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RED, WHITE & BLUE
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,
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
, 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.
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
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
, 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
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
Friday, 22 August, 10:00-3:00. Class: Squedge 22.5°
Saturday, 23 August, 1:00-4:00. Class: Color Confidence
Sunday, 24 August, 1:00-3:00. Class: Santa Ana Winds
Sunday, 24 August, 1:00-3:00. Class: Beginning Hand Appliqué
Monday, 25 August, 6:00-8:00. Class: Basic Rotary Skills
Tuesday, 26 August. SENIOR DAY
Thursday, 28 August, 1:00-4:00. Class: Chevron Table Runner
Friday, 29 August, 5:30-8:30. Class: Necktie Quilt
Monday, 01 September. We are closed in
celebration of Labor Day.
Tuesday, 02 September. SENIOR DAY
Friday, 05 September, 5:30-8:30. FIRST