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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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Nature's Glow

by PATTI CAREY
Pieced by Susanne Ebsworthy
Quilted by Sandra Reed
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Quick bargello-strip piecing was used to make this fabulous queen-size quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 90¾" x 109½"

 

Nature's Glow

Cozy Cottage Cozy Cottage

by MARIANNE ELIZABETH
Quilted by Janet-Lee Santeusanio
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Elegant yet practical! This modified Log Cabin quilt would add instant charm to any bedroom.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 7½" x 7½"
Number of blocks: 98 (56 pieced, 42 setting)
Finished quilt size: 96" x 106"

 


Winter Memories

by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Cypress blocks frame snowy scenes in this winter wonderland lap quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 57" x 70½"

 

Winter Memories

Jeweled Tulip Pillow

Jeweled Tulip Pillow

by YOLANDA V. FUNDORA
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Mottled fabrics in jewel-tone colors were used to make this "gem" of a pillow!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished pillow size: 15" x 15"

 


Sutton Hill

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Elongated Cross blocks in lush florals were used for this pretty full-size quilt.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 12½"
Number of blocks: 25 (13 Block A, 12 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 77½" x 90"

 

Sutton Hill

Cabin  Fever Cabin Fever

by JBEV GETSCHEL
Quilted by Lee Spanner

Make it from scraps! This is a good pattern for using up all the fabric you've stashed away over the years. Just cut triangles from strip sets and sew them together!

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 80
Finished quilt size: 90" x 110"

 



Hot Chili Peppers

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Cook up this delightful easy-appliqué banner for a dining area! It's fun to put together and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into banner: 9½" x 9½"
Number of blocks: 3
Finished banner size: 18½" x 39½"

 

Hot Chili Peppers

Plush Pals Plush Pals

by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Fabri-Quiltt

Goodnight bear! The only thing more comforting than a soft teddy is a soft teddy quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 16 (4 setting, 12 pieced)
Finished quilt size: 47" x 47"

 


Cutie Patootie

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

Wrap her in love! This would make a sweet gift for a sweet little girl.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 24 (12 Block A, 12 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 46" x 62"

 

Cutie Patootie

Bee My Honey Bee My Honey

by HEIDI PRIDEMORE
Quilted by Doris Pridemore
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Here's a honey of a quilt for little ones to cuddle up with!

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 20 (10 appliqué, 10 pieced)
Finished quilt size: 44" x 52"

 


Scrappy Surprise

by VIRGINIA ROBERTSON
Fabric courtesy of Bali Fabrics

Bright stars! Quick-corner units were sewn together in rows
to make this cheerful batik quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 44½" x 62"

 

Scrappy Surprise

Puzzle Box

Puzzle Box

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Quilting Treasures

It's a puzzle! Mod florals give this quilt a contemporary look—perfect for fashion-conscious trendsetters.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12¼" x 12¼"
Number of blocks: 36
Finished quilt size: 91½" x 91½"

 


Sweet Melody

by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Shades of chocolate brown and pale green complement each other
beautifully in this luscious lap-size quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 59" x 73"

 

Sweet Melody

Nature's Beauty

Nature's Beauty

by KIM DENEAULT
Quilted by Delorise Ellsworth
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Rail Fence blocks were combined with patchwork print squares to create this easy-to-make table topper.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10½" x 10½"
Number of blocks: 9 (2 Block A, 2 Block B, 5 setting)
Finished quilt size: 40½" x 42½"

 


Nellie's Stars

by NANCY MAHONEY
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Thirties fabrics in a fresh color palette add charm to traditional star blocks.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 25 (13 Block A, 12 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 56½" x 56½"

 

Nellie's Stars

Earth's  Bounty

Earth's Bounty

by CHRISTINE STAINBROOK
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Make a cheerful runner to brighten up a dining room table.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into runner: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 3 (2 Block A, 1 Block B)
Finished runner size: 20" x 50"

 


Americana Florals

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

A touch of appliqué turns this little lap quilt into something truly special.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 24 (12 appliqué, 12 pieced)
Finished quilt size: 40" x 56"

 

Americana Florals
lighthouse quilt Designer Profile: Karen Kuske's Lighthouses

Imagine selling your house and practically everything in it to live aboard a 35' Alberg fiberglass sailboat! During the mid 1980s, that's just what Ohio native Karen Kuske did. In 2000, she discovered quilting. The rest, as they say, is history…


Assembling a Quilt Memory Book
by Larry Pauls

"Quilting has been a part of my mother Annette Paul's life since 1985. As she approached her 80th birthday in March 2006, the question of photographing and recording the "story of mom's quilts" for a memory book was something I was eager to do."

Assembling a Quilt Memory Book

vintage bath set

Pieces of the Past
Susan B. Anthony: A Quintessential Woman

by PATRICIA L. CUMMINGS.

American activist Susan B. Anthony dedicated her life to the social reform movements of temperance, abolition, women's rights, and suffrage; but no one seems to have acknowledged that she enjoyed activities such as cooking, spinning, weaving, embroidery, and quilting.


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!

Behind 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.