Sun Bonnet Sue
        welcomes you toThe Quilt Works

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 & BLUE

Right Window Left Window    Just in time for our Albuquerque Metro QUILT SHOP STROLL! The theme of this year's Stroll is America the Beautiful. Plan on strolling by Busy Bee Quilts, Southwest Decoratives, Quilts Olé, and our shop, of course, on Friday and/or Saturday 15 & 16 August for delightful settings of patriotic motifs, and lots of reds, whites, and blues.
    Let's start at the far left (our right-hand window as you enter the shop). Feedsack Flags, designed by Alice Berg of Little Quilts, is an array of 20 log cabin-style flags, great for those small blue & white and red & white pieces in your stash. The pattern is in 101 Fabulous Small Quilts, That Patchwork Place, Martingale, 2013, pp. 267-8. To the right of Feedsack Flags, red eccentric stars in a blue & white background are arrayed in Sgt. Stanley, designed by Kate Colleran and Elizabeth Balderama, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs; plan on standing on the sidewalk for a few extra moments to admire Eve's exquisite workmanship in this quilt. We have kits for Sgt. Stanley. The blue quilt with interlocking red and white squares at the far end of the right-hand window is Burgoyne Surrounded. You will have a chance to make this quilt, originally published in 1992 by Eleanor Burns in Judy's upcoming (Fall) class; it is an "oldie but goodie" and the books will be here shortly. Before you leave this window, check out Christine Leggett's spectacular red-white-blue Toothbrush Rug; and, If this inspires you, note that we have several Toothbrush Rug classes coming up. And, finally, for a small project, you may wish to make the red, white & blue Thread Catcher; it is hiding and you can't see it in our picture.
    Take a look, high up on the far wall at the end of our left-hand picture; if you remember your Introduction to Machine Piecing class, you will recognize the Churn Dash and other place mats, in red, white, and blue, of course. To the right of Churn Dash, is Betsy's Best, made by Christine Leggett using the design by Alice Berg and Wanda Hizer, published in Patriotic Small Quilts, That Patchwork Place, Martingale, 2002, pp 59-61; we recommend that you go on line to purchase this book. Below Churn Dash (still on the wall) is Tumbling Glory, based on the Cut Loose Press® pattern by Janet Lutz; Toni pre-cut all of the red, white, and blue tumblers for your kit. Tibet, on the display wall to the right of Tumbling Glory features WW II motifs in a Villa Rosa Designs pattern, and we have kits with all of the fabrics. And on your immediate left as you enter the shop, at the far right, is Love & Glory, a Quilt of Valor in which Disappearing 9-Patch blocks frame the Love & Glory panel designed by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics; our Disappearing 9-Patch class is a great place to start on this project, and we still have some of the panels.
    To get the full impact of our red, white, and blue display, you must pause on the edge of the sidewalk before you enter the shop. Look left and right at the windows, and then look through the door, between the windows: What do you see hanging on the diagonal bar just inside the shop? It is Stars and Stripes, our setting for the America the Beautiful blocks that the four shops created for our Shop Stroll. Please forgive us, but we think it is sort of, well, ... beautiful. And on the back side of Stars and Stripes  is Googly, set in red, white, and blue, a foretaste of a class on the Fall schedule that we shall post right after the Shop Stroll.

THIS WEEK AT THE QUILT WORKS

Tuesday, 16 September. SENIOR DAY
Wednesday, 17 September, 6:00-8:00. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Wednesday, 17 September, 6:00-9:00. UNM Class: Quilting 101
Thursday, 18 September, 1:00-3:00. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Thursday, 18 September, 1:00-4:00. Class: Triangle Frenzy Table Runner
Thursday, 18 September, 6:00-9:00. UNM Class: Quilting 102
Friday, 19 September, 1:00-4:00. Class: All Purpose Tote - Moved to Wednesday, 24 September, 1:00-4:00
Sunday, 21 September, 1:00-4:00. Class: Beginning Machine Appliqué
Sunday, 21 September, 1:00-4:00. Class: Tumbler Tree Table Runner