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TQPM Video
Pattern Highlights
TQPM Retreat
Gallery Update

Searching for Ad Spots
BOM Progress
Mug Rug Adventure!
Seeking Project Designs
Pattern Pastiche
TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

Cat Den Mountain Sampler Quilt
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It’s hot outside and only sort of cool here in my sewing room. I want to sew - but what? I don’t feel like going through my stacks of fabric (that’s a first!) or the scraps, or even the patterns! Oh, no! Am I losing my quilting mojo? Never! I’ve just been sidelined by the weather. Has this ever happened to you? What do we do when it’s too hot to quilt? Knitting up some wool doesn’t sound attractive in the least.

First, wash your hands in cold water. Use a little lotion. Get a cold pack around your neck. Find a fan to blow the cool air into the sewing room, but not enough to cause a tornado of scraps - just enough to get the air moving.

Pull out a drawer - any drawer. Let’s see what’s in it. I’m thinking this is the perfect day to put together some little crafty kits to include in Christmas boxes for children. Last Christmas I helped to pack boxes and one lady had made the cutest little craft kits. (You can actually make these for any occasion.) She used scraps that were about 6 inches x 9 inches and made a small bag. (Hem the top. Fold over and sew the bottom and sides together like a tiny pillowcase. Tie them closed with ribbon. The size of the scrap isn’t important, just so it makes a small bag.

Inside were treasures of all kinds: embroidery thread, buttons, stickers, popsicle sticks, scraps of scrapbook paper, googly eyes, glittery yarn, and any kind of small, fun thing a kid can glue together and call it fun. Feathers? Trims? A stretchy headband they can decorate?

Once you get started, the ideas will flow! Now don’t forget where you stored the finished bags!


Pattern Highlights

Diamond Showcase

Window Panes

Dutch Windmills

Quilted Luggage Tag
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Karen Saari 's Diamond Showcase looks complicated, but for the experienced quilter it goes together quickly.

Barbara Douglas' Window Panes is a fun and easy-to-piece quilt.

You will smile when you “Wow!” your friends and family with how difficult Isobel Meekins' Dutch Windmills looks and be amazed at how easy it is to make.

Quilted Luggage Tag, by Belinda Jones, can easily be made using fabrics from your scrap bin.

TQPM 2017 Virtual Quilting Retreat

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Date: Monday Sept 10 to Thursday, Sept 14, 2017

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Seeking Project Designs

TQPM is seeking quilted patchwork designs for publication.

Sizes can range from wall hanging to queen-size quilts.

Our main need is intermediate to advanced projects, but beginner projects are also welcome.

We are always eager to introduce new designers to the quilting world.

Publication is planned for Spring/Summer 2018.

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Gallery Update

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Quilted Luggage Tag
Made by Linda O

Quilted Luggage Tag
Made by Stephanie P

Quilted Luggage Tag
Made by Dottie N

Quilted Luggage Tag
Made by Kathryn E

(May 2017 to April 2018 issues)
Made by Denise M


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BOM Update

It is time for a row of diamonds on Splatter by Cindy Mccoy.

Project started in the April 2017 issue.

Botanicals BOM & Embroidery Workshop
by Barbara Douglas
Create the Alocasia block in this month’s workshop.

Project started in the May 2017 issue.

It is time to finish our ABC Quilt baby quilt by Reeze Hanson.

Project started in the January 2017 issue.

A checkerboard border finishes Cat Den Mountain Quilts BOM, by Bonny Peters, nicely.

Project started in the August 2016 issue.


For Handsome Medallion, by Selina Kuyp, we make the Coffin Star and Willow Haven blocks this month.

Project started in the February 2017 issue.

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Mug Rug Adventure!

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

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Latest Workshop Groups
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… Cat Den Mountain Sampler
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… Botanicals BOM
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… Splatter
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… Handsome Medallion
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… ABC Quilt BOM
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… On a Limb BOM
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… Mug Rug Adventure!
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… Cat Den Mountain Quilts BOM
Over the Rainbow Patchwo… 9-Patch Rows Mystery

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

More Small Kennel Quilts were made for shelters!

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