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My husband and I just returned from an idyllic week in Maui, where we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in Kaanapali Beach. This is surely one of the most beautiful places on our planet. Highlights of our trip included perfect weather; an anniversary sunset dinner with friends at a beachfront restaurant; whale watching (and whale...
Lori Hiedeman shared this story about an astonishing hand-pieced hexagon quilt. Lori, be sure to let us know the END of the story! “My friend Tami has MS (multiple sclerosis). My mother and I went to visit her last fall, and knowing I enjoy quilting, she asked her husband to bring out the quilt she...
Meet AQS Author, Dianne Springer.  Dianne’s fun book is called Scrap-O-Lator Quilts & More.  Here is a little of Dianne’s background – in her own words. “In the last century, when I was about 11 or 12, I remember my older brother saying after a morning of ripping open Christmas gifts, “You know, it just...
See how Debbie Bowles takes the frustration out of cutting curves for quilts.  Watch her video for tips from a pro!
The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. This video from the American Quilters Society shows how the museum got its start 20 years ago. The museum was originally named the Museum of the American Quilters Society. In 2008, Congress designated the museum as The National Quilt Museum of the...
Karen Combs is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author, and designer. Karen’s book Celtic Pieced Illusions is her fifth book with AQS Publishing.  She is fascinated with optical illusions and quilts and this is the subject of many of her workshops, magazine articles, and books. In this video Karen discusses some her techniques and theories.
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.  
Many hours of cutting, sewing, and hand or machine quilting can take a toll on your body. According to medical sources, good posture and certain exercises can help relieve stress and prevent problems associated with repetitive quilt-related activities. Learn these ten exercises for happy and healthy stitching, republished with permission from Lourdes Hospital in Paducah,...
Join us on a visit to Alabama that features the quilts of contemporary African-American quilters included in the Robert Cargo Folk Art Collection. Many of these quiltmakers started by making utilitarian quilts that are amazing pieces of folk and graphic art. See the quilts and meet the quilters.
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