TQPM 2014 Quilting Retreat

You are invited to

A QUILTING RETREAT AND GETAWAY

Sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine
and hosted by staff member and designer Isobel Meekins

Leave all the stresses of daily life behind and join us for 4 days of
REST, RELAXATION, QUILTING, and FUN!

Things to do:

  • QUILT.
  • Take a nap.
  • Take pictures.
  • Visit the farm.
  • Fish in the pond.
  • Hike on the trails.
  • Swing in a hammock.
  • Enjoy a puzzle/board game.
  • Shop in the food and gift shop.
  • Enjoy the sunset at Sunset Lodge.
  • Jump in the natural spring-fed pool.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow quilters.
  • Curl up with a good book in the warm and cozy library.
  • Enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds and scenic mountain views.
  • Forget all your troubles in a comfortable chair in front of a blazing fire.
  • Play tennis, badminton, ping-pong, volleyball, bingo, shuffleboard, or golf.
  • Indulge in a massage/soaking bath/facial/reflexology at the Hygeia Bath House & Spa.

Dates: Sun., Oct. 5 to Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014

Place: Capon Springs and Farms in Capon Springs, West Virginia.

Contact us for reservation information.

New Testimonial

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“Hidden Star” by Monique Dillard

This month Monique Dillard brings us Hidden Star, a project that can help you transform your stash into a beautiful quilt. Keeping the background fabric the same for the two simple units in this quilt reveals a hidden star when they are set together. To choose your fabrics, start with a neutral and an outer border fabric that speak to you . . . then select 12 fat quarters from your stash that work with the background and border. Because the darks are not next to each other, all the fat quarters don’t necessarily have to coordinate. This makes it easy to pick a bunch of “guy” colors and put together a quilt for the man in your life or pick some softer jewel tones for your favorite day bed. To simplify things even further and really make the stars pop, just use the same fabric for the inner border and background.

“Chain of Stars” by Pamela Avara

Have you started those holiday gift quilts yet? If not, check out Pamela Avara’s Chain of Stars, a versatile project, stunning in any size or color scheme. Just two different easy-to-make blocks are used to create the diagonal star pattern which gives this quilt its name. Need a quilt for a teen or a rabid sports fan? The three-color palette of Chain of Stars makes it easy to put together a graphic spirit quilt in school or team colors.

Need a quick baby quilt? Pamela provides this project in three different sizes from baby to queen. With modest fabric requirements for the baby size you can pull three soft pastels from your stash and in no time you’ll have the perfect gift for a sweet little one.

Pamela also points out that this quilt is just as striking when done up scrappy! Imagine how many scraps you can use up if you make the queen-size — and you’ll end up with a beautiful bed quilt to boot!

“Modern Baby #1″ by Maria Hrabovsky

Modern Baby #1 by Maria Hrabovsky is a quick, easy, crib-sized baby quilt was designed for those who prefer a more modern style and those who want a quick gift to make. Beginning quilters are sure to enjoy it too. Cut strips from border fabrics or from scrap fabrics with a cute baby print. The main fabric can be whatever colour you choose. The strips can be chosen to coordinate with that colour or to contrast with it. The back can be a solid for that modern look, or a print for a mix of the modern and the traditional. Have fun with your creation!

New Testimonial

This online magazine with full, printer-friendly patterns is the most perfect 21st Century quilters’ magazine with many patterns and great techniques taught . . . and it is monthly besides . . . and under $17.00. From Quilt Shops I paid double that for each of 2 patterns recently . . . Both I could have made from these magazine issues for no extra charge over the yearly subscription price. I have access to all the issues forever in a file on my computer . . . I can read the magazine for fabric needs when at a shop right from my phone, too. How perfect is that ?!! – Toni N

August Editorial

August – the dog days of summer. Have you ever wondered about that phrase? Why is the end of summer called the dog days? Is it because the dogs are hot and loll about under the porch with their tongues hanging out? Forget about the fact that we also call our feet dogs, and when they are hot, swollen and hurting, we say, our “dogs are barkin’”.

Let’s take one dog at a time. The dog days of summer originated (according to Weather.com) in ancient Rome. Caniculares dies, or days of the dogs, was what the Romans called the period from the first week of July to the second week of August.

Why dogs? The constellation, Canis Major, Latin for the greater dog, is said to be the dog following Orion, The Hunter, and contains a star named Sirius, called the Dog Star. With the exception of our sun, Sirius is the brightest star visible from Earth. Its name comes from the Greek word for “searing.” The reasoning was that since Sirius was so bright and up there with the sun, it must be adding to the heat to produce the hottest time of the year. Therefore, dog days of summer. This might be more than you ever wanted to know, but at least now you can use the phrase, and when your 5-year-old asks the inevitable question, you know the answer!

You might ask, what does this have to do with quilting? Not a thing, but it’s interesting! And to celebrate these dog days you might whip up a little dog quilt for your dog lover friend, or perhaps, you will be inspired to join the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team to help a homeless pet. Here is a link to learn more.

www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/program/KennelQuilt/

Always remember to provide plenty of water and adequate shade for your outdoor furry friends. How would you like to wear a fur coat all summer? Not me!

The picture is of our little beagle Sally. She was an outside dog and we kept plenty of water for her, and she had access to the cool basement. She has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge.…

Karen

August Issue

“The Quilt Pattern Magazine” August issue is posted!
http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com

Join us for “In the Beginning” BOM

We will be making In the Beginning.  The BOM starts with TQPM’s August newsletter.

All quilters are invited to collect the block instructions.

 Click here to read about the program in our current newsletter.

Scroll down a bit.  It will be in the right column.

The BOM will only be in the email version of our newsletter. If you would like to participate and are not on our newsletter list, you can sign up for it.

I hope you will join us.

TQPM 2014 Quilting Retreat

You are invited to

A QUILTING RETREAT AND GETAWAY

Sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine
and hosted by staff member and designer Isobel Meekins

Leave all the stresses of daily life behind and join us for 4 days of
REST, RELAXATION, QUILTING, and FUN!

Things to do:

  • QUILT.
  • Take a nap.
  • Visit the farm.
  • Take pictures.
  • Fish in the pond.
  • Hike on the trails.
  • Swing in a hammock.
  • Enjoy a puzzle/board game.
  • Shop in the food and gift shop.
  • Enjoy the sunset at Sunset Lodge.
  • Jump in the natural spring-fed pool.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow quilters.
  • Curl up with a good book in the warm and cozy library.
  • Enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds and scenic mountain views.
  • Forget all your troubles in a comfortable chair in front of a blazing fire.
  • Play tennis, badminton, ping-pong, volleyball, bingo, shuffleboard, or golf.
  • Indulge in a massage/soaking bath/facial/reflexology at the Hygeia Bath House & Spa.

Dates: Sun., Oct. 5 to Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014

Place: Capon Springs and Farms in Capon Springs, West Virginia.

Contact us for reservation information.

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