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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 HEARTS, HEARTS, AND MORE HEARTS

Right Window Left Window      Before we take a look at the Hearts in our windows, let's recall that we have dedicated the entire month of January to making Heart Quilts (8" x 11") for the Doll Quilt project; we have received more than a hundred so far, and will be hanging them all over the shop very shortly. Our project for February is even bigger: With a kickoff at our First Friday Sew-In (on 6 Feb), we shall be making Days for Girls kits. Watch our e-mails for further information.
    Windows. There are 50 hearts in Judy's Denim Heart Rag Quilt, at the far left (and on your right as you enter the shop); cut out the Heart motif in a square of denim so that you can see the layer of Red fabric that is sandwiched between the Back and the Denim. The fuzzy-wuzzy effect is achieved by clipping the edges of the Denim and throwing the quilt in the washing machine & dryer. Cindy's Heart is to the right of Denim Heart Rag Quilt. For this quilt, we have packaged 14 red/pink 2" strips; you can use the "leftovers" for the binding, but must purchase the Background (white) fabric, batting and back separately. [Both of these quilts are "home-grown" Quilt Works designs, and the patterns are available for purchase.] The pattern for the beautiful geometric quilt at the far end of this window is in Carrie Nelson's book entitled Miss Rosie's Spice of Life. Originally made in blues and called True Blue in the book, Shirley S. chose a variety of reds; we can order this book for you -- just give us a "growl."
    Our String of Hearts Lap Quilt is on the right in the photo (of our left-hand window) at the right, above; Grace adapted Gerri Robinson's design, published in the October/November 2014 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts, and we included a card (along with the magazine) to guide you in making this quilt. For the Valentine's Day apron in the middle of the display wall, pick up the Lady Godiva pattern, by Abbey Lane Quilts. Grace made three Love #674 for our Valentine windows; you can see two at the far end of the right-hand photo, and the third is hanging on the diagonal bar in the front of the shop. Having chosen three dramatically different color ways for the three quilts, Grace gives you some great ideas as you think about making this quilt. More hearts are displayed on the far wall, partly visible in the right-hand photo. The design with patchwork hearts is from That Patchwork Place book entitled Jelly Babies, Adorable Quilts from 2" Strips; we expect to have copies on hand shortly. Also on the wall is a paper-pieced heart quilt that serves as a model for Carol Bell's Beginning Paper Piecing class. And, finally, if you would like to make the LOVE pillow that is resting on top of the display wall, pick up the Carnival Applique Alphabet pack (and ask Kathi for details on making the pillow).

THIS WEEK AT THE QUILT WORKS

Saturday, 21 February, 9:30-11:30. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Saturday, 21 February, 9:30-3:30. Class: Thread Savvy
Sunday, 22 February, 1:00-3:00. FREE DEMO: Quilt As You Go
Tuesday, 24 February. SENIOR DAY
Wednesday, 25 February, 6:00-9:00. UNM Class: Quilting 101 for the ABSOLUTE Beginner
Thursday, 26 February, 9:30-12:30. Class: Brentwood Bag
Friday, 27 February, 10:00-4:00. Class: Urban Chained
Saturday, 28 February, 9:30-11:30. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Saturday, 28 February, 1:00-4:00. Class: Forever in Blue Jeans
Saturday, 28 February, 1:00-4:00. Class: Tennessee Modern
Sunday, 01 March, 1:00-4:00. Class: Carpenter's Star
Sunday, 01 March, 1:00-4:00. Class: Chevron Table Runner