Inspiration

December 4, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Feathered Arches
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman demonstrates a border design that's very formal - perfect for traditional quilts. It's called Feathered Arches. Happy quilting!
November 26, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Christmas is coming
APQS Dealer Betty Reid’s close family ties served as the inspiration for her “Christmas is Coming” quilt pattern. Seeing presents under the tree with your name on the tag elevates the anticipation until the magical day when you can rip through the paper to see what’s inside!
November 20, 2018
The story behind the quilt – “The Grinch” quilt
When we posted a picture of this Grinch quilt to our Facebook and Instagram pages in October, it got LOTS of response. In fact, it’s been one of our most popular posts of the year. Comments ranged from praise and amazement to questions about the panel and design.
November 6, 2018
Running a longarm quilting business: Q&A with Jessie Zeigler
Jessie Zeigler of Thread Quilting Studio says one of her goals in life is to help quilters love more people through the gift of quilt making. She is a pattern designer, professional machine quilter and encourager to all. We love seeing her creations combined with her sunny outlook on life.
October 23, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Rainbow Drops
As the leaves fall and trees turn bare, you can capture just a little bit of summer’s vibrant colors with the quilt that APQS Dealer Julia Graves of Leesburg, VA  has shared!
October 16, 2018
Quilting the Quilt: Everybody clap your hands
It’s time for a big celebration in the quilting world—high fives around the guild, please! For the first time in years, according to the Quilting in America 2017 Survey, the average age of a “dedicated quilter” has dropped one full year from 64 to 63 years old!
October 2, 2018
APQS Video Tutorial: Twin Tulips
In this video tutorial, APQS Educator and Dealer Angela Huffman shows you how to quilt this sweet border design we like to call "Twin Tulips." It's perfect for your baby quilts.
September 25, 2018
Free quilt pattern: Sea-glass Mosaic
It takes decades of ocean churning to polish sea glass and wash it ashore. But with APQS Dealer Michelle Harris’s “Seaglass Mosaic” quilt pattern, you won’t have to comb the beaches for your booty!
August 28, 2018
Free quilt pattern: 100 Blocks - many quilts
Your imagination will run wild when you see all the astounding quilts that can be created with just a simple half-square triangle block! Brenda Shreve of APQS Oklahoma/Red Barn Quilting has shared this free pattern that is bursting with ideas.
August 15, 2018
Our top 5 Quilting the Quilt articles
Every other month, Dawn Cavanaugh, APQS Customer Service & Education Director, writes an article that features simple and actionable tips for your quilting projects. In this article we're sharing this year's top 5 most popular Quiting the Quilt articles here on the APQS blog. Enjoy!
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