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The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after the October 2014 issue. Living the quilting life through the eyes of Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson for the past four years has been an entertaining and educational experience for all The Quilt Life readers. The Quilt...
Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors, including the renowned Michigan quiltmaker Mary Schaefer, were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading him to a life of the study of quilt history and a love of traditional techniques, especially hand...
The June TQL marks the debut of a new regular column, “Modern Connections”. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, one of the most prominent faces of the Modern quilt movement, will profile a modern quilter in every issue. I’m really looking forward to reading about these quilters, most of whom Victoria has met only online (of course). If...
In the June TQL, we introduced the delightful Dahlia Clark, a Canadian quilter whose wild dye-painted Giraffe quilt, Kelly, just blew me away when I saw it at the International Quilt Festival last fall. (How did she come up with that crazy angle? You’ll just have to read the article to find out.) Dahlia, as...
This morning I stumbled across something very cool online, and I just have to share. Sarajane Helm is an artist and dollmaker who works in textiles and in polymer clay. Sarajane also has a quilt shop. Doesn’t it look like you could walk right in and start choosing fabric for your next quilt? Well, you...
A sharp-eyed reader let us know we made a mistake in the A and B patch sizes for the River Trees pattern in the December 2013 issue of TQL. The correct size for patch A is 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, and the correct size for patch B is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. If...
In 1998, Susan Else got bored making flat abstract quilts and decided to try making some cloth figures. Suddenly, fabric became a skin for three-dimensional objects and she was able to tell stories as never before. I, for one, am glad she did! I’ve been a fan of Susan’s work ever since I saw her...
It’s that time of year! Did you make a new year’s resolution to clean and organize your sewing room? This article from The Quilt Life by Carolyn Woods will give you some helpful hints to get you started. Click here to read the article and start organizing.
Kathy McNeil told me how she came up with the inward-pointing prairie point border on the December TQL centerfold quilt, Audubon Christmas, and I had to smile. The innovative edge treatment really completes the look Kathy was after–that of an embossed Christmas card. “My uniquely creative spin on an old border idea was actually a...