The Artful Touch: Machine Embroidery and Paint

Enhance your work with machine embroidery and paint with the help of Linda Kemshall. Pulled from the pages of Quilting Arts Summer 2022. As a painter who also loves textiles, it was only a matter of time before I started painting fabrics to make quilts. My first painted quilt was made way back in the … Read more

The Artful Touch: Machine Embroidery and Paint

Enhance your work with machine embroidery and paint with the help of Linda Kemshall. Pulled from the pages of Quilting Arts Summer 2022. As a painter who also loves textiles, it was only a matter of time before I started painting fabrics to make quilts. My first painted quilt was made way back in the … Read more

5 Reasons to Register for APQS Longarm Certification Class

Are you serious about your longarm quilting? Whether you’re looking to level up your longarming skills to simply refine your craft and truly take advantage of your machine, or if you’re interested in starting a quilting business and you desire a certain level of accreditation or credibility, the APQS Longarm Certification Class sponsored by Fons … Read more

Leader & Ender Challenge 11! Triple Treat!

It’s TIME! It’s finally time to pull out ALL the stops and issue our next Leader & Ender challenge – Triple Treat! Did you know this is our 11th Leader & Ender challenge? Yes! We’ve been doing it that long. Our first one was in 2012 with Cheddar Bow Ties, and all of our previous … Read more

Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 – Week 4

It’s been an awesome 3 weeks learning to make strip panels and getting our 1/4″ seam allowances to perfection! I knew you could do it! This week, I have a wonderful challenge for you that will open your eyes to many new possibilities when creating amazing designs. I know this will be a little more … Read more

Biking Down the Creeper Trail!

We did it! We watched the weather all week long, trying to fit in everything – ALL THE THINGS – that everyone from the BEAST Quilters wanted to do while they enjoyed their stay at Quiltville Inn. When they came last year, it was the same week I had fallen down the stairs at home, … Read more

Giving Back: Piecemakers Share Quilts of Valor®

We can’t get enough when it comes to Quilts of Valor® and for good reason. The mission of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. The Piecemakers sewing group of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado creates and presents … Read more

Raised By a Maker: Reflections and Memories

Throughout the month of May we’re celebrating the legacy of craft and recognizing the people in our lives who have contributed to our love of crafting. Today we’re recounting the #Raisedbyamaker stories of a few our editorial team members. From mothers, grandmothers, and sisters to co-workers and then those that we’re bestowing our creative influence … Read more