Sun Bonnet Sue
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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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  CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER!

Right Window Left Window     If you are about ready to decide that you have had enough summer warmth, allow yourself to bask in the cool blue of our right-hand window (pictured at the left) as it sets off the beautiful motifs for Christmastide. Wilmington Prints' Snow Day collection by John Sloane is featured in 4 projects in this window. The sliver Christmas tree at the right in the photo is graced by the Snow Day Tree Skirt, made by sewing together two panels from the Wilmington collection; the instructions are printed on the fabric. Winter Wonderland, a large lap quilt, serves as the backdrop for our tree; patchworks frame a panel with an old-time train and horse-drawn sleigh. Our pattern for Winter Wonderland was adapted from Foxy on pages 52-55 of the Summer 2014 issue of Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly; our kit includes the magazine and a brief description of the changes we made to use the Wilmington fabrics. To the left of Winter Wonderland is Snow Day, made with alternating 9-patch and snowball blocks; it is offered as a class, and Laura will provide the pattern in class. The 4th Wilmington fabrics project is the snowman apron; here again your instructions printed on the fabric. Heads Up completes our right hand window; in this fanciful red-work design, smiling snowballs are arranged in the form of a Christmas Tree. Kathy is teaching this class for beginners and as well those who have simply missed doing red-work.
    Three of Nancy Halvorsen's projects, published in her book Christmas Pure & Simple, are featured in our left-hand window, shown at the right above: Noel Quilt, Christmas Pure & Simple Quilt, and one of her Nativity Christmas Stockings. We have kits, including her book, for Noel and for Christmas Pure & Simple. All told, there are 11 projects in Nancy's book. To the left of Christmas Pure & Simple is Triangle Frenzy™. This pattern, created by Bunnie Cleland, instructs you to cut 60(degree) equilateral triangles from strips, rearrange them, and sew them into striking runner designs. We invite you to join Phyllis as she teaches this class. On the far wall is Jingle Pops, which looks for all the world like a very big Christmas present with a 3-D bow; we had to fold Jingle Pops to display it on the wall: Quilted, it is 65" x 79." As suggested by its name, it uses a roll of 2½" strips in its construction. We have kits for Jingle Pops.
    Finally, be sure to look on the floors of both windows. We have two Aunt Philly's Toothbrush rugs, knotted with red & green fabrics, one on the floor of each window.  And we have packs of 2½" Christmas fabric strips, prepared especially for this Christmas display.

THIS WEEK AT THE QUILT WORKS

Saturday, 01 November, 1:00-4:00. Class: Quilt As You Go
Saturday, 01 November, 1:00-4:00. Class: 42 Hashtags
Monday, 03 November, 1:00-3:00. Class: Monkey Bars
Tuesday, 04 November. New Additions to the Half-Price Shelves
Tuesday, 04 November. SENIOR DAY
Wednesday,  05 November, 6:00-9:00. UNM Class: Quilting 101
Thursday, 06 November, 1:00-3:00. Class: Introduction To Machine Piecing
Thursday, 06 November, 5:30-8:30. Class: Staggered Bricks
Friday, 07 November, 10:00-4:00. DEMO DAYS
Saturday, 08 November, 8:30 & 9:00. Saturday Sampler
Saturday, 08 November, 10:00-4:00. DEMO DAYS
Sunday, 09 November, 1:30-3:00. Duke City Appliqué Society