American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 6- Canyonlands Block Entries

From left to right- Top Row: Patty Dudek, Jennifer Barnes, Vera Patterson; Middle Row: Mary Sekula, Michelle Stachowiak; Bottom Row: Cynthia Pugh, Carolyn Walsh, Jennifer Stevenson

Welcome back to another installment of American Made Mystery BOM Mondays here on the Works!  Happy Halloween and happy end of the month to you.  Since it’s the last day of October, it’s perfect timing to show off the Block 6 entries we’ve received so far.  I must say, this month’s entries have really been inspiring as far as the color goes.  Similar to the unique color combinations found in the natural scenic beauty of the canyons, it seems that all of the participants for this month’s BOM entries interpreted their blocks using some really gorgeous color choices.  Well done, everyone, and many thanks to all who shared their blocks!

If you love to burn the midnight oil, there is still a little bit of time left to share your finished Block 6 for a chance to win some great prizes.  Be sure to share your photo on Instagram tagged #AMBmystery or email your picture to info at Clothworks dot com — no later than 3 pm Pacific Daylight Time today!  We will announce the winners & reveal the prizes in tomorrow’s blog post.  Good luck!

Download the PDF pattern for  Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous 5 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

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Show & Tell: AMB Solids in ‘Referenced Materials’ Quilt

img_5786Jill & Marny, designers for Modern Quilt Relish, an independent quilt pattern design company, recently shared these pics of their newest creation made from American Made Brand solid cottons.  Their exquisite quilt, entitled ‘Referenced Materials’, was just installed at the Ames Public Library in Ames, Iowa in honor of a new renovation.  This quilt was specifically designed for the new space.

img_5787 What a truly stunning piece of artwork, and an honor to see the gorgeous solid cottons from the American Made Brand palette used in this creation!  In keeping with their modern aesthetic, Jill & Marny’s quilt, ‘Referenced Materials’ , is an exercise in minimalism with a mix of the unexpected!  Read more about the quilt installation process, as well as view more breathtaking photos of this beautiful work of art on the Modern Quilt Relish blog.  And be sure to poke around a bit on their blog to see their nifty quilt patterns, too!

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 6 Canyonlands: Quilts For Kids

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Have you wondered about the “Quilts for Kids” connection to the AMB Mystery Quilt? Quilts for Kids is a wonderful organization founded specifically to wrap kids in need in the love of a special quilt. Kids who receive quilts are hospitalized and facing life-changing illnesses, or have suffered from abuse. QFK founder Linda Arye knew she wanted to use her quiltmaking talent to help kids – even total strangers – and knew she could find other quilters who felt the same way. 16 years later, over 200,000 children have received quilts worldwide! To support this wonderful cause, we designed a version of the Mystery Quilt that will meet QFK size guidelines. We will post the finishing instructions for this version, which you can make in any colors you choose, at the end of the challenge next February. We hope some of our quilters will choose to donate their quilts! Even if you’d like to hold onto your Mystery Block quilt or donate it to another cause, please consider the Quilts for Kids mission for your next charitable quilting project!

Clothworks, parent company of American Made Brand, was just recently featured in the Quilts for Kids Fall Newsletter, as we just shipped a truckload of fabric donations!  Check out this nice feature post below:

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Find  Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 6 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

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Clothworks New Collection: All Afloat by Natalie Bird

One of Clothworks‘ newest designers, Natalie Bird, has been super busy lately!  We spotted on Natalie’s Instagram these adorable patchwork and applique quilts she’s been making from her newest Clothworks collection, All AfloatAll Afloat is due to deliver this Winter 2017, and as the collection name suggests, the theme is all things that float- clouds, hot air balloons, feathers, even flying fish, are just some of the sweet motifs that will ‘float your boat’ in this whimsical collection!

 

Plan to order soon, before All Afloat goes up, up, and away……..!

Pretty little tents… #thebirdhouse #allafloat #clothworks

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American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 6 Canyonlands: Photo Inspiration for Canyonlands Block

CC Image “Canyonlands National Park, Utah" courtesy of Jonathan Brenner on Flickr

Canyonlands National Park, Utah” courtesy of Jonathan Brenner
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Ochre walled canyons, deep gorges slashed with sapphire-blue streams, diamond stars and sizzling sunsets … the most exaggerated descriptions fail to capture the beauty of the American southwest. Experience it for yourself through the lens of photo blogger Mark Capurso. A native of New York state, Mark moved to Arizona in 2003 and was inspired to document his travels through his new home after an extraordinary desert spring bloom in 2005.

Find  Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 6 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

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Fall Feast Quilt Dazzles in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

Based on a design by Kate Colleran. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. 2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Fall’s Falling Leaves quilt – Based on a design by Kate Colleran. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Autumn is a upon us and my, what a quilt to feast your eyes on!  Clothworks fabric collection Fall Feast by designer Barb Tourtillotte is featured in the new edition of American Patchwork & Quilting, December 2016!  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used the Fall Feast collection to make her version of Kate Colleran’s Paved in Color quilt.  The original version in solids is shown below.

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Paved in Color by Kate Colleran, the original quilt inspiration for Fall’s Falling Leaves quilt. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Head to your LQS or favorite retailer to pick up a copy of the December issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, out now on news stands.  Head to the All People Quilt website to see the Fall’s Falling Leaves quilt project and much more from the December 2016 issue.

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Happy Sewing!

 

 

American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 6 Canyonlands: Native American Quilts

The photo above shows unnamed Mescalero Apache members of “The Sewing Society” working on a quilt in 1916, along with missionary Katherine Arthur and her baby (far left).

The photo above shows unnamed Mescalero Apache members of “The Sewing Society” working on a quilt in 1916, along with missionary Katherine Arthur and her baby (far left).

Need a little inspiration for your Canyonlands block? Here is a gallery of quilts influenced by traditional Native American artwork. Some are made by quilters with Native American heritage, others by admirers of our land’s earliest cultures. Many of these quilts copy pottery and weaving designs or reference landscapes.

Early quilts by Native Americans, like those of many thrifty women across the country, were made of feed sacks and clothing scraps, transforming discards into items of beauty and utility. Montana quilter Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson said she would dream the colors of her quilts.

Find  Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 6 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

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American Made Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 6- Canyonlands + Winners of Block 5

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Mysterious, majestic canyons make an appearance in Mystery Block 6.  Our suggested colors bring to mind the canyons of the American Southwest.  However, inspirational canyons exist throughout our land.  Maybe your quilt will reflect the amazing gorges (and waterfalls!) of upstate New York?  The Big Bend area of Texas?  The powerful, power-generating Columbia River gorge?  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Download the PDF pattern for  Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.  For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 6 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .

 If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find the previous 4 blocks in the links below:

Find Block 5 “Amongst The Trees” here.

Find Block 4 “The Mountains Are Calling” here.

Find Block 3 “In Every Desert Hides a Well” here.

Find Block 2 “The Most Perfect Hill” here.

Find Block 1 “View From the Shore” here.

Clothworks is proud to support Quilts For Kids, the Quilts of Valor Foundation, and our country’s economy.  American Made Brand cotton solids are not just made here; they’re grown right here in the USA.

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