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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 your free pattern.
I know it’s not polite to go through other people’s closets. However, it’s a practice you may want to adopt. A few years ago, I visited a friend over Memorial Day weekend. We were invited to dinner by his golfing buddy and his wife, named Ann. Ann is a quilter, so we had lots to...
This amazing 80" quilt works beautifully with a focus print and a background fabric.
  It’s so much fun to find (and buy) gadgets and gizmos that bring out your creativity, we sometimes overlook the tried-and-true we already have. Consider the sewing machine. Whether sort of old (like some of us) or loaded with bells and whistles (also like some of us), not many people take full advantage of...
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