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This Quilt of the Week Video features sisters, Sue Nickels and Pat Holly. Sue and Pat discuss the creation of their beautiful quilt called “New York State of Mind.” Learn how they made the quilt together while living 170 miles apart. Sue and Pat are the authors of  Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué .
Diane Gaudynski’s beautiful Quilt of the Week has a very serious theme. It is named “Through a Glass Darkly, An American Memory.”  The quilt started as a study in the subtle variations of deep colors. After September 11,  Diane changed the color palette by adding lighter colors to signify light shining through the windows and...
This week’s Quilt of the Week features a quilt by Linda Carlson named Amy’s Wedding Quilt. Linda began making this quilt for her daughter when Amy was only 13 years old. Linda explains how this beautiful quilt was based on an historical pattern from about 1870.  She reinterpreted the pattern and added her own personal...
This week’s special quilt of the week captures a moment of great movement and grace. It is called Two Minutes in May and the subject is the Kentucky Derby, which is of special interest to the quilter who created it, Shirley Kelly. Shirley explains the inspiration for this quilt and gives some tips for working...
Every quilt tells a story. Sometimes the story is clear, announced through the title, the choice of block or fabric, an appliqued or photo-transferred image, or even embellishment. Sometimes, however, the story is not so obvious, and we must lean in and listen carefully to the words these quilts are whispering…and oh, the stories they...
My thanks go to Mary Bordeaux of Augusta, Georgia, who sent me this story about her quilt group, Best Quilting Friends (the BQFs). If you’d like to make one of these quilts, you can purchase the complete pattern from Linda Hahn at www.froghollowdesigns.com. “Marie was the first to see the posting about the American Quilter...
Thank you to the Lunch Bunch Quilters (Alicia Campbell, Sallie Jones, Laurie Keogh) for submitting this story. “They say every quilt has a story, so here is our Block Buffet story. We have a group that quilts together during most lunch hours. We annually enter quilts in our local fair—Orange County, California—as the Lunch Bunch...
After my husband had been out of work for an extended period of time, we sold our house in Bothell, Washington, and moved to Corvallis, Oregon, in 2005. This was a very hard decision to make as we were moving away from our grown children. When visiting a local quilt shop, Janilou Creations in Philomath,...
“I enjoyed Iris Frank’s article on the wall quilts featuring doors in the March 2012 issue of American Quilter. Of course I always wonder what is beyond the door… Here is a photo of my second open-door quilt. This one was created for the Gilda’s Club clubhouse located in Shorewood, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin....
Lori Hiedeman shared this story about an astonishing hand-pieced hexagon quilt. Lori, be sure to let us know the END of the story! “My friend Tami has MS (multiple sclerosis). My mother and I went to visit her last fall, and knowing I enjoy quilting, she asked her husband to bring out the quilt she...
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