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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...
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.    
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.  
Here’s a FREE pattern from Deb Kimball author of International Sunbonnet Sue. This cute Sue looks like she is on the way to Paducah QuiltWeek! Paducah Sue is a bonus pattern not included in Deb’s book. Click here to download your Paducah Sue Pattern.
There are so many amazing aspects to Ronda Beyer’s Essence quilt, which won the Best Longarm Workmanship Award at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Knoxville this summer. From the quietly elegant fabrics to the incredible original quilting designs, the quilt entices viewers to stop and savor every detail. The beautifully crafted scalloped outer...
Here is a hint from Joanie Zeier Poole, Des Moines Quilt Show teacher, on how to  start machine quilting. “Get out the owner’s manual for your machine.  Read the instructions for free-motion, lowering the feed dogs, adjusting the upper and lower tension (if necessary) as well as how to adjust the pressure of the presser...
Author and AQS QuiltWeek teacher, Kathryn Schmidt, has a FREE quilt pattern for you this week. Kathy’s pattern is called “Disorderly Conduct” and can be made with just six fat quarters. You’ll have fun making this quilt using some of the concepts from her book Rule-Breaking Quilts. Click here to download the free pattern.
This amazing 80" quilt works beautifully with a focus print and a background fabric.
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