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I'm not sure if this is the place to ask, but it looks like my sis in law and I will be going to Paducah next month.  But the big question is, can we find accommodations this late that do not cost an arm and a leg??  Or that are too far away?  Any input is appreciated.

Added by Jocelyn on March 22, 2011 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

New pattern and Fabric kit to be available soon.

I will have the pattern for Super Nova ready for puchase soon.  The fabric kit will be supplied by Cherrywood Fabrics.  Check it all out here and sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know when it is released.



Added by Carl Hentsch on March 22, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Is it really Spring??

Good morning from Maine,

Is it really Spring? I suppose it is, somewhere. We could finally see our driveway and our front yard after most of the snow melted from this winter. THAT didn't last long. Last night we had about 5-6 inches of snow fall, and we're supposed to get another 1-3 inches today. Here are some pictures that I took earlier this morning (about 7:00 am). Have a great day.…


Added by Pam Bellis on March 22, 2011 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

The Gang has Returned!

The once quiet office is now bustling with activity since the Lancaster crew has returned. They are tired, but it is a good tired. I’ve already heard stories about how nice the Lancaster area is to visit and how they enjoyed being at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Great stories about the quilters they met and helped at the show, the funny things that happened and lots more.

But it’s not all fun and games as we start right in on the Paducah show. All the last minute things…


Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 21, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Bat cancels book signing

There was such a crazy happening at the introduction to my new book "Wonderful 1 Fabric Curves" at the Capital City Quilt Guild in Lansing, MI.  The cover quilt, made by Jan Gagliano, and "Medallion Daisies" were just shown when a bat flew into the building and 150 quilters had to evacuate  SSSSSSSOOOOOOOO the presale book signing was postponed.  What an omen to crazy fun times coming.

Added by Kay Nickols on March 21, 2011 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Choosing borders for hawaiian block

I've spent today trying to decide what border to put on my blue Hawaiian block. One option was to put a border on all four sides and flip the design to fit border. When I had this design up there I thought it might be cool to only have a border on top and the left side, so I drew another design. I… Continue

Added by Pam Bellis on March 19, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Tomorrow is Last Day of Lancaster Show

Hi Friends,

It has been very odd around the office this week with almost everyone in Lancaster, Pa., for our second show & contest there. We have had good reports and everyone seems to be having a great time. The show wraps up tomorrow at 5 pm. Our crew will head back home on Sunday and we wish them all blessings and safe travel.

Next week we will start the finishing touches on the Paducah show scheduled for April 27th - 30th. Not only is Paducah Quilt City USA® but it is…


Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 18, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

New Group - Little Stitches

Hi Friends,

I have started a new group on My Quilt Place called Little Stitches. This group is dedicated to young quilters ages 15 and under so they can share their quilting journey. Anyone who would like to encourage young quilters and show off their work is welcome to join. Let’s work together to bring up the next generation of…


Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 17, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Great News Piece on Lancaster

Good Morning Quilters!

As you know, the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Lancaster PA is running full steam. The halls are buzzing, people are learning and everyone is having a great time.


The show has gotten some local press, and we thought it would be fun to share this with you. See a few amazing quilts and hear from Bonnie Browning, Executive Director of the Quilt Shows.





Added by American Quilter's Society on March 17, 2011 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Adding photos of some whole cloth quilts

I just added some photos of some of the whole cloth quilts that I have made. It's a very rainy day here, the perfect type of day to stay inside and quilt, (and play on the computer).  Have a great day.

Added by Pam Bellis on March 16, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Winner Announced in Lancaster and Paducah Named 2011 Destination of Distinction

Good news just keeps pouring in this morning. The Lancaster show opened with the announcements of the winners. Cindy Seitz-Krug of Bakersfield, CA, took top honors as Best of Show with her stunning quilt, Simply Sante Fe. WOW! Beautiful quilt Cindy, congratulations. You can see a photo of the quilt…


Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 16, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Set up in Lancaster, PA

I heard from the AQS staff in Lancaster a few minutes ago. They are about finished with set up and are excited about the show opening tomorrow at the Lancaster County Convention Center. This is the second year we will have the show there and we are enjoying the city and the facility. I believe the vendors are happy, too, and working hard to finish setting up their booths.

I can’t wait to find out who the Best of Show winner is. That announcement will be made at 8:40 tomorrow morning…


Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 15, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

It's number one!

I'll use this blog as a copy of my other blog ([link]). So to see this blog, but in beautiful colors and full length go there.

Added by Mariah Startzman on March 15, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

my Mariner's Compass quilt

I forgot to say I added the pic to my photo album.

Added by Janet Espeleta on March 14, 2011 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Mariner's Compass quilt

I just added a pic of a Mariner's Compass quilt I finished today.  This was a freebie available on Brenda Henning's site.  It was paper pieced and machine quilted. 

Added by Janet Espeleta on March 14, 2011 at 11:43pm — No Comments

whole cloth wallhanging

I finished the binding on the wall hanging last night. Here's a picture of it. I still have to put a sleeve on it and a label. I might do some more quilting on it, I haven't decided yet. Maybe something else quilted in the center around the flower. Anyone have any ideas?… Continue

Added by Pam Bellis on March 14, 2011 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Beautiful snow melt day in Maine

It's a beautiful day here in Maine. The sun was shining (but now it is behind a cloud). Some of our snow has melted, but as you can see, we still have quite a bit left. This is our lilac that is buried under the snow. I'm not sure if this post went through the first time, I think I hit a wrong button. Sorry if it gets posted twice.… Continue

Added by Pam Bellis on March 13, 2011 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

whole cloth wallhanging

I just finished the quilting on my whole cloth Christmas wall hanging the other night. I'm hoping to get the binding finished this weekend. I love designing my own whole cloth quilts. I've never done a large one, just wall hanging or baby quilt size. I'm trying to decide what my next hand quilting project will be.

Added by Pam Bellis on March 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Look Me Up in Lancaster

Andi Reynolds here, sniffing wonderful things in the air. It’s not just Spring—it’s the start of Show Season in the Quilt world. A most exciting time!

Next week AQS will host the first of our four American Quilter’s Society Shows & Contests in 2011. We will be at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 16 – 19.

Being at each AQS quilt show is always exciting for me, because as the executive book editor for AQS, I get to meet so many…


Added by Andi Milam Reynolds on March 11, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

AQS Show Paducah

I am so excited.  "Medallion Daisies" has been juried into the 2011 AQS Quilt Show, Paducah KY. 

Added by Kay Nickols on March 11, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

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