Monthly Archives: March 2012


Cindy Lou’s Wall

There is a woman in my life. It’s time to tell the world! Her name is Cindy and she is the Sewing Specialist for LOQ and Floor Director on set when we film Love of Quilting. Cindy — or “Cindy Lou” as I like to call her — is part lifesaver, part saint, part taskmaster,…

Champlain Valley Quilters' Guild 30th Annual Quilt Show

Date and location: 10/21/2012 – 10/22/2012 –  Sat., 10am -5pm ; Sun., 10am-4pm Champlain Valley Quilters’ Guild 30th Annual Quilt Show – “Vermont Traditions”The Field House, 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne, Vermont ( about a mile from Shelburne Museum) (MAP)Contact: Barbara or visit Description: Fabulous array of contemporary and traditional quilts • Silent auction • Crafts for sale •Vendors•…


Vase of Flowers

Lori Smith lives in Minnesota and is an artist, designer, author and quilting instructor. She combines hand appliqué with machine piecing to create her stunning designs. Size: 12½” square (includes binding) Skill level: Intermediate To view a slideshow of Lori Smith, and to view her video interview with Mary Fons, visit our Quilt with the…

Quilts in the Mill

Date and location: October 5-7, 2012 Prallsville Mills on Route 29 in Stockton, New Jersey (MAP) Event description: The Courthouse Quilters will present their 10th Quilts in the Mill show October 5-7, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a day surrounded by over 200 beautiful handmade quilts stunningly displayed in the historic setting of…

F&P 3600

Free weekend for March 23-25!

This weekend, enjoy a  free weekend at !  March 23-25, you have 3 days to watch over 1,000 quilting videos completely free.   So sign up and start viewing, Visit No coupon code required but must use the specific URL. _ This is a great chance to check out shows!_   Quilt Out Loud, Quilt…


A Sprinkle of Spring Quilt – Wall Hanging

Make this cheery wall hanging quilt pattern for your favorite gardener. It’s fun to make with a combination of piecing and machine appliqué. Finished Size: 47″ × 47″ Blocks: 13 (8″) pieced quilt blocks 8 (8″) Pennsylvania Tulip quilt blocks 4 (8″) Watering Can quilt blocks From our Quilt Shop: Get the Quilt Classroom DVD…


Geese Around the Square Quilt

The fabrics used in Monique Dillard’s quilt depict the distinctive countryside charm found in the south of France. Make this stunning free flying geese quilt pattern like Monique’s or in a colorway of your choice. Flying geese quilts are popular with many quilters and we know that when looking at this sweet quilt, you will…


Eccentric Star Quilt

This modern-looking quilt is actually an antique from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s easy to assemble using paper foundation piecing. Imagine this quilt in your favorite color combination — wouldn’t it look great in red, white, and blue? Size: 73″ × 82″Blocks: 56 (9″) blocks Skill level: Intermediate.


Cottage Garden Quilt

The fabrics in this free floral quilt are perfect for spring or summer. The simple appliqué blocks are easy to make using fusible web and machine appliqué. Made of five simple quilt blocks, you are going to love making this beautiful pattern for any room in your home. Don’t you just love spring quilts? Finished…



Nancy Mahoney has created a time-worn look with a simple basket block. She used low contrast fabrics for the background to make her blue baskets stand out. Size: 56″ × 56″Blocks: 9 (12″) blocks Skill level: Intermediate To learn more about the designer of this quilt, visit our Designers Page.


Spring Garden Delight

We fell in love with this quilt the minute we saw it. A medallion effect is created by the interesting setting of pieced blocks, Hourglass Units, and center appliqué block. Size: 393⁄8″ × 393⁄8″Blocks: 8 (7½”) pieced blocks1 (7½”) appliqué block Skill level: Intermediate To learn more about the designer of this quilt, visit our…


Stars on the Prairie

Diane Tomlinson loves to design quilts! She used quick piecing methods to speed up the assembly process for her Trip Around the World and Star blocks. If dark prints aren’t “your thing,” try this design in different colors and shades that suit your style. Size: 88½” × 88½”Blocks: 13 (13½”) Star blocks 12 (13½”) Trip…


Pinwheels Plus

Marianne used fabrics from her stash to make this great quilt for an injured soldier through the Quilts of Valor Foundation. She’s passionate about this organization which is committed to presenting all combat service members and veterans with a patriotic quilt. Visit the Quilts of Valor website to learn more about this foundation and how you can help…


Milky Way

Milky Way is a tessellating pattern, which means it is tiled or interlocking. Although you can clearly see stars, there is no actual star block in this quilt. The stars appear only after you join the units together. Trade 2½”-wide and 4½”-wide strips with your friends for more fabric variety. This quilt is Fat Quarter…