THE SHELL COLLECTOR: a Pictographic Quilt

AQS Executive Book Editor Elaine Brelsford interviews Bethanne Nemesh, who describes her method of taking the mood of a photo and capturing the moment in her quilting. Her award-winning silk dupioni quilt, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, won Third Place in Wall Quilts Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted at AQS QuiltWeek – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2014. The overall quilt design…

Make a Memorable T-Shirt Quilt!

Here’s an in-depth video that explains the T-Shirt quiltmaking process! Enjoy this digital class from Trish Bowman, author of Easy Memorabilia Quilts: Ties, T-Shirts, Photos and More. “Use the right tools,” Trish says, as she gives terrific assembly tips and creative ideas in this t-shirt quiltmaking lesson. It’s a 20-minute video with lots of examples.…

Max Hamrick of Colonial Williamsburg

Fiber dyeing brightened the lives of the citizens of 18th-century America in places like Williamsburg, Virginia. Here’s Max Hamrick, Colonial Williamsburg’s personable fiber dyer and weaver. Max talks about his book Organic Fiber Dyeing and about the use of Brazilwood, annatto, fustic, turmeric, madder, logwood, cochineal (dried insects, it’s true!), and more, keeping true to…