Holiday 11

Features

Simple Pleasures:
The Distinctive Art of
Pat Buckley Moss

Fabric Showcase:
Holiday Treasures
by RJR Fabrics

Photo Finish


Inside Our Holiday 2011 Issue ...

'Tis the Season!

The holidays are coming. Time to get ready! What would winter be without a comfy quilt to keep by the fireside or a colorful wall hanging to celebrate the season? Our designers have been as busy as elves, stitching together bright fabrics in innovative designs. Even my office looks wonderfully festive with quilts and Christmas fabrics piled high on the shelves!

For this special holiday issue, we've tried to include a variety of projects—both large and small. If you have time to make only one or two smaller items this year, you can choose a table setting, such as Making Merry, or a small wall hanging, such as Snow Chain. If, on the other hand, you have more time to spare, there are plenty of larger quilts to select from, such as Evergreen and Ice Crystals—even a fabulous bed quilt, White Magnolias , that you can use all winter long.

Readers who enjoy appliqué can check out Poinsettia Basket Runner and Christmas Morning. Both projects will add instant elegance to your home décor!

We'd like to point out that, even if you don't celebrate the holidays, you can make many of these designs in other fabrics and colors of your own choosing to use during different seasons. Also, be sure to read about one of our favorite artists, Pat Buckley Moss. We managed to obtain images of some of her snowy settings in order to get everyone in the mood for winter!

In closing, The Quilter staff would like to wish all of our readers much peace and happiness during the holidays. May all your dreams come true!

Laurette Koserowski

This issue is part of your subscription. If not a subscriber, purchase Quilting for Christmas at quilt shops and bookstores, or click here to order.

Projects

Crimson Cheer
by Michele Crawford

Festive Blooms
by Lucy A. Fazely
and Barb MacDonald

Winter Birds Ensemble
by Sue Harvey
and Sandy Boobar

Angels Sing
by Judy Hansen

White Magnolias
by Donna Haas

Poinsettia Basket Runner
by Virginia Robertson

Snow Chain
by Sue Harvey
and Sandy Boobar

Woodland Frolic
by Jean Ann Wright

Holiday Honeys
by Helen Weinman

Christmas Morning
by Lennie Honcoop

Evergreen
by Jean Jenkins

Dreidel, Dreidel
by Lucy A. Fazely

Making Merry
by Michele Crawford

Melting Moments
by Pearl Louise Krush

Ice Crystals
by Heidi Pridemore

Classic Santas
by Helen Weinman

Snow Mail
by Joanie Holton
and Melanie Greseth

Winter Birds Snow Chain Ice Crystals