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EditorialSpring has sprung. Because it’s getting warmer and the days noticeably longer, we are less likely to want to hunker down and quilt. Gardening and outdoor activities may be taking priority. It may be harder to find much time to quilt this month, so you might want to just follow along with the BOMs you’ve already started. We wrap up Jaci Lawton’s My Favorite Mystery Redwork BOM in this issue, and we continue along with Nan Baker’s Christmas Greetings from the Sea and Veronica Norris’ Tangerine Kiss Sampler.

Yet springtime has another definition, “the early part or first stage of something”, and you may be itching to start new quilting projects. The beauty of spring-green shoots bursting through the soil, birds returning from warmer climates, and sunshine pouring through our windows can inspire us to start new projects. For most of us, the threat of winter storms is over. It’s time to go to that quilt show, take that workshop, or go on that retreat. Treat yourself to a new quilt book-Nancy Noah reviews a good one here-and then go to your LQS (local quilt shop) and select some bright, new fabric to start a new pattern!

Before you know it, summer will be here. Be prepared for picnic time with Midge Kincaid’s adorable Watermelon Parade table topper. Even the ants are coming!

Happy Quilting!


Pattern Sneak Peeks

PatternCindy McCoy’s Cactus in Window allows you to use your favorite appliqué method. Whether it is needle-turn, freezer paper, or paper-backed fusible web, this delightful wall hanging could be ready for Cinco de Mayo.

PatternA one-patch quilt with minimal color choices make an impact in a simple modern design that complements any nursery. Donna Westerkamp chose a lovely palette of gray and yellow for her Random Diamonds, but a blue and yellow palette or even primary colors will make this charming baby quilt a hit!

Pattern Jaci Lawson provides her charming artwork for this ten-month, redwork embroidery BOM quilt called My Favorite Mystery Redwork. It’s cold outside. Put your mittens on with block 10 of the BOM. Project started in the July 2018 issue.
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 Flying-X and Rising Star blocks to your quilt this month. Project started in the February 2019 issue.
PatternDo you have a few One Block Wonder hexagon blocks left over from another project and are wondering what to do with them? If so, Carol L. Stearns took her leftover hexagons, added petals, and created Hexies in Bloom just for you. If you don’t have leftover hexagon blocks, that is fine too. Carol provides a template and instructions for you to create them from your favorite fat eighths.
PatternSure to bring a smile to every table, Midge Kincaid’s Watermelon Parade table topper is just the thing to brighten your summer time decorating. Quickly fused appliqué and easy piecing make this project tempting for more than just the ants.
PatternPatternJoin the Christmas Greetings From the Sea dance by Nan Baker and Terry Casey. Project started in the March 2019 issue.

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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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BWQ Quilt Block Quest

Go on a Quilt Block Quest! Trek through our website and hunt for 27 individually hidden Block of the Week Quilt (BWQ) blocks with complete instructions for each. Go to our home page to get started:

Once there, find the blocks and click on them to get the block instructions. Click the link to fill out the form to get your  secret code - good for 30 days - which will allow you access to each of the hidden blocks. (Hint: There are 2 on the home page!)

Once you have collected all the blocks, you can make your BWQ quilt.

Gallery Update

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Cactus in Window
Made by Denise M
Cactus in Window
Made by Trinda T
Watermelon Parade
Made by Kathryn E


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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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New Openings

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

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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