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AQS QuiltWeek
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...
In this video, Elaine Brelsford interviews Gail Stepanek who, along with Jan Hutchison, won first place in Traditional Bed Quilts.
Have you wondered when and where the unique tradition of barn quilts began? The first use of colorful designs on barns in America dates back as early as the 1800s. German and Swiss immigrants settled in the Pennsylvania Dutch region of southeastern Pennsylvania, building family farms that were often spruced up with small painted patterns...
At AQS, we work with a fun and friendly group of designers who toil at their computers every day designing ads, book covers and book pages, layout and design for magazines, show books, web pages, and much, much more. They work hard, put in overtime, and we appreciate all they do! (You’ll see some of them at most...
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