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Love novels. Love your Kindle. Now you can download Ann Hazelwood’s Colebridge community fiction series for your Kindle. Hazelwood introduced us to Anne Brown and the Colebridge community in The Basement Quilt. Anne Brown is a plucky florist whose daily ups and downs will seem so familiar you’ll identify with her right away. When Anne...
Most quilters will agree that many of their quilts come from an emotional place. Sending a message in a quilt is not new. What you may consider new is the modern twist as more quilters are experimenting with sleek, chic lines and neutral colors with a splash of bold. Quilters are using this method to...
Sandra Leichner, the AQS author of Hand Appliqué with Embroidery, shows how to make your quilts come alive with the right scale of embroidery threads.
Quilts are made of cloth, which is woven from fibers. Those most commonly found in quilts are natural fibers derived from plants, animals, protein, or vegetable: cotton, linen, wool, silk, and rayon. Although there are other types of synthetic materials, they are not as common in quilts nor are they subject to the same types...
UPDATE November 15, 2012: We received a message from Hillary Roberts saying that she has received inquiries from 25 states and Canada about sending relief quilts to New Jersey. The inquiries are coming from quilt guilds, quilt shops, and individuals. The need for warm quilts and blankets  is still very great, so if you can...
Halt your search for the darkest, best solid black cotton fabric. We’ve found it for you! Our deep, dark midnight black fabric has been double-dipped, or dyed twice, to get a true jet black color that is as deep as midnight. It is highest-quality 100% cotton fabric with a rich, luxurious hand. Some fabrics pretend to be black, but...
Take a stroll with me down the Chareh el Khiamiah, or “street of the tentmakers.” Found in the heart of Old Islamic Cairo, it is the only place where the street is still covered as in days of old. The sun fights its way through the openings in the roofs, casting patterns of light and...
Quiltmaking was wildly popular during the US Civil War (1861-1865.) However, most of the quilts crafted during this period were not made for the use of the quiltmaker but as contributions to the soldiers in the field and those wounded in hospitals. The Sanitary Commission, a private philanthropic organization, assisted the War Department and Medical...
Gwen Marston is a professional quiltmaker, teacher,  and author of the AQS new book, Liberated Medallion Quilts. She has taught quiltmaking nationally and internationally for more than three decades, and her articles have appeared in many magazines throughout the years. Liberated Medallion Quilts is her twenty-sixth book. In addition to writing and teaching, Gwen has...
Gwen Marston is a professional quiltmaker, author, and teacher. She has taught quilting nationally and internationally for over three decades. Her articles have appeared in many magazines throughout the years. Gwen’s work has been shown in many group exhibits throughout the United States and abroad, and also in 28 solo exhibits in the US and...
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