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Help Us Choose our New Icons!!!

 

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Featured Quilt-of-the-Week

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Catch a Rainbow ~ Emily & Makana ~ Santa Maria, CA

Emily spent Christmas visiting her family in Santa Maria, CA.  Her granddaughter, Makana, came back to town with Emily for five days.  Makana wanted to make a quilt with her grandmother, so they sat down and chose a pattern.  After a quick tutorial with the color wheel, Makana chose some dark and light batiks and they went to work.  The quilt turned out fabulous!  The pattern is “Catch a Rainbow” from Simple Quilts & Sewing #123 July 2012.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt ladies!

Do you have a quilt that you want featured?

Send a picture of it to us at theqsn@gmail.com or post a link in the comment section, along with:

  • Your Name
  • The name of your quilt (and a little about it)
  • Where you are from (City & State)
  • Contact Information (phone number or email, just so we can inform you if you are chosen, we will not share this information).

We look forward to seeing your quilts!!

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The Ultimate Shop Hop!!

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Winner of the Largest Geographical Area is:

~Virginia Musgrave: Turner, OR~

Winner of the Most Shops & the Most States is: 

~Deanna Phillips: Vancouver, WA~

Congratulations Ladies!!

To get your passport to The Ultimate Shop Hop, click on the link below!

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New Shops Added!!

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Check out our most recently added shops!

Suddenly Sewing ~ Fort Worth, TX

The Quilted Cow ~ Cape Fair, MO

Quilt Shop Fabric Warehouse ~ Bloomington, IL

Kitsch Fabrics ~ Ashville, NC

Quilters Anonymous Inc. ~ Clermont, FL

The Fabric Place ~ Blackfoot, ID

Get more information on these and other quilt shops in the US and Canada with our mobile directory, or printed directories!

Keep sending us your new shops too!!

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The Quilt Shop Navigator’s 21st Edition Cover Quilt Winners!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were so many breathtaking quilts entered this time, but the tough choices have been made! Here are our 21st edition winners. Get the full scoop on these quilts in our 21st edition printing at the end of April!

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Southwest winner: Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County
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Midwest winner: Omaha Quilters Guild
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Northeast winner: Pointed Pine Quilters
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Northwest winner: Quilting & Fiber Arts Club
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South winner: Jubilee Quilters Guild

 

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T.G.I.F

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This made me smile as I finish off my work week!

Stay tuned, we will be showing off our Cover Quilt Contest winners on Monday!!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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“i heart you”, 57 x 57″ or 108 x 108″, design by Vanessa Christenson. A pink ombre fabric, designed by Vanessa for Moda, is used to provide the shading.

I just love this heart quilt that I found on Pinterest!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at The Quilt Shop Navigator!

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The Perfect Valentine Gift for Any Man!

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Don’t tell my husband, but if he doesn’t get me that Valentine box of assorted threads, he is getting this quilted beard…bwahahaha!!

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Featured Quilt-of-the-Week

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A woman and her quilt from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

I saw this picture, and I know it is not our usual type of featured quilt, but it really captured my interest.  What a great and beautiful quilt from the past.  I love all of the detail and quilting on it.  I can’t even start to imagine how much time she  put into this quilt.  Not to mention how she got all of the fabric, which seems to coordinate so well.  I am not sure of the details of this quilt, but I wish I could hear the story behind it!

This really got me thinking about how in the great depression women would carefully pick out their seed sacks so they could plan out and coordinate their quilts.  They were so resourceful in a time where extra money for fabric was not realistic.  They were masters of up-cycling!

I really take for granted my local quilt shop (and my moms fabric stash!).  I think I will try to be resourceful and make a quilt with re-purposed fabrics, at least once.

Have you ever made a quilt with up-cycled fabrics?  How did it turn out?

Do you have a quilt that you want featured?

Send a picture of it to us at theqsn@gmail.com or post a link in the comment section, along with:

  • Your Name
  • The name of your quilt (and a little about it)
  • Where you are from (City & State)
  • Contact Information (phone number or email, just so we can inform you if you are chosen, we will not share this information).

We look forward to seeing your quilts!!

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Okay, Modern or Traditional??

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There seems to be some fierce friendly competition out there about which quilts are better, modern or traditional.  So let’s hear it, which do you prefer and why?  I’ll weigh in after I hear from some of you!