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!

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!

AMB Fabric featured in Summer 2018 Quilts and More magazine!

Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved

American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in a pieced pillow project in the Summer 2018 edition of Quilts and More™ magazine.

The Stitch & Switch Pillow designed by Corey Yoder is inspired by traditional barn quilts, adapted to fit pillow size.  The perfect project for a quilter who needs something quick and easy to satisfy their quilting fix! Shown below is a version of the pillow in a traditional color scheme.

Based on a design by Corey Yoder. Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The Stitch & Switch Pillow design is so versatile, quilt tester Martha Gamm gave it a completely different feel with the nautical-inspired, navy blue & white color scheme using American Made Brand cotton solids, as shown below.

Based on a design by Corey Yoder. Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Head to All People Quilt to download the Summer 2018 edition of Quilts and More™ magazine   or pick up a copy of this magazine, due to hit your favorite newsstand, next week on April 24 through July 24th, 2018.  And most importantly, support your LQS (Local Quilt Shop) by stocking up on American Made Brand solids.

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!

AMB Solids Make the Cover Quilt on Modern Quilts Unlimited Issue #21!

American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in the newest issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and even on the front cover!   Cityscape, by designer Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, makes exquisite use of the AMB solids neutral color palette in this lap-size quilt pieced with 2 ½” strips.  For added drama, a thin strip in a neutral floral print accents the AMB solid strips in this stunning diamond block design.

Head to your local quilt shop to stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons, and pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine at your favorite newsstand.  Follow step-by-step instructions and special sewing techniques to make your very own version of Cityscape.

 

 

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Putting It All Together

blog_finalNow that all 9 blocks of the Our Land American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt have been revealed, it’s time to put them all together!

When we launched the AMB Mystery BOM series last spring, we gave suggestions for 2 unique color schemes using American Made Brand solid fabrics for piecing the blocks.  As Clothworks & American Made Brand are proud supporters of 2 charities, Quilts of Valor and Quilts for Kids, Inc., we thought the AMB Mystery Quilt was a perfect opportunity to make a quilt for each charity.

For finishing instructions for the Quilts for Kids quilt, follow this link.

For finishing instructions for the Quilts of Valor quilt, follow this link.

For inspiration, take a look at these finished quilts below:

Quilts for Kids quilt by Nancy Lacey

‘Our Land’- Quilts for Kids version quilt pieced by Nancy Lacey of Quilts for Kids, Inc.

 

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

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

Find all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

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.

 

 

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun: Winners!

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Prizes for the AMB Mystery Quilt BOM #9 winners

A big thanks to all who shared their beautiful AMB Mystery Quilt entries for Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun.  We received many entries for the final block in the Our Land Mystery BOM series.  In addition to the blocks posted on Monday, we also received the following entries from Carolyn Walsh and Laura Johnson seen here:

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Before we announce the winners, many thanks to those who followed the AMB Mystery BOM quilt.  Even if you jumped in halfway during the series, or were with us from the start, we greatly appreciate you following our BOM and sharing your lovely block creations with everyone here in the blogosphere!

And now for the winners of Block 9…..

Jennifer Barnes:

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Michelle Stachowiak:

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and

Lori Ferrari-McCoy:

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Congratulations!  I’ll be contacting you through email to confirm shipping details for your prizes!

Stay tuned  next Monday for another post about the AMB Mystery Quilt.

Remember to share your blocks on Instagram tagged with #AMBmystery , or email a pic directly to us: info at Clothworks dot com .

Here’s a list of all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

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.

 

 

AMB Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9 Round-up- Lean Toward the Sun:

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January is coming to an end and so is the final block of the month of the AMB Mystery Quilt- Block 9 Lean Toward the Sun.  Need a spot of sunshine to cheer you up from the winter gloom?  Look no further and admire these beautiful sunflower blocks shared by our talented quilters!  From top to bottom row, left to right: Row 1- Jennifer Barnes, Mary Sekula, Sue Pecotte; Row 2- Eileen, Lori Ferrari-McCoy, Patty Dudek; Row 3- Eileen, Michelle Stachowiak, and Jennifer Stevenson.  Thank you ladies for sharing your gorgeous blocks.  There’s still one more day to share your Block 9 entry for a chance to win some fun AMB prizes!  Be sure to share photos of your finished Block 9 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .  We’ll post the winners of this month’s block on Wednesday February 1st, so stay tuned until then.

Find all 9 blocks of the Our Land Mystery BOM below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

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.

 

 

American Made Brand Mystery BOM Quilt: Block 9- Lean Toward the Sun: Sunflower Growing Tips

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CC Image ‘Sunflowers’ courtesy of Flickr user Karsun Designs

Can you believe that in less than two months, Spring will officially begin?  As we keep warm inside during the Winter working on the Lean Toward the Sun AMB Mystery Quilt block, now is the time to also start planning a garden.  The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been a trusted companion through the years for many farmers, gardeners, and green thumbs alike.  Perhaps this is the year to add some cheery sunflowers to your garden.  Besides cultivating happiness, and a tasty sunflower seed snack, they’ll attract pollinators– a bonus for the environment!  Follow this link to read about sunflower planting & growing tips and much more!

If you’re just tuning into the Our Land Mystery BOM here on the Works, please find all 9  blocks in the links below:

Find Block 9 “Lean Towards the Sun” here.

Find Block 8 “Leaves of Change” here.

Find Block 7 “Growing Season” here.

Find Block 6 “Canyonlands” here.

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.

For a chance to win some great prizes, be sure to share photos of your finished Block 9 on Instagram with the tag #AMBmystery, or email your picture to: info at Clothworks dot com .