Monthly Archives: February 2012

Easy Quilts Summer 2012 Contest

This issue’sContest Question: Are you interested in Reproduction Fabrics? Enter to win great prizes worth over $350! Prize List:   Blue Hill FabricsFabric Collection       MadeiraAerofil Quilt Box       Official Rules: Enter is FREE and must be received before May 15, 2012. One entry per person. The winner will be randomly chosen from…

Quilts From the Heart of Berks

Date and location: October 19, 2012 9-5 p.m. October 20, 2012 9-5 p.m.Designer’s Place at VF Outlet Center 801 Hill Ave., Reading, Pennsylvania (MAP) Featured At Show: Hoffman Challenge Quilt – Clothing & Accessory Collection Vendors Silent Auction of Small Quilts to benefit Berks Women in Crisis and Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County…

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New York State of Mind, Part I.

I secreted off to NYC this weekend to spend time with my sister and it was glorious. We danced, we ate, we shopped. I saw friends, I slept in, I even worked a little. There are also several items to share with you, sweet Quilty reader. Let’s take a look at what we harvested from…

The Art of Comfort Quilt Show

Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild presents “The Art of Comfort Quilt Show”March 16, 17, 18, 2012 Location: Village Inn Golf and Conference Center 6205 Ramada Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 Hours: 3/16 Fri. 10:00-7:00, 3/17 Sat. 10:00-6:00, and 3/18 Sun.1:00-4:00 We will have quilts on display, vendors, a boutique, silent auction, and a Red & White…

Celebrate! Quilt Camp & Show

Join us for our premier quilt camp and show in the cool mountains of Flagstaff, AZ! June 25-28, 2012. Classes and events at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, Arizona. (MAP) Daily classes with national and regional quilt teachers including Patrick Lose, Carmen Geddes, Nancy Gilliland, Tammy Kelly, Julie Hocker, Robin Sruoginis, Linda…

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My Little Churn Dash…And “Emeralds!”

High up on the ferry boat, in the bitter cold… My little Churn Dash is quilted, bound, and complete! And my mittens and earmuffs totally match! Ain’t she a beaut? And you all were so very helpful and thought-provoking when I asked you how to finish “Emeralds” a few months ago. Well, I actually eschewed…

Project Rack

I use a clothes-drying rack to hang the quilting projects I am currently working on. I use the dowel racks to hang the pieces or blocks that I have finished and pressed. That way, they don’t get wrinkled and I can keep all the fabrics for a project pressed and together. It is portable also…

Digital Storage

Whenever I find an article or pattern in a magazine, I scan it onto a dedicated USB thumb drive. I can always find the special pattern or article and then make a hard copy to use. Saves paper and space.

Design Wall

In our house we have by-pass doors on the closets (bedroom/sewing room). These have a metal track, which is covered by a metal trim. I attached sticky backed loop and hook tape to the underside of this trim and the softer fuzzy side to a large piece of flannel (had to staple it on as…

Board Cover Rescue

Have you ever bought an ironing board cover and it doesn’t quite fit your ironing board? I fixed that problem. Cut a 3″ strip of fabric long enough to sew to the edge of the new ironing board cover. Then fold one of the long edges over about 1/2″ and put a drawstring between the…

Pencil Holder

Use a toothbrush holder to keep mechanical pencil and refill chalk/leads together. I use different holders for my different pencils. This way I can easily refill or change colors of chalk or lead if needed.

Pattern Protection

To keep all my patterns together in one place I place each pattern in a plastic page protector/clear cover and sort them by type of quilt pattern in a large 3-ring binder. I unfold the smaller patterns or separate the pages into their own page protector. I also have a separate binder for each of…