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Bonnie Browning
I started quilting in 1978 after my daughter was born because I wanted to make a baby quilt for her. Sewing, knitting, cross stitch and other crafty things have always been part of my life. My major in college was art, so quilting seemed like the perfect thing for me. I have been quilting for...
AQS lost  a good friend today. Let me rephrase that. I lost a good friend today. Marge Boyle, director of sales and marketing, passed away suddenly the evening of October 26, 2010. We found out about it first thing today (well, yesterday; it’s after midnight on the 28th now). No one saw this coming. Marge...
You may have heard of the Slow Food Movement, which is an umbrella term encompassing ideas such as buying local produce, growing your own food, and cooking in more than eating out. I suggest there is a corollary to quilting, but it isn’t complete or perfectly accurate. I’m not talking about buying fabric made locally...
I learned to quilt when I was about 12 years old, from my mother and my maternal grandmother. Later I was prompted to try a quilt all on my own by an ad in a women’s magazine in 1975. The ad was meant to sell a bed but what caught my eye was the Double...
Quilting has been my joy, and sharing it has been one of my greatest pleasures. It seems likeI have sewn all my life – starting with doll clothes and then on to 4-H clothing projects. It wasn’t until being put on bed rest while pregnant with my oldest daughter that the quilting bug really took...
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