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Many of the projects in American Quilter call for invisible thread. So we asked Barbara Shapel for some tips. Barbara said that since invisible thread is sometimes temperamental, try these tips for problem-free use: • Don’t wind the bobbin more than half full. Wind bobbins slowly and with less tension than what is normal for...
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...
Visit the Hopi Indians of Arizona and learn about their unique tradition of quilting. The Hopis are known for pottery, rugs and colorful Kochina dolls.  In the last century the Hopi have added quilting to their artistic traditions. See how their native patterns and motifs are integrated into their quilts and share a wonderful experience...
It’s always an exciting time here at AQS when a new books arrives. Our newest book, America’s Quilted Garden Blocks by Faye Labanaris just came in and we are thrilled. Faye’s book has  55 unique flower block designs that celebrate the 50 US States, the Capitol district, and the four US territories. Each design features...
 National Sewing Month was first celebrated in  1982 after President Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” There are so many forms of  “home” sewing that I can’t even begin to list them all. There is embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, garment sewing, home...
I came across  a quote last week that made me chuckle and really proves that old saying “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” It is from a quiltmaker bemoaning the fact that quilting was becoming a lost craft. “Women in the offices, they say, are usurping man’s work, but it is...
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