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Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

Started by Michelle Jensen in Having Fun 12 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Greetings all!!I hop you are all enjoying some springtime!!My guild is doing the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge and I am totally stumped. I've never done a challenge before and I want to do something different, edgy.Any ideas?Continue

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please help me find a pattern

Started by sandi king in Techniques. Last reply by sandi king on Tuesday. 4 Replies

years ago i made a quilt and it was one of the most beautiful patterns i have seen. i lost it. it was a huge star made out of 2 inch squares. is there anyone that can  help me? i can't remember the name of the pattern or the book it was in.Continue

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trying to learn free hand quilting technique

Started by Lois Loewen Epp in Techniques. Last reply by Lois Loewen Epp on Monday. 4 Replies

I've been sitting in front of my Husqvarna D1 again tonight - totally frustrated with my lack of understanding on how to free hand quilt.  I have an open toe quilt foot on the machine, feed dogs lowered, and a pretty nice little quilt that needs…Continue

Jennifer Chiaverini anyone?

Started by Tim Langlitz in My Quilt Place Book Lovers. Last reply by Christy Greene Apr 18. 69 Replies

I'm sure many have read a lot of these works. Curious about people's opinions.

Lookig for, "Little Brown Bird" by Margaret Docherty

Started by Penny Streeter in Free Patterns. Last reply by Sally Rush Murray Apr 16. 24 Replies

I have been searching for "little Brown Bird' by Margaret Dacherty for months now.  The book and CD are either, SOLD OUT or NO LONGER IN PRINT.  Does anyone have a copy of both they would be willing to sell me?  When I saw this quilt at the national…Continue

Grace Luncheon Reservations in Paducah

Started by Laura Taylor in Having Fun Apr 14. 0 Replies

For those coming to the Paducah show, Grace Episcopal Church is now taking reservations for its annual Quilters' Luncheon on Friday, April 25 at 9th & Broadway. Two seatings - 11:15 and 12:15. Serving Grace's famous homemade chicken salad on…Continue

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Should I Cut Across?

Q: I’m making a quilted wall hanging and want to be sure it rests flat against the wall. Should the borders be cut across the grain or along the lengthwise grain of the fabric? A: Although you might think you’re saving fabric by cutting across the grain (from selvage to selvage), it’s best to cut lengthwise. [...]

Michele Scott’s GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

Michele Scott’s fun GEOMETRIC SQUARES quilt is an easy pattern that will showcase your favorite fabrics! The quilt is approximately 46″ x 58″ finished. You’ll love this design; it’s perfect for fabrics you’d like to spotlight with a lighthearted approach.  Click HERE for the pattern! Michele’s book Bobbin Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun, published by AQS, [...]

Quick and Easy Quilt Sleeve

Whether it’s for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning shows you step by step how to add a quick and easy sleeve to the back of your quilt.

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum will feature five workshops for the 2014 season. These three- or four-day workshops will be held at The National Quilt Museum. Workshop Schedule: • Katie Pasquini Masopust: “From Watercolor to Quilt”  May 29-31 • Sue Nickels: “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Design and Machine Quilting Techniques”  July 8-10 • Melinda Bula: “Fabulous [...]

Aspiring Author? E-mail our editors!

It’s not too late to call or e-mail the AQS editors to make an appointment to meet at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014! They would love to speak with you about book, booklet, article, and pattern ideas. Do you dream of being a published author? Let American Quilter magazine make your dream come true. [...]
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Chef Lisa replied to Chef Lisa's discussion ZEN TANGLE DOODLES in the group Designer Batik Swap
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Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

Greetings all!!I hop you are all enjoying some springtime!!My guild is doing the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge and I am totally stumped. I've never done a challenge before and I want to do something different, edgy.Any ideas?See More
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Chef Lisa commented on Chef Lisa's group Designer Batik Swap
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patbruck replied to Chef Lisa's discussion ZEN TANGLE DOODLES in the group Designer Batik Swap
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Designer Batik Swap

If you would like to join a 100%  DESIGNER QUALITY Quilt Store batik swap:*Start by being friends of Chef Lisa, Carla Walton and Colette LeFever:                RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:1. Fabric MUST BE DESIGNER QUALITY ONLY - meaning this: bali, island batiks, moda, timeless treasures, Robert kaufmann, Hoffman, Batavia, komo, Michael miller, jinny beyer, Avlyn, Anthology, tonga, komo and galaxy and the like. fabrics not meeting this requirement WILL BE RETURNED.2. you MUST be a member of the…See More
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Spring Shadows at AQS Paducah, 2014

Posted by Joy Voltenburg on April 22, 2014 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

I'm thrilled to have another of my quilts hanging at the AQS show in Paducah this week.  If anyone is attending this show, please take a picture and send to me!…

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FINISHED

Posted by Teri Barile on April 18, 2014 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

Finally finished up both of these miniatures.  This one is 15". This was more difficult to make than the vortex. I had a lot of problems with it.   I think I am going to spend the weekend working on a purse of some…

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Tying the Knot is done!

Posted by Linda Hubalek on April 9, 2014 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

I wrote in my diary on April 24, 1982 that I wanted to write a book about my great grandmother Kizzie Pieratt and the many quilts she made. Although that idea started my writing career, I didn't get around to starting on Kizzie's book until 2003. Then other things in life took priority...

Now I'm proud to say the first book in my great grandmother's story Tying the Knot is finally out this…

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Posted by Teri Barile on April 7, 2014 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

When the red and white quilt show , Infinite Variety  was at the American Folk Art Museum, the 1910 VORTEX was the standout that so many remembered.  I didn't get to go, but I enjoyed looking at photos.  Thank God for the internet.  I love red and white quilts, and I love miniatures. So when my friends and I ( mostly my idea) decided to put a display of red and white miniatures at Artist as Quiltmaker…

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