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MyQuiltPlace.com is a free service from the American Quilter’s Society. We all know that quilting is more than a hobby; it is a lifestyle that helps define us as a person and as an artist. From traditional to contemporary, all quilts are an expression of who we are and who we love. Each quilt has...
18 Spectacular Quilts, 19 Quiltmaker Winners and Finalists, and Their Stories!   The National Quilt Museum’s annual New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest once again has brought out the best in creativity from today’s talented quiltmakers. Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, their innovations, and their contributions to an exhibit...
Every quilt tells a story. Sometimes the story is clear, announced through the title, the choice of block or fabric, an appliqued or photo-transferred image, or even embellishment. Sometimes, however, the story is not so obvious, and we must lean in and listen carefully to the words these quilts are whispering…and oh, the stories they...
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.  Debbie is the author of  Dancing Quilts From Straight Pieces.   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...
Sharon Schlotzhauer needs your help locating her 1st place quilt Really ‘Wild’ Flowers! Season Two! The quilt did not make it back home from the recent Houston Quilt Festival. Each of the seven flowers depicted is three-dimensional. The quilt went missing on November 7, 2011 somewhere between the show floor and the mailing area. If...
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.
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