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  May 9, 2012
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Welcome Message

The Art of Feather Quilting by Judy Allen contains 100 feather designs. Watch Judy on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show on all month

Dear Quilters,

Want to be a star? Here’s your chance to share your quilting tips on video! Watch Quilty this month, tape your tip and submit it, and your video may be chosen to be aired on the show. The “Tip Top” shows feature viewer tips because, as Mary says, “Quilters are smart!”

Read below to find out what’s new on this week on all of our shows and enjoy!

Happy quilting,

Quilting Celebrations
Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show!
Quilt Out Loud!

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode 214
For the Love of Feathers: Designs and Quilt with Longarm Quilter Judy Allen

In this segment Judy Allen puts her beautiful feather designs onto the quilt top. She uses a series of paisley-shaped rulers to guide her stitching along the marked lines insuring accuracy. As the finishing touch, her curved cross hatching stencil makes quick work of filling various shapes with cross hatched curves.

Watch it here!


Experience Precision Quilting in Harmony

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Confidence that you’ve achieved that perfect 1/4” seam every time
Satisfaction as your fabric layers remain aligned
Opportunity to easily stitch around tight corners and designs you’ve never dared attempt
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Quilt Out Loud!

Episode 311
Couples Working Together: Making Quilting a Family Business

Mark’s doorknock is with longarm quilters Wilma and Jim Cogliantry of Christian Lane Quilters. Jim joined Wilma in the quilting business after being downsized, and they’ve never looked back. They have separate work areas as she likes a quiet working environment and he likes a background of noise. Wilma does the custom quilting and Jim does the all over quilting using pentagrams and patterns.

Watch it here!


Episode #218
Tip Top 2

Quilters are smart. They find better ways to do all kinds of things. Quilty's "Tip Top" shows feature viewer tips and video from the field. Check out today's tip — then film yours and send it to us!

Watch here!

Quilting Celebrations

Episode 203 - Emebllish Your Quilts with Patti Connor

In the second segment, Patti Connor shares a cute project to make for a graduate. The mini quilt is easy to make using Warm Bond batting from the Warm Company and is cleverly embellished with some simple embroidery stitches you can learn with Patrick.

Watch Now! Teaching people to quilt is our passion. is a place where you learn to quilt, or expand your skills with expert instruction. Learn a new technique or a timesaving tip from passionate expert quilters such as Liz Porter!

Watch designer Pat Sloan as she shares machine appliqué tips and techniques that will have you stitching like a pro! Class includes a downloadable pattern for her Life is Short wallhanging, using fusible web and machine stitching. Pat also suggests other favorite quotes that you might like to stitch.

Party with Patrick at Sea!

Patrick Lose is taking his wildly successful "Party With Patrick" club to the high seas. Join Patrick and fellow quilters on a fun-filled 12 night Southern Caribbean cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas in April of 2013. Six exotic ports, exclusive projects and hands-on workshops by Patrick, group activities and all the fun of a "Party With Patrick" combine to make this a vacation to remember. For more information or to register, visit or call Patrick's Quilt & Create Studio at 623-414-9464.

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For quilters, using beautiful batik fabrics can make any quilt pattern pop right off of the quilt. Stunning batik fabrics like multicolors or even semisolids are perfect for numerous different quilting patterns – from Civil War quilt patterns to floral quilts.

This free eBook from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting includes the information needed to create the four different batik fabric quilts, including:

  • The "Blue Lagoon" batik quilting pattern, featuring easy-to-make quilt diamonds and pyramids.
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  • The "Spinning Rails" batik quilting pattern, highlighting a variation of the traditional rail fence pattern quilt.
  • The "Painted Desert" batik quilting pattern, combining accurate cutting and piecing to produce a stunning miniature quilt.

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