Monthly Archives: January 2011


Some things in life ARE free!!

We just can’t pass up sharing this great value, from our sister magazine, with our readers. Quilter’s Home if offering a free e-book for download! Yes- it’s free— Just click here! Modern quilting, as they call it, are simple and easy projects for your home that can be completed on our busy modern time schedules.…

Springtime in the Carolinas

Sponsor:                        Rutherford Quilt Guild, Inc. Dates:                            April 15 – 17, 2011 Location:                        Isothermal Community College                                      Student Union/Gymnasium                                      286 ICC Loop Road (off Route 74 By-Pass)                                      Spindale, NC  28160 Show Name:                   “Springtime in the Carolinas” President of Guild:          Sandy Chambers Publicity Chairperson:     Nadine Moore Website:              Email Contact:    


How do you work out a quilt design?

A design wall is a great tool. I know I’ve talked about it before, but it bears repeating, especially in this stage of the quiltmaking process. I’m more visual, so seeing the colors together, rearranging them, switching out colors, and staring them down really tells me how they will look together. For my turquoise crayon…


Quilty Launches Today!

It’s here, it’s here! I imagine launching a business or a website or a new quilting show online is kind of like giving birth, only there are fewer surgical gloves and less screaming. Quilty launches today, and there are no nurses or whacks on the back, but there is a feeling of joy, of fear,…


Sneak Peek at one of the quilt projects for the Alaskan Cruise!

We are really excited about our next cruise—to Alaska May 21–28—especially our Editor, Jean Nolte, who has been working on a great quilt for the occasion! On a trip to New York City last spring,  Emily Cohen, at Timeless Treasures teased us with their new Tonga Treats strips and squares. When Jean started designing a…


Are you color challenged?

I’ve been working on the guild color challenge that I blogged about last week, and auditioning my turquoise crayon with some of my fabrics. I am also remembering the best workshop I’ve  gone to on color—by Karen K. Stone. She asked us to take a range of fabrics we might use for one of her…


Arianna’s Garden

The pattern for Arianna’s Garden, featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Easy Quilts, can be easily adjusted for size. Use this multiple size chart to make this quilt right for you.


Free Strip Quilt Pattern – Garden of Simple Delights

Love batik quilt patterns and free quilt patterns? This is the quilt for you! This free strip quilt pattern is featured in the Easy Quilts Spring 2011. Highlighting quilt strips and bright colors, this free quilt pattern comes together with ease. Simple construction and even easier quilt piecing makes this batik quilt pattern a favorite…


Free Traditional Quilt Pattern – Fine Squares

This free traditional quilt pattern is the perfect lap or throw quilt for the quilter who looks a quilt that fit their traditional taste. Featuring bold lines, this quilt will stand out in any room. Featured in the Spring 2011 Issue of Easy Quilts. For instructions on how to create Fine Squares, please click on…


Free Traditional Quilt Pattern – Winter’s Migration

This free traditional quilt pattern has a unique look that you won’t forget anytime soon. Perfect for the quilter looking for something a bit more unique than most traditional quilt patterns, this quilt features a stunning border you are sure to love. Featured in the Spring 2011 Issue of Easy Quilts. For instructions on how…


Free Quilt Pattern – Windfall

This stunning free quilt pattern uses various sizes of fabric strips to create a gorgeous finished product that is perfect for adorning your bed. This scrappy quilt project is perfect for using up some of the leftovers in your stash. Featured in the Spring 2011 Issue of Easy Quilts. For instructions on how to create…