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July 16, 2019
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Michelle and Ken Ramos
Michelle and Ken Ramos are a husband and wife team who run their quilting business, MK Quilting, in the Calgary/ Southern Alberta region of Canada. We sat down with them to learn more about how they got their start, how APQS machines contribute to their success and how they work together in the business.
July 9, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Artichoke Hearts Border
Learn how to longarm quilt this Artichoke Hearts Border - a beautiful modern border for your next quilt - from APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman.
July 2, 2019
Labeling a quilt
As works of art (including quilts) are passed down through generations or sold, the ownership history and documentation—provenance—should accompany them. A quilt label is the first step in providing authenticity for your quilt. You may not think that the quilts you make will ever become a valuable treasure…but your great-granddaughter might think otherwise!
June 25, 2019
Free quilt pattern: Modern Squares
“Modern Squares” leaves ample white space for quilting but also tells a subtle story. Happy quilting!
June 20, 2019
How do I choose the right quilting designs?
I think the #1 question new APQS longarm owners ask me during their free beginner class is, “How do you know what to quilt on a quilt?” I wish someone would create an app that automatically chose the best possible quilting design for a quilt top. Wouldn’t that be awesome??? Just snap a picture of the quilt top with your phone, answer a few simple questions in the app, and then out pops a quilting plan!
June 10, 2019
Machine quilting a patriotic quilt - design ideas
As we approach our nation’s birthday you may be inspired to make a patriotic quilt - here are some quilting design ideas that you can incorporate.
June 4, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Curly Clover Border
In this video tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a cute little border design we like to the call the "Curly Clover."
May 28, 2019
APQS Video Tutorial: Lazy Daisy
In this tutorial, APQS Dealer and Educator Angela Huffman shares a cute border or sashing design for your next quilt.
May 24, 2019
APQS longarm giveaway winner check-in: Cindy
Cindy K. won a new Millie longarm quilting machine in the spring 2016. We caught up with her to see what’s she’s been up to since the big win.
May 20, 2019
Quilting the Quilt: Family Ties
When Georgene Rogers won an APQS Millie in the APQS Longarm Giveaway last spring, my heart was touched by her story! I could see many similarities between some of her life chapters and mine-and I think you will, too. If you’ve ever wondered whether a longarm machine would make a difference in your life, find out how it changed Georgene’s...
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