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The Quilt Works, Inc.
11117 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 298-8210

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   KITS for QUILTS for YOUNG'uns!

Right Window Left Window    When Monkey Mates (on the left in the left-hand picture, and on your right hand as you enter the shop) came back from the quilter, the overwhelming response was, "Wow!" Kathryn's overall quilting pattern has the cutest monkeys, a great compliment to the monkeys in the Marcus fabrics used in this Heidi Pridemore design. And the project sheet has a bonus: Patterns for bibs and burp cloths that you can make with the leftover pieces of fabric. We have two versions of Fun One, to the right of Monkey Mates. Each has a BIG (modern?) chevron design by Ann D. Hansen of Pixie Girl Quilts. The blue & white model features patches from the Marcus Monkey Mates collection. The pattern (included in the kit) is a supplement to American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and includes a second pattern, Oh Bouy! by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. The pattern is available for purchase separately ($2.50). At the far end of the right-hand window, you will find Chevron Lollies, with (smaller) chevrons from the Riley Blake Basic Chevron collection. The flowers (or are they lollipops with green stems and leaves?) in this Jina Barney design are appliqued using your favorite technique.
    Two easy-to-make baby quilts grace the wall at the far end of our left-hand window, pictured here at the right: Ziggy Baby, above, and Modern Nine Patch, Baby!, below. In Ziggy Baby, we simply sewed two borders to a panel with rows of chevrons in different colors; if you quilt along the lines between the rows of chevrons, it looks for all the world like you spent days and days sewing all of those little zigzag pieces together. And, the fabric for the back (as well as for the binding) is included in this kit. Nicole Maroon's design for Modern Nine Patch, Baby! is published in the Winter 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. The magazine is included in the kit, but may also be purchased separately; the fabrics are from the Free Spirit Riddles & Rhymes collection by Tina Givens. To The Rescue is to the immediate right of Modern Nine Patch, Baby! and features firemen manning their trucks and climbing long ladders. The design is by Pamela Goecke Dinndorf, Aardvark Quilts, and we chose fabrics from Quilting Treasurers' To the Rescue collection. If you take a quick look at Hopscotch, to the right of To The Rescue, you will discover that the design (by Lori Whitlock) is very much hopscotch: The patches of feature fabrics are alternately long and short. Your kit comes with a Riley Blake jelly roll of feature fabrics from the Lazy Day collection, and yardage for the background strips and border. Leftover segments of feature fabrics are pieced together to make the binding.  Your kit for Charming Checks, on the right in the right-hand picture, includes a charm pack of fabrics from Moda's Ducks in a Row collection; the panel with the ducks and other critters is from the same collection. Charming Checks is a great project if you have been suffering symptoms of sewing withdrawal; you completely cut up the panel into 4" squares, piece 35 on-point blocks, and sew prairie points to go all around the edge.
    The model for our last kit, Grow Up Wise Owl, is hanging from the crossbar above the table in the front of the shop. Lorrie Franz designed Grow Up Wise Owl for Bean Counter Quilts. We are preparing a picture of Mr. Owl, and pictures of each of the other quilts featured in our window displays for our KITS page. You will also find additional information about each of these kits on that page.


Sunday, 20 July, 1:00-3:00. Class: Beginning Hand Appliqué
Monday, 21 July, 10:00-12:00. Class: Basic Rotary Skills
Tuesday, 22 July. SENIOR DAY
Wednesday, 23 July, 1:00-3:30. Class: T-Shirt Quilts {Rescheduled from 21 July, 6:00-8:30}
Friday, 25 July, 9:00-12:00. Class: Modern Tote
Friday, 25 July, 1:00-3:30. Class: Binding Basics
Saturday, 26 July, 10:00-12:00. Class: Basic Rotary Skills
Saturday, 26 July, 1:00-4:00. Class: Color Confidence
Sunday, 27 July, 1:00-3:00. Class: English Paper Piecing
Sunday, 27 July, 1:00-3:00. Class: Rug Weaving