Fresh Batiks® Featured in 2 Fab Quilts!

Top Right: Rockstar- Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Top Left: Labyrinth by Janice Averill from Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are featured in 2 quilting magazines that just shipped! Labyrinth by Janice Averill is sampled in vibrant and cool watercolor Fresh Batiks® Minerals in purples, blues and greensHer quilt is featured in the Fall issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.  Constructed from Flying Geese blocks, there is a handy tutorial under the Basic Lessons portion of the magazine offering an easy tutorial on how to quickly piece Flying Geese blocks.

Labyrinth by Janice Averill. From Quiltmaker’s Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are also featured in the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke combined these striking colors from the Fresh Batiks® Minerals and Botanica collections to create a single star design. 

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

Laura’s color option is based on a full quilt called Rock Star by Tonya Alexander (shown below).

 

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

 

Rock Star uses contrasting color palettes to showcase the stars formed by the rail fence piecing, making Clothworks Fresh Batiks® the perfect fabric choice. 

Pick up the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® at your favorite quilt shop through early October.  Visit American Patchwork & Quilting online for more quilting inspiration, too!

 

Also find Quilts from 100 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in your favorite local quilt shop now and visit Quiltmaker online for helpful quilting techniques and tips!

 

Happy Sewing!

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!

Ribbon Dance Quilt: Spectacular Color Play with AMB

ribbon-dance-qmAmerican Made Brand solid cottons make for a stunning play on color in this quilt entitled ‘Ribbon Dance’!  Spotted in the upcoming January/February 2017 edition of Quiltmaker magazine , quilt designer Scott Flanagan offers a new twist on the traditional Log Cabin by mixing vibrant AMB brights with shades of neutrals to create an eye-catching design with lots of movement!

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Be sure to stock up on American Made Brand solids from your local quilt shop and be on the look out for the soon-to-be-released January/February 2017 issue of Quiltmaker magazine , too!  Shop for all of the AMB cotton solids used in the ‘Ribbon Dance’ quilt by locating a shop on the AMB store directory.  Happy Sewing!

Winner Announced: Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 14 Giveaway

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A Big Thanks to all who participated yesterday in the giveaway here at the Works for an issue of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14!  Reading through all of your lovely comments, I must agree with you all that Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazines are a wealth of inspiration for quilters of all levels!

And now without out further ado, selected randomly from the comments, the lucky winner is…….

Lee Ann L.

 

Congratulations!  We’ll be contacting you for your shipping address to send your issue of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14 to you!

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In honor of the release of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14, Quiltmaker is hosting a Blog Tour all this week from November 14 – 18, 2016.  Visit their blog each day to see 7 new designers featuring their quilt blocks.  There will also be plenty of chances to win prizes on the Quiltmaker blog, as well as the designers’ blogs.  Happy blog-hopping!

Win an issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 14- Blog Tour This Week!

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Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14 hits newsstands today– November 15, 2016.  In conjunction with the release, Quiltmakers is hosting a Blog Tour all this week from November 14- 18, 2016.  Visit their blog daily to see 7 new designers featured each day with links to their blogs showing their new quilt blocks.  Besides the chance for some quilt block inspiration, there will be plenty of chances to win prizes on the Quiltmaker blog, as well as the designers’ blogs.

Clothworks is pleased to partner with Quiltmaker as a participating sponsor for the Blog Tour this week.  For today only, we’re hosting a giveaway of one  issue of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14.

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Here’s how to enter into the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14 giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment per person after this post- one comment per person, please.
  2. Tell us what you love about Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazine.
  3. Reply with your comment no later than 11:59 pm PST today, November 15, 2016.

We’ll draw one comment randomly to select the lucky winner.  The winner will be announced on tomorrow’s blog post.  We’ll contact the winner by email for their shipping details, so please check your email (and junk mail just in case).

Good luck and enjoy the Quiltmaker Blog Tour!

 

Spotlight on Fresh Batik Botanica III in Dazzling ‘Wedding Diamonds’ Quilt

Wedding Diamonds quilt made by Scott Flanagan in Quiltmaker magazine July/August 2016 issue.

‘Wedding Diamonds’ quilt made by Scott Flanagan in Quiltmaker magazine July/August 2016 issue.

Spotted in the most recent edition of Quiltmaker magazine July/August 2016, is this stunning quilt made in Clothworks Fresh Batiks Botanic III fabrics‘Wedding Diamonds’ by designer Scott Flanagan, this intermediate throw-size quilt would surely make a gorgeous wedding present to a lucky couple, or a cherished gift to someone special– maybe even you!

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Clothworks Fresh Batiks Botanica III take center stage in this elegant quilt.  With their bright, jewel-tone colors, these batiks shine brightly set against the neutral background frames, accented by the colorful double borders.  What a gem of a quilt!Quiltmaker cover Jul Aug 16

Head to your favorite LQS (local quilt shop) to pick up a copy of the new Quiltmaker magazine featuring the Wedding Diamonds quilt pattern and be sure to stock up on some Clothworks Fresh Batiks before they run out!  Happy Sewing!

Q&A with Deb Grogan, Designer of Zoe Zebra Quilt

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Quilt Designer, Deb Grogan, has just landed the cover of the new Quiltmaker magazine, March/April 2016 edition.  Her quilt pictured here, called Zoe Zebra, is a combination of patchwork & applique with some three-dimensional applique pieces, made from the vibrant solid colors of American Made Brand cotton fabric.

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Deb, a tech-savvy graphic artist, was interviewed by The Electric Quilt Company since she used their EQ7 software to design the cover-worthy Zoe Zebra quilt.  Head over to the EQ Blog, Behind the Mouse, to read the blog post q&a session  about Deb’s design process and where she finds inspiration to create her quilts.

 

Too Cute! AMB makes the cover of Quiltmaker

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OMG!  How cute is this?!!  American Made Brand makes the cover of the Spring issue of Quiltmaker magazine with this adorable quilt, Zoe Zebra!  Designed by quilter Deb Grogan of The Quilt Factory, this crib size quilt is sure to be a winner for any little one!

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Zoe Zebra not only ‘pops’ with three-dimensional applique features (the zebra’s ears & flower petals), but the clear, bright colors of American Made Brand solid cottons add a little more punch to the quilt, too!

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Head to your local quilt shop or favorite newsstand to pick up the newest issue of Quiltmaker magazine- March/April 2016 edition and be sure to pick up some American Made Brand solid cottons to make Zoe Zebra.  What a sweet quilt to make for a gift for a mother-to-be!

Happy Sewing!