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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

Professional Quilter, The
www.professionalquilter.com


Fabric Manufacturers


Bali Fabrics
www.balifab.com

Blank Quilting
www.blankquilting.com

Northcott Silk
www.northcott.com

Quilting Treasures
www.quiltingtreasures.com

Red Rooster Fabrics
www.redroosterfabrics.com

RJR Fabrics
www.rjrfabrics.com

Westminster Fibers
www.westminsterfibers.com

Wilmington Prints
www.wilmingtonprints.com

Kits, Patterns & Catalogs

Flower Box Quilts
www.flowerboxquilts.com

Marianne Elizabeth
www.marianneelizabeth.com

Pam Bono Designs
www.pambonodesigns.com

Pine Tree Country Quilts
www.pinetreecountryquilts.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

Elna
www.elnausa.com

Nolting Manufacturing
www.nolting.com

Tin Lizzie 18
www.tinlizzie18.com

Quilt Shops

East Tennessee Quilt Shops

eQuilter.com
www.equilter.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.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 February/March 2011 Issue ...

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Spring in Bloom

by HEIDI PRIDEMORE
Quilted by Doris Pridemore
Fabric courtesy of FreeSpirit

Look ahead to a breath of spring with this stylish
star block quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 18" x 18"
Number of blocks: 12 (6 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 54" x 72"

 

Nature's Glow

Cozy Cottage Dancing Dragonflies

by DONNA HAAS
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Make a statement! Jewel-tone dragonflies with slender wings and tails grace this full-size bed quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8" center, 4¼" x 4" sashing
Number of blocks: 30 center, 42 sashing
Finished quilt size: 83½" x 95¾"

 


Fancy That!

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

Fanciful, oversized floral motifs add whimsy and color to this little lap 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: 39" x 48"

 

Winter Memories

Jeweled Tulip Pillow

Dragonfly Habitat

by LORI HEIN
Quilted by Laurie Burgess
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Appliquéd dragonflies flit across this contemporary floral quilt.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 43 (8 setting, 7 dragonfly, 28 border)
Finished quilt size: 70" x 90"

 


Briar Patch

by MARIANNE ELIZABETH
Adapted with permission from
the book, Everyday Quilts
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Showcase fabulous floral fabrics or your favorite focus print
with this pattern that allows that WOW print to be the star.

Finished Quilt Size: 101½" x 118½"
Finished Block Size: 12"
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

 

Sutton Hill

Cabin  Fever Mother Earth

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Marbled fabrics in warm earth tones add a touch of class to
simple sixteen patch blocks.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 48 twin (100 queen)
Finished quilt size: 66" x 82" twin (98" x 98" queen)

 



Oriental Garden

by SUE HARVEY & SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Adapted from authentic Japanese kimono art, the signature designs in this fabric collection feature graceful birds and romantic flowers.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 20 (10 pieced, 10 setting)
Finished quilt size: 62" x 74"

 

Hot Chili Peppers

Plush Pals North & South

by CAROL HOPKINS
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Fabric prints typical of the Civil War era were used in this scrappy
Clay's Choice quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 24
Finished quilt size: 52" x 61"

 


Along the Fence

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Rail fence blocks were used to create this easy-to-piece bed quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 30
Finished quilt size: 80" x 93"

 

Cutie Patootie

Bee My Honey Napa Valley Runner

by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Elizabeth's Studio

Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine! This table runner makes a perfect
gift for wine lovers.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into runner: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 2
Finished runner size: 24½" x 63¼"

 


Spools

by MARTHA GRUNDERMANN

Use up your little scraps or stash of fat quarters to make
this colorful Spools quilt!

Skill level: Advanced
Finished quilt size: 91" x 91"

Scrappy Surprise

Puzzle Box

Greet the Day

by JEAN ANN WRIGHT
Fabric courtesy of Andover Fabrics

Split snowball blocks in bright colors give this large lap quilt a sunny look.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 80
Finished quilt size: 69" x 81"

 


My Little Town

by NANCY VASILCHIK
Quilted by Sue Tharp
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Time to play! Matchbox® cars and trucks make the perfect
accompaniment to this little town quilt, complete with roads
and stop signs! Add Lego® houses too!

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

Ducky Crossing

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Quilting Treasures

Little duck print fabrics were used to make this Four X Block quilt—perfect for either a girl or a boy!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 8
Finished quilt size: 39" x 55"

 


Days Gone By

by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Redwork, bluework! This nostalgic collection evokes memories
of vintage quilts from the early twentieth century.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 15" x 15"
Number of blocks: 9
Finished quilt size: 57" x 57"

 

Nellie's Stars


lighthouse quilt

Fabric Showcase:
Bali Fabrics' Mood Indigo

by Princess Mirah Design

What do you do when you have 12 different indigo batiks scattered throughout several fabric collections? Put them together to make one fabulous assortment, of course!


Designer Profile:
Marianne Elizabeth's Everyday Quilts

In her new book, Marianne Elizabeth, a quilt and fabric designer from Hollis, New Hampshire, explains what you can do with fabric and how you can pull the perfect look together.

Assembling a Quilt Memory Book

vintage bath set

QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum is currently hosting the "Year of the Quilt," an unprecedented twelve-month-long series of exhibitions, special events, and educational programs that focus on three centuries of quiltmaking.


Never Forgetting: A Tribute to Our Heroes

Maria Holloway of Holloway's Country Home in Cosby, Tennessee, created her newest quilt design, Remembering Gettysburg, Let Us Not Forget, to honor the heroes who safeguard our freedoms.

Behind the Scenes

vintage bath set

Pieces of the Past
New London Historical Society: Quilts and Other Treasures

by PATRICIA L. CUMMINGS
Photography by James Cummings


New London Historical Society: Quilts and Other Treasures Pat and Jim Cummings were invited to view the New London Historical Society's third annual quilt exhibit, Antiques to Contemporaries. They share some textile highlights with us.


Shop Hopping in Houston
by PAT FORKE of Quakertown Quilts

What's more fun than piling in the car with your quilting friends and heading out to visit area quilt shops? Pat Forke of Quakertown Quilts in Friendswood, Texas, tells us about a Houston-area shop hop!

Behind the Scenes
Pat Ferguson: Zen and the Art of Machine Quilting
by Dawn Goldsmith

Quilt artist Pat Ferguson discovered Zentangle (a form of meditative doodling) in 1995. See how Zentangle has transformed her quilting style!
Eileen Doughty


Neon Delight Sit Down and Quilt!

These days, more and more quilters are finishing their quilts themselves. Fortunately, there are a variety of midarm and longarm machines mounted on a table or cabinet that allow you to sit and quilt.



Quilting's Dynamic Duo

Quilters Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers have been collaborating for nine years, each contributing her own special skills to create stunning quilts that have earned ribbons and recognition at shows around the world.

border book


Janome Horizon Quilt Gallery: Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers'Collaborative Quilts

We showcase some of the quilts that display this duo's impressive talents for drafting, piecing, and appliqué.