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Nov. 21, 2013, Paducah, Ky. – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced Paducah’s designation today along with Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan)...
Where does life in the everyday world cease to exist? For quilters “in the business,” it’s at the International Quilt Market in Houston each year, where brains become quilt-consumed and talk turns to little but the subject at hand. Friends are made and old friends reacquaint. AQS had a happy, hectic, wonderful time. E-I-E-I-O!! The spotlight was...
Because MyQuiltPlace.com is a community of friends, and friends love to catch up on what’s happening, grab a cup of hot coffee or your favorite tea, and we’ll chat! Remember Ginnie Leiner – the lovely lady who was inspired to make 15 Christmas quilts THIS YEAR for her family? When we spotlighted her in early...
When you take advantage of American Quilter’s Society VIP Member Savings HERE, You’ll BELONG • To a body of quilters with a 30-year heritage, whose arms reach wide to encompass all ages, design styles, and methods. • Where quilting excitement flows and the members are as diverse as the quilts they create. • Where you’ll...
What an exciting moment for AQS author Linda J. Hahn and American Quilter’s Society when the results of the Living Now Book Awards were announced! Linda’s book, New York Beauty Diversified, published by American Quilter’s Society, was chosen as the Gold Award winner in Living Now’s Crafts/Hobbies/Collecting category. The Living Now Book Awards recognize books that help...
Our hearts ache for the families in Moore, Oklahoma, suffering through the aftereffects of the horrific tornado. So now we go to work doing what we, as quilters, do best—quilting. Sharon Crozier informed the American Quilter’s Society that Ellen Medlock of the Ellen Medlock Studio Store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has started a quilt drive for...
We received the sad news today that Eula Mae Long of Salem, Oregon, passed away on February 4, 2013. Eula was a homemaker, seamstress, quilter, and published author. She enjoyed designing and making all manner of clothing during most of her life. It was in her later years that she discovered quilting and genealogy. Eula’s...
AQS Contest Coordinator Andrea Fowler interviews Christine Wickert, who won the Best of Show award at AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster, PA. Learn how Christine works with silk in making her prize-winning quilt.
Tim Langlitz is the Marketing Director for the American Quilter’s Society and recently pointed out that he is not “the new guy” any longer. He has been with AQS for two years now. Our marketing director enjoys working from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is very busy with his family; he has five...
Well, you are if you collect thimbles. Have you ever wondered about the history of the thimble? Since Hasbro has decided to “jail” one of Monopoly’s game pieces, this places our beloved thimble in jeopardy. I decided to do a little research, and here is a brief summary of what I learned: A thimble is...
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