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Creativity can literally come from anywhere, that's why the quilting business is an equal opportunity employer – age, gender, race, income, education, vocation, location – none of this matters. However, what does matter is that there are hundreds of thousands of these creative quilters out there that we are not meeting. That's a lot of great stories not getting told, and most importantly, a lot of great inspiration not being tapped. Help us put some of these amazing quilters in the spotlight by sending us their stories, photos, etc., or, email us their contact information and tell us why you think they have made a difference in the quilting world.
There’s Still Time to Win the New Symphony Quilting Machine!
You will discover a Symphony of Quilting as you explore the amazing features of our newest machine, the Baby Lock Symphony. It’s easy and fun! Eleanor Burns, Host of Quilt in a Day, will reveal a new feature each week where you can win one of her books and be entered into the grand prize drawing of a Symphony quilting machine, autographed by Eleanor!
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**** An Invitation to Help – All quilters welcome! ****
Rainbow Around The Block Quilt Initiative for Middle Tennessee
This is an awesome grassroots effort by Anna Maria Horner to help those affected by the terrible spring floods in Tennessee. While this tragedy is no longer front-page news, those affected by the swift and moving waters still struggle to overcome. Check out the website, and spread the word.
AccuQuilt Celebrates Barn Quilts in a Big Way
Fons & Porter representatives were there to cheer on the winners
FREMONT, Neb. (July 21, 2010) Fremont, Nebraska, has become much more colorful with AccuQuilt’s unveiling of two award-winning barn quilt designs. These huge 17' x 17' and 6' x 6' quilt blocks were revealed on the AccuQuilt home office building on July 20, 2010, celebrating the rich traditions of quilters everywhere. The installation of the quilt blocks was the culmination of the AccuQuilt Barn Quilt Design Contest inspiring quilters to submit over 400 stunning quilt block designs for a chance to win a $1,000 AccuQuilt shopping spree and the opportunity to have their design displayed on the AccuQuilt building.
“AccuQuilt has revolutionized the way quilters cut fabric and now we’re showing our support for the quilting community in the biggest possible way,” said AccuQuilt CEO, Steve Nabity. “We hope that having one of the world’s largest barn quilts on our building brings inspiration to all generations of quilters. We welcome quilting enthusiasts from across the globe to stop by and see our barn quilts and tour our facilities.”
Read more and see the winning design here.
Sew & Tells
submitted by Sally Dowling, Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
I loved the Just Ducky quilt that appeared on the cover of the July/August 2002 issue of Love of Quilting. I hoped I would be able to make it for a special baby someday. When my daughter's friend Callie decided to decorate her first baby's room in a 'duck' theme, I finally had the opportunity to start working on it. The photo shows the finished quilt, my daughter Dawne Blackburn, and her friend Callie Butcher holding little Evan. I really enjoy your magazine, thank you.
Very patient snowmen…
submitted by Catherine Klaseus Neve, North Mankato, MN.
When I received the Nov/Dec 2005 issue of Love of Quilting, I fell in love with the snowmen wall hanging featured on the front cover. I decided to make one for my mom and one for my sister. I purchased all the material, but didn't finish it in time for Christmas 2005. So instead, I gave them each a coupon promising the finished wall hanging by the end of January 2006. I missed that deadline but I finally did finish the wallhangings! My mom and sister had forgotten all about the coupon, but were very happy to get the finished product. They love them! Thanks for such a great magazine.
Mark Your Calendar - Quilting Together Event
Introducing the first ever Quilting Together event! Quilting Together is a one-of-a-kind quilting retreat brought to you by your favorite quilting magazines. You’ll enjoy three full days of classes, evening activities, quilting goodies, and fun with fellow quilting enthusiasts. Not to mention interaction with and inspiration from instructors and sponsors, and hands-on tips and techniques from quilting experts. And one of the highlights of the event; an exclusive keynote presentation from Marianne Fons of Fons & Porter!
Join us for Quilting Together in Chicago, September 29 – October 2, 2010.
Take advantage of special Early Bird pricing: Now through July 15, admission is only $495 (only $445 for Quilter’s Club of America members). Visit www.quiltingtogetherevent.com to register today for this weekend of fun, learning, and inspiration. See you there!
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