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Being Choosy with Color

By Camie Roper For a long time, I used too many colors in my quilts. I just loved color and wanted to use as much as possible. Then I learned about the value of a color scheme. How did I learn this? I viewed thousands of quilts: from friends, lecturers, online, in books, magazines and…

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Deciding on a Design

By Camie Roper If our eyes are the window to our soul, our quilts must be nearly as revealing. Are we traditional souls? Innovative? Playful? Quirky? Artsy/craftsy? Do we wish to put our viewer at ease, or do we aim to challenge? Maybe we even want to shock. Perhaps we want our viewer to begin…

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For the Love of Cats

By Camie Roper Hey, wait! Isn’t this supposed to be about quilts? Well, yes. Yes, it is. For those of you who love cats and have one or more, this also is for you. I love cats – their sinuousness, their grace, their independence, their insouciance. But family allergies dictate cats must appear only on…

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First Time Entering a Quilt in a GAAQG...

By Camie Roper Although I’ve been a guild member since 1997, I don’t remember when I entered my first quilt into a show. I was intimidated by the gifted quilters in the guild whose corners all matched and color schemes were impossibly radiant. Why would I hang a creation of mine alongside these works of…

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Tara Faughnan – “Give and Take” Workshop...

By Arlene Kindel Tara Faughnan’s obsessed with the way colors interact with and play off each other. She’s a professional freelance textile designer for clients such as Michael Miller Fabrics and Pottery Barn Kids, and lives in  Oakland, CA. “I find inspiration in forms, shapes and the place where 2 seams meet… Color interaction is…

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Expand Your Surface Design Skills & Learn...

  By Arlene Kindel, Vice President of Programs December 8, 2021 Ana Buzzalino is well known in the art quilting world, especially for her many surface design techniques, although she also teaches traditional quilting and free-motion quilting. She is a frequent contributor to A Needle Pulling Thread and Quilting Arts Magazine (see her upcoming article…

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GAAQG Online Quilt Sale Benefits SafeHouse...

GAAQG Online Quilt Sale Benefits SafeHouse Center Purchase a Quilt in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month    UPDATE:  SALE ENDED DECEMBER 15. Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild and SafeHouse Center team up to offer the 2021 SafeHouse Quilt Sale during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The public can view and purchase the quilts in an online…

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QAAQG Quilt Along Week 12 – Finishing...

  “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West How are you? Did you quilt your Aviatrix yet? Well, to be honest, we don’t really expect you did. A week isn’t quite enough time. Did you make any plans, though? Or did you send it to your longarmer?…

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QAAQG Quilt Along Week 11 – Quilting...

  How are you? Are we done yet? Well, almost, right? What do you do with your quilt top? Do you use a longarmer and quilt by credit card? Do you put your Aviatrix on top the big pile of “I need to quilt these one day”? Do you hand quilt? Machine? And how do…

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