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2019-3
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Editorial

EditorialMarch is a month of hope and promise. We hope it will do its usual coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb and not the reverse. We rejoice in the promise of another beautiful spring about to burst forth. Although in the last few years, we have had the lovely, amazing experience of spring signs as early as late February when our snowdrops have begun peeking out and blooming a full month ahead of schedule. We have no explanation for their earlier arrival, but we always welcome them with joy. Seeing them makes our hearts smile.

Of course, spring is all about new beginnings and we quilters should apply those to our quilting as well. Do you sometimes think, “My stash is huge. I need to reduce it!” (Actually, said no quilter ever!) If you haven’t made quilts for charitable purposes - Project Linus, Quilts of Valour, the homeless, local shelters, or Kennel Quilts for animal shelters to name a few, start now and begin reducing it! What new techniques might you finally take the time to learn? Appliqué? Collage? Trapunto? Modern? What aspects of quilting challenge you? Start meeting those challenges! What fabrics in your stash make you wonder why you ever bought them in the first place? Find a pattern that will be perfect for them and start on it immediately. (Look for it in this and past issues of TQPM.) What about those colours you think you will never be able to use in a quilt after all? They are sure to fit perfectly in a scrappy quilt. Have you been debating about whether to buy that special new tool or not? Get it and enjoy it! Have you never participated in a BOM or started on a Christmas theme this early in the year? Work along with Nan Baker’s Christmas Greetings from the Sea beginning in this issue.

Whatever you choose, you are sure to delight yourself and others. Happy spring!

Maria

Pattern Sneak Peeks

PatternPatternJoin the Christmas Greetings From the Sea dance by Nan Baker and Terry Casey. Project started in the March 2019 issue.
PatternHappy Pinwheels by Bonny Peters uses five 1-yard cuts. Pick a set of fabrics that makes you happy and let’s get some pinwheels spinning. Just check the orientation of patches and units often so each pinwheel ends up spinning in the correct direction.
Pattern The creation of a quilt commemorating our historical Telluride District was a perfect match for designing the Telluride Puzzle Quilt by Judith Kennedy.
The light grey to dark blue are the signature colors of Tellurium, Te52 (bismuth telluride, a steel alloy).
The puzzle blocks also have a historical background. The color and shapes were individualized in the1890s- 1900s to the area where the quilters were living. So you may find these blocks in many patterns with different names.
Have fun, and make the pattern your own!
PatternPatternJoin this fun BOM Tangerine Kiss Sampler quilt by Veronica Norris. This pattern can be made with scraps, fat quarters, or yardage based on 42" wide fabric. Project started in the February 2019 issue.
Pattern Jaci Lawson provides her charming artwork for this ten-month, redwork embroidery BOM quilt called My Favorite Mystery Redwork. Fly with the geese in block 9 of the BOM. Project started in the July 2018 issue.
PatternTQPM ’s Editor in Chief, Barbara Chojnacki, brings to us this month the delightful Hidden Stars Miniature Quilt. In this small version of an old favorite, you use scraps to make light and dark Square-in-a-Square blocks. Barbara’s small scale calico prints provide a country charm to this little gem, but don’t despair if your scraps tend toward the modern or even solids. Use what you have in your stash to create your own little treasure. Barbara provides instructions for corner hanging triangles to turn it into a small wall hanging. It would also make a charming little doll quilt as well.
PatternFive coordinating fabrics from light to dark with the darkest being the background color is RaeLyn Boothe’s choice of colors for her small Bursting quilt.
The size, color, and design lends itself to a baby boy quilt. Change the colors to pink and burgundy and you have a perfect quilt for a little girl. Spice it up with bright primary prints and turn it into a baby quilt Bursting with color.

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Christmas Greetings From the Sea

Christmas Greetings From the Sea is presented in the March 2019 to Septmeber 2019 issues of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

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Tangerine Kiss Sampler

Tangerine Kiss Sampler is presented in the February 2019 to June 2019 issues of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

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Check out the Easter Projects in past issues of TQPM! Only $5 an issue! You will get the Easter project and all the other patterns in that issue for one low, low price! Purchase more than one past issue and get an even better deal!

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Dust Bunnies

The Cross Quilt

Star of Hope

Cathedral Window
Ornaments

Bunny Penny Rug

Easter Egg Placemats

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Gallery Update

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Hidden Stars
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Hidden Stars
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International Quilting Day
March 16

If you thought Crazy Lightning (found in the February 2019 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine) was fun to make, wait until you make Even Crazier Lightning.

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New Opening

TQPM is looking for part time Corel Draw pattern formatters. You work from home. Contact us if interested.


New TQPM Staff Member

Lorraine WilliamsPleaese welcome our new TQPM staff member, Kari Lippert. She will be helping us format patterns in Corel.

Kari began needlework early through knitting and crochet. Her first sewing project (age 6) was a doll dress (donated back to the Salvation Army once clothed). From ages 7 to 12, she embroidered a willow pattern tablecloth as her first serious project and the only thing (other than reading) she would sit still for. After completing a velvet evening gown and vest for her orchestral performances, Kari saw a Lone Star quilt pattern when she was 16.

Her love of stitching has taken her to master counted thread, crewel, needlepoint, bobbin lace, and tatting in addition to piecing and appliqué She has created hundreds of pieces, many of which have won first place ribbons. She enjoys teaching and has numerous ongoing projects, not to mention a sizable stash that she refers to as her "retirement plan"!


TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization that is available when disasters strike.

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

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