New Zealand: Following the Koru

Contributed by Karen Eckmeier www.quilted-lizard.com Lucky lizard, that’s me! I got invited to teach in New Zealand for the Quilt Symposium Manawatu located in Palmerston North on the North Island from January 16 – 21, 2015. I had the honor of teaching in New Zealand in 2008 for a month long lecture tour to 12…

WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge Traveling Exhibit

Artists from all over the U.S. were inspired by Cherrywood Fabrics’ hand-dyed “Wicked Greens” and black in 2014! They each created an imaginative 20-inch square quilt using the theme “Wicked.” Most were influenced by the Broadway hit musical WICKED™. AQS is pleased to present the entire traveling exhibit of the WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge quilts at…

School Block Challenge 2015

There’s still time to get involved in the School Block Challenge! Your students will have fun with this annual quilt block competition and exhibit. It is sponsored by Moda Fabrics and coordinated by The National quilt Museum. Students in grades K through 12 can use their math skills and creativity to create quilt blocks for…

AQS Explores Quilting in China

by Ann Hammel “Go to CHINA? Really???” That was my reaction when I found out I’d be accompanying Bonnie Browning to Keqiao, China, during the last week of October. Keqiao is a district of the city of Shaoxing in Zhejiang province, China. The area is known as the textile capital of China. Always a fan…

A Quilt for Mother’s Tears

AQS recently received this heartfelt e-mail: Hello. My name is Chip Bradway. I am writing on behalf of my mother Sheri. I am inquiring about finding volunteers to help on a project of ours. In 2013, my brother, Rod Bradway, was a policeman who was killed in the line of duty while responding to a…