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Quilter and artist Laura C. Martin has partnered with a dozen churches and homeless agencies in the Atlanta, Georgia, area to launch Every Life Matters, a blanket collection drive for the homeless. The inspiration and central image for the campaign was a quilt Laura made in memory of a man from the streets who froze...
This tip was contributed by Marje Rhine, pattern editor for American Quilter magazine. I have used a similar technique for many years when pinning together the two sections of Drunkard’s Path blocks. “Most quilters know to measure through the center of the quilt and then cut borders to fit before stitching them on. But how...
This 44″ X 60″ Art Deco Gears pattern was designed by Robbi Joy Eklow.  Robbi was inspired by the Art Deco terracotta decorations of the buildings and bridges of her hometown, Chicago.  She used some of the Art Deco motifs to create fusible applique designs. The quilt may seem complicated, but just follow the step-by-step...
I know anniversary quilts are not uncommon. But this one, as my Dad tearfully described, “is our whole life.” I made this quilt for my parents’ 50th anniversary in 2002. At the time, I was a seamstress, not a quilter, but I wanted to make something special. A book called The Collectibles Quilt by Wendy...
Losing your love is like losing yourself. It happened to Bebe Warner fifty years ago, and it’s happening to her granddaughter PJ today. Nobody ever suspected that Bebe perfect wife, perfect grandmother, and quilter extraordinaire led a secret life. Not even PJ, though she’s desperately guarding a secret of her own. Author Ed Ditto’s novel...
As we approach the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, I thought this quilt story from AQ reader Kathleen Schumacher was especially relevant. Thank you to pattern designer Trisha Cribbs for giving her permission to publish Kathleen’s photo here. Though not the first quilt I ever started, the first...
  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 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.    
Kaaterskill took me four years to make. It won 3rd place in the Handmade Quilt category at the 2010 IQA show in Houston, among other honors. Quilter’s Newsletter magazine asked me to send it to them for photography, and they selected it as the cover of the June/July 2011 issue. It’s also featured as the...
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