HQ Engineer’s Football Raffle Quilt

We were so impressed when we learned that one of our engineers, Shaun, decided to make a quilt for his son’s football team fund-raiser. Shaun is one of the software engineers who works on HQ Pro-Stitcher.

First, here’s a look at the entire quilt:

Shaun used Art & Stitch to digitize the great football design for the borders and the grizzley bear in the corners.

The CH emblem in the center stands for Copper Hills, the name of the high school.

Great job Shaun! It’s nice to see our engineers using the HQ products they create for our customers. Let’s hope it brings big bucks at the fund-raiser!


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HQ Studio Educators Featured in American Patchwork and Quilting, October 2013

The HQ studio educators are at it again. They quilted the color option for the Drunkard’s Path quilt (called A Different Path, by Kathie Holland) in the October 2013 of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

The color option, in a barn-raising setting, by quilt tester Laura Boehnke, was quilted by HQ studio educators Marie Eldredge and Angie Balling.

The pattern is available at American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

Here is Marie busy quilting the light butterfly print area:

And here’s Angie using a circle ruler to stitch around the arc appliqué area.

Here’s a close-up of the “loopy” background fill with a metallic thread:

And, last of all, here’s the back of the quilt (not bound yet, and as you can see, the backing was just some fabric from the stash — not necessarily chosen to match the front of the quilt). But it definitely shows the quilting.

Great job Marie and Angie!


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Quilt of the Month: International Quilt Study Center and Museum

Do you check out the “quilts of the month” featured on the International Quilt Study Center and Museum web site?

July’s quilt of the month is a wonderful tribute to the first responders who died responding to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

Be sure to click through to the large image of the quilt in order to see the quilting in the borders — including quilted images of the Twin Towers, a New York Police Department police officer’s cap, a New York Fire Department firefighter’s helmet, the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and an American flag at half-mast.

While you’re at the IQSCM website, be sure to check out other quilts of the month.

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