In Love: Easy Technique Makes ‘Devoted’ Quilt

'Devoted' Quilt found in the May/June 2016 issue of Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly magazine.

Devoted quilt found in the May/June 2016 issue of Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly magazine.

Launching soon at the news stand, is the May/June 2016 edition of Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly magazine with a quilt geared for the ‘Devoted’.  Designed, constructed, and machine quilted by our fabulously talented quilting friends Anita Peluso, Rochelle Martin, and Loretta Orsborn, the ‘Devoted’ quilt uses fabric from the lovely vintage-inspired Clothworks collection called Devotion by Iron Orchid Designs.

devoted diagram

What may look to be a challenging quilt is surprisingly quite easy when you follow the step-by-step instructions and techniques to make the ‘Devoted’ quilt.  Machine applique makes this design a cinch!

devoted full quilt

Check out Fons and Porter soon to watch the video tutorial for the ‘Devoted’ Quilt.

Head here to find a local quilt shop to purchase some yardage of Devotion before it’s too late.

And pick up a copy at your trusted news stand of the new May/June 2016 edition of Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly magazine.

Quilting Quickly

Happy Sewing!

Jelly Roll Jazz Giveaway at Quilt Books & Beyond!


In promotion of the newest book release, Jelly Roll Jazz by Jean Ann Wright, Quilt Books and Beyond is hosting a giveaway for the book with precut strip rolls, too!

The Jelly Roll Jazz Giveaway is happening now through April 2, 2016.  3 winners will be randomly selected, and prizes include one free copy of the book Jelly Roll Jazz by Jean Ann Wright + precut 2.5″ strip rolls (as shown in the pic above).  Clothworks is one of the proud sponsors of this exciting event and has graciously donated 2 strip rolls (20 strips each) to be part of one of the prizes awarded to a lucky winner! (See above in pic #3, two strip rolls from the  Hummingbird Garden collection by Sadie).

Jelly Roll Jazz by quilt designer Jean Ann Wright looks like a nifty book for those quilters that enjoy working with precut strip rolls.  Nine unique projects are featured in the book with step-by-step instructions and easy to read diagrams to make it a snap completing a project in just a weekend!  Below is a sample of some of the quilt patterns featured:


Head to Quilt Books and Beyond to read more about the giveaway and enter for a chance to win or….head over to Landauer Publishing to order your copy of Jelly Roll Jazz by Jean Ann Wright, today!

Show & Tell: Terrific Tote Bag Pattern In Faithfully Yours Fabric

Faithfully Yours Tote Bag

Here’s some more sewing project inspiration made from the recent Clothworks release, Faithfully Yours by designer Barb Tourtillotte.  Just in time for the spring & summer seasons, a beautiful tote bag that’s roomy enough to carry your purchases from the farmers market, or lug your towel, sunscreen, and book to the beach or pool!  Our quilting friend Tina was so taken by this colorful fabric collection, she not only made a small quilt, but this practical tote bag, too!

Newport Tote

The Newport Tote bag pattern by Lazy Girl Designs was used to make Tina’s bag with the Faithfully Yours fabric.  An easy to follow pattern with color block features to mix & match coordinating fabric prints to create a unique, new look is further enhanced with an innovative handle design.

NewportTote 3 ways

Style, function, and beautiful Clothworks fabric combine to make the ultimate tote bag!  Thanks again Tina for sharing your creation with us.

Follow this link to find out where to buy the Newport Tote Pattern by Lazy Girl Designs.

Follow this link to find a shop to purchase some Faithfully Yours fabric by Clothworks before it flies off the shelf!

Happy Sewing!

Reminder- Worldwide Quilting Day is March 19th!


Just a reminder that tomorrow is Worldwide Quilting Day!

Support your local quilt shop and celebrate your love of quilting on Saturday, March 19th during Worldwide Quilting Day!  Although there’s an official list of participating quilt shops  involved in this year’s festivities, you can follow the Worldwide Quilting Day facebook page to see what other shops are posting about their store events for Saturday.  Don’t forget to share your photos and fun on social media using the hashtag #WWQuiltingDay.  Besides celebrating one of the best past times ever, as well as covorting with other kindred quilters, who knows, you might even have a chance to take part in a giveaway!

AMB Tiny Quilt Challenge Exhibit: Upcoming Shows Announced!


American Made Brand is thrilled to announce some great news about the Tiny Quilt Challenge Exhibit.  After making its debut at the Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario, CA in January, we’ve received a few inquiries on the where-about’s and what-next’s of this exhibit.  We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that the Tiny Quilt Challenge Exhibit will be crisscrossing the country from coast to coast and back again, exhibiting at 5 upcoming shows from August 2016 through June 2017!!

Tiny Quilt= Full Exhibit

The Tiny Quilt Challenge sponsored by American Made Brand— was fun and tiny (and easy to pack up and take on the road, too)!  Mark your calendars and start planning your trips as this exhibit is scheduled to travel to the following quilt shows below:

In 2016–

In 2017–

As much as we’d love to, the American Made Brand team have no plans to attend these shows (they are busy dreaming up the next cool AMB awesomeness).  Instead, we’d love to see your pictures of the Tiny Quilt Challenge Exhibit at these upcoming shows.  This is a great opportunity for you instagram folks to share your pictures with the tags-  @americanmadebrand and #proudlyamericanmade.

To keep up to date on the latest and greatest American Made Brand news, be sure to follow us on the web here.




Show & Tell: Some Inspiration for the Weekend

Faithfully Yours- Tina

Our quilting friend, Tina, emailed this stunning pic of one of her recent creations using the new collection from Clothworks by Barb Tourtillotte called Faithfully Yours!  Not only did Tina’s email brighten my day, but with the vibrant colors, gorgeous flowers, and inspirational sayings in the fabric prints in this collection, it gives me faith that Spring is just around the corner!

Tina followed no pattern to create this small pieced quilt top.  She simply added one of the coordinating tonal prints in Faithfully Yours for the sashing around the block print blocks, then added two borders.  Do you notice the yellow inner border fabric?  I love how Tina used the paw prints from Dogs & Doggies by Laurel Burch.  It works very nicely with the bright palette in the Faithfully Yours collection!

Well done, Tina!  Thank you for sharing your project with us.  Here’s hoping you feel sew inspired to create.  Head to this link to find a local quilt shop that stocks Faithfully Yours today.

Happy Sewing!

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Sew Expo 2016 – Puyallup, WA

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Check out this beautiful pic of the American Made Brand booth taken at this past weekend’s Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA!  It was wonderful meeting all of the lovely folks who stopped by our booth to get acquainted with American Made Brand!  Instagram could not be a better platform to capture the vibrance of these fabrics and showcase the fabulous projects made from these glorious solid cottons.  You might have noticed that The Works has recently added an Instagram feed in the sidebar of our blog.  With every visit to The Works, you can also catch a glimpse into the creative & inspirational world of American Made Brand!

Be sure to follow us @americanmadebrand on Instagram and tag your brilliant American Made Brand creations with @americanmadebrand or #proudlyamericanmade.

American Made Brand, not just made here, but grown here!