Inside Our Holiday 2013 Issue
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's often difficult to find the right gift for someone special or to take time to make something decorative for your home. So this year, we asked our designers to come up with quick, easy-to-make projects that aren't too time consuming.
Do you need a seasonal banner or wall hanging to greet winter guests? Check out Terry Albers' Snowy Pines and Lucy A. Fazely's Tall Tree Banner. What about a runner and placemat set for your dining room table? See Michele Crawford's Ho Ho Ho! and Holiday Pears ensembles, just perfect for entertaining in style. Of course, winter would be quite chilly without a cozy lap quilt to cuddle up with. Turn to Patti Carey's Frosty's Mittens and Wendy Sheppard's Winter Wonderland.
In addition to patterns in our annual holiday issue, we usually like to feature artists who have quilt-themed designs. When we met woodworker Rob Nettleton at a quilt show, we just couldn't believe how he creates beautiful quilt patterns in wood. Read about his incredible work. (If you see him at a show, be sure to say hi—not only is he talented, but he's such a friendly guy!) Also, don't miss "The Folk Art of Judy Wickersham Schauermann." Judy is a talented painter who likes to paint quilts into her scenes. Best of all, she's a quilter too!
Here and there, we've sprinkled some useful information pertaining to the holiday season (or any time of year, for that matter): healthy eating, how to find missing money, where to find fabric, fun on a budge. And don't forget to enter our holiday giveaways!
Happy holidays to all of you from all of us!
Roses and Cream
Tall Tree Banner
Ho Ho Ho! Table Ensemble
Ho Ho Ho! Quilt
Holiday Pears Table Set