Inspiration

August 22, 2017
The story behind the quilt – Grace’s quilt
When we posted a picture of the quilt Salene Ledger’s six-year-old daughter quilted to the APQS Facebook page at the beginning of July, it got LOTS of response. The post was so popular that we decided to give Salene and her daughter, Grace, a call...
August 15, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Radiant Star 36
The quilt pattern we're sharing today highlights Lyn Crump's eye for detail – not only through the fussy cutting techniques that focus on special fabric elements, but also through the dynamic quilting designs that accentuate the quilt’s strong angles and points.
August 8, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Edison Design
In this APQS Video Tutorial APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates the "Edison Design." It is ideal for an allover edge to edge or a dense filler design. The base is a headband shape...
July 5, 2017
8 inspiring APQS quilters to follow on Instagram
We've pulled together a list of eight APQS quilters on Instagram who we find particularly inspiring. We hope you'll check them out and consider following them, too!
June 27, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Made in USA
The Fourth of July holiday is a great time to celebrate all things “Made in the USA!” In that spirit, I have created a patriotic quilt pattern I’ve called “Made in USA” to share with you and help you celebrate all the things that make living in America great.
June 13, 2017
Quilting the Quilt: Oh, the places you can go
Any quilter who has packed supplies for a weekend retreat knows how hard it is to decide what to bring and what to leave behind. Imagine trying to make those decisions when your trip won’t be just for a weekend, but potentially for a lifetime!
June 6, 2017
Our most popular Pinterest posts ...
Pinterest is a great place to find quilting inspiration. Whether it’s color combinations, patterns, quilting designs or images of quilts, the social platform will inspire you and help you successfully complete your next quilt project...
May 30, 2017
Free quilt pattern: Shades of Southwest
You don’t have to live in Arizona to appreciate the striking colors and contrast in APQS Dealer Sarah Oliver’s quilt called “Shades of Southwest.” She has kindly shared her pattern with us...
May 23, 2017
APQS Video Tutorial: Lucky Charms Filler
Check out our Lucky Charms Filler! APQS dealer and educator Angela Huffman demonstrate how easy this fun filler is in the latest installment of our APQS Video Tutorial series! This one's great for a baby quilt!
May 16, 2017
Our most popular blog articles of 2017 … so far
Who says you have to wait until the end of the year for a “most popular” feature? The blog articles below are the ones that have been most popular among our readers this year. From easy-to-follow tutorials to free patterns and tips, it’s no surprise you’ve found them useful!