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Books & Software

American Quilter's Society
www.americanquilter.com

Crosley-Griffith Publications
www.judymartin.com

Electric Quilt Co., The
www.electricquilt.com

Hoopsisters.com
www.hoopsisters.com

Machine Quilting Unlimited
www.mqumag.com

Martingale & Co.
www.martingale-pub.com

Professional Quilter, The
www.professionalquilter.com

Fabric Manufacturers

Bali Fabrics
www.balifab.com

Fabri-Quilt
www.fabri-quilt.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

Heartbeat Quilts
www.heartbeatquilts.com

Pine Tree Country Quilts
www.pinetreecountryquilts.com

Quilt Basket
www.quiltbasket.com

Quilt Poetry
www.quiltpoetry.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

Home Machine Quilting Show
www.hmqs.org

Machine Quilters Expo
www.mqxshow.com

Road to California
www.road2ca.com

World of Quilts
www.worldofquiltstravel.com


Tools & Supplies

Creative Curves
www.creativecurves.com

Grace Frame Co.
www.graceframe.com

Kiss-Off, Inc.
www.kissoff.com

Quilting Made Easy, Inc.
www.quiltingmadeeasy.com

Stencil Company
www.quiltingstencils.com


Miscellaneous

firstSTREET
www.firststreetonline.com

The Original Scrap Box
www.theoriginalscrapbox.com




Inside Our December 2011/January 2012 Issue ...

Projects

Frosted Stars
by PATTI CAREY
Pieced by Susanne Ebsworthy
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Stars glisten among the snowflakes on this frosty winter lap quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 7½" x 7½"
Number of blocks: 35 (18 Snowball, 17 Star)
Finished quilt size: 50½" x 65½"

 

Summer's Splendor

Garden Fences Garden Sketch Book
by LYNETTE JENSEN for Thimbleberries
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

One large center star makes the perfect focal point for this table topper/wall hanging.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 16" x 16" Star,
6" x 6" Hourglass
Number of blocks: 17 (1 Star, 16 Hourglass)
Finished quilt size: 48" x 48"

 


Romantic Reflections
by JEAN ANN WRIGHT
Fabric courtesy of Paintbrush Studio

Album and Star blocks in soft florals were used in this romantic accent quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12" Blocks A and B, 6" x 12" Block C
Number of blocks: 13 (4 Block A, 5 Block B,
4 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 63" x 78"

 

Butterfly Revue

Tessuto Iris Flower Patch
by VIRGINIA ROBERTSON
Fabric courtesy of Bali Fabrics

Jewel-tone colors were used to create a cheerful little patchwork garden. If you don’t appliqué, quilt the motifs instead!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 4
Finished quilt size: 34" x 34"

 


Icy Roads
by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Cool blues were used in blocks on point to create a lovely single chain quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 18 (12 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 65" x 82""

 

View of the Bay

HUmmingbird Surprise

Emma Grace
Designed by KATHY BROWN
Pieced by Linda Reed and
machine quilted by Carol Hilton
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics


Only two blocks and two fabrics were used for this quick-and-easy lap quilt. Make it in white and brown or red and brown, whichever you prefer!

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 35 (18 Block A,
17 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 50" x 70"

 



Warmth by the Fireplace
by JUDY BLOK
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Just squares and half-square triangles were used to make the blocks in this warm and cozy quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 16" x 16"
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 75" x 95"

 

Kit and Kaboodle

Circle of Blooms part 2

Not So Shabby
by CATHY ANDERSON
and SUE GOTH
Quilted by Debby Brown
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Keep it light! Mint green and white fabrics will brighten your room, even on the dreariest days.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 41 (25 pieced, 16 setting)
Finished quilt size: 89" x 89"


 


Wilderness
by NEOMA SOELBERG
Fabric courtesy of Troy Riverwoods

Moose country! Nature lovers will love the artistic fabric in this large lap quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 12¾" x 12¾"
Number of pieced blocks: 10
Finished quilt size: 67" x 70¾"

 

Josephine

Black Eyed Susans

Zanzibar Market
by DONNA HAAS

Create a trellis pattern with two easy blocks. Try using exotic print fabric for a sophisticated look!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 78 (42 Block A,
36 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 80" x 110"

 


Winter Bouquet
by WENDY SHEPPARD

Plum delicious! Lush fabrics in dark florals make a perfect winter bouquet.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 7½" x 7½"
Number of blocks: 13 (4 Block A,
4 Block B, 5 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 44½2" x 44½"

 

Making Waves

American Pride

Favorite Things
by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Fabri-Quilt

Teddy time! Read little ones a story while they snuggle under this comfy quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 12 (8 Block A, 4 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 52" x 64"



Autumn Memories
by BEV GETSCHEL
Quilted by Lynette Gelling
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Textures and small prints were used in two different size Log Cabin blocks to create this scrappy quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12" Block A, 9" x 9" Block B
Number of blocks: 80 (16 Block A, 64 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 92" x 92"

 

Spice Garden

Simply Stripes

Coxcombs and Berries
by WENDY SHEPPARD

Traditional Coxcomb patterns date back to the 1860s. This playful version uses bright red and green buttons, instead of fabric, for the "berries"!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 34½" x 34½"


Kaleidoscope
by TAMMY SILVERS and JULIA LABAUVE
Quilted by Pat Yearwood

Kaleidoscope blocks form a secondary design in this bright, contemporary quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 53 (28 pieced, 25 setting)
Finished quilt size: 81" x 81"


Autumn Maze
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Quilter Profile


Quilting International:
Woman to Woman:
Patchwork in Paraguay

 


Pieces of the Past:
Collectible Souvenir Pillow Covers
by PATRICIA L. CUMMINGS

 

Friendship Quilt

Quilt and a Smile For the Love of Others:
A Quilt and A Smile

by JODI DIDERRICH

 


  the machine quilter
 

Designer Profile:
Irena Bluhm’s Colorful Wholecloth Quilts
by SUE HARVEY

 

Curvy Quilting


Susan Lenz

Swirly Tails
by WENDY SHEPPARD

 



Make It Last!
Extend the Life of Your Sewing Machine

 

Curvy Quilting


Gallery

Quilt Gallery:
Home Machine Quilting Show 2011