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Having some trouble hand quilting simply because of problems with needle threading? Ami Simms shared some great tips for threading needles in two of her recent newsletters. She said: If you’re “Slow Quilting,” otherwise known as plain old “hand quilting,” and formerly known as “quilting” (before people started quilting with an electric needle), then threading...
In this new video, Bethanne Nemesh discusses the fabrics and the processes used in making her pictographic quilt, October Sky, the Best Wall Quilt winner at the AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster in March 2015. The incredible quilt includes 31 stitched creatures and a wide variety of foliage that expresses fall in Pennsylvania. Don’t miss the...
Here’s a bonus video for this week! We love to share the interviews of our contest quilters as soon as they become available. Congratulations to Janet Atkins, who won the Best Hand Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek–Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2015. Most of the fabrics used in her quilt, Murderskill Crossing, were from her stash. “It was...
Here’s a close-up look at the Best of Show quilt from the recent AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! STARS ON MARS was made by Gail Stepanek and quilted by Jan Hutchison. Gail discusses the design, sewing, and quilting processes with Melissa Winters, AQS Director of Education. -annhammel@aqsquilt.com
AQS Instructor and quilt artist Laura Wasilowski has a tip about batting: watch for the scrim! She makes fused art quilts and is here to share the importance of knowing about the scrim when you want to achieve a flat fused surface on your quilt.
The Best Home Machine Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek—Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015, was awarded to Susan Stewart of Pittsburg, Kansas. Susan hopped on a plane when she found out that her quilt, SNOW FLOWERS, won! In this interview with Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning, Susan describes techniques for machine embroidery, stabilizing, fabric choice, marking, batting...
RED FEATHERS is the distinctive quilt that won 3rd Place, Large Quilts–Longarm Machine Quilted at the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek® event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marilyn Badger, who did the intricate quilting, was interviewed by AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning: The innovative design was pieced and appliqued by Claudia Clark Meyers. Enjoy Marilyn’s description of...
Cathy Geier begain this quilt as an experiment in capturing a tree in sunset. The experiment was successful! She became the 1st Place winner, Wall Quilts – Landscape at the Albuquerque QuiltWeek event in January. Cathy uses many innovative techniques; be sure to watch this video to learn more about her beautiful quilt, SUNSET SENTINEL,...
In these two videos, HQ Ambassador Angela Walters shows how to create simple, flexible peapods amid traditional pebbles. Watch this and be inspired…even if you don’t do machine quilting! Then she changes the background filler, changes the scale, and changes the layout to create more variations with peapods. Thanks to Angela and Handi Quilter for...
Virginia “Rusty ” Hedrick may have been a banker by profession, a community leader, and a loving mother, but she was also a skilled artisan. Rusty, who founded the Inland Empire Quilter’s Guild and invented and patented a quilt frame, also knew the value of quiet stitching. With sadness, we note that Rusty passed away...
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