Lisabeth’s Wreath

Helen Squire’s circular continuous line quilting pattern, Lisabeth’s Wreath, is a beautiful choice for hand or machine quilting! It measures an easy-to-use 7½” diameter that can be changed with the percentage enlarger on any copy machine. Why not coordinate your quilt’s borders and use the matching border designs? Helen is well known for her eight…

Meet Karen Duling and Merle!

New AQS author Karen Duling is a dedicated animal lover. Her book, Quilting for the Paws, is dedicated to animal shelter staff and volunteers. Karen loves making quilts about dogs and cats! She started making them as fund-raising items for her community animal shelter. After a bit, she learned that these quilts also make thoughtful…

FMQ 101: Getting Ready

I had a little conversation with Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt the other day. I told her “I’m not a machine quilter,” and she took it as a personal challenge to show me that I CAN be a free-motion quilter on my beloved but elderly domestic machine (a Bernina 910, circa 1984)! Until now,…