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Albuquerque's Helpful
QUILT SHOP

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


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RED, WHITE AND BALLOONS

Right Window Left Window     Looking back on our Shop Stroll (14-15 Aug, in which hot air balloons were featured) and looking forward to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta during the first full week of October, we brought out some of our balloon quilts and added a patriotic flavor. The featured quilt in our left-hand window (pictured on the right) is our 1998 Block of the Month, Balloons Over New Mexico ; we have complete patterns for this quilt. You can also purchase patterns for the individual blocks such as the roadrunner or the yucca. To the right of Balloons Over NM is Amanda Ruden's Balloon Checkerboard; we have a pattern for this, too. To the left of our featured quilt is a little one that Shirley made years ago. On the far wall in our left-hand window, partly visible, is Grace's patriotic rendering of the Villa Rosa pattern Galaxy; we have kits for this red, white, and blue quilt. And below Galaxy is a patriotic panel. Just a hint: We are planning a competition in which you will be invited to display settings of a panels you particularly like.
    Our right-hand window also features a balloon. Danyella use the Scrappy Bits Applique technique, described in Shannon Brinkley's book of that name, published by Stash Books, to make her yellow balloon (It needs a name, Danyella!) We have packets of papers that you can use for making a template for this project. To the right of Danyella's balloon is Flags Forever Wave, designed by Jean K. Smith and Sue Pickering for Windham Fabrics USA collection; we have kits for this project. Farther to the right, in the far corner, is Shirley's Freedom quilt, based on the Villa Rosa pattern entitled Tibet. To the left of Danyella's balloon, is Toni's Tumbling Glory; our kits for this wall hanging include the Cut Loose Press pattern.
    In addition to the balloons shown here, be sure to check out the NMQA Balloon Fiesta raffle quilts hanging in the classroom. In addition to this year's quilt, designed by Betty Standiferd, we have the 1985 and 1995 quilts.

THIS WEEK AT THE QUILT WORKS

Saturday, 30 August, 9:00-12:00. Class: Hooked on Feathers II
Saturday, 30 August, 1:00-3:00. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Saturday, 30 August, 1:00-4:30. Class: Beginning Machine Applique
Sunday, 31 August, 1:30-4:30. Class: Charm Pack Pillow
Tuesday, 01 September. SENIOR DAY
Monday, 07 September. Labor Day. CLOSED