Holidays Remembered by Clothworks featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts

Gift Exchange quilt designed & made by Dodi Poulsen. Used with permission from McCall’s Quick Quilts® magazine. ©2018 The Quilting Company. All Rights Reserved.

It’s that time of year again.  Make way for colder temps, longer nights, holiday celebrations, and hopefully some time at the sewing machine!   Looking for a new holiday-inspired quilt project?  Then check out Gift Exchange by Dodi Poulsen, made with the Clothworks line Holidays Remembered by Barb Tourtillotte, featured in the December/January 2019 McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Gift Exchange quilt designed & made by Dodi Poulsen. Used with permission from McCall’s Quick Quilts® magazine. ©2018 The Quilting Company. All Rights Reserved.

Quilt designer Dodi Poulsen combines strip piecing with unique color placement in this festive holiday quilt called Gift Exchange.  Find a quilt shop to stock up on remaining Holidays Remembered fabric by Clothworks before it runs out & pick up the December/January 2019 edition of McCall’s Quick Quilts.  You can even purchase the Gift Exchange quilt kit here, too!

Gift Exchange quilt designed & made by Dodi Poulsen. Used with permission from McCall’s Quick Quilts® magazine. ©2018 The Quilting Company. All Rights Reserved.

Happy Sewing!

American Made Brand Solids in Connect the Curves Quilt

Designed by Lori J. Miller. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Featured in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is another stunning quilt showing off basics by Clothworks fabric, the vibrant solid cottons of American Made Brand.  ‘Connect the Curves’ is designed by Lori J. Miller, who gives this Drunkard’s Path design a modern twist by mixing bold & bright solids with neutral grey from the AMB solid cotton palette.

American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Head online to American Patchwork & Quilting to view highlights from the December 2018 edition and follow them on social media:  facebook, Instagram @allpeoplequilt, Twitter @allpeoplequilt, and Pinterest @allpeoplequilt

Find a shop here to stock up on some American Made Brand solid basics, now in 87 colors, including 12 new brights that will surely add some pizzazz to your next project!

‘Give it a Twirl’ Quilt Featuring Impressions Basics

Give it a Twirl quilt designed by Denise Russell. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The bold and bright hues from the Impressions Moiré Basics collection by Clothworks add some pizzazz to the pinwheel blocks in the ‘Give it a Twirl’ Quilt featured in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.  Our friend Denise Russell of Pieced Brain Quilt Designs designed this quilt and you can visit her blog here to read more about it!  You can also find kits of this quilt on Quilt Addicts Anonymous, too!

Give it a Twirl quilt designed by Denise Russell. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Denise’s quilt design may appear complex, but rest assured, it is really simple and fun to construct!  So find a local quilt shop near you and stock up on some colorful Impressions Basics by Clothworks . Pick up a copy of the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and ‘Give it a Twirl’!  Or head to Quilt Addicts Anonymous to purchase the Give it a Twirl quilt kit using these bright Impressions Moiré fabrics.  Happy Sewing!

Quilt Mkt Recap: New AMB Cotton Solids + Quilt Inspiration!

American Made Brand solid cottons continue to fuel the creativity of many a quilter, sewist, and maker!  Clothworks debuted 12 new colors in a Bright & Fresh palette at Quilt Market 2018 in Portland.  These new colors certainly live up to their name and are guaranteed to energize your latest sewing project!  Look for them to deliver this July in your favorite local quilt shop.

Clothworks was also pleased to feature the gorgeous quilts by Maria Shell, on display in our booth at Quilt Market.  Bear Fence (shown in the middle of the pic below) and Hot Seat (on the right in the pic below) captivated the crowds at Quilt Market with their vibrant colors and dynamic piecing.

In case you missed Market, head to Maria’s blog, Tales of a Stitcher, to read about her creative process in making Bear Fence.  For more inspiration, follow this link to her book, Improv Patchwork- Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram, too!

And follow American Made Brand on Instagram & find a shop here to stock up on AMB solid cottons!

Ring in 2018 with Frenchie Pop Quilt in AMB Solids featured in Quilty Magazine!

American Made Brand solid cottons by Clothworks make the front cover of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Quilty Magazine in the adorable ‘Frenchie Pop’ quilt!  What’s even more exciting is ‘Frenchie Pop’ was designed and made by me, Stephanie DiCola!  Inspired by French Bulldogs and the colorful art of Andy Warhol, I challenged myself to use all 75 colors in the AMB Solid cotton palette to make this wall-hanging sized quilt.

Dog lover or not, ‘Frenchie Pop’ is sure to win the hearts of many with its cheery, bright color arrangement.  The same French Bulldog applique is repeated in 9 blocks using a different color combination per block to create this eye-catching quilt.  Read how to make this quilt by picking up a copy of the Jan/Feb 2018 edition of Quilty at your favorite newsstand.  And stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons by visiting your local quilt shop (find a shop here)!

 

AMB Solids in Spiked Pinwheels quilt: A Modern Approach to a Classic!

The vibrant colors of American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in another quilt in Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine. Spiked Pinwheels, by designer Melissa Dunworth, simply uses 2 contrasting solids from the AMB color palette to create this new take on a classic block design.  With 75 colors in the American Made Brand solids palette, you’re sure to find a color combination that speaks to you!

Find a local quilt shop here that stocks American Made Brand solid cottons and let the fun begin in choosing your colors!  Head to your preferred newsstand to pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine which is packed with colorful diagram instructions and helpful tips.  Soon, you’ll be making your own version of Spiked Pinwheels in no time!

Frou-Frou Quilt: Monday’s Washday in Quiltmaker Magazine

Monday’s Washday quilt by Heidi Pridemore featured in Fons & Porter’s Quiltmaker May/June 2017 issue,

Spotted in the May/June 2017 issue of Quiltmaker magazine is this charming quilt featuring Frou-Frou fabrics and trims, Monday’s Washday, by Heidi Pridemore.  Clothworks has been exclusively distributing fabrics and trims from the French fabric company, Frou-Frou Fabrics, for nearly a year now.  Monday’s Washday, with its mix of playful applique and pinwheel block piecing, is the perfect quilt to showcase the star, dot, gingham, and floral prints that Frou-Frou is known for!  On a closer look, the button embellishment used for the flower designs even matches the fabrics, too!

Head to Clothworks to look for a local quilt shop that carries Frou-Frou fabrics & trims.  Find the latest issue of Quiltmaker May/June 2017 issue at your favorite newsstand or head to this link to find the quilt pattern for Monday’s Washday.

Happy Sewing!

Fabric Inspiration: Wildflowers by Teresa Ascone

Shipping soon to a local quilt shop near you is the newest Clothworks release, Wildflowers, by designer Teresa Ascone.  Inspired by the natural beauty of Alaska, Wildflowers comes alive with prints ranging from swirling auroras, dazzling florals, and vivid nature motifs.  Who knew Alaska could offer so much color inspiration!!?

Teresa’s talented friend, Chris Francis, has been just as inspired by transforming the brilliant fabric designs of Wildflowers by Teresa Ascone, into all kinds of beautifully constructed projects, such as the wristlet wallets pictured above.  Chris and Teresa are excited to share these beautiful works of art.  Take a look below….

Wildflowers will surely add some pizzazz to your wardrobe with these accessory and garment project ideas!

How about sprucing up your home with some colorful Wildflowers creations too?

A quilt made of Wildflowers is a no-brainer, but how about an elegant chair and ottoman re-upholstered in it, too?!

Thank you Teresa and Chris for sharing pictures of these gorgeous creations in Wildflowers.  It’s one thing to admire the gorgeous fabric designs of Wildflowers by Teresa, but seeing it crafted into functional, stunning works of art by Chris takes it to a whole new level!

And before we leave you today, all of these brilliant crafty projects by Chris could not have sprung to life without her trusty sewing machine (almost 60 years old and a gift from her husband during their first Christmas together), a Singer 401a Slant needle pictured here:

Chris comes from a long line of sewists and quilters, with her grandmother recycling worn-out clothing into handmade quilts to keep the family warm during long, cold winters.  Born into a family that created things out of necessity taught Chris the fundamentals of sewing.  As Chris continued to pursue her craft, she learned to manipulate patterns and replicate sewing techniques to create professional-looking creations.  Throughout her sewing career- she has tackled upholstery projects and bridal- developing a knack to take a bride’s vision of her wedding gown and transform it into a work of art.  As she put it herself, “An artist may call it a craft, but I believe it to be art.  My palette is fabric and I love to put together the most unlikely.”

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Correction to QOV Finishing Instructions

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Thank you to all the quilters out there who have been quilting along and sharing images of your finished blocks for the AMB Mystery Block of the Month Quilt called ‘Our Land’.  Now that the BOM series has completed, we’ve received some feedback on the quilt finishing portion.

For the Quilts of Valor version, a cutting error was found on the first page of the finishing instructions under QOV Border Stars. In the cutting instructions for the colors marked as ‘C’, please cut 2″ squares, not 2 ½” squares as previously listed.

We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration that this may have caused.

Follow this link for the updated Quilts of Valor finishing instructions.

The QOV finishing instructions have also been updated in the previous blog post here.

We’d love to see how you finish your AMB Mystery Quilt!  Please share pics of your finished quilts on Instagram with the tag #AMBMystery or email info at Clothworks dot com.

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‘Our Land’- Quilts of Valor version pieced by Gayle Noyes & quilted by Loretta Orsborne

 

Blue Porcelain by Ellen Crimi-Trent in APQ

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Based on a design by AGF Studio. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Spotted in the April 2017 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting is a nifty office organizer project using the Clothworks fabric collection, Blue Porcelain, by designer Ellen Crimi-Trent.   Quilt tester, Laura Boehnke, made a color version using  Blue Porcelain for the project called Office Space, designed by AGF Studio. The original version is shown in the photo below.

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Based on a design by AGF Studio. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

American Patchwork & Quilting April 2017 is available now.  Head to this link to purchase before April 3rd, 2017.

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And head to the Clothworks online store directory to find a local quilt shop to pick up some Blue Porcelain before it’s gone!