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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

In just under 2 weeks, the Quilt Alliance will headed to New York City for our Quilters Take Manhattan event. We’re busy preparing for the event, so we’re definitely in a New York state of mind! It seemed only fitting that we shine this week’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight on New York Beauty quilts. There were a […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

I love the feeling of starting a new quilt–deciding on a design, choosing the fabrics, sewing together the first few pieces. Unfortunately, this means that I don’t always end up finishing my quilts–I’m usually looking forward to the next project long before it’s time to sew on the binding. I’ve come to learn that my favorite […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

One of my favorite questions that’s often asked in Q.S.O.S. interviews is “have advances in technology influenced your work?” Almost always the answer is yes–from new sewing machines to embroidery machines and even the rotary cutter, now tools and technology have certainly changed quilt making. One tool that’s mentioned over and over again isn’t available […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Here at the Quilt Alliance, we’re counting down the days to next month’s Quilters Take Manhattan event. Our featured speaker this year is quilter, designer, and teacher Hollis Chatelain. I noticed that Hollis has not one but two fantastic Q.S.O.S. interviews on our site, so I thought I’d share a few excerpts from her interviews about her influences […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

While browsing the Q.S.O.S. archive recently, I noticed that many quilters’ earliest memories of quilts and quilt making were of time spent playing or hiding under a quilt frame while it was being quilted. I found almost 30 interviews that recalled long afternoons under the “tent” of a quilt-in-progress (and almost as many that recalled the […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Now that August’s in full swing, it seems like reminders of Back to School time are unavoidable. From television commercials to the fresh pencils in the school supply aisle, everyone’s gearing up for a new school year! For some families, the start of a new academic year is bittersweet as older children move on to […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

Today, the first Sunday in August, is National Sister’s Day. In honor of this holiday celebrating the special bond between sisters, today’s Q.S.O.S. Spotlight features a unique quilt inspired by the music of The Beatles created by sisters Sue Nickels and Pat Holly. In her Q.S.O.S. interview at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, […]

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Q.S.O.S. Spotlight

The Q.S.O.S. archives are full of stories about starting to quilt. It seems that everyone has a great story about how they “caught the quilting bug”. There are stories about learning the basics from family members, world-renowned teachers and even internet tutorials! But there are also many stories about teaching others to quilt–from daughters, to […]

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