Take a stroll with me down the Chareh el Khiamiah, or “street of the tentmakers.” Found in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo, it is the only place where the street is still covered as in days of old. The sun fights its way through the openings in the roofs, casting patterns of light and...
Make these template-pieced alphabet blocks for your next project.
Watch AQS Show Director  Bonnie Browning interview Pauline Warren. Pauline was one of the winners at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Pauline explains how her quilt was inspired by an antique quilt that she saw at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Learn just how long it took to make this hand-quilted...
Forest Wildflowers This colorful quilt evolved out of the collaborative quiltmaking friendship that began when we met at the San Francisco Quilt Guild. Janet, a seasoned, self-taught quilter and quilting teacher, recognized Deb’s blossoming talent as a novice quilter at a guild meeting. When our paths crossed again at a weekend quilting retreat, our lives...
Take a Pieceful Quilter moment and visit the oldest textile printing plant in America, the Cranston Print Works  located in Webster, Massachusetts. Quilters know Cranston for it’s beautiful line of quilting fabrics. Watch the fabrics being made and take a pieceful quilting moment!  
You are sure to find lots of other uses for it in any patriotic-inspired project.
Recently, thanks to the wonders of the social network, I learned some sad news. Anna Williams died. Anna was Gee’s Bend before Gee’s Bend. By that I mean she was perhaps the first African American quilter whose improvisational quilts were publicly recognized as art – discovered, applauded, and promoted by the mainstream quilt world. During...
Meet Ann Holmes, the new AQS author of No Sewing Until You Quilt It. Ann Holmes, stained glass artist and quilter, has been producing site-specific stained glass since 1976. Public glass commissions include several churches and the 8½’ skylight in the Lyon business building in Batesville, Arkansas. In Asheville, North Carolina she designed and built...
This Rose of Sharon runner will look beautiful on any table. The three-block appliquéd design was created by Sharon Pederson using three of the lovely block designs submitted in the Rose of Sharon Block Challenge sponsored by the Electric Quilt Company. You’ll find complete instructions in the free pattern download. Click here to download your FREE...
Once the quilting is finished, Irene puts the quilt in the washing machine–in cold water, with about a tablespoon of Clorox 2 and a color-absorbing sheet. She sets the machine for the very end of the delicate wash cycle, so it’s mostly rinse. This will wash out all the starch and any markings. (She admits...
This Quilt of the Week Video features sisters, Sue Nickels and Pat Holly. Sue and Pat discuss the creation of their beautiful quilt called “New York State of Mind.” Learn how they made the quilt together while living 170 miles apart. Sue and Pat are the authors of  Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué .
Penny McMorris Photo: Gregory Solaris, Solaris Photography She hasn’t made a quilt she’d like to show you, she quit teaching after only two years, and she would rather the spotlight be on others. Even so, Penny McMorris is one of today’s most recognized and respected quilting champions. Click here to read the entire article from...
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