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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

Quayside Publishing
www.creativepub.com


Fabric Manufacturers


Bali Fabrics
www.balifab.com

Blank Quilting
www.blankquilting.com

Northcott Silk
www.northcott.com

Red Rooster Fabrics
www.redroosterfabrics.com

RJR Fabrics
www.rjrfabrics.com

Wilmington Prints
www.wilmingtonprints.com

Frames

F.A Edmunds Co.
www.faedmunds.com

Grace Frame Co.
www.graceframe.com


Kits, Patterns & Catalogs

Cotton Capers Quilt Shop
www.cottoncapersquiltshop.com

Flower Box Quilts
www.flowerboxquilts.com

Heartbeat Quilts
www.heartbeatquilts.com

Pam Bono Designs
www.pambonodesigns.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

Janome
www.janome.com

Nolting Manufacturing
www.nolting.com

Quilt Shops

eQuilter.com
www.equilter.com

Ethelbird & Eliza Kids
www.ethelbird.com

Original Quilts/BugFabric.com
www.bugfabric.com

Quilter’s Roost
www.quiltersroost.com


Shows, Classes & Cruises

American Quilter's Society
www.americanquilter.com

Machine Quilters Expo
www.mqxshow.com

Maine Quilts
www.mainequilts.org

Quilt Odyssey 2011
www.quiltodyssey.com

Quilting in the Country
www.quiltinginthecountry.com

Sew Many Places
www.sewmanyplaces.com

World of Quilts Travel
www.worldofquiltstravel.com


Tools & Supplies

Block Butler
www.blockbutler.com

Creative Curves
www.creativecurves.com

Mighty Bright
www.mightybright.com/crafts

Quilting Made Easy, Inc.
www.quiltingmadeeasy.com

Stencil Company
www.quiltingstencils.com


Miscellaneous

Seabridge Bathing
www.seabridgebathing.com

The Quilt Mama
www.quiltmamaclassifieds.com

TNC Enterprises
www.tncenterprises.net




Inside Our June/July 2011 Issue ...

Projects

Circle of Blooms (Part 1)
by SUSAN CLARK and PAM BONO
Quilted by Mary Nordeng
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Pieced flower blocks float in the center and border of this gorgeous queen-size quilt. Part 2 will appear in the August/September 2011 issue of TQ.

Skill level: Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 7½" x 7½" Blocks A and B;
12" x 12" Blocks C, D, and E
Number of blocks: 36 (8 each Blocks A-D, 4 Block E)
Finished quilt size: 88" x 88"

 

Circle of Blooms

Around the Bend Around the Bend
by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Floral appliqués are just "around the bend" in this delicate wall hanging.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 8
Finished quilt size: 36" x 48½"

 


Sausalito
by NANCY MAHONEY
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Lighten up for spring and summer with soft colors in cleverly pieced blocks!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 30 (15 Block A,
15 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 59" x 68"

 

Sausalito

Around the Bend Summer on the Common
by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Julie Lariviere
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

A little romance! Soft summer florals were used in this pretty Boston Common quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 5" x 5" Block A, 8" x 8" Block B, 10" x 10" Block C
Number of blocks: 12 (4 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 70½" x 84½"

 


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

Can't you just hear the birds chirping? Have a little fun with this creative appliquéd lap quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 4" x 4"
Number of blocks: 30 (10 Block A,
10 Block B, 10 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 49" x 53"

 

Feathered Friends

Confetti Four-Patch Confetti Four-Patch
by VIRGINIA ROBERTSON
Quilted by Elaine Brown
Fabric courtesy of Bali Fabrics

Don't worry, be happy! This colorful batik quilt is as bright as a summer day.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 14" x 14"
Number of blocks: 30
Finished quilt size: 70" x 84"

 



Painted Lady
by JANE QUINN
Quilted by Bev Palm
Fabric courtesy of Maywood Studio

Like the Painted Lady homes of yesteryear, this quilt uses contrasting colors to reflect the look and feel of a historic house.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 79" x 79"

 

Painted Lady

Bella Donna Topper Bella Donna Topper
by LORI HEIN
Quilted by Laurie Burgess
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

This little table topper is versatile enough to use just about anywhere!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 16 (4 Block A,
4 Block B, 4 Block C, 4 Block D)
Finished quilt size: 42" x 42"

 


Tea Party
by ALISON NEWMAN and KAITLIN WITTE
Fabric courtesy of FreeSpirit

Let's have a tea party! Soft pastel fabrics were used to make this charming quilt for a special little girl.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 20 (5 Block A, 10 Block B, 5 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 51½" x 62"

 

Tea Party

Frolicking Frogs Frolicking Frogs
by DONNA HAAS
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Is someone you know crazy about froggies? Make this whimsical child's quilt for either a twin or bunk bed!

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 35 (12 Block A,
12 Block B, 11 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 70" x 91"

 


Bunny Patch
by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Somebunny's in the garden! Pieced carrot blocks are "fenced in" in this creative little toddler quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 15" x 15"
Number of blocks: 6
Finished quilt size: 47¾" x 64½"

 

Bunny Patch

Shadow and Sunshine

Shadow and Sunshine
by MICHELE CRAWFORD and SANDY SHREVEN
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

The same block colored two different ways yields dramatic results in this twin-size quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 16" x 16"
Number of blocks: 12 (6 Block A,
6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 68" x 84"

 


Strawberry Shortcake
by MARIA UMHEY
Fabric courtesy of Windham Fabrics

Cake Stand blocks were used to create a quilt that looks good enough to have for dessert!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 25 (12 Block A,
4 Block B, 9 setting)
Finished quilt size: 59" x 59"

 

Strawberry Shortcake

Remembering

From the Archive: Remembering
by B. SUZANNE COSMO

Express your patriotism! This Bow Tie flag wall hanging originally appeared in the February 1992 issue of Traditional Quilter (the former title of The Quilter).

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 44 (40 full, 4 half)
Finished quilt size: 42" x 48"

 


Winter Berries
by MICHELE CRAWFORD and SANDY SHREVEN
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

Fireside chats will be especially cozy with this striking holiday quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 20 (10 Block A,
10 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 68" x 80"

 

Winter Berries
Seasons Bright Runner

Seasons Bright Runner
by LYNETTE JENSEN and SUE BAHR
for Thimbleberries
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Seeing stars! This easy-to-piece runner can be made in just one weekend.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished runner size: 28" x 48"

 

Snowstorm
by CHRISTINE STAINBROOK
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Blue and white Snowball blocks dance around icy blue snowflakes on this beautiful queen-size quilt.

Skill level: Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12" Blocks A and B,
3" x 3" border
Number of blocks: 125 (13 Block A, 12 Block B,
100 border)
Finished quilt size: 94" x 94"

 

Snowstorm
  features
 
Mosaic

American and British Mosaic Quilts
by SUZANNE SMITH ARNEY

A new exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Designer Profile:
Nancy Vasilchik's "Sew-Biz" Life

After 19 years of buying fabric for Sew-Biz, her fabric and sewing machine store in Lake Placid, Florida, Nancy Vasilchik made a leap of faith—designing a collection of her own.

designer profile

League of Their Own A League of Their Own
by PATRICIA L. CUMMINGS

Patricia discusses the 77th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair, a nine-day event that began as a way to support craftsmanship at the beginning of the Great Depression.


  the machine quilter
 
Ruffle Your Feathers
by KIM BRUNNER

Some people like them formal, traditional, and precise; others prefer them intricate, opulent, and lush. There is no denying that feather quilting motifs are a crowd-pleasing favorite!
Ruffle Your Feathers


Artistic Quilter 18 News and Reviews:
Artistic Quilter 18
by ALISON MARTIN

Explore new machine quilting possibilities with the new Artistic Quilter 18 longarm machine.



Free-Motion Quilting Basics
by JULIE BAIRD

We focus on some basic free-motion quilting techniques and dispel some common myths

free-motion quilting


Gallery Quilt Gallery:
International Quilt Festival/Houston 2010

Highlights from Festival in Houston