Monthly Archives: February 2011

Did you ever wonder how to put those neutral batiks to work for you?

Since a trip to New York, our Editor, Jean Nolte has had her eye on Timeless Treasure’s Tonga Sugarplum collection of strips and squares.  She also likes the shy tones of their neutral batiks and wanted to use both together with her favorite accent … Continue reading

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Have you checked out the Quilts of Valor project and fabric collections?

If you like patriotic fabrics, you’ve got to check out these fabric companies and the collections they’ve put together for Quilts of Valor. They should be coming to a fabric store near you soon! At market in October 2010, nine fabric … Continue reading

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Have you heard of Shweshwe fabrics?

Our March/April Love of Quilting issue features a quilt made by Evelyn Young called Monkey Business. It is made from a fabric called Schweschwe, that has an interesting and amazing history. You have probably seen this fabric in historic and contemporary … Continue reading

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Color surprises!

I’ve finally decided what I’m doing for my Crayon challenge and to my surprise, my color choices are quite a bit different than what I started with! I’ve arranged and rearranged blocks and pieces of blocks, auditioning colors and arrangement. … Continue reading

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Friends and their opinions are priceless!

How do you work out a quilt design? My friends and I enjoy designing our own quilts.  We are traditional, practical, contemporary and eclectic—sometimes all at the same time! We all use our own techniques at home. Graph paper, sketching … Continue reading

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Check out the Video on the Civil War Ladies Quilt!

Check out the video by Jodie Davis, on the Civil War Sampler quilt, featured in the Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr and will wrap up in the May/June issues of Love of Quilting. Just click here to check it out! You are also welcome … Continue reading

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Everything old is new again—-with a little updating!

Have you noticed how some blocks are just plain timeless? They were designed way before we were quilting, and in some cases, before our grandmothers were quilting! Those blocks have been used through the years in all kinds of fabrics … Continue reading

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