Wednesday January 29th 2014

Free Stuff

American Quilter’s Society is dedicated to today’s quilter. We promote, inspire, instruct and nurture the art and skill of quilt making. First and foremost, we wish for every quilter to find plenty of free resources to use, share and enhance.

Here is a list of especially valuable, free resources available to quilters.

Latest Free Tips from

  • Quick and Easy Quilt Sleeve

    Whether it's for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning shows you step by step how to add a quick and easy sleeve to the back of your quilt.

  • A Little January Show and Tell is a fun, educational, and challenging place for quilters. The photo gallery is like a never-ending HUGE show-and-tell with over 25,000 photos currently on board, and the latest 100 scrolling all the time. SPRING! added by Mary M...

  • An Appliqué Tip from Barbara Burnham

    Barbara Burnham, author of Baltimore Garden Quilt, is an expert in the art of appliqué. She writes articles about appliqué, quilting techniques, and antique quilts. She is also an active participant with online groups of quilt collectors, historians,...

  • For the record

    Are you a record-keeping quilter? I wish I were. How cool would that be to have a notebook, or a spreadsheet, with every detail of every quilt you've made in one neat place? I know quilters who keep track of everything, from each spool of thread and ho...

  • It's Time to Enter the Giving Quilt Challenge!

    At AQS QuiltWeek® - Grand Rapids, Michigan 2013 in October, the first Quilted in Honor Challenge, the Giving Quilt Challenge, was announced. Quilted in Honor is a fundraising initiative, initiated by Island Batik, intended to harness the collective po...

  • The Silk Road Tour, Part II

    In this video, Claudia Pfeil continues to describe her special exhibit, The Silk Road Tour, which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part II – the progression of her quilting style to beautifully beaded, all-silk works ...

  • Quilts as Art

    It’s always exciting when an art museum──not a quilt museum, but a major, mainstream art museum──decides to showcase the visual power of antique quilts. That's why I’m very happy to tell you about “Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collec...

  • It's HERE! Judi Madsen's New Book

    When we read Judi Madsen's December 3, 2013, Green Fairy Quilts blog, we couldn't help but share it! The blog was written the day after her book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces (AQS Publishing) arrived at her home. She's so excited. We are, too, ...

  • The Silk Road Tour, Part 1

    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. W...

  • Free Quilting Designs, Oak Leaf Swirl and Diamond Star

    Enjoy two free quilting patterns, Oak Leaf Swirl and Diamond Star, both from Lynda Smith, a graphic designer at AQS. Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, home of the American Quilter’s Society and Quilt City USA®, Lynda has been a graphic desi...

  • Fallert-Gentry Exhibit: Breathtaking!

    A breathtaking new exhibit is showing at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky from December 6, 2013 through March 11, 2014. “Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry” is an exhibit of new work from internationally recogn...

  • No More Tension Headaches Compliments of Handi Quilter

    Adjusting Tensions Tension can be an issue when using any longarm quilting machine. A proper tension setting will provide not only a nicer looking stitch but also a stronger stitch. The bobbin case is the foundation of the tension setting and...

  • From our Archives: An APQS Tutorial on Loops in Border

    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...

  • Ho ho ho

    Last year right around this time, Jennifer Rounds decided she wanted something new for her Christmas dinner table. She jumped in with both feet and started a paper pieced, quilted Santa table runner. After Thanksgiving! Her friends thought she was nuts...

  • Jennifer and Santa are at it again

    Our frequent contributor to TQL Jennifer Rounds has an adorable table runner pattern, Santa's Coming!, in our December 2013 issue and a full-quilt version, Santa's Forest, on the TQL website. But wait till you see the latest Santa project Jennifer's co...

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Should I Cut Across?

Should I Cut Across?

Q: I’m making a quilted wall hanging and want to be sure it rests flat against the wall. Should the borders be [Read More]

Michele Scott’s GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

Michele Scott’s GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

Michele Scott’s fun GEOMETRIC SQUARES quilt is an easy pattern that will showcase your favorite fabrics! The [Read More]

Quick and Easy Quilt Sleeve

Whether it’s for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie [Read More]

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum will feature five workshops for the 2014 season. These three- or four-day workshops will be [Read More]

Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors!

Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors!

It’s not too late to call or e-mail the AQS editors to make an appointment to meet at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, [Read More]

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