…

Roses Quilt Pattern – Free! – and Video by Cathy Wiggins

Cathy Wiggins, an award-winning quilter, author, and teacher, used her Fabric Paint by Number technique to create this Roses 44” x 44” quilt. Gorgeous shading is achieved with subtle fabric variations. Using fusible web and a fine-tip marker, you’ll simply “paint by number” with your fabrics using Cathy’s diagram. The technique is adaptable to many…

Quilt World Connections

From the 54-40 African American Quilters Guild in Virginia to the Yuba-Sutter Valley Quilt Guild in California, the American Quilter’s Society website is home to a documentation of 1,176 quilt guilds! Click HERE to see them all. Is your guild on the list? If not, you can easily register (guild name, contact information, meeting information, and website) on…

Never too old for the centerfold

You knew I was talking about a quilt, didn’t you? So why did we choose to showcase a 24-year-old in the December TQL issue? Hint―the issue’s theme is “milestones,” and Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s “Corona II: Solar Eclipse” is famous for something that changed the way the world views machine-stitched quilts. Forever. We also showed the…