The Quilt Life: The Final Issue

The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after the October 2014 issue. Living the quilting life through the eyes of Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson for the past four years has been an entertaining and educational experience for all The Quilt Life readers. The Quilt…

Inspired by Libby!

AQS friend Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with multiple medical issues. Her personality and sense of humor are leading the charge for recovery. Team Libby and her quilting friends are her support through this time. What’s left? Well, what do quilters do at times like this?…

Summer’s end

The last few weeks have been so hot! It’s hard for me to believe summer is “officially over.” But it must be over—kids are back in school, and the Christmas decorations are on display at Costco. Some of my friends have even started their holiday shopping. While for me, last-minute shopping emergencies are as much…

Meet Carl Hentsch

  My recent quilting adventures reemerged when I moved to Missouri around 2006. However, my interest in crafting started at a very young age. I began my first craft project at the age of six. My first niece was about to be born and with my mother’s help, I created a quilt for her. Now,…

Joyce Gross

Recently we learned that Joyce Gross, one of the foremothers of quilt life as we know it, passed away on Christmas Eve. Joyce, early on, was a person who knew that quilts, and the women who made them, matter. Her passion was quilt history and helped organize the first seminars devoted to scholarly research on…

Sew many stems

It was a delight to talk to Mary Owens, the quilter whose wonderful Rose and Sage is in the December issue of TQL. Mary makes her quilts entirely by hand, because she loves hand sewing. Imagine that! One of the charming little (yes, only 4”) blocks is a tulip, with an appliquéd stem. We left…