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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...
It’s the perfect machine-quilting motif for filling in triangle-shaped blocks! Handi Quilter Ambassador Angela Walters (www.quiltingismytherapy.com) demonstrates how to quilt a hook swirl, a variation of the basic swirl. Not only is this an easy motif to learn, it works well as a background fill that easily adapts to fill in the triangle shapes within...
Gather ’round as quilt historian Chris Moline explains the history and design of many antique quilts in a classic bed turning held at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2014. Get ready to see some exceptional examples of antique quilts! Click on the little square box in the lower right corner to see the video in full-screen...
Gammill Quilting Artist Karen Marchetti saves a washed out fabric-painted design that might have otherwise been cast aside! Watch her beautiful Calla Lily come back to life with stitches: When it comes to fabric painting, saving a project-gone-bad is really quite simple. I’ll rewind back to the beginning…recently, I tried a new fabric painting technique....
Katie Larson from Kansas City won a ribbon at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa 2014 in the Wall Quilts – Modern category with WELCOME TO COLORFUL COLORADO. It was her first contest entry! Hear about it in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning. YES, YOU CAN ENTER, TOO! Please try....
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