Bee Happy! The buzz around the AQS office these days is all about Chattanooga. It’s almost time for QuiltWeek there! The show staff is looking forward to seeing you there, September 16-19, 2015.
Our gang loves to eat. Who doesn’t? If you’ll be headed that way, click here to find Chattanooga Dining ideas to suit every taste!
While we’re on the subject of food…have you seen the recent Pigs in a Quilt recipe that’s been making the rounds online? Food and Wine magazine online offered this recipe on the Today show. Click HERE for their recipe. Thanks for the idea, Justin Chapple!
I had to try it, of course! The problem is that I love puff pastry a little more than they do, so I used the full sheet of puff pastry over four lovely, giant, delicious butcher shop hot dogs: two-thirds for the weaving, then I filled in the spaces with strips cut from the other one-third. I’m going to insist that you try it my way. YUM. “Stitch” on some mustard and it’s a winner!
Take a look at the Coshocton Canal Quilters 28th Annual Quilt Show! They shared it with the American Quilter’s Society Facebook page. It’s the first of our two Photos of the Week!
AQS Vintage Block #4 is in OnPoint today! It’s Nolan’s Neighborhood, a block with so many possibilities. We can’t wait to see how you use these nostalgic block interpretations. Our newest employee, Betsey Langford, jumped right in to design this great series. She has many more pattern ideas in store—as well as a lot going on in our Sales department.
Are you looking for a quilt show or class, or for the perfect place to advertise yours? Take a look down the column on the right side of MyQuiltPlace. List or find classes, shows, events—even tours and cruises! MyQuiltPlace.com is a fun spot for sharing pictures, ideas, and, like a quilting bee, chatting among friends. It’s over 20,000 members strong and growing!
Have you been waiting on pins and needles for the results of the “stranded on a desert island” survey? Over 250 people responded. (Hmm. Should this be Photo of the Week #3?)
The response to “what would you take along on a desert island” was very close, almost a tie between a) a hand stitching needle or two, a rainbow of threads, and a trunk full of fabric; and c) your trusty domestic machine, your stash of fat quarters, and lots of ideas! The treadle machine idea was very important to many of those who chose c), and some seemed to choose a) simply because they knew there would be no electricity! So we’ll call it an edge to the machine stitchers, but only by a fraction over the hand stitchers. One of the few respondents who mentioned b) said she would happily take a long arm that runs on solar power!
Kudos to the person who said they’d sew a colorful flag which could be seen from search planes, IF she ever WANTED to be rescued!
The Bee will be back in a couple of weeks!