*** Free pattern at the END.. guests are the really fun American Patchwork & Quilting Editors!
On this week’s American Patchwork & Quilting Talk Show the fun editors of the magazine (who ALL quilt) are giving out VIRTUAL HIGH FIVES to celebrate the magazine readers’ big (and small) accomplishments, love this!! The are sending out encourage to everyone to keep our online quilting communities a safe place for quilters to share their projects, ask questions, and learn new things. You know my group is!
They are also encouraging us to be proud of everything they make and stop the negative thoughts surrounding our own abilities.
The editors also explore some common questions people have when collecting and caring for antique quilts. They touch on the importance of history, how to date a vintage quilt, and tips for purchasing antique quilts. They also share personal stories of the antique quilts that really changed their lives. I love this part of the stories!
Then, editor Jody from Quilts and More magazine shares a sneak peek at the new Fall issue. She gives tips for working with T-shirt quilts, shares a hot new trend (hint, it’s denim!), and how bag-making just got easier! Pick up the latest copy of Quilts and More on newsstands now!
This is such a fun project called 'The Crossing Quilt'. It's a great way to bust some stash with 30 different Fat Eights (that is 1/2 of a Fat Quarter) or just use up scraps! Make the center all the same or go crazy with different ones. I like having the center the same color to pull it all together and solids are great for that!
I have Winners of the THREE Stands.. all have been emailed... and I'll list them below.. PLUS I want to share some of the creative ways you are going to use your Block stand to display!
The Winners are
Bonnie Definitely would display this in my sewing room and move it to the dining room table when I have book and quilting clubs! Might even put it near the front door to greet visitors as they come in--especially during the various seasons and holidays!
Beth F I would put this stand in the corner of my kitchen desk to hide the computer wires & outlet there, and to be able to enjoy my latest block all day (when I'm not sewing)!
Jackie S I would love to have this sitting on my Fireplace Mantel, can just picture all the seasonal and different Holiday blocks. OOOhhhh I can't wait!!
Now for Some Creative ways YOU plan to use the stands, either table top or hanging on the wall.
Ann - I would put it on the window of my sewing room as I look out at the river flowing by. I could see my Splendid blocks and mother nature all at one time. What could be better? Just love doing the Splendid Sampler blocks. Can hardly wait for each one to come. Thank you so much for all your efforts to make this fun, fun sew-along happen. You are a peach!
Nina - We have a large stone fireplace which takes up all of one living room wall and a large (and I mean large) painting on the other wall. So with doors and windows there is not a place for a quilted wall hanging of any sort. I would place the mini quilt on the fireplace mantel. Only space left LOL
Gail - I would display it in my kitchen because that is where all of my company visits. All want to know what I am working on and this would help to explain.
Kathy - I have a new studio I'm trying to organize and decorate....if I win the rack goes there to display a mini quilt that changes with each month.
Linda - I would put it in my office, close to the computer. This room is a little boring. Something fun to look at would be great!
Marian (New Zealand) - I live in a small flat, and space is limited, but I would sit the quilt hanger on my book case, facing away from the sun, so that in summer the quilt block can be seen from the path and anyone walking past can see my latest creation.
Dorothy - I would put it on my new recycled wood shelf that I bought at our Farmer's Market! Would look good with my pin cushions.
Sharon - I would put it on my Airstream window ledge where I sew. The mini quilt hanger is the perfect size when you live in a travel trailer. ;)
Kathy - It is sooooooo cute! I would put it by my bed so I could see my current masterpiece each morning as I woke up and each night as I went to bed!I love that you can move it anywhere you want a boost of inspiration
Phyllis - I would love to use this display on my living room mantel. To surprise my family & friends with each new block I create. Hopefully inspire my children to want to learn to sew/quilt.
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