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Joann Webb’s quilt, HERALDS OF SPRING, won the Best Hand Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek® — Des Moines, Iowa 2014. Joann explains the unique hand appliqué and quilting techniques that she used on this beautifully detailed quilt in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning.
Kimberly Einmo’s quilt, FIRE AND ICE, won Best Modern Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek® – Chattanooga, Tennessee 2014. MORE GREAT NEWS: We’re pleased to announce that the FIRE AND ICE pattern is coming soon to ShopAQS! Watch as Kimberly explains a little about the planning, construction, and challenges she faced in making the quilt in this...
Golden Threads by Handi Quilter shares easy tips for auditioning a variety of quilting designs to create a quilting plan. Golden Threads paper enables you to easily consider open spaces, themes, colors, and more as you preview how different quilting motifs will work with your quilt. Then use the paper and other standard quilting notions...
High water in the Chattanooga area didn’t keep Marilyn Badger away. Marilyn was a big winner at AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, TN 2014 with two prize-winning quilts! Hear about her Best of Show quilt, EXUBERANCE: , and MAGNOLIA, which she quilted, won 2nd place in the Bed Quilts – Innovative category, along with co-winner Claudia...
Take a look at the delightful art quilts made by the Tuesday Night Friends from Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Bonnie Browning interviews them in the video below. The guild’s entry, JUST WINGING IT, won First Place in the Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014. It’s a small guild, and the second big win...
by Justin Ward for WDBJ7 July 28, 2014 MARTINSVILLE, Va. Martinsville group sews confidence with every stitch in handmade dresses The Sewing Studio is donating dresses to Henry County Public Schools for girls in elementary schools that come from low income families. Watch the WDBJ7 video HERE! All kids want new clothes to start the...
Joanie Zeier Poole won the award for Best Home Machine Workmanship at the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She started her original quilt, FOLK ART MEETS FREE MOTION, 15 years ago and recently revived it. It’s proof that UFO quilts can become winners! The appliqué on this folk art style quilt was...
On a blazing-hot Wednesday afternoon in Paducah, KY, several staff members represented the American Quilter’s Society in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support research and raise awareness for ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It was a chilling experience for all who were brave enough to stand under that GIANT bucket! Enjoy the video...
Richard Louise, American Quilter’s Society COO, takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Grand Rapids after being nominated by Scissorman, one of our popular QuiltWeek® vendors! (That’s Brint Fanizza, President of Famore Cutlery.) Watch as AQS President, Meredith Schroeder, douses Richard in pure delight!
From Wow to Pow with Trapunto: There’s no denying it — the beautiful depth and dimension created by trapunto work can quickly transform a quilt from being beautiful to being a jaw dropper. It’s not as difficult as it looks, especially when taught by Handi Quilter ambassador and popular quilting teacher Kim Brunner. She walks...
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