Last week we asked you to tell us when you thought the following quotation about the demise of quilting was written: “Women in the offices, they say, are usurping man’s work, but it is just as true that men with their factories are supplanting the necessity of woman’s remaining in the home. In fact, wholly…Details
There are so many amazing aspects to Ronda Beyer’s Essence quilt, which won the Best Longarm Workmanship Award at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Knoxville this summer. From the quietly elegant fabrics to the incredible original quilting designs, the quilt entices viewers to stop and savor every detail. The beautifully crafted scalloped outer…Details
I came across a quote last week that made me chuckle and really proves that old saying “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” It is from a quiltmaker bemoaning the fact that quilting was becoming a lost craft. “Women in the offices, they say, are usurping man’s work, but it is…Details
Here is a hint from Joanie Zeier Poole, Des Moines Quilt Show teacher, on how to start machine quilting. “Get out the owner’s manual for your machine. Read the instructions for free-motion, lowering the feed dogs, adjusting the upper and lower tension (if necessary) as well as how to adjust the pressure of the presser…Details
AQS author Susan Stewart, Pittsburg, Kansas, started the Project First Day to provide a new set of clothes for the first day of school for the young children in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri. Susan put out the call to all of her quilting and sewing friends across the country to make 1,000 garments for the children.…Details
Author and AQS QuiltWeek® teacher, Kathryn Schmidt, has a FREE quilt pattern for you this week. Kathy’s pattern is called “Disorderly Conduct” and can be made with just six fat quarters. You’ll have fun making this quilt using some of the concepts from her book Rule-Breaking Quilts.
Just as there are three different spellings for calico, the word can have an entirely different meaning, depending on where you live. In the United States calicoes are generally small, closely packed prints, while in Great Britain a calico is a plain, inexpensive muslin. The unassuming calico print has become synonymous with quilting and has…Details
Heirloom sewing techniques and fabrics have much to offer every quilter! When combined with quilting cottons and simple piecing, the fine natural-fiber fabrics and intricate details translate into beautiful quilts. MISTY GARDEN and was designed by Susan Stewart. The quilt size when completed measures about 35″ x 35″. It features appliqué and reverse appliqué done with heirloom…Details