KT Bernina Quilt Shop & Emporium
Please note we will be closed July 4-5 for our Country's - and Lynne's - Birthdays. :) Please make plans to stop in Tuesday thru Friday 10-5 or Saturday 10-3 anytime this summer.
KT Winner Week #3Congratulations to QB Sue. You're the winner of the new KT Layers of Love book due to arrive in just a few weeks. Please send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send out your copy as soon as they arrive.
Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop VisitPam Buda, of Heartspun Quilts, and I just returned from a delightful teaching trip to upstate NY at Patchwork Garden in East Amherst. Joan and Bev are shop owners with the most - hospitality, energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Their store is housed in a restored old house with loads of vintage charm and modern amenities. We immediately felt a warm welcome - even before we entered the store!
|How fun is this? Pam & I were tickled over the sign in front of|
Patchwork Garden Quilt Shop in East Amherst, NY.
|They have a great selection of samples & fabrics for KT fans. With 2 floors |
of fabric in every palette by dozens of designers, wool, books and
patterns galore, it's a quilter's paradise.
|One of the half day classes was quilter's choice of Mini Table Treats. Even |
though the heat was slowly rising, these quilters kept their cool -
and their sunny smiles - throughout the day.
In just 3 hours, they nearly completed their projects!
|So much fun to hang out with this bunch of characters all weekend!|
Pam taught her Settler's Puzzle quilt, which will also be the quilt she'll share on our Great Girlfriend Getaway retreat to Mackinaw City, MI in September. I demonstrated my layered patchwork technique with Aleece's Charming Stars, which is one of the projects in the new Layers of Love book. It's also the featured quilt of the week.
Start with a charm and mini charm for the wall quilt or a Layer Cake & charm for the large lap quilt (90" sq.) plus background and borders for a new take on an old favorite, Ohio Stars. This quilt is for my oldest granddaughter, Aleece, who's almost 10. She's been fondling fabric and rearranging charm squares since she was a toddler. Now, she helps in the shop folding fat quarters and assembling coordinating packs like a seasoned quilter. Her version of this quilt will inevitably be made with one of her favorite designer's charm packs Pieces From My Heart by Sandy Gervais. See and read more about Aleece in Layers of Love
|Add a mini charm to a charm square; stitch. Layer with another charm square; |
stitch diagonally to create 2 half square triangle blocks. Easy! For the lap
size quilt, choose a Layer Cake and charm pack.