SAQA exhibit celebrates Marie Webster

Marie Webster. Never heard that name before? Well quilters today owe a lot to her. In 1909, she broke with traditional Victorian quilt patterns and created her first applique quilt that was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. Her designs, featuring a center medallion typically of flowers, and strong borders caught the eye of […]

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June Mini Block of the Month

It’s here! The Mini Block of the Month has officially launched. For those of you who haven’t been following along, the Mini Block of the Month, is a three-month BOM program for quilters who don’t have the budget to make a king-sized quilt or don’t want to make a year-long commitment to a quilt. The […]

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Bonnie Hunter and her scrap obsession

If you’ve ever thrown away scraps in a Bonnie Hunter class, there’s a good chance they made their way into her pattern Pineapple Crazy in her book “String Fling.” The bed-sized quilt is made up of 5-inch paper-pieced pineapple blocks with impossibly small pieces. And all those pieces you thought you couldn’t use and tossed, well […]

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