Quilt Pattern

The process of quilting fabric is a time-honored craft that may be a lot more versatile than on first thought. After all, mention quilting and visions of a warm, cozy night nestled under a soft quilt that grandma made comes immediately to the minds of most people. Quilts do more than sweeten our dreams, though. […]

Quilt Shops

Anyone interested in learning more about quilting might consider spending some time visiting some of the many quilt shops that dot the countryside. For the sake of inspiration, there is almost nothing that can top the enthusiasm usually exhibited by the proprietors of these shops, which sometimes blur the line between museum and retail shop. […]

Quilt Patterns

Quilt patterns are a great way to design a quilt, especially for those of us who enjoy the process of quilting but don’t feel quite so confident of our artistic or creative abilities. Quilt patterns can be purchased in places as diverse as arts and crafts show, quilt shows, crafts stores, resale shops and thrift […]

Quilting Fabrics

Quilting fabrics run the gamut from the luxurious to the mundane. What’s so very interesting about quilts is that, while the choice of fabrics is certainly important, it’s the quality of the work itself that provides the true beauty of the piece. Throughout the ages, people everywhere have gleaned raw materials from their environment to […]

Quilting Kits

Want to make a quilt but don’t know where to start? In times past, we could simply spend some time with an older female member of the family and pick up all her tricks and secrets of quilt making. Quilting, however, has become a dying art and most of us don’t have a quilting-savvy family […]

Quilting Pattern

When dreaming up a new quilting pattern, the avid quilt maker will undoubtedly take inspiration from some of the traditional patterns that have been used for many years. Many of them are reproduced and published for consumer use but even the concept of mass marketing doesn’t mean hand-made quilts will ever seem mass produced. People […]

Rag Quilt

There was a time when using rags to make a quilt was a sign of economic woes but, with the emphasis today to reuse, recycle, and refurbish anything and everything possible, making a rag quilt can almost seem like an ecologically noble thing to do. Just because it’s make from scraps of fabric that have […]

Quilts for Sale

Once a person has fallen in love with hand-made quilts, it’s impossible to stop looking for quilts for sale around every corner. One of the aspects of quilt collecting that makes the endeavor so much fun is that you never know where the next must-have quilt will turn up. There are many retail shops that […]

Rag Quilts

When closets become so overstuffed the doors won’t close, it might be a good idea to turn some of that excess fabric into rag quilts. When the kids have outgrown the clothes that looked so cute on them just last year, this might signal a good time to turn some of those clothes into rag […]

Black Quilt

The American Civil War devastated the country to such an extent that even the victors faced many years of heartache and distress long after the last battle was over. The reach of the war was so long that quilts made in the years following the war reflected the grief and sorrow of the nation. One […]