Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ten Years of Magic

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bethany Reynolds' amazing Stack-N-Whack technique with her latest book, Stack-n-Whack-ipedia.

Bethany revolutionized quilting design and brought back fussy cutting when she unveiled Stack-n-Whack ten years ago. Legions of quilters have made extraordinary quilts using her technique, and now here are more lovely patterns and ways to amaze.

Whether you have tried Stack-n-Whack or not, you will love Bethany's clear, concise instructions and cutting charts. Light some candles and celebrate this milestone in quilting history with AQS's newly released anniversary edition!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Des Moines My Way?

Midwest quilters are very excited that AQS is hosting a new show in Iowa's capital city. And with good reason! Not only will there be 500 outstanding quilts to see and hundreds of vendor booths to shop and loads of great classes, but also the sights and sounds of Des Moines, one of America's best kept secrets. This metropolitan city still has a small town ambiance and the people couldn't be nicer.

If you've ever wondered what it takes to write a quilt book, stop by the Workshop Desk or Admissions Booth and ask for me, Andi Reynolds. I'll be glad to listen to your book idea or answer any questions you might have.

See you in Des Moines, and practice smiling and waving. Those Iowans are friendly folks!

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Release

We're excited to announce the first book by well-known pattern designers Linda K. Johnson and Jane K. Wells, a.k.a. the Crafty Ol' Broads. If you like to experiment and innovate, then Beyond the Block is for you. Use their tips and techniques and gallery to jump start your own unique quilt creation. If you like a bit more structure, re-create one of their eight projects in your own inimitable style. Either way, you'll have a blast as you sew along with these amazingly creative sisters.