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Sun and Surf

by LORI HEIN
Quilted by Laurie Burgess. Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting.

Mottled blue and orange batiks make a striking combination
in this stunning bed-size quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced

Block size sewn into quilt:
        8" x 8" Square-in-a-Square and Sunburst
      10" x 10" Frame Sunburst and Wave

Number of blocks: 43:
      (15 Square-in-a-Square
         8 Sunburst
       20 Wave)

Finished quilt size: 70" x 86"

 

Sun & Surf

Batik Squares

Batik Squares

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball. Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles.

Beautiful batiks give an airy summer charm to this lovely lap quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 20
         (10 Block A, 10 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 48" x 57"

 


Butterfly Garden

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints.

Create an easy-to-piece trellis design with quick-corner blocks turned this way and that.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 15" x 15"
Number of blocks: 25
         (4 Block A, 12 Block B, 9 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 93" x 93"

 

Butterfly Garden

Picture Perfect Violets

Picture-Perfect Violets

by DEBBIE BEAVES
Quilted by Melissa Smith. Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics.

Lavender and cream florals add a touch of romance to this "picture perfect" lap quilt..

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 8
         (6 Block A, 2 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 49" x 66"

 


Brown Sugar & Cream

by LUCY A. FAZELY
Quilted by Barb MacDonald. Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Neutral colors make this bed-size Log Cabin quilt versatile, as well as beautiful!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 25
Finished quilt size: 88" x 88"

 

Brown Sugar & Cream

Pretty Pansies

Pretty Pansies

by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Julie Lariviere. Fabric courtesy of Northcott.

Nine-Patch and Snowball blocks showcase the tricolor beauty of regal floral fabrics.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 7½" x 7½"
Number of blocks: 35
         (18 Nine-Patch, 17 Snowball)
Finished quilt size: 49" x 64"

 



Country Stars

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

Mottled fabrics in shades of blue and yellow give subtle dimension to this pretty little table topper.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 16
         (8 Block A, 8 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 52" x 52"

 

Country Stars

Sunshine in My Soul

Sunshine in My Soul

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Snowball and Eccentric Star blocks in sunny fabrics were used to create the perfect summertime accessory!

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 25
         (13 Snowball, 12 Eccentric Star)
Finished quilt size: 55" x 55"

 


Seashore Memories

by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Cathy Franks. Fabric courtesy of Clothworks.

Lighthouse and seashell print fabrics evoke memories of warm summer days!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 32
         (20 Block A, 12 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 66" x 77"

 

Seashore Memories

Summer Song

Stitch It Quick! Summer Song

by PEARL LOUISE KRUSH
Fabric courtesy of Troy Corp.

Spruce up an entryway with this charming little wall hanging made with sweet summer prints in refreshing colors.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 4" x 4"
Number of blocks: 36 (border)
Finished quilt size: 32" x 48"

 


Sweet Cherry Pie

by DODI LEE POULSEN
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

The fragrant smells of grandmother's kitchen are evoked in this scrumptious Dresden Plate quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9¼" x 9¼"
Number of blocks: 16
Finished quilt size: 57½" x 57½"

 

Sweet Cherry Pie

Nantucket Trellis

Nantucket Trellis

by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Cathy Franks. Fabric courtesy of In The Beginning Fabrics.

Nine-Patch blocks were sewn together with floral squares to create this easy-to-piece garden trellis design.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 85
         (49 Nine-Patch, 36 setting)
Finished quilt size: 94½" x 94½"

 


Bali Table Runner

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Fabric courtesy of Bali Fabrics

Create the illusion of an interlocking puzzle! Just one block was colored several different ways in vibrant batiks!

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into runner: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 27
         (10 Block 1, 4 Block 2, 8 Block 3, 5 Block 4)
Finished runner size: 18" x 54"

Balik Table Runner

Hollyhocks in Bloom

Hollyhocks in Bloom

by LENNIE HONCOOP
Quilted by Amy Shotwell. Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters.

Achieve the look of appliqué without the work! Tulip blocks were sewn around a printed panel to create this perky pink quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 7" x 7"
Number of blocks: 24
Finished quilt size: 50" x 64"


Blossom Lane

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Create a garden mosaic with lovely floral prints sewn into strip-pieced Attic Stairs blocks.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 16" x 16"
Number of blocks: 13
         (9 Block A, 4 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 89⅞" x 89⅞"

Blossom Lane

Rose Maze

Rose Maze

by SUE HARVEY AND SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Dramatic black and red floral fabrics were used make this simply stunning quilt!

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 20
         (10 Block A, 10 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 66" x 78"


Playful Dinosaurs

by SUE HARVEY AND SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Children love dinosaurs, so let their imaginations roam with this cute and colorful toddler quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 13
         (6 Block A, 3 Block B, 4 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 55¼" x 55¼"

Playful Dinosaurs
Scrappy Star

Scrappy Star

by JOHANNA WILSON
Quilted by Bonnie Erickson

Make it a grand old Fourth! This glorious eight-pointed star quilt was assembled without diamond pieces or inset triangles, which makes it perfect for beginners.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 16
         (4 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C, 4 Block D)
Finished quilt size: 46" x 46"

 

American Quilts American Quilts from the Winterthur Collection

More than forty quilts from the 1700s and 1800s will be on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum from May 22 through September 6, 2010...

Hobo Quilts
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Only a quilter who is an avid history buff and railroad enthusiast could envision quilt blocks made from hobo symbols. Enter quilt shop owner Debra G. Henninger...
Muligan Stew

FAbric Showcase Fabric Showcase:
Bliss by Jane Spolar



Nurturing Peace—Piece by Piece

by KAREN RAUNER

In an effort to promote an early appreciation of ethnic diversity, the teachers at Westminster Nursery School have been developing a curriculum that will expose their young students to some of the sights, sounds, and flavors experienced by people in other parts of the world...
EQ 7

Blue & White Blue and White:
Antique Quilts from the New England Quilt Museum

by CHRISTINA INGE

Blue and white quilts graced beds in Victorian-era homes from New England to Hawaii. Their simple color scheme made statements designed to stand the test of time...


Pieces of the Past:
Vintage Embroideries to Warm the Spirit — Part 1

by PATRICIA L. CUMMINGS

Embroidery, the timeless art of decorating fabric with thread, has been enjoyed by many different cultures over the centuries...

Pieces of the Past
Teacher of the Year Kim Brunner

Quilting, Chocolate, and Laughter

Kim Brunner is well known for her lighthearted, down-to-earth method of teaching. Her students love it and showed their appreciation by nominating her for 2009 Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year...
Teacher of the Year


Whims Watercolors What Do Judges Want?

by SUE HARVEY

Do the judges consider the piecing and appliqué skill? What about the selection of color and fabric? Just how are quilts judged at a machine quilting show?



Quilting in the Dark

Imagine that you see this longarm quilting machine that looks as though it has been covered in tattoos, a machine that matches the arms of the quilter, Dustin Farrell...
Quilting in the Dark


Quilt Gallery Quilt Gallery: Machine Quilters Exposition

The amazing entries shown in this gallery are from the 2010 Machine Quilters Exposition in Providence, Rhode Island...