Whenever we get a new book delivered to our AQS office, there is a lot of excitement. The entire staff is justifiably proud of our books. AQS publications are known worldwide for timely topics, clear writing, beautiful color photos, and accurate illustrations and patterns. We are also proud of the logo that appears on the…Details
It’s always an exciting time here at AQS when a new books arrives. Our newest book, America’s Quilted Garden Blocks by Faye Labanaris just came in and we are thrilled. Faye’s book has 55 unique flower block designs that celebrate the 50 US States, the Capitol district, and the four US territories. Each design features…Details
Looking for a great gift for a special someone? Show off your creative talents by making this lovely book cover, sized to fit the AQS Quilt Art 2017 Engagement Calendar.
Christmas is a time for enchantment—twinkling decorations magically transport our imagination to a time of innocent anticipation. Bonnie has a lot of fun making these stockings for her twin granddaughters.
We would like to introduce you to Faye Labanaris the author of our new book, America’s Quilted Garden Blocks. Faye is known for her award-winning appliqué work and her beautifully executed three-dimensional flowers. Since 1990, she has taught throughout the United States, including Hawaii, Canada, and Europe, eagerly sharing her knowledge with students of all skill…Details
Join us on a visit to Alabama that features the quilts of contemporary African-American quilters included in the Robert Cargo Folk Art Collection. Many of these quiltmakers started by making utilitarian quilts that are amazing pieces of folk and graphic art. See the quilts and meet the quilters.
Bobbie Aug learned to sew on treadle sewing machines in Illinois. Bobbie was inspired by the quiet, dignified beauty of nineteenth-century quilts and began making quilts 30 years ago. She became a quilt dealer, quilt collector, quilt shop owner, and quilt show consultant and producer, focusing on anything related to quilts and quiltmaking. Bobbie serves…Details
Here’s a delightful pattern from author and teacher Penny Harren. Penny has designed a table runner pattern that will be a beautiful addition to any table setting. Pick out your favorite fabrics and colors and get started! Wouldn’t this make a nice gift for the upcoming Spring holidays? Click here to download your Free Eastern…Details
No matter how beautiful your quilt is in “real life” a bad photo of it might very well keep it from being admitted to a quilt show. The AQS staff photographer Charley Lynch has a video that will give you some pointers on taking photographs that will give you the very best chance of making…Details
National Sewing Month was first celebrated in 1982 after President Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” There are so many forms of “home” sewing that I can’t even begin to list them all. There is embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, garment sewing, home…Details