Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 9 Is Coming!

And Handi Quilter is part of the excitement.

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Not only is Handi Quilter a sponsor, we will be part of the week-long blog hop and will be giving away a copy of the special issue.

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We’ve also donated five HQ bobbin boxes and five HQ Handi-Batting scissors to the prize packages Quiltmaker will be giving away. Here’s hoping you’ll be one of the lucky winners!

So mark your calendars for the blog hop, beginning on Monday, April 28. Our day for the blog tour is on Monday, April 28. See you then!

 

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HQ Studio Educators’ Latest Work for American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

Have you checked out the June issue of American Patchwork & Quilting?

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Vicki Hoth, Handi Quilter Education Coordinator quilted one of the color options of the quilt Pattern Play, designed by Pat Bravo. What’s more is that you can get the free pattern here.

Here’s Pat’s lovely original quilt featuring fabrics from the Pure Elements collection by Art Gallery Fabrics.

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Designed by Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.
© 2014 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

American Patchwork & Quilting outdid themselves with this quilt because they provided two color options. Here’s the first color option by Jen Fleming, featuring fabrics from the Lola collection by Dear Stella.

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And here’s the second color option, quilted by HQ educational coordinator Vicki Hoth.

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Vicki decided on a traditional Baptist fan design to contrast with the angular design of the blocks. Great job as usual Vicki!

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A very special request from Handi Quilter and Marianne Fons

Handi Quilter is pleased to share this invitation from Marianne Fons and the QOVF (Quilts of Valor Foundation). We hope that many of you will find the time and generosity to share your quilting skills in this tremendous effort on behalf of US veterans.

Hello Handi Quilter quilters and retailers!

Here’s an opportunity for you to put your machine quilting skills to good use for a very good cause!

Each month, Quilts of Valor Foundation awards approximately 1000 quilts, each a healing THANK YOU to a combat veteran.

As you may know, Quilts of Valor (QOVs) are a way for civilians to honor military service members. They go to WW II vets, Korean and Vietnam War vets, Gulf War vets, Afghanistan and Iraq War vets—any military service member who has been touched by war.

Within a few months, QOVF will award its 100,000th Quilt of Valor.

None of these awards would be possible without machine quilters like you.

Across America, our thousands of volunteer “toppers” make beautiful red, white, and blue tops. Volunteer machine quilters quilt them. But we don’t have enough machine quilters!

Would YOU be willing to machine quilt one, or maybe two quilts for Quilts of Valor Foundation each month? Our toppers will ship you the top and backing. You provide the batting, thread, and your time.

With many service members returning from the Mideast, WWII vets dying, and Vietnam vets aging, requests for QOVs are growing.

Won’t you help us?

To find out more, just send a note to our QOVF Longarm Coordinators Jim and Joan Wobbleton, at jandj.wobbleton@QOVF.org

Please tell them Marianne Fons sent you!

Many thanks.
Marianne Fons, QOVF volunteer

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