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Des Moines Show
  Listen to Bethanne explain the design elements and creative processes involved in making her award winning quilt, The Paisley Peacock. “This quilt was an experiment in linear precision, hence, the “Wickedly”. Wicked has 293 hours of hand guided quilting and took 8 months to complete.” – Deborah Poole “Art deco stained glass was my...
  Julie Sefton’s passion for barns and her love of being involved in the entire process of a quilt from beginning to end inspired her to do a quilt based version of See Rock City and write the book, Build-A-Barn, about the process she used to make the quilt. From this book, the Secret Society...
AQS was honored to participate in the Quilt Sew-In sponsored by the Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild during the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. Over the eleven days of the fair, 437 quilts were made for statewide children’s charities. Lots of daily prizes were given out to quilters and The Fabric Center of Morris,...
Introducing FIRE & ICE, Viewer’s Choice winner at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2013. AQS Author, Kimberly Einmo, designed and sewed this quilt using Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads. Judi Madsen, of Green Fairy Quilts, provided exquisite quilting. FIRE & ICE was displayed at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa, October 2-5, 2013, as part...
Jean Clark was the third place winner in the handquilted bed quilts category at the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines. Her techniques include needle turn appliqué and a technique that she likes to call “echo stippling.” Jean spent over 2,000 hours on the hand appliqué and another 2,000 hours on the handquilting.  Take...
Darlene Christopherson shows us how to thread baste for hand needle turned applique.
  AQS author Kathy Schmidt shows us how she finishes edges. Click here to find out more about Kathryn Schmidt and her book “Rule-Breaking Quilts.”    
  AQS author Nancy Prince shows us different weights of thread and what applications each should be used for. AQS books by Nancy Prince:  Quilt Savvy: Simple Thread Painting and Thread Painting with Style  
  AQS instructor Penny Haren shows us how to center designs in prairie points.  
  AQS author Sue Patten shows us how to properly use a pounce pad. Sue Patten is the author of “Adaptable Quilting Designs” and “Quilting Possibilities: Freehand Filler Patterns.” Click here for more information about Sue and her books.    
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