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AQS QuiltWeek
Unbeatable sister duo Pat Holly & Sue Nickels won the Bernina of America Home Machine Quilting Award at QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2014. See their quilt, TWO OF US, and hear their quilting tips in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning. The quilt was made for thequiltshow.com, Ricky Tims and Alex...
What an amazing quilt! Judith Phelps’ ingenious wall quilt, THE VALUE OF GEARS, was named the Moda Fabrics’ Best Wall Quilt at AQS Quilt Week®–Paducah, Kentucky 2014. The quilt is an incredible thread-painting; each block is covered in fine details that could only be accomplished in thread. Judith used 16 colors of black, white, and...
Where were you in 1993? Here’s a fun video look at quilt week action from twenty-one years ago at the “Ninth AQS Quilt Show and Contest.” Among the winning quilters, you’ll see Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Libby Lehman and more. Meredith Schroeder makes a speech at the museum as a time capsule is buried; you’ll see...
AQS Executive Book Editor Elaine Brelsford interviews Bethanne Nemesh, who describes her method of taking the mood of a photo and capturing the moment in her quilting. Her award-winning silk dupioni quilt, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, won Third Place in Wall Quilts Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted at AQS QuiltWeek – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2014. The overall quilt design...
Michele Duffy talks with Anne Hammond, whose quilt BROKEN LADDER won the 2014 Best Modern Quilt Award at AQS Quiltweek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Anne mentions that she was pulled out of her comfort zone to make something “a little bit different” this time. The movement of the wavy lines are a departure from her usual...
Take a look at Zena's amazing quilts.
This time, our timing couldn’t have been better. In the April issue of TQL, we’ve featured a technique from Janet Stone called Fabulous Faux Flange. It’s a binding method with a cool twist, done entirely by machine. It’s way easier than it looks! I know—that’s how I finished the little strata quilt I made last...
Melissa Winters interviews Lorilynn King, who won first place in the Innovative Wall Quilts category at AQS Quiltweek – Phoenix, AZ 2014. The quilt, A POCKET FULL OF PAISLEYS, is her own design. It was started about three years ago and makes extensive use of embroidery, done on her home machines, and hand-sewn crystals.  It...
Here’s Lisa Calle in an interview with American Quilter Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy, describing the develop-as-it goes process she used when making her 1st Place Longarm/Midarm Wall Quilt winner, RED VELVET. Lisa doesn’t start with a finished design in her head; instead, she finds inspiration in viewing the separate parts on her design board. The machine...
During the AQS QuiltWeek® – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2014 event, we received a post on our facebook page from Elizabeth Tirella Lee. Elizabeth posted: “Thank you for wonderful experience at AQS Lancaster. It was a great learning experience and thoroughly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere with my 8-year-old and mother-in-law.” She also shared a photo of her...
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