Q-buds (guest bloggers)

In The Zone: Joe Cunningham & The Abundance of Freebies

March 6, 2013

Editor’s Note: Pro quilter, teacher, author and musician Joe Cunningham started quilting more than 30 years ago, when testosterone and quilting weren’t as common a combo as they now are. He’s a scholar and historian, using vintage and historic quilts as inspiration for his “totally Joe” style.  His work hangs in museums and private collections [...]

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Show Report: AQS in Grand Rapids, Michigan

August 31, 2012

By Kelly M. Smith Okay, give me just a moment while I reminisce. The first really big quilt show I ever attended was the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) show in Paducah, Kentucky, the year Zena Thorpe won Best of Show for her quilt Kells: Magnum Opus. Being a total Celtic appliqué-ophile, I was blown away [...]

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Q-Buds: A Word from the Wise…

January 27, 2012

by J.G.C. Wise I spent most of 2011 at weddings. If that seems like a gross exaggeration, well, it is. There’s probably going to be a lot of that in this post. Best to just accept it and move on. Among the nine weddings that stole my weekends and vacation days last year was my [...]

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MCLisa Does McMarket-Her Way!

November 7, 2011

So, what are couple of editors to do when they’ve only got two bodies and a couple hundred Schoolhouse programs to cover at International Quilt Market? Well, we grab to our favorite Q-bies and turn them into on-the-spot Market Correspondents. This isn’t a job for the faint-hearted. An MC has to snoop out the best [...]

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Q-Buds: Mathematically Challenged

August 1, 2011

I failed nearly every math course I took growing up. When my mother had exhausted her capacity for mathematical altruism, she hired me a tutor. After two lessons, the tutor quit, citing irreconcilable differences. I went on to drop out of my final high school math course altogether, and to this day remain unclear as [...]

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