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International Quilt Market Photos

Attending International Quilt Market is always a highlight of the season. Having the opportunity to speak with pattern designers, seeing what they have new, and the chance to renew friendships with those in the industry.

Again for the Spring 2010 Market, I have taken photographs of the pattern designers booths who we represent online. You can see these photos by selecting the tab “Quilt Market Photos” at the top of the page. Additionally, if you see something in the photo that you would like to shop for, just select the designers name under the photo to see their complete product catalog.

Newest Social Network Gadget Revealed Tomorrow!

AF Enterprises has done it again. Unique, “gotta-have” innovations are their specialty and this year is no exception. If you have taken advantage of their past releases you will certainly want to do so again.

AF Enterprises will unveil their new state-of-the-art Quilters Visual Social Network April 1st. The latest technology can be found in their new versatile, planet friendly, always ready QLCD. You really won’t want to live without it and you don’t have to! Best enjoyed when your friends have one too. Be sure to check Quilter’s Warehouse tomorrow for all the details.

Just Like Sunshine by Toadusew Designs will use your scraps, or grab a bunch of fat quarters.  Four sizes are included, from Baby to Queen.  The quilt is strip pieced and should go together quickly.

Just Like Sunshine

If, after you make this quilt, you like this designer, you might want to try another by Toadusew.  Garden Gate would be a good choice.  You don’t need to be very experienced to make this quilt but it’ll look impressive when you are finished.  The blues and tans look pretty as shown, or try rose and greens, or gold and cream, or…
Garden Gate

Garden Gate

Summer Fun by QuiltWoman is new this week.  Here’s an on-point layout that doesn’t require you to sew setting triangles.  Try reversing the white and black fabrics for a different look. 

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

And if you like this method of making an on-point quilt another one to try is Contra Dance by QuiltWoman.  Again, you will not need to sew any setting triangles.  What a great way to make your first on-point quilt.  This pattern includes instructions for six sizes, from Baby to King.  Fair warning, if you like this designer you are going to be sewing forever – so many, many patterns from which to choose!

Contra Dance

Contra Dance

These were just to get you started; try any other new pattern and then explore all the patterns by that designer.  Oh,  the patterns you will find!

A sneak peek at new items.

These quilt patterns will be new later this week at Quilters Warehouse.                                  

Card Tricks All Around is a twist on the traditional ‘card trick’ block.  Almost all quilts change with the fabric choices you make, but this one looks like it would change dramatically.   It looks very pleasing with the monochromatic fabrics – even more closely matched fabrics would be interesting.  Wildly different colors would change the look entirely.  How about a wall hanging for a new college student in the school’s colors?


Card Tricks All Around

The Blue Cross Quilt will use up your scraps, or it works great with Jelly Rolls.  (mmm, brb, gotta refill the coffee n get a jelly donut)  Wouldn’t it be fun too make this quilt for that same college student with the same college colors.  It would be the perfect throw for the end of the bed, and it’d be great to take along to the football games.  A little piece of home while they are away.

The Blue Cross Quilt

Any new babies expected, or already here?  Baby Elephant Walk would make a great gift.  And no need to choose a pink or blue color scheme.  It’s works for either.  This is a paper pieced pattern – looks like a good one to learn with – you’ll get practice with the same shape.  The warning says it could be addictive!

Baby Elephant Walk


Ready to learn a new technique? You’ll learn to thead paint with Painted Wreath.  You can test run all those decorative stitches on your sewing machine that you haven’t tried yet.  You can also add embellishments. Go for it!!  If you like it this pattern could be used to make a wreath for each season.

Painted Wreath

 There’ll be more new items later this week… USB wallet (sounds cute), a Carol Hopkin’s mini- quilt for your scraps, a table runner, and more. Enjoy!

The cats are back…

… and there’s an elephant chasing them!

9 Lives is a wild looking quilt designed by Phil & Lisa Girard of Tivoli Quilt Creations. You’ll be able to use up even your tiniest scraps. Make a few single cats and they’d make an interesting grouping on the wall in a child’s room. Make all nine cats and you’ll have a fun lap quilt. Just the kind that a child would love to look at and “explore” when they are having some quiet time or laying down for a nap. It’d be fun to make up names for each of the “crazy cats.”

9 Lives

But look out… here comes the elephant! This wall hanging is done in reverse applique but no need to do any of it by hand. Quite a dramatic looking elephant.


Wonder what she’d look like with painted toenails?

Enough with the animals – here’s a Christmas project. Christmas Express is an advent calender. Each car on the train, including the locomotive, is a pocket ready to hold a small surprise for the countdown. If you have any scraps left after making those cats, they’ll be put to good use here.

Christmas Express

Now that your scraps are used up, grab a bunch of fat quarters and here’s a simple quilt… Reversible Lap Quilt should make up quick. There are even quilting designs included so there’ll be no hesitation to finish while you try to figure out what’s the “best” way to quilt the project.

Reversible Lap Quilt

Lots of choices for the two sides: light/dark, winter/summer, spring/fall, bold/muted, cats/dogs… hey, who let the animals back in?!

Next, for a challenge and a stunning finish, try Serpentine. Again, with the scraps. Designers Phil & Lisa Girard say it’s not as hard as it looks, but they agree, it’s stunning.


These should keep you busy for a while, but they are just a few of the many, varied designs by our featured designer, Trivoli Quilt Creations. There are also a few more advent calendars, tote bags, full size quilts, and more. Check out all of their projects and all of the other designer’s quilt patterns at QuiltersWarehouse.

Variety is the Spice of Life

New this week at QuiltersWarehouse is quite a variety of patterns. . . applique, paper foundation, punchneedle, pieced, wallhangings, baby quilts, lap quilts, a table runner, a full size quilt and a book for Moda’s Layer Cakes.

This Stars and Stripes Runner is a paper foundation pattern. Looks great this way, but you could use Christmas fabrics too and make a holiday decoration.

Stars and Stripes Runner

And while you are in a holiday sewing mood, here’s Snow Globe, a needle punch project. It finishes 3″ x 3″ and would make a great gift. Make several! Cools you off just looking at it, doesn’t it?

Snow Globe

Have you sampled any layer cakes yet? They do look delicious and now here’s a book with 8 patterns especially for layer cakes. It’s The Sweet Life from Anka’s Treasures. The patterns were designed by Heather Mulder and sweetness is promised.

The Sweet Life

3 Little Baskets from Quilted Closet is a reverse applique wallhanging. This is a fun, fast and easy project. Use all the same fabrics for the baskets or three different, coordinating fabrics. Do the same with the backgrounds. DIfferents threads, the same… the variations are endless.

3 Little Baskets

And for a pieced pattern… Triple Expresso – Hop, Skip & Jump. It’s just what the name suggests and more! Three blocks, three different layouts for three different looks. Make any size from crib to King.

Triple Expresso

There are lots more new patterns this week. Check them all out at