Month

March 2014
Take a look at Zena's amazing quilts.
Handi Quilter Groovy Boards are an easy way to achieve perfection in quilting. You may have spent many hours and dollars on your quilts but still feel less than confident in your quilting abilities. As a new quilter, Groovy Boards are like training wheels. They guide you through the design to get the perfect quilting...
This time, our timing couldn’t have been better. In the April issue of TQL, we’ve featured a technique from Janet Stone called Fabulous Faux Flange. It’s a binding method with a cool twist, done entirely by machine. It’s way easier than it looks! I know—that’s how I finished the little strata quilt I made last...
This pattern by Linda K. Johnson and her grandson, Griffin, incorporates scraps into a beautiful quilt that is so much fun to make, you may want to cut new scraps! The scraps are pieced onto foundation fabric that stabilizes the bias edges and remains a permanent part of the quilt. Try making this as a...
In 2003, woodworking hobbyist and luxury car mechanic Kent Mick made doll beds for two of his granddaughters for Christmas. His wife, Judy, suggested that they make quilts for the beds. Neither had quilted before, but they worked together to make miniature quilts for the beds. Kent fell in love with the process, as many...
Imagine a companion dog who has grown deaf or lacks the ability to function as he or she should. It’s sad to think that dogs like these are literally abandoned when their working capacity is no longer what it once was. Out of sheer compassion for these dogs and other abandoned animals, Dr. Roschelle Heuberger...
Melissa Winters interviews Lorilynn King, who won first place in the Innovative Wall Quilts category at AQS Quiltweek – Phoenix, AZ 2014. The quilt, A POCKET FULL OF PAISLEYS, is her own design. It was started about three years ago and makes extensive use of embroidery, done on her home machines, and hand-sewn crystals.  It...
Quilters on MyQuiltPlace must have been in the mood to monkey around this month! Take a look at this adorable child’s quilt, Peekaboo Monkeys, added to the MyQuiltPlace Gallery by Lois Flannery of Minnesota: Cathie Scanlon of Washington made a Monkey Madness quilt. Look closely – you will see bananas in the quilting. Perfect choice, Cathie! The...
Are you one of those people who love giving your opinion, requested or not? Here’s a fun contest I just heard about. Bernina wants your opinion in their Faceplate Face-off contest on Facebook. They’ve invited some noted designers in the quilt world, including our very own Alex Anderson, to submit designs for the faceplate on...
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