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EditorialMay is a month filled with anticipation. It’s the end and the beginning all wrapped up in one. The end of the school year is particularly exciting for a senior with a new chapter in life about to begin. It is saying goodbye to spring and hello to summer. There is an excitement with things ending and new things beginning. May is just a really neat month!

This May there are fun patterns plus a very special weekend event. As quilters, we have scraps we refuse to throw away. Choose some great projects to help you use up scraps (end) and make a lovely quilt (beginning). Take a look at My Sister’s Scraps and Char’s Stars. Don’t forget how we used to play Jacks On a Summer Afternoon. Also, we begin a new embroidery quilt we can end by Halloween.

Another great way to get rid of your scraps, which I “purrsonally” love, is to make Kennel Quilts. We encourage you to join our second annual TQPM Kennel Quilt-A-Thon which begins on Friday, May 17, and ends on Sunday, May 19. In Pattern Pastiche, we will chat and share pictures of our quilts plus we may see a few pictures of special “Kennel Quilt Inspectors”. We will be making the Kennel Quilts for shelter pets, a “purrfect” way to use up scraps and help our furry friends. Does it get any better? I hope to see you there.

May has Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 4, National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 25-31), First Responders -National Police Week (May 12-18), and National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week (May 19-25). With all the fires, floods, and hurricanes in 2018, we need to be prepared for events and thank our First Responders who help so many in such dire situations. Here’s hoping this May is the beginning of a safe and peaceful last half of 2019!


Pattern Sneak Peeks

PatternBegin a new five-issue series with Victoria Rice’s Char’s Stars. Victoria designed this quilt as part of the Ostrich Round Robin special chat program on Pattern Pastiche. It included monthly clues for each round to be added.
PatternBarbara Gavlick Hartnett chose four high contrasting colors in teal, purple, yellow, and orange to create her lively Jacks quilt. Your choices may be different, but be sure the contrast is good.

PatternJaci Lawson’s Witch’s Broom is a five-month embroidery project running from May through September 2019.

Pattern Save your print and neutral background scraps. Cut them into 3-7/8" squares to make Joan Ballard’s My Sister’s Scraps.
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. Add the Grandma’s Favorite and French Silk Pie blocks to your quilt this month. Project started in the February 2019 issue.
PatternRaeLyn Boothe has created a charming table runner to put a little sunshine onto your table. On a Summer Afternoon table runner is quilted in sections making it easy to assemble. Choose a sunny yellow for your suns and summery colors for your pickets.
PatternPatternJoin the Christmas Greetings From the Sea dance by Nan Baker and Terry Casey. The frog wishes upon a star and the sea horse brings presents. Project started in the March 2019 issue.

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Char's Stars

Char's Stars is presented in the May 2019 to September 2019 issues of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

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Witch's Broom

Witch's Broom is presented in the May 2019 to September 2019 issues of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

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Gallery Update

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On a Summer Afternoon
Made by Stephanie P
My Sister's Scraps
Made by Amy S
Hexies in Bloom
Made by Denise M
On a Summer Afternoon
Made by Barbara D
On a Summer Afternoon
Made by Bonny P

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Kennel Quilt-a-thon!

Date: May 17, 18 and 19

Place: Pattern Pastiche

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Why attend?
  • Help shelter pets
  • Kennel Quilt patterns
  • Share your progress and your quilts
  • Make new friends (quilters and animal lovers)

Hosted by The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM)

Design Challenge Workshop

Do not be the one to miss out on this opportunity to learn, meet new quilters, and have fun with new block designs.

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4th of July Projects

Check out the 4th of July Projects in past issues of TQPM! Only $5 an issue! You will get the 4th of July 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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Cathedral Flag
Spirit Tote
Striped Independence
Liberty Stars Autumn in Bloom

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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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