This is the final installment of a three-part series designed to help you build your machine quilting skills. In this article, you will use some of the shapes from previous lessons, manipulating them into new forms. You can find the first installment at No-Mark Machine Quilting – Part 1 of 3 . Part 2 is...
I have a problem. I have all of these beautiful quilt designs in my head and no time to make the quilts. I realize that part of the problem is that I’m a hand-quilter (and hand-piecer) with a full-time job. I mean how many quilts can I possibly expect to make in my extra 1/2...
by Shirley Stutz In school I loved learning about fractions and their least common denominators. It seemed like a wonderful math game. I also love to find the least common denominator in quilting designs, reducing them to their simplest forms. This makes no-mark machine quilting easy. To analyze designs, start by choosing a picture, a...
Hear from Linda M. Roy, the Best of Show winner at the AQS Quilt Show in Knoxville, Tennessee in this video by the Knoxville Tourism & Sport Corporation.
An article by the Daily Mail Reporter shares results from a study that was recently written up in the Journal of Public Health. Let’s all go quilt – it is good for our health! “As devotees of a quiet and contemplative pastime, they would be the last to make a fuss about it. But quilters,...
Have you ever been inspired to make a statement quilt? You’ve seen them – those powerful post-9/11 pieces or the incredibly affecting ones about Alzheimer’s disease. How about the political quilts –dramatic or humorous – that crop up around election time? There’s a statement quilt in TQL’s August issue by Karen Reese Tunnell, and it’s...
Pieced curves, like those found in the classic Drunkard’s Path pattern, add grace and fluidity to the top design of any quilt. But many quilters shy away from curved piecing because of the presumed level of difficulty and the additional cutting and sewing time. It’s true that Drunkard’s Path blocks will not go together as...
Picnic weather is here! This block pattern was originally featured in The Quilt Life magazine's June 2010 cook off. It's a fun interpretation of the classic Basket quilt pattern.
If you’re looking for fabulous continuous line designs to spruce up your quilts, look no further. Danish-born artist Lone J. Minkkinen brings her unusual take on what she sees in nature to the quilting table. Her designs are unlike any others out there. Fresh, spare, and easily adaptable both to space (blocks, borders, fills) and...
Just yesterday we heard about another quilting friend who’s making a pilgrimage to the UK this summer. She’ll probably see a few palaces and cathedrals, but her main destination is the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in August. Now in its ninth year, it’s become the biggest quilt show in Europe. More than 1,000 competition...
TQL readers around the globe were fascinated by the silk sampler in Laura Fisher’s column “For All It’s Worth” (June 2011). “It reminds me a little of a crazy Dear Jane,” wrote Linda Lesiak of Fullerton, Nebraska. Jodie Storm, of Bonville, NSW, Australia, cheerfully confesses to being obsessed with historic quilts. She’s given lots of...
Just a few days ago I received this letter and photos from Yvonne Roberts, a 20-year quilter who is actively involved in the quilting community and quilting organizations in New Zealand. Yvonne writes:“When tragedy strikes, quilters want to do what quilters do: make quilts for all those who have suffered. Just after the devastating February...
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