Build-A-Barn, Your Way!

Sitting down to read Build-A-Barn: No Pattern Construction by Julie Sefton, I didn’t know quite what to expect. I was in for a treat. All the barn pictures made me miss home. I could smell the leather and horse tack. Hearing her story gave me courage to try new things. I appreciate her honesty and…

Three new books from AQS Publishing!

Take a look at three new books from AQS Publishing: App2Applique, An English Paper Pieced Sampler, and Kaleidostars. You’ll find new techniques and ideas across the quilting style spectrum! App2Appliqué! By Dianne S. Hire With a conversational tone, Dianne offers a guided trip down the quilting rabbit hole into the wondrous world of continuous appliqué…

Positive, Friendly Michele Scott

Michele Scott wins friends and influences quilters in classes across the United States and Canada with her positive, upbeat style. She is passionate about quilting and designing and has an incredible eye for color. Michele recently took a few minutes out of her busy schedule (she’s also a school teacher!) to answer a few questions:…

You Can Quilt! Blog Hop

Don’t miss the You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners Blog Hop. Marlene Oddie of KISSed Quilts and ten other Island Batik Ambassadors, along with co-author Leila Gardunia (Sewn by Leila), have been working hard to organize and provide this blog hop. What a treat! “I’m excited to share the blocks in our book in…

Fun With Pieced Hexies

English paper piecers are patient. They love order and pieces that fit together perfectly. They are the sort who appreciate a good puzzle and a kaleidoscopic array of colors. Needles and threads make them happy, and they are prone to lose track of time when engaged in their favorite hobby. I know. I am one.…

Rock That Quilt Block – A Gold Award Winner!

Congratulations to AQS author Linda J. Hahn! Linda’s book, Rock That Quilt Block: Weathervane won the 2015 Gold Award in the Crafts/Hobbies/Collecting category of Independent Publishers’ Seventh Annual Living Now Book Awards. The award was announced recently by Jenkins Group. Launched in 2008, the awards are designed to honor books that help readers attain healthier,…

Meet AQS Author Leanne Anderson

Leanne Anderson has been designing kits and patterns since 1992. She’s the owner of The Whole Country Caboodle, where she works alongside her daughter Kaytlyn and her mom, Jan. She lives in Nashua, Iowa, where her design studio is nestled in the country overlooking beautiful Cedar Lake. Leanne is not new to the fabric industry.…