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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The One Million Stitches Club

Have you checked the stitch counter on your Handi Quilter machine lately?

HQ national educator Debby Brown did and discovered that her HQ Sweet Sixteen, Hazel, just passed one million stitches!

Any suggestions as to how Debby should celebrate? (We think she should buy some thread to get started on the next million stitches!)

How close are you to one million stitches? Have you already passed that milestone? Are you on your way? Download one of the One Million Stitches club buttons below and feel free to add it to your blog or Facebook page.

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