Monthly Archives: July 2013

Smoky Mountain Quilters 34th Annual Quilt Show & Competition 2014

Date and location: May 23-25, 2014. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 PM; p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Cooper Athletic Center, Maryville College, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, Tenn. (MAP) Description: More than $6,000 awarded in prize money, small quilt sale, bedturning, special exhibit of quilts for Medal of Honor winners, vendors. $5 admission. Free…

Stitching Stars Quilt Show 2013

Date and location: October 18, 19 and 20, 2013; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. dailyWesterly Armory, 8 Dixon Street, Westerly Rhode Island (MAP) Description: Ninigret Quilters proudly presents “Stitching Stars,” an exhibition of more than 100 quilts. Made by our members, who range from novice to professional, these quilts span all techniques and genres of…

Walla Walla Vallley Quilt Festival 2013

Date and location: Sept 27-29, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. dailyWalla Walla Fairgrounds, 360 Orchard Street, Walla Walla, Wash. (MAP) Description: Crayon Adventure! is the theme of our 14th Annual Quilt Festival. Featured quilter is author and teacher, Maggie Ball. Quilts, block challenge, hourly demos, silent auction, quilt challenge, vendors, food court. $5 for…

Quilts Kalamazoo 2013

Date and location:October 12, 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and October 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground, 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, Michigan (MAP) Description: The Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilt Guild is hosting its biannual show celebrating everything great about quilting. Attendees will find 300+ quilts stitched by guild members, ranging from traditional patchwork…

Patriotic Quilts

IN THIS ISSUE Techniques Sew Easy: Making Bias Sew Easy: Bias Lettering Sew Easy: Quick Half-Square Triangle Units Sew Easy: Cutting Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles Sew Easy: Paper Foundation Piecing Feature Quilters Honor Soldiers with Quilts of Valor Projects Fleur Rouge Pattern  Digital Issue   Stars & Stripes Pattern Digital Issue   Valiant Eagle Pattern…

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Serge Ahead Quilt

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a quilted wedge table runner featuring modern quilt fabrics. Make a quilt-as-you-go table runner that’s reversible! Ellen March, Editor of Sew News, Sew It All, and Creative Machine Embroidery and host of PBS’ Sew It All, designed this piece for one of our Fons & Porter TV episodes.…

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Stormy Seas–Free Quilt Pattern

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a free quilt pattern. Dark blue diamond waves snake around square-in-a-square blocks. The illusion of movement without stitching a single curved seam is the appealing beauty of the Storm at Sea pattern. Size: 52″ × 64″ Rating: Intermediate ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web…

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Bunting, Blocks, and Balloons

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a baby quilt featuring neutral quilt fabrics. When you’re stitching BB-Before Baby-gender neutral prints work like a charm. Fussy-cut deer and bunny balloons and pyramids add character to this, already sweet, baby quilt. Finished Size: 43″ x 56″Finished Blocks: 6 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Bunting,…

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String of Stars

In 2011 Moda Fabrics launched a “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star quilt blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor in 100 days. A total of 1800 quilt blocks were needed, but Moda received 15,000! Marianne Fons pieced this patriotic quilt using some of the extra quilt blocks.…