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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...
Melissa Winters interviews Lorilynn King, who won first place in the Innovative Wall Quilts category at AQS Quiltweek – Phoenix, AZ 2014. The quilt, A POCKET FULL OF PAISLEYS, is her own design. It was started about three years ago and makes extensive use of embroidery, done on her home machines, and hand-sewn crystals.  It...
Terry Guill, AQS Director of Show Operations, explains how to properly pack and ship your quilt to AQS for entry into a quilt show. (It’s also a great way to ship any quilt anywhere.) Note: never put the word “quilt” on the box! You’ll also see what happens when we ship them back! There’s no...
Walk alongside Claudia Pfeil as she takes you on The Silk Road Tour, her special exhibit which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part I – the evolution of Claudia’s quilting style beginning with her very first quilt. Watch for Part II, coming soon! Click the little square in the lower...
Here is a video tutorial from APQS that we first shared in October 2011. When you stretch out your loops and make them elongated you get a very simple but effective border design. If you alter the height of those loops it adds a little drama. This is one of the easiest border designs you’ll...
Inspired by tiny charms and the alphabet, Janet Stone won the Moda Best Wall Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2013 with a wall quilt in a style that’s a modern take on a ‘sampler.’ The quilt, CHARM SCHOOL, now resides at The National Quilt Museum. Working with silk thread on a Janome...
It’s new. It’s different. And you can shop on it. (What could be better?) Have we got a treat for you—just in time for Black Friday! We’ve re-designed, re-structured…and just like re-decorating should do, created a new AQS shopping space. It’s a fresh new place for you to find what you need, look around with...
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....
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...
Ann spent many years fine tuning her quilting skills, and now has gone from a more traditional skill set back to designing and creating art quilts, painted fabric, and using a method she calls Really Free Motion quilting.
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