Quilters Newsletter December 2010/January 2011
It's holiday time and Quilters Newsletter is giving you many gifts of news, history, techniques, and patterns–you're sure to find the perfect present or project tucked inside. Our Readers' Quilt Show offers a double dose of history and holiday cheer in the beautiful red and green quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's collection. We continue our 300 Words about Quilting, where four QN readers tell their stories of how they found encouragement in their animal friends. Our Meetin' Place artist Jane Zillmer talks about her inspiration, contest quilts, and her belief that sewing and nursing go hand in hand. Love the gorgeous cover quilt, Fire and Ice? It's easier than you think to learn to draft your own flying geese flames. Our cover girl, Claudia Pfeil, shows you how! We reach the end of our historical fiction series, Sarah: A Story in Stitches, and offer a pattern for one of the quilts mentioned in the story. Frieda Anderson's Workshop on fast-fused Christmas trees will have you stitching up your own artsy version in no time. Joy-Lily's slice, swap and stitch technique yields easy six-pointed star blocks for a Hanukah quilt that sparkles.
Chase away the winter blues with patterns like Aurora by Chloe Anderson and Colleen Reale, All That Glitters by Joanie Holton, Wonder of Winter by Jason Yenter, or Northwoods Snowflake by Scott Hansen. Decimate your scrap stash with Irene Berry's Teasel quilt or challenge yourself with Gayle McKay's Feathered Dahlia or Sarah Fielke's Flock Together. Finally, we start the new 2011 mystery quilt, Garden Delight. While the original is made from Nancy Mahoney's charming feedsack prints, we offer lots of suggestions for picking out the fabrics you like best. This new six-part series is sure to keep you guessing until the very end!