• Red & White Crazy Shortcut Quilt on YouTube

    For all my quilting friends here is a YouTube video technique by Marguerita McManus author of the book “Crazy Shortcut Quilts”. She will show you how to take strips, sew them into blocks and finish the blocks, even before they are completed as a quilt. Without furthe ado… enjoy!

  • Carriage House Quilts – Naples, New York

    Carriage House QuiltsCarriage House Quilts is located in Naples, New York, nestled in the picturesque Naples Valley located at the south end of Canandaigua Lake. Carriage House Quilts is an independent quilt shop specializing in the finest quality 100% cotton fabric. The shop is in a 140 year old carriage house. Upstairs is the Gammill long arm sewing machine.We’re proud to be one of New York State’s Gammill sales representatives.

    We also offer a wide selection of books and patterns to entice you and just the right fabrics to delight you! Our fabrics include Moda, South Seas Imports, Hoffman, Timeless Treasures Clothworks, P & B Textiles, and many more delightful selections. Carriage House is fully stocked with all the notions and tools you’ll need to create your very own special quilts.

    While you’re visiting our quilt shop for your quilting fabric, patterns and notions, visit our local wineries to sample world renowned Finger Lakes wines.

    Photo and information courtesy of Carriage House Quilts.

  • Grandma’s Attic

    Grandma's Attic

    Discover the online home for GrandmasAtticQuilting.Com.  Its a great place for quilters, stitchers, embroiderers, fabric lovers, and anyone else who loves the Fiber Arts. If you get a chance, visit the shop in Dallas, Oregon.

    I’ll let you in on a little secret: Grandma Rachel created our QuiltRed CD with help from our program designer. It includes 12 red & white pieced quilt projects, 12 redwork quilt projects, 3 redwork pillow projects and 13 full-size redwork embroidery patterns. QuiltRed™ was inspired by the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, which focuses attention on heart health, encouraging women to take good care of their hearts.

    Have a Heart Sampler

    Say I Love You over and over again with Grandma’s Sweethearts Redwork
    Sampler Club
    . Embroidered hearts, designed and/or adapted by Grandma Rachel
    from vintage redwork patterns, are easy to stitch and fun to create. Each month,
    you’ll receive the fabric and floss you need to create an embroidered heart
    block, plus information from FabShopNet’s Quilt Red program with tips for
    keeping your own heart healthy and strong.

    Look what else I found on her website:

    Gram’s Delicious Apple Pie

    6-8 tart
    Apples. Peel, core and slice. Use a mix of Apples for texture and flavor.
    1/4 cup Brown Sugar
    1/4 to 1/2 cup white Sugar depending on taste.
    1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
    1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon Clove
    1/8 teaspoon Salt

    Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently. If the apples are dry, add two or more tablespoons water or apple juice. Arrange slices in prepared pie nine inch plate. Dot with butter. Cover with upper crust. Prick. Brush top of crust with one egg white that has been beaten and
    sprinkle with sugar. Place pie in hot oven 450 degrees for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until done — 45 to 60 minutes. If the edges of the crust brown too quickly, cover them with aluminum foil.

    Text, picture and recipe courtesy of Grandma’sAtticQuilting.com.

  • Red, White, and Sometimes Blue

    Martingale & Company has gathered a stunning group of red-and-white, blue-and-white, and red-white-and-blue quilts to create this book. There’s something in it for everybody; from a quick to piece wall quilt to a large bed quilt.

    The “Heart’s Desire” wall hanging above (pg. 30) finishes at 25 1/2″ x 25 1/2″. There is a special energy created by using one or two bold colors plus white in a quilt. The combination is clean and direct, with a fabulous graphic punch. This book has great instructions and beautiful pictures to inspire your next quilting project!

    Find this great book at your local independent quilt and fabric retailer.

  • Needle Me This – Quilt for Charity

    The gals and customers at Needle Me This Quilt Shop in rural Yancey County, North Carolina, contributed red and white blocks to make this queen-sized quilt they have named “And Red All Over…”. It will be raffled off on Dec. 21. Tickets are 1 for $2.00 and 3 for $5.00. The proceeds will help support a local charity “Operation Feed A Child Bags” sponsored by a local church group in their county. The intention is to provide food for a child over the weekend, until they can get back to school for nutritional meals during the week.

    Needle Me This Quilt Shop provided the Moda white tone-on-tone for the backing.
    “And Red All Over…” is as beautiful on the back side as it is on the front.

  • Cup of Blossoms Quilt Pattern by Laurie at Rose Cottage

    The quilt hanging on the wall with the inner border framed in red is called ‘Cup of Blossoms”. Laurie Bird, who owns the quilt pattern company – Rose Cottage is seated in her booth at 2011 Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, UT . The quilt on the table is called ‘Lattice Garden’. Cup of Blossoms is a lovely red and white quilt with a few other colors sprinkled in for good measure. Ask for this pattern at your local independent quilt and fabric retailer.

  • Quilting Gives You A Sense of Wellbeing


    We’ve known it all the time. We feel good when we quilt! But now it’s official – Quilting give you a sense of wellbeing. “The Relationship Between Quilting and Wellbeing,’ a study recently published in the Journal of Public Health  found that creative carft hobbies such as quilting can be a meaningful vehicle for enhancing wellbeing. Participants found quilting to be a productive use of time and a meaningful activity. Quilting is challenging and demands concentration.  “Quilting improves your health in ways even exercise can’t manage.” according to the Daily Mail. The newpaper said quilting was uniquely good for you.  The study found quilting helped cognitive, creative and emotional well-being particularly among older people.

  • Dragonfly Garden by Benartex


    For touch of nature and a somewhat Asian feel, use this cool dragonfly batik in a QuiltRed quilt . Pictured is Dragonflies magenta #0195722B by Benartex. Find Benartex fabrics at your local independent quilt and fabric retailer.

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