Ten Exercises for Quiltmakers

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,…

America’s Quilted Garden Blocks

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…

September is National Sewing Month

 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…

The More Things Change

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…