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2017-5
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What You Will Find in This Newsletter

This Month's Editorial
TQPM Video
Pattern Highlights
Botanicals BOM - New Workshop!
Splatter - New EPP BOM!
4th-of-July Projects
Gallery Update

Sponsors
Calling All EU Quilters!
Mug Rug Adventure!
Furling Your Seam Allowances -
       Tutorial
Pattern Pastiche
TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

9-Patch Rows
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Cat Den Mountain Sampler Quilt
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This Month's Editorial

In the Northern Hemisphere, May is considered the most beautiful month of the year. The dreadfully cold weather is gone. Our world is covered in beautiful flowers and wildflowers again. (I especially love these blue Forget-Me-Nots!) Our lawns have turned green and many trees and shrubs are in bloom. Some birds have begun building their nests while others are already feeding and raising their young. Their songs and chirps fill hearts with joy.

For those reasons and others, May is known as “Flower Month”, “National Egg Month”, “National Strawberry Month”, “National Duckling Month”, “National Hamburger Month”, and “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month”, to name just a few in that very long list! As well, the first week is “Teacher Appreciation Week”. The second is “National Pet Week”. The third is “Safe Boating Week”, and “National Backyard Games Week” is the last week of the month. There are other themes added to each of those weeks as well. Of course, May is also special because it includes Mother’s Day, which is dear to our hearts, and Memorial Day in the U.S., along with the Victoria Day in Canada. It’s quite a special and eventful month! May’s birthstone is the Emerald and Lily of the Valley its flower.

You’ll agree that there is a great deal of inspiration for creating and designing our quilts in all of the above! Think of the numerous themes - flowers, birds, strawberries, sports, trees, burgers, the military, mothers, teachers, schools, pets, games, and queens (Victoria). Your creative juices must be flowing now! May’s birthstone gives us a bright colour to work with and a flower to appliqué.

However, you need not design your own. You need only look through this issue. You’ll spot Barbara Douglas’s Botanicals BOM & Embroidery Workshop and Tammy Silvers’ Petals, both of which are perfect for May. Of course, we have other wonderful themes as well. You have lots to choose from! Enjoy May and this wonderful issue of TQPM!

Maria

TQPM Video
Pattern Highlights

You Know You Have
Scraps - Use Them!

Petals

Ambulance

Journet into the Stars
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May flowers abound with fun garden whirligigs in Tammy Silver's Petals.

Make the perfect little quilt for a future EMT with Lisa Muilenburg's Ambulance.

Piece and appliqué your way to fewer scraps in Linda Anthony's You Know You Have Scraps-Use Them!

Use half-square triangles to make Lemoyne Stars in Donna D'Amelio's Journey into the Stars, a simple-to-piece quilt.

Botanicals BOM and Embroidery
New Workshop!

This is a 12-month appliqué BOM combined with a home sewing machine embroidery workshop using Presencia™ Perle Cotton #16 in the top of the machine. While the embroidery accents may be accomplished using ordinary thread, the #16 perle cotton will add textural dimension to your blocks and also add a new tool to your quilting toolbox. You may also choose to add the embroidery by hand if so desired.

Be sure to join Barbara in the Botanicals BOM group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ community. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing.

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Join Barbara at Pattern Pastiche in the Botanicals BOM group.

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Splatter - New EPP BOM!

Calling all English Paper Piecing Addicts! Cindy Mccoy introduces us to a new English Paper Piecing BOM with Splatter.

Be sure to join Cindy in the Splatter group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ community. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing.

For general information on how to baste fabrics to the paper pieces and how to whipstitch pieces together, see our English Paper Piecing Basics Tutorial. For more information about EPP also visit www.cddesigns.com.

Fourth-of-July Projects

Check out all the Fourth-of-July Projects in past issues of TQPM! Only $5 an issue! You will get the Fourth-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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American Heroes
by Pat Sudano
Pattern
Mar 2016
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Cathedral Flag
by Jaci Lawson
Pattern
Jun 2016
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Spirit Tote
by Carol Dockery
Pattern
May 2013
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Striped Independence
by Tammy Harrison
Pattern
Apr 2015
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Liberty Stars Autumn in Bloom
by Deanne Eisenmann
Pattern
Jun 2011

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Gallery Update
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Pathways
(January 2017 issue)
Made by Dottie N

Dance Floor
(September 2016 issue)
Made by Dottie N

Serape Quilt
(April 2016 issue)
Made by Dottie N

Ambulance
Made by Eileen E
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Mug Rug Adventure!

Join our Adventure! Collect a Total of 12 Mug Rug Patterns! This month we make USA Mug Rug.

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Furling Your Seam Allowances
Tutorial

The word furl is a nautical term for the way the sails are rolled to make nice flat folds around the mast (as an umbrella wrapped up smoothly). In quilting, we are pressing our seam allowances flat rather than rolling them. You may be familiar with the technique by another name - popping, spinning, twirling, or twisting.

Check out tutorial #18 for instructions on how to furl your seams.

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