Stars and Stripes Forever! was designed by Ricky for the Quilted In Honor project.  Making this unique paper-pieced quilt is sure to instill a feeling of pride.  The overlapping stars and bold strips of color make this "scrappy" quilt a joy to create and share.  The pattern is available on Ricky's website.






2157_http_wwwquiltviewscom_wpcontent_uploads_2014_05_economystarpdf.jpgHere's a great 12" block pattern featured in The Quilt Life.

"Going green and recycling" was the focus of the issue. Why don't you consider going through your fabric stash and using a variety of scraps to create these beautiful blocks? 


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Cindy Needham talks to Bonnie Browning about The Nuns' Quilt which one 3rd Place - Small Wall Quilts - Home machine Quilted at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah 2014.

Star Members can watch Cindy in Episode 202: Antique Linens and Textile Revival.



AQS has Alex's Neutral Colorway Flutter fabric line from RJR Fabrics available to ship (AQS Members receive 20% off) and if you act quickly, you will receive free shipping on your order!  The deadline for free shipping is June 10, 2014.




Just a bit of time left before Father's Day...how about making him a zippered travel pouch?  Here's a great project from BERNINA's WeAllSew.com and Melissa Mortenson of the Polka Dot Chair blog.

"Combining simple construction with distinctive materials like canvas and leather, it’s bound to be an instant classic. Add an embroidered monogram to make it even more special. A fun novelty-print lining adds a bit of whimsy to every trip."




Joe Cunningham is a quilter, a designer, and a hoot. Here is his "Inspired by Libby" quilt in process.




2151_feet.jpgDo you enjoy the BERNINA instructional videos with Susan Beck?

Well, you are in luck. Susan will be teaching BERNINA Feet Retreat 1 at the BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, IL!

Join BERNINA Experts for a two day seminar at the BERNINA Creative Center where you will expand your creative horizons, improve your sewing skills, and produce better results by learning to use the right tools for the sewing task at hand. At the BERNINA Feet Retreat, enjoy hands-on sewing with over 20 BERNINA presser feet, plus see live demonstrations and inspiring applications for a variety of presser feet and accessories.


Early Bird Registration Bonus!

Register online by June 30, 2014 and receive a $50.00 Shopping Spree good at the BERNINA Store when you attend the event. (Restrictions apply. Download Registration Announcement for details.)

July 29, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and July 30, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE.

Want to learn a bit more about BERNINA feet?  Here are two videos showing you how to use the couching foot and how to use the non-stick foot when dealing with those "trickier" fabrics.



Join Wendy Butler Berns as she describes working on her quilt for Libby. Triangle Tangerine Tango has both great applique and wonderful thread work.

You can watch also Wendy in Episode 1304: Borders with Benefits, Terrific Textures...and More!

Click here to visit Wendy's website, www.wendybutlerberns.com.



This is so simple and no need to measure. Here is Cassandra Plott's method for sewing the two ends of your binding together.  



Over the last thirty years, Pat Nickols amassed a wondrous collection of mostly American quilts; a quilt and fabric historian, her knowledge of this important genre of American folk art is boundless. The collection is comprised of traditional quilts made from the early 1800s to the 1950s, gathered from many parts of the United States. It includes excellent examples of many types of quilts including Log Cabin, Charm, String and Signature quilts, and quilts made with feed, flour, and sugar sacks.

350 quilts from the Pat L. Nickols Collection are now photographed and available for viewing online! Please visit their Collections page to browse the Pat L. Nickols Quilt Collection.

Visit the Mingei International Museum here.

(Photo:  From the Collection of Pat L. Nichols.  Mingei International Museum)

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