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American Quilter's Society
www.americanquilter.com

Electric Quilt Co., The
www.electricquilt.com

Hoopsisters.com
www.hoopsisters.com

Martingale & Co.
www.martingale-pub.com

Professional Quilter, The
www.professionalquilter.com

 

Fabric Manufacturers

Blank Quilting
www.blankquilting.com

Henry Glass & Co.
www.henryglassfabrics.com

Northcott Silk/Monarch
www.northcott.com


P&B Textiles
www.pbtex.com

Red Rooster Fabrics
www.redroosterfabrics.com

RJR Fabrics
www.rjrfabrics.com

Westminster Fibers
www.westminsterfibers.com

Wilmington Prints
www.wilmingtonprints.com

 

Frames

Flynn Quilt Frame Co.
www.flynnquilt.com

Grace Frame Company
www.graceframe.com

 

Kits, Patterns & Catalogs

Crafter’s Corner
www.kycrafterscorner.com

Flower Box Quilts
www.flowerboxquilts.com

Marianne Elizabeth
www.marianneelizabeth.com

Pam Bono Designs
www.pambonodesigns.com

Pine Tree Country Quilts
www.pinetreecountryquilts.com

Quilt Poetry
www.quiltpoetry.com

Shabby Fabrics
www.shabbyfabrics.com

Whims
www.whims.cc

 

Machines & Accessories

A-1 Quilting Machines
www.800longarm.com

Nolting Manufacturing
www.nolting.com

Tin Lizzie
www.tinlizzie18.com

 

Quilt Shops

Craft Town Fabrics
www.crafttownfabrics.net

eQuilter.com
www.equilter.com

Ethelbird & Eliza Kids
www.ethelbird.com

Fabric Art Shop
www.fabricartshop.com

Quilter's Roost
www.quiltersroost.com

 

Shows, Classes & Cruises

American Quilter’s Society
www.americanquilter.com

Machine Quilters Expo
www.mqxshow.com

Pine Tree Quilters Guild
www.mainequilts.org

Quilt Odyssey 2010
www.quiltodyssey.com

World of Quilts Travel
www.worldofquiltstravel.com

 

Tools & Supplies

Block Butler
www.blockbutler.com

Creative Curves
www.creativecurves.com

Hancy Manufacturing
www.fulllinestencil.com

Kiss-Off, Inc.
www.kissoff.com

Stencil Company
www.quiltingstencils.com

 

Miscellaneous

Downy
downy.com

Franciscan Guest House
www.franciscanguesthouse.com

Jim Shore Designs
www.kpw.com

TNC Enterprises
www.tncenterprises.net

V&A Shop
www.vandashop.com

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

May 2010

PROJECTS

Twilight Trails
by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Light blue and chocolate brown fern print fabrics give a sophisticated look
to this appliquéd Double Four-Patch quilt.

Skill level: Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 16
      (8 appliqué, 8 pieced)
Finished quilt size: 48-1⁄2" x 48-1⁄2"

Kit Ordering Information

Twilight Trails

Sunny Day

Sunny Day - Part 1
by SANDI IRISH
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Good morning starshine! Eight-Pointed Star and Flower Pot blocks were artfully arranged in this magnificent bed quilt.

Skill level: Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt:
  10" x 10" Basket,
    6" x 6" Star,
    6" x 6" Square-in-a-Square
Number of blocks: 40
   (8 Basket, 16 Star,
    16 Square-in-a-Square)
Finished quilt size: 86" x 108"

Kit Ordering Information


Wildflowers
by LUCY A. FAZELY
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Drunkard's Path and simple patched blocks were used to create a striking, gently curved design.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 48
   (16 Drunkard's Path,
    12 Sixteen-Patch,
    20 Nine-Patch)
Finished quilt size: 72" x 90"

Kit Ordering Information

Wildflowers

Promises of Spring

Promises of Spring
by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

No curved piecing! Pink petal appliqués were fused to quick-corner blocks to make this garden floral bed quilt.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 91" x 91"

Kit Ordering Information


Park Place
by PINE TREE COUNTRY QUILTS
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Add a touch of urban chic to any setting with stylized florals in trendy tones of teal and green.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt:
   12-1⁄2" x 12-1⁄2"
Number of blocks: 20
  (10 Block A, 10 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 66" x 78-1⁄2"

Kit Ordering Information
Park Place

Floral Waves

Floral Waves
by TOBY LISCHKO
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

No template needed! Just use a dinner plate to trace gentle curves, then cut and sew the pieces together!

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt:
   12" x 12" full, 6" x 12" half
Number of blocks: 24
   (8 pieced full, 12 setting,
    4 pieced half)
Finished quilt size: 53" x 73"

Kit Ordering Information

Sweet Picket Fence
by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Rail Fence and Fence Row blocks were stitched together with easy quick-corner blocks to create an overall "fenced in" design!

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 56
  (14 Block A, 14 Block B, 14 Block C,
   6 Block D, 8 setting)
Finished quilt size: 49" x 55"

Kit Ordering Information

Sweet Picket Fence


Forever Sunshine

Creative Technique:
    Forever Sunshine

by JANE QUINN
Quilted by Bev Palm

Leaf-painted muslin blocks and dimensional quarter-square triangles were used to make this quilt unique.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 35
Finished quilt size: 49" x 63"

Kit Ordering Information

Baby Love
by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Soft prints in Courthouse Steps blocks and half-square triangle blocks make a perfect quilt for a new baby.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 20
    (10 Block A, 10 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 44-3⁄4" x 52-3⁄4"

Kit Ordering Information

Baby Love

Waiting for Baby

Waiting for Baby
by PINE TREE COUNTRY QUILTS
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Pink for a girl or blue for a boy! These baby quilts are sweet as sugar.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 5" x 5"
Number of blocks: 30
    (15 Block A, 15 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 39" x 44"


Kit Ordering Information

Little Buggies
by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of Clothworks

Whimsical bug and butterfly prints were used to make this darling baby quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 12
   (6 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 43" x 52"

Kit Ordering Information

Little Buggies


Cambridge Square

Cambridge Squares
by JEAN ANN WRIGHT
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Log Cabin blocks in assorted shades of blue form an allover star design in this breathtaking bed quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 64
   (20 Block A, 12 Block B, 20 Block C,
    12 Block D)
Finished quilt size: 96" x 96"

Kit Ordering Information


Arcadia
by KARI NICHOLS
Quilted by Nancy Metzger
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Contented frogs cavort among colorful mushrooms and butterflies in this cheerful little toddler quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 11" x 11"
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 48" x 60"

Kit Ordering Information

Arcadia

Fantasy Garden

Fantasy Garden
by NANCY RINK
Quilted by Lynn Douglass
Fabric courtesy of FreeSpirit

Stylized prints and florals were sewn into traditional blocks to create a unique lap quilt with a contemporary flair!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 48
Finished quilt size: 66" x 78"

Kit Ordering Information


Me and My Garden
by DONNA HAAS
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Panel motifs were interspersed with Pinwheel and Flying Geese blocks to create this sweet little garden quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt:
    5" x 5" Pinwheel,
    4" x 10" Flying Geese
Number of blocks: 7
   (6 Pinwheel, 1 Flying Geese)
Finished quilt size: 37" x 48"

Kit Ordering Information

Me And My Garden

FEATURES

The Making of the Presidents

Fabric Showcase: Nuances
by P&B Textiles

Designer Profile: Sarah Barker—The Tactile Quilt Artist
by Karen Edwards

The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Pieces of the Past: Pincushions and Needle Holders
by Patricia L. Cummings

THE MACHINE QUILTER

Stitch-in-the-Ditch Quilting
by Mindy Wylie Caspersen

Machine Quilting Around the U.S.A.

Gathering Together

Quilt Gallery: A Quilters' Gathering

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