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Books & Software

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

Quilt Basket
www.quiltbasket.com


Fabric Manufacturers


Bali Fabrics
www.balifab.com

Blank Quilting
www.blankquilting.com

Northcott Silk
www.northcott.com

P&B Textiles
www.pbtex.com

Red Rooster Fabrics
www.redroosterfabrics.com

RJR Fabrics
www.rjrfabrics.com

Wilmington Prints
www.wilmingtonprints.com

Kits, Patterns & Catalogs

Flower Box Quilts
www.flowerboxquilts.com

Marianne Elizabeth
www.marianneelizabeth.com

Pine Tree Country Quilts
www.pinetreecountryquilts.com

Quakertown Quilts
www.quakertownquilts.com

Teacher’s Pet, The
www.the-teachers-pet.com

Whims
www.whims.cc

Wichelt Imports, Inc.
www.wichelt.com


Machines & Accessories

A-1 Quilting Machines
www.800longarm.com

ABM International
www.abminternational.com

Nolting Manufacturing
www.nolting.com

Tin Lizzie 18
www.tinlizzie18.com

Quilt Shops

eQuilter.com
www.equilter.com

Ethelbird & Eliza Kids
www.ethelbird.com

Quilter’s Roost
www.quiltersroost.com


Shows, Classes & Cruises

Home Machine Quilting Show
www.hmqs.org

Machine Quilters Expo
www.mqxshow.com

World of Quilts Travel
www.worldofquiltstravel.com


Tools & Supplies

Block Butler
www.blockbutler.com

Creative Curves
www.creativecurves.com

Grace Frame Co
www.graceframe.com

Hancy Manufacturing
www.fulllinestencil.com

Quilting Made Easy, Inc.
www.quiltingmadeeasy.com

Stencil Company
www.quiltingstencils.com


Miscellaneous

TNC Enterprises
www.tncenterprises.net



Inside Our December 2010/January 2011 Issue ...

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Willow

by VALORI WELLS
Fabric courtesy of FreeSpirit

Pretty as a picture! Assorted strip segments were stitched together to create an interwoven windowpane effect.

Skill level: Advanced (Beginner option included)
Block size sewn into quilt: 11½" x 13"   
Number of blocks: 9
Finished quilt size: 52" x 57"

Willow

Autumn Blaze Autumn Blaze

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball. Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting.

Create a little patch of color with this Maple Leaf and Cascading Tree quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 13
         (4 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C, 1 Block D)
Finished quilt size: 37" x 37"


Pinwheel Parade

by DONNA HAAS
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Purple, beige, and cream print fabrics were used to create this scrappy Pinwheel and Double Four-Patch bed quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 67
         (36 Pinwheel, 31 Double Four-Patch)
Finished quilt size: 77" x 92"

pinsheel parade

Circa Charmer

Circa Charmer

by DEBBIE LINDSAY

Reproduction prints, circa 1930, impart old-fashioned charm to traditional Card Trick and Sixteen-Patch blocks.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 20
         (10 Card Trick, 10 Sixteen-Patch)
Finished quilt size: 36" x 45"


Rally for Liberty

by BARBARA CAMPBELL
Quilted by Barb MacDonald. Fabric courtesy of Blue Hill Fabrics.

Proud to be free! This glorious banner uses patriotic fabrics to celebrate the American spirit.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt:
         8" x 8" (center)
         4" x 4" (inner border)
         8" x 8" (middle border)
Number of blocks: 21
         (1 center, 8 inner border, 12 middle border)
Finished quilt size: 36" x 36"

Rakley for Liberty

Tuscan Iris Tuscan Iris

by JAN DOUGLAS
Quilted by Tracey Diehl. Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics.

Classic, yet modern! Fussy-cut floral stripe fabric gives a contemporary flair to traditional Key West blocks.

Skill level: Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 12½" x 12½"
Number of blocks: 5 (4 Block A, 1 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 50" x 50"



Giving Thanks

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

Brighten up a dining nook! Pineapple blocks in country colors were used in this matching runner and placemat set.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 3 runner, 4 placemat set
Finished runner size: 16" x 38"
Finished placemat size: 12" x 18"

Giving Thanks

Autumn Elegance Autumn Elegance

by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Create the look of stained glass with strip piecing and elegant fabrics!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 18
        (12 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 69" x 86"


Floral Diamonds

by SUSAN SCHWARTING
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Contemporary florals give an updated look to this Rising Sun medallion quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 21¼" x 21¼" (center),
         6" x 6" (cornerstone) 4 cornerstone)
Finished quilt size: 48½" x 48½"

Floral Diamonds

Round and Round Round and Round

by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Baby times two! Soft flannel quilts in dots and stripes make wonderful gifts for newborns.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 30 (15 pieced, 15 appliqué)
Finished quilt size: 41" x 47"


Boo!

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Machine quilted by Kay Kimball. Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics.

Not too spooky! Trick-or-treaters will feel welcome if you display this colorful Boo banner.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 10"
Number of blocks: 9 (6 pumpkin, 3 letter)
Finished quilt size: 36" x 44"

Boo

Octoberfest

Octoberfest

by VIRGINIA ROBERTSON
Fabric courtesy of Bali Fabrics

Bright batiks were strip pieced to create a festival of color in this interlocking pattern!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 4
Finished quilt size: 15" x 56"


Pepper and Spice

by JANE QUINN

Scenes from a country kitchen! Decorate a spice rack with this vintage print banner that has bias border strips cut from strip sets.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into banner:
             6¼" x 6¼" Block A
             2½" x 6¼" Block B
Number of blocks: 7
             4 Block A
             3 Block B
Finished banner size: 12½" x 49"

Pepper and Spice

Fruit of the Vine

Fruit of the Vine

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Enjoy a glass of autumn wine! Small stylized prints were used to create the fruit clusters on this little appliqué quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 9 (6 Block A, 3 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 52" x 62"


Scattered Leaves

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Maple leaf friendship blocks in foliage print fabrics were stitched into a seasonal accent quilt—perfect as a cozy wrap or autumn table topper!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into banner: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 16
Finished banner size: 58½" x 58½"

Pepper and Spice
American Quilts Flight 93 Tribute Quilts
by J. MICHAEL KRIVYANSKI

Beside a country road in Friedens, Pennsylvania, stands a small non-denominational chapel that is like no other. The white frame building, surrounded by beautiful plants, is striking, but it is a large bell tower located directly in front of the chapel's bright red doors that draws the eye. Inside the chapel, sandwiched between two sets of high leaded windows, is another impressive sight—four quilted wall hangings, each one measuring 30" wide by 80" high.

Mary Campbell Ghormley: A Tender Quest
by SUZANNE SMITH ARNEY

Quilter Mary Campbell Ghormley of Lincoln, Nebraska, loves a good mystery. Sometimes she finds it between the covers of a book. Many times, however, the story begins with a clue in a quilt.
Vintage doll quilt

Jeffree Itrich and donated quilt Brightening the Lives of Alzheimer's Patients

Under a unique donation program organized by Jeffree Itrich of the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study and the University of California San Diego, quilts are brightening the lives of Alzheimer's patients around the United States.

Pieces of the Past
Vintage Embroideries to Warm the Spirit (Part 2)

by PATRICIA L. CUMMINGS. Photography by James Cummings.

Part 1 was featured in our September 2010 issue. For a reprint, click here.

vintage bath set

Glenwood House Behind the Scenes

Some of our photo shoot locations are so pretty that we like to take pictures of the settings just as they are, before we put our quilts in the scenes!
Ann Fahl: Creating Quilts That Sing
by Dawn Goldsmith

Quilt artist Ann Fahl of Racine, Wisconsin, colors outside the lines using vibrant hues. She works inside and outside of the box with her trademark thin, squiggly, fused frames. She throws out the rules with her free-motion machine quilting.
Eileen Doughty


Neon Delight Short-Arm Quilting: What Do You Need?
by Wenda Coburn

What is short-arm quilting? It is quilting with a domestic sewing machine that is mounted on a quilting frame system. The machine is called "short arm" because of the small actual sewing or quilting space in the harp of the machine.



Border Magic

We asked longarm quilter and author Debby Brown how she decides the best quilting design for each quilt. These are her tips for borders that will "take your quilts from simple to stunning."

border book


Janome Horizon Quilt Gallery: International Quilt Festival/Long Beach 2010

In July 2010, International Quilt Festival opened in Long Beach, California, with more than five hundred quilts on display, including 21 special exhibits. Here are some highlights.