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July 18, 2017
Running a Longarm Quilting Business- Q&A with Nancy Kennedy
The third article in our series is all about Nancy Kennedy from Raleigh, North Carolina. She started her own quilting business – Kennedy Quilting – three years ago and loves the thrill of quilting for others and doing what she is passionate about for a living.
July 11, 2017
Quilt shows - a primer on the people involved
To help you learn more about what will happen to your quilt once it leaves home, consider this your “freshman orientation.” This article introduces you to the people who will touch your quilt while it’s at the show...
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 20, 2017
How to find a longarm quilting guild
Our pioneer ancestors would tell us that even with the world at our fingertips, we’re missing out on what’s right next door! Nothing beats the warm feeling, satisfaction and contentment that comes from sharing something you love with others who love the same thing.
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!