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August 02, 2013

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

August 2, 2013

Quilting Memories, Issue #002 -- Quilting Newsletter

Quilting Memories brings you the latest information about quilting. We are a place for beginners to learn and experts to get new ideas.

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Welcome to our End of Summer/Back to School quilting newsletter issue. It’s sure to inspire and jump start you towards your next quilting masterpiece.

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for July 2013.

See the new quilting designs that are up for grabs for the monthly contest of August.

This month’s free quilting pattern just for e-zine subscribers.

The other free patterns that were posted in July.

Additional new pages.

Book Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for July 2013

Is… Evelyn Johnson from Garland, Texas USA

For her touching story about “My First Lap Quilt”.

Thank you for sharing this with us Evelyn. We love the picture of this quilt as well as the story behind it. It was a perfect way to help another quilter.

We all look forward to reading stories and seeing more quilts from you.

You have a wonderful talent. Keep sharing it with the rest of us!

To read her winning story please visit Evelyn's story.
Remember that this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month.

Who will win August's free designs?

Here is what the free quilting design for just entering looks like:

Click on the picture or visit our contest page and see a video of the designs that can be won for August 2013!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“Book Worm”

This is a simple applique quilting pattern. It makes a wonderful wall-hanging or a perfect design on a book bag.

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 8 x 8” block.

• Trace the design onto lite fusible adhesive. Preferably, Heat n Bond lite hold.

• Cut the pieces in-between the lines.

• Select which fabrics go with which pieces.

• Iron press pieces onto the back of desired fabrics.

• Now cut fabric on the lines of the designs that were traced so none of the lines show on the interfacing paper.

• Find ideal placement for the applique pieces on the background fabric.

• Peel off the paper from the fusible and iron press applique into place. Do this one at a time with each piece to get the best results.

• When all the pieces are pressed in the correct places, sew them into place with a tight zigzag stitch (aka. Satin stitch) around the edges of the applique pieces.

Now your quilting block is complete and it can be used any way you see fit.

July’s Free Pattern Pages

Peace Sign Quilting Design: Bring some groovy with either of these two designs.

Baby Feet Quilting Pattern: An easy line pattern for making cute quilting stitches.

Hand Quilting Hearts Pattern: Wrap your loved ones in a quilt made with these stitches.

Doves with Heart Pattern: Make you quilt with peace and love.

Quilting Made Easy: Hand quilting tips and machine quilting hints.

Fancy Line Quilting Patterns: A touch of extravagance is brought to a quilt when implementing these stitches.

Elephant Line Quilting: Sure to be an attention getter with this unique pattern.

Rose Line Quilting Pattern: There is no beauty like the stitches that are made with this pattern.

Dragonfly Line Quilting Pattern: This flowing pattern brings elegance to any quilt.

Moon and Stars Quilting: Give your precious ones the moon and stars by using this applique design.

Yin Yang Quilting Design: We show you how to bring balance to any quilt with this easy applique.

To find any of these pages just visit and use our new search feature.

Additional New Pages

Gunnison Colorado: A little bit of history and find present day quilting supplies.

Quilting Forum: An ongoing place for everyone to share, laugh, learn and grow.

Guidelines: These are the rules for using the forum. Quilting Pictures: Use this thread to share your pictures of the quilts in progress or finished.

Introduce Yourself: A thread to let others know who you are and to welcome you to the quilting community.

Quilting Firsts: A place where you can post about any first time, as long as it’s quilting related. ;)

Organizing the Quilting Stash: How did you do it? Give tips and ask questions!

Be sure to check out the quilting forum to see what other people have posted. Perhaps you too can join in with your own story or post.

If you would like to find these pages quickly, use the new site search option.

Book Review

Log Cabin Quilts by Rita Weiss and Linda Causee

This is one of our favorite books on quilting. It teaches the log cabin quilting technique so easily that even a child can understand. Don’t get us wrong, the book never talks down to you. It just guides the reader with wonderful pictures and word to walk you through the process.

The best part of the book is that it not only shows you the classical technique but also elaborates into different styles. There are 19 different quilts demonstrated throughout and directions on how to make them. Learn everything from the classic log cabin to the pineapple quilt. This book is easy to read and understand. It’s worth your time.

We hoped you enjoyed this month’s issue of our quilting newsletter.

Comments? Ideas? Feedback? We'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell us what you think!

Until next month.

Happy quilting,


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