She’s Still Stitching at 106!

Everyone in Mapleton, North Dakota, knows Myrtle Farrell.  The “quilt maker” in their small town is 106 years old and still cuts and sews baby quilts every day! She has made 300 quilts in the last three years. Click here for her video interview with award-winning journalist Kevin Wallevand, WDAY-TV.  Thanks to WDAY6 for this…

VIDEO: Adding Lace with Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart is back with a video lesson about making lace! See the techniques she used to make and add fabulous lace designs to her award-winning quilt, Snow Flowers. Susan explains making the lace, the hand appliqué and binding involved in hiding raw edges on the back, and the wide variety of quilting designs. Plus,…

Needle Threading with Ami Simms!

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…

Video: Susan Stewart, a Winner at Albuquerque in 2015

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…

VIDEO: RED FEATHERS is a Winner!

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…