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AQS QuiltWeek
We know that quilters come to the Paducah Quilt Show and they are prepared for their classes, and they have good walking shoes for walking through the show and around the city. But this year one quilter came prepared for any and all flood waters he might encounter: Wallace Murray, quilter from Prior Lake, MN,...
One of the patterns published in the January 2011 issue of American Quilter magazine was Baby Greensleeves by Claudia Clark Myers. Several readers, including Terri Kohlbeck of Kalispell, Montana, have let me know they enjoyed making this foundation-pieced quilt. Terri gave me permission to share her photo and letter here: “Here is a picture of my Baby...
[This article was written by American Quilter contributing editor Iris Frank of Santa Cruz, California.] Jennifer Marsh’s dreams are never small…actually, they are gargantuan in my book. When I heard about her current “dream” project of wrapping the 37-story tall Saturn V Rocket replica standing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with...
                                A fun contest based on an article in the February issue, “Behind the scenes at the museum.” The museum is the American Folk Art Museum and the man is “missing” from the Bird of Paradise quilt top made 1858-1863....
My love for fabric began at a very young age when I used my mother’s newly hung drapes to create my first fabric project! My mother recognized my passion for fabric and thus began the journey with fabric and sewing. Creating beautiful gowns opened the door into creative textile design and established the building blocks...
Although enchantment with fabric seems to have always been a part of my life, I began my quiltmaking journey in 1985. Today, I look back at the development and exploration of my creative process. Even in 1985, the adapting of traditional time-honored designs and techniques was significant. Somehow, even then, I experimented, finding my own...
I started quilting in 1978 after my daughter was born because I wanted to make a baby quilt for her. Sewing, knitting, cross stitch and other crafty things have always been part of my life. My major in college was art, so quilting seemed like the perfect thing for me. I have been quilting for...
What does a quilt magazine editor/certified quilt judge do on vacation? Participate in quilt-related activities, of course! I was invited by the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild to judge their every-two-years Quilt Fiesta in Santa Fe, an invitation I accepted with pleasure. And what a wonderful show it will be! The talent runs deep in...
I learned to quilt, when I was about 12 years old, from my mother and my maternal grandmother; later I was prompted to try a quilt all on my own by an ad in a women’s magazine in 1975. The ad was meant to sell a bed but what caught my eye was the Double...
Quilting has been my joy, and sharing it has been one of my greatest pleasures. It seems likeI have sewn all my life – starting with doll clothes and then on to 4-H clothing projects. It wasn’t until being put on bed rest while pregnant with my oldest daughter that the quilting bug really took...
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