Quilting for Christmas

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Making Merry
Holiday 2008 Issue
Quilted gifts are always appreciated during the holidays. With that in mind, we scoured the quilting world for fabrics and designs that could be used to make nice presents for all the friends and relatives on your holiday list. From warm lap quilts to festive wall hangings to decorative table runners, there's something for everyone in this year's issue of Quilting for Christmas.

One of my favorite projects is Laurel's Fantasy by Helen Weinman, which graces the cover of this special holiday issue. A tribute to artist Laurel Burch, the quilt contains fabric that features some of her beautiful designs. Laurel passed away last year at the age of 62, but, thank goodness, her art lives on. If you enjoy handwork, check out Candlelit Yule by Susie Osburn. Embroidered designs, together with reproduction fabrics, give her wall hanging and pillow ensemble a nostalgic touch. Need something quick? Try making our Christmas Traditions Stockings or the Frosty Village panel quilt.

Who better to ask for some decorating tips than Pearl Louise Krush of Thimble Cottage Quilt Village? Pearl sent us photos of her shop all decked out for the holidays, and then sent us a pattern too!

So pour yourself a cup of tea, enjoy some Christmas cookies, and have fun planning your holiday gifts. May your quilting days be merry and your tangled threads few!
laurette
P.S. Some of the actual projects that were photographed for this issue are being offered for sale by the quiltmakers. These are one-of-a-kind samples, so first come, first served. If the project is for sale, contact information is provided on the photo.
Contents and quilt
projects
Christmas Imps
by Helen Weinman
12 Days of Christmas
by Michele Crawford
And a Partridge...
by Benartex Design Team
Candlelit Yule
by Susie Osburn
Christmas Traditions Stockings
by Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth
Festival of Lights
by Cate Tallman-Evans
Sweet Tidings
by Pearl Louise Krush


Holiday Bed Scarf
by Cathy Anderson and Sue Goth
Poinsettia Magic
by Helen Weinman
Winter Song
by Quakertown Quilts Design Team
Joyous Noel
by Lucy A. Fazely and Michael L. Burns
Snowflakes Welcome
by Michele Crawford
Evergreens
by Cate Tallman-Evans
Country Snow Folk
by Michele Crawford
Frosty Village
by Roxane Hepker
Carol of the Cardinals
by Wendy Sheppard
Laurel's Fantasy
by Helen Weinman
Peppermint Sticks
by Lucy A. Fazely and Michael L. Burns
Features
Comfort and Joy:
  Christmas at Thimble Cottage Quilt Village
by Pearl Louise Krush

Designer Showcase:
  Snowmen Are...Just a Bunch of Flakes!

Stockings

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