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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


Fabric Manufacturers


Bali Fabrics
www.balifab.com

Blank Quilting
www.blankquilting.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

Flower Box Quilts
www.flowerboxquilts.com

Pine Tree Country Quilts
www.pinetreecountryquilts.com

Quakertown Quilts
www.quakertownquilts.com

Quilt Poetry
www.quiltpoetry.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

Citrus Sew & Vac
www.citrussewandvac.com

East Tennessee 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

Cabarrus Quilters Guild
www.cabarrusquiltersguild.org/Quilt_Show

Machine Quilters Expo
www.mqxshow.com

Quilt Basket
www.quiltbasket.com

Quilt Odyssey 2011
www.quiltodyssey.com

Road to California
www.road2ca.com

World of Quilts Travel
www.worldofquiltstravel.com


Tools & Supplies

Creative Curves
www.creativecurves.com

Grace Frame Co.
www.graceframe.com

Mighty Bright
www.mightybright.com/crafts

Quilting Made Easy, Inc.
www.quiltingmadeeasy.com

Stencil Company
www.quiltingstencils.com


Miscellaneous

Dream Products
www.dreamproductscatalog.com




Inside Our August/September 2011 Issue ...

Projects

Summer's Splendor
by ALISON TUDOR

Create a piece of modern art with rectangular strip units sewn around bordered center squares!

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 17" x 17"
Number of blocks: 9
Finished quilt size: 68" x 68"

 

Summer's Splendor

Garden Fences Garden Fences
by BEV GETSCHEL
Quilted by Lee Spanner
Fabric courtesy of FreeSpirit

This Rail Fence quilt with appliquéd vines is colorful and scrap friendly!

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 112 (16 Block A, 56 Block B,
40 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 88" x 104"

 


Butterfly Revue
by DEBBIE BEAVES
Quilted by Melissa Smith
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Half-square triangle blocks create a pieced butterfly pattern in this sunny floral lap quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8" Block A,
4" x 8" Block B
Number of blocks: 38 (20 Block A, 18 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 58" x 66"

 

Butterfly Revue

Tessuto Iris Tessuto Iris
by YOLANDA V. FUNDORA
Quilted by Sue Hurley
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Here's a scrappy star with a bright palette! According to Yolanda Fundora, tessuto means "textile" in Italian.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 12 (4 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 32" x 32"

 


A View of the Bay
by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Cathy Franks
Fabric courtesy of Marcus Fabrics

Celebrate life's tranquil moments with this charming picture window quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 13"
Number of blocks: 16
Finished quilt size: 50" x 66"

 

View of the Bay

HUmmingbird Surprise

Hummingbird Surprise
by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Quilting Treasures

Large appliqué shapes and easy border piecing make this quilt fun to put together.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 30" x 42"

 



Kit and Kaboodle
by TAMMY BARFELS

Jewel-tone blues and greens give the traditional blocks in this scrap quilt a modern look.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 30 (15 Block A, 15 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 65" x 75"

 

Kit and Kaboodle

Circle of Blooms part 2

Circle of Blooms (Part 2)
by SUSAN CLARK and PAM BONO
Quilted by Mary Nordeng
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Part 1, which includes the materials list, cutting directions, and assembly for Blocks A and B, appeared in the June/July issue of The Quilter.

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"


Click here for Part 1


Josephine
by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Something sweet! Use this little quilt as a decorative accessory on a porch or in a sunroom.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 25 (8 Block A, 9 Block B,
4 Block C, 4 setting)
Finished quilt size: 54½" x 54½"

 

Josephine

Black Eyed Susans

Black-Eyed Susans
by PEARL LOUISE KRUSH
Fabric courtesy of Troy Corp.

Create a summer table ensemble with easy-to piece wedges and simple fused flower shapes!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished placemat size: 14½" dia.
Finished runner size: 15" x 43"
Finished napkin size: 18" x 18"

 


Making Waves
by DIANE NAGLE
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Something's fishy! Pieced seaweed, fish, and wave blocks form an ocean spectacle.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 20 (5 A, 1 B, 8 C, 4 D, 2 setting)
Finished quilt size: 45" x 58"

 

Making Waves

American Pride

American Pride
by SUE HARVEY and SANDY BOOBAR
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

Express your patriotism and support the troops! Visit the Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.qovf.org) to learn how you can donate your quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 15" x 15"
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 59" x 74"

Kit Ordering Information


Spice Garden
by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Only three fabrics were used to make this easy appliqué quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 25 (13 appliqué, 12 pieced)
Finished quilt size: 55" x 55"

Kit Ordering Information

Spice Garden

Simply Stripes

Simply Stripes
by NANCY MAHONEY
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Contemporary flair! Just two fabrics were used in this striking lap quilt to create an overlapping block design.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 36
Finished quilt size: 60½" x 60½"

 


Autumn Maze
by JEAN ANN WRIGHT
Fabric courtesy of Marcus Fabrics

Classic fall colors lend texture to this easy-to-piece bed quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 18" x 18"
Number of blocks: 9 (5 Block A, 4 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 82" x 82"

 

Autumn Maze
Witch Way

Witch Way
by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Julie Lariviere
Fabric courtesy of Quilting Treasures

Watch out for black cats and witches! This Halloween quilt is perfect for warming up chilled trick-or-treaters.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 15 (8 star, 7 focal)
Finished quilt size: 52" x 75"

 

  features
 

Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

An American Folk Art Museum exhibit of red and white textiles draws twenty-five thousand visitors to the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

Quilter Profile

Quilter Profile:
Mary Nordeng's Freehand Feathers

Machine quilter Mary Nordeng discusses her freehand quilting technique for creating beautiful feathered motifs.

 


For the Union: A Civil War Signature Quilt
by Patricia L. Cummings

A Civil War signature quilt signed by President Abraham Lincoln is a national treasure that is currently housed at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

 

Civil War Signature Quilt

Friendship Quilt

Pieces of the Past:
A Friendship Quilt Mystery

by Patricia L. Cummings

An antique folk art quilt in poor condition is sent to the University of Rhode Island for cleaning and restoration.

 

 


  the machine quilter
 

Susan Lenz Follows Her Bliss
by Dawn Goldsmith

Fabric artist Susan Lenz creates unusual works of art with free motion embroidery and found objects.

Susan Lenz


Paperless Pantos

Paperless Pantos
by Linda Thielfoldt

Award-winning machine quilter Linda Thielfoldt demonstrates her free and easy techniques.

 



Curvy Quilting Confections That Break the Rules
by Cara Gulati

Doodle quilt designs and uneven stitches add texture to quilt artist Cara Gulati's work.

 

Curvy Quilting


Gallery

Quilt Gallery:
The Linda McCuean Journey

Quilts made by Linda McCuean were featured in a special exhibit at the Machine Quilters Exposition East in Providence, Rhode Island.