Hobby Lobby Offers Encyclopedia Of Classic Quilt Patterns

Hobby Lobby is offering the Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns. This book provides 101 favorite quilt designs, with full-color photos showing projects ranging from Amethyst to Evening Star to Whig Rose. Step-by-step instructions and labor-saving techniques are provided, as well as an extensive how-to information and clear patchwork and applique designs.

For more information, visit https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Books/Quilting-Books/Encyclopedia-of-Classic-Quilt-Patterns-Book/p/46603

The Spruce Offers Bunny Pillow Pet Project

The Spruce website has provided a project to make a stuffed bunny pillow pet. Starting with a travel pillow and your choice of fabrics, including soft fluffy fabrics or fake furs, a free pattern is provided for you to print and use.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Form-Flex All Purpose, 1010-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid1.html . It is a medium-weight fusible interfacing that is great for firm support and stability.

For more information, visit https://www.thespruce.com/stuffed-bunny-toy-pillow-pattern-2978394

Texas 4-H Announces 2018 Quilt Challenge

Texas 4-H has announced the 2018 Quilt Challenge. Open to all Texas 4-H club members, quilts may be entered that have been made between October 1, 2017 and July 16, 2018, which is the entry date. Quilts may be entered in the categories of First Time Quilter, General Youth Quilters Pieced and General Youth Quilters Applique.

For more information, visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018-quilt-challenge-contest-guidelines.pdf

CraftSewCreate.com Offers Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow Tutorial

Ellie at CraftSewCreate.com has provided a tutorial to make a Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow. It’s a great way to use scraps from your pile for your hearts.

A great fusible web choice for this project is HTC Stitch Witchery, 3000-28, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid21.html . It is suitable for any type of fabric, trim or applique.

For more information, visit http://craftsewcreate.blogspot.com/2011/02/quilted-valentine-hearts-pillow.html

Sewing & Stitchery Expo In Puyallup, Washington Announced For March 2018

Celebrating its 34th year, the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Wash. has been scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. It featuring more than 100 classes each day, style shows, free learning opportunities, and a charity event. There also are lots of vendors and plenty of activities for anyone interested in sewing and stitchery.

For more information, visit https://sewexpo.com/teachers-vendors/vendors/

Stitching Up Paris Offers Customized Paris Shopping Tours For Sewers

Barbara and Pauline at Stitching Up Paris offer tours of Paris designed for the sewers’ interests. You provide your areas of interest, and they design a customized tour, which includes meeting you at your hotel, and visiting the latest couture shops, embroidery suppliers, heritage haberdashery, and wholesalers in hidden courtyards.

For more information, visit http://www.stitchingupparis.com/

Minnesota Quilters Announces 40th Annual Quilt Show In June

Minnesota Quilters has announced that the 40th Annual Quilt Show and Conference will be held June 14-16, 2018. The quilt show will feature classes and lectures by nationally known teachers, as well as judged and non-judged exhibits.  Full information regarding the show will be available starting January 1, 2018.

For more information, visit http://www.mnquilt.org/mq2018/index.html

Georgetown Texas Announces 2018 Quilt And Stitchery Show Contest

Handcrafts Unlimited has announced the Georgetown 2018 Quilt and Stitchery Show contest.  The contest will be held in Georgetown, Texas April 13-14, 2018, with entries due March 10, 2018.  Quilts may be entered in one of 14 categories, and stitchery in one of six categories.

For more information, visit http://www.handcraftsunlimited.com/georgetown-quilt-show.html

Sew Can She Offers Argyle Christmas Stocking Project

Caroline at Sew Can She website has provided a project to make quilted argyle Christmas stockings. These stockings are easy to make, using strip piecing and foundation quilting.  The steps provided include tips and tricks that can be used in other projects.

For the batting, consider HTC’s Fusible Fleece, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html, a 3.2-ounce 100% polyester, needle-punched fleece that is fusible. It offers better loft and dimension than traditional products.

For more information, visit https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/quilted-christmas-stockings

Quilt Expo 2018 Announces Contest In September

Quilt Expo has announced its Quilt Contest to be held September 6 – 8, 2018. There are 10 categories, and contestants are allowed to enter up to four quilts. A Kid’s Quilt Challenge is one of the categories.

For more information, visit http://wiquiltexpo.com/quiltcontest