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...
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...
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. Get the pattern here.
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. Get the pattern here.
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...
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...
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...
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...
 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...
Pojagi is a Korean wrapping cloth, often made in patchwork style from small pieces of fabric and embroidered clothing. After reading the Pojagi: Korean Patchwork article by Mary Ruth Smith, Ph.D. (March 2011 issue of American Quilter), Margaret Parker of Golden, Colorado, took the challenge to design with seam lines and created a transparent summer...
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...
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