Sun Bonnet Sue
        welcomes you toThe Quilt Works

Albuquerque's Helpful

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

You can go there by clicking on "THE QUILT WORKS BLOG" at the left. Our BLOG features items of current interest: Special people and events at the Shop, just received fabric lines, especially interesting new notions, exciting quilt shows that we have visited, and so forth.


Right Window Left Window      Well, Villa Rosa Designs. We chose 6 Villa Rosa "Rose Card" designs, and have made kits for each. If you have made a quilt using a Rose Card pattern, you will recall that each pattern, printed on a single card, is easy to follow and in many cases encourages you to quilt it yourself with your short-arm machine. But, before we scan the windows, we call your attention to the Villa Rosa quilt that is not shown here: It is hanging on the diagonal bar at the front of the shop. Cindy pieced and quilted it; its Villa Rosa name is Color Block, but we doubt that you will be surprised with the new name we gave it: Cinder Block. When you stop by the shop to see Cinder Block, be sure to note how Cindy quilted it: She simply used (a whole lot of) straight lines, ˝" apart, echoing the seam lines between the design elements.
    The three quilts in our left-hand window (pictured at the right) are, left to right, Lovers Lane, Folklore, and Tiffany. Laura chose patriotic colors from the Summer Festival collection by Henry Glass for Lovers Lane. Grace's Folklore features fabrics from the Folklore collection by Camelot Fabrics; the Villa Rosa name for this pattern is Malaga. Judy chose the Cockatiel Bali Pops® pack of 2˝" strips from Hoffman fabrics for Tiffany, and added borders not included in the Villa Rosa design.
    The blue and green quilt at the far end of our right-hand window (pictured on the left) is Soul Mate; when you look closely (through the window), you will discover that you, like Toni, could qult this relatively large quilt on your short-arm machine, using straight lines, echoing the seam lines. We slipped in three additional Villa Rosa projects next to Soul Mate: Tabitha Jane - a reversible tote bag with a shoulder strip, Olivia Jane - a charm square patchwork tote, and Rebecca Jane - the reversible sewing machine cover. In the middle of our right-hand window is About Face; Barb has used 5" charm squares of the cutest sock monkey fabrics from the Moda Monkey Tales collection to make this quilt; she birthed her quilt (no applied binding required). Charm square packs of the same fabrics for other projects are also available. The last quilt in this month's windows is Shuffled Charms, a Sweet & Simple™ pattern; our kit for this features RJR's Cotton & Steel fabrics.


Monday, 23 March, 9:30-12:30. Class: Classy Jeans Jacket {Rescheduled from Tuesday, 24 March}
Tuesday, 24 March. SENIOR DAY
Tuesday, 24 March, 1:00-3:00. Class: Basic Rotary Skills
Wednesday, 25 March, 6:00-8:00. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Wednesday, 25 March, 6:00-9:00. UNM Class: Quilting 101 for the ABSOLUTE Beginner
Thursday, 26 March, 9:30-12:30. Class: Rock Island Camp Fires {Rescheduled from Wednesday, 25 March}
Thursday, 26 March, 1:00-3:00. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Friday, 27 March, 1:00-4:30. Class: Denim Circle Rag Bag
Saturday, 28 March, 9:30-12:30. Class: Cat City