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APQS – Quilt Easier. Quilt Inspired.

APQS – Quilt Easier. Quilt Inspired.

APQS longarm quilting machines are different from other longarm machines you’ll find. The maneuverability, the handling, and the reliability – it’s all in perfect balance. APQS machines are handmade, one at a time, by master craftspeople with meticulous attention paid to detail.

Whether it’s our top-of-the-line Millennium longarm, or our sit-down machine, George, you can count on us for superior quality and craftsmanship.

For more than 30 years, we have been hand-crafting the …
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Swag Rulers from Handi Quilter

Swag Rulers from Handi Quilter

Swag rulers make a nice border for any quilt. With swag rulers you can be accurate in your design and also be consistent throughout your quilt. Swags can also be used for the spine on a feather, a leaf or a fern.

You always want to use a ruler base when quilting with rulers. Always use 1/4” thick rulers with your long arm machine. Hold the template or ruler firm against the hopping foot …
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Paducah Quilt Show is Top 20 Event

The Southeast Tourism Society has selected the 28th Annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest to be held April 25 – 28, in Paducah, KY, as one of the Top 20 Events for the Month of April 2012.

The AQS Quilt Show was selected from among events in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.


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Rogue Art Quilter

Rogue Art Quilter

I’ve said it before. I’ve got group envy and I want to be a Rogue. A Rogue Art Quilter, that is. The amazing results of the group’s River Quilt Project is 39 feet long and winds its way across five whole pages of TQL’s December issue! I had to know more about these artists and what they do, so I talked to Karen Bates, who founded the Rogues in 1995.

“The group’s charter is to bring art quilting …
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Fall 2011 International Quilt Market

Meredith Schroeder, AQS founder and president, and sales director Suzan Ellis were among those representing AQS at Fall Market.

The annual fall quilt market in Houston, Texas, is now history, but the excitement will begin again when new fabrics, tools, machines, books, and notions of all kinds—purchased by wholesale buyers and quilt shop owners from around the world—start arriving in a shop near you.

Kimberly Einmo, author of Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, talks about value placement in scrap quilts.

 

There were dozens of countries represented: I met quilt designers and shop owners from Oman, Dubai, Spain, France, New Zealand, and Japan, to name a few. And without exception, they all confirmed that quilting is alive, well, growing, and thriving.

 

 

 

 

Quilting continues to be a passion shared around the world, with no apparent language or …
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Meet Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson is the Creative and Executive Director of  The Quilt Life magazine along with her partner and friend Ricky Tims.  Alex Anderson’s love of quilting all began in 1978 when she completed her Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt as a part of her work towards her degree in art from San Francisco State University.  Over the years her central focus has been to understand fabric relationships and an intense appreciation of traditional quilts and beautiful quilting surface design.

Alex is the author of 30 books in four languages selling near 1 million copies worldwide.  Her quilts and instruction tips have also appeared in numerous magazines. She is the National Spokesperson for Bernina of America, a promotional partner for AccuQuilt’s Go!,  as well as a designer of her own line of fabrics …
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