Monthly Archives: April 2012


My grandmother, Ella Brown, was an amazing woman. She was a prolific quilter in a time before rotary cutters and rulers. She drew templates on cardboard, usually from a cereal box, drew around the template and cut the pieces for … Continue reading

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Kaaterskill still missing

It’s been one year since Kaaterskill by Janet Atkins was lost in transit. We featured Kaaterskill as our June/July 2011 cover quilt. It’s 81” x 81” and is entirely hand appliqued and hand quilted. We continue to hope that this … Continue reading

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AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return to D.C.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt will return to Washington, D.C., this summer as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival June 27-July 1 and July 4-8, and during The International AIDS Conference July 21-25. Sections of the quilt will be on display … Continue reading

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QN features award-winning quilts

Two Quilters Newsletter cover quilts won major awards at the Machine Quilters Expo East last week in Providence, Rhode Island. Our current April/May cover quilt, Flourish on the Vine by Kathy K. Wylie, won 2nd place in Wall Hanging Large-Traditional. … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened While Looking For Quilts

One of the really fun things about my job is looking for beautiful quilts. I try to spend time each day looking at quilts online and usually start out by going to a website that I know and clicking on … Continue reading

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Joy of Quilting

Last year, when mom asked me to make something permanent to hang on her apartment door with this Count Your Blessings poem on it, I printed the quote on linen, included one of her cross-stitched flowers and designed and pieced … Continue reading

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You talkin’ to me?

[Please note this giveaway is closed. See bottom of post for winner's name.] Yes, I’m talking to you. I’ve seen your boards on Pinterest and the comments you leave on blogs and on Facebook. You say things like, “I don’t … Continue reading

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My Mother the Teacher

by Lori Baker My mother is a wonderful seamstress. She is the one who taught me to sew. Mom taught me that if I cut carefully the job would be half done. She taught me that if a mistake is … Continue reading

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Congratulations AAQI

Two days ago we told you the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) was close to receiving its 10,000th donated quilt. Today they reached that mark! AAQI sells donated quilts to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and since 2006 has raised … Continue reading

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Way To Go AAQI!

Our friends at Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) are rapidly approaching the 10,000 donated quilt mark! AAQI has been receiving small format art quilts called “Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts” since 2006. Those quilts are sold through monthly online auctions and sales … Continue reading

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