McCall’s – Celebrating Your Stash – Kathy Patterson’s Buttons & Bow Ties

I took a little time today to read some of our Facebook posts and there were quite a few of you that wanted to see our gallery exhibit. Well,  I thought to myself, why not blog about it and share it with you.

I’ve been MIA for a while on the McCall’s blog – but I’m going to try and get back to it. I’m the crazy girl who is trying to make 36 quilts in 12 months and between, work, family, dogs and well, everything else in life – I’m noticing how little time there is left.

I have been blessed beyond measure. Working here at McCall’s Quilting is nothing short of a dream for a quilter. Not only is my job awesome, but my co-workers have become like family to me. And they ALL quilt! Which is why our gallery show is so exciting. Each member of the McCall’s staff has contributed one or more quilts to this amazing show and I’m going to share pictures of them with you throughout the next couple of weeks.

We’re going to  start with Kathy Patterson’s quilt. Kathy is the Senior Editor here at McCall’s. Not only is she an amazing quilter, her piecing work is mind blowing! Kathy has a smile and a laugh that is contagious.

This year is the 20th Anniversary for McCall’s Quilting Magazine. Some of us on the McCall’s staff remade quilts from various covers throughout the years. When I asked Kathy about Buttons & Bow Ties, she said, “I was really excited to remake the 1st ever McCall’s Cover quilt. I used Kaffe Fassett prints and Kona pastel solids to girly it up.”

 McCall’s – Celebrating Your Stash – Kathy Pattersons Buttons & Bow Ties

The original design was by Lynn Dash and it appeared in the 1st ever McCall’s Quilting Magazine.

Here are some more detailed shots.

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Kathy’s version even made the cover, around here when that happens we refer to ourselves as a “cover girl” icon wink McCall’s – Celebrating Your Stash – Kathy Pattersons Buttons & Bow Ties .

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This is one quilt of many. The pattern is a free download. Buttons & Bow Ties

Stay tuned for more. Signing off, Tracee.

Oh and if you want to follow my journey of 36 quilts in 12 months visit me on my blog. The Daily Dog.

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Friday Freebie: Scarlet Stars Lap Quilt Pattern

Blog image Friday Freebie: Scarlet Stars Lap Quilt Pattern

Here’s a classic pieced beauty, ready for you to get started on today! This intriguing Scarlet Stars lap quilt, adapted from a quilt designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, features a 9″ Star Block in two color arrangements; an interesting secondary pattern appears when they are sewn together.

You’ll want to be sure you’re sewing with an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance so the patches and blocks fit together well – watch our free video lesson for a refresher before you begin.

If you’d prefer to make Sarah and Dolores’ original bed size version of Scarlet Stars, please refer to the pattern in the November/December 2013 issue of McCall’s Quilting, available now in print or digital format at our Quilt and Sew Shop. (Note: Homestead Hearth is offering a kit for their bed size version.)

Scarlett Stars 300px Friday Freebie: Scarlet Stars Lap Quilt PatternThe free lap quilt pattern finishes at 67½˝ x 76½˝.  Click here for the link to download the FREE pattern for a lap size version of this Scarlet Stars quilt.

Click here if you’ve missed any of our previous Friday Freebie patterns!

Thanks for stopping by…enjoy!

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Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!

 Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!IQFOQ logo Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!

June 3-12, 2014

An Irish welcome awaits you! Join us as we revel in the breathtaking scenery, cultural treasures, and 3rd annual International Quilt Festival of Ireland! Your hostess, quilting enthusiast Beth Hayes, Editor-in-Chief of McCall’s Quilting, will accompany you on this deluxe grand adventure. Exciting optional tours and events are planned especially for the McCall’s Quilting tour—click here for more information.

For questions, or to secure your space, call Becky today at 1-877-887-1188 or email Becky@SewManyPlaces.com.

Tales of Ireland 300px Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!Whether or not you can come to Ireland with us this year, please click here and enjoy all the free Irish quilt block patterns to make your own version of Laura Roberts’ Tales of Ireland quilt, compliments of McCall’s Quilting.

Ireland farm1 Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!*Package price of $3,878.00 includes:

• Round-trip airfare from New York City or Chicago
• Deluxe hotel accommodations
• Personal tour guide
• Private motor coach and driver
• Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
• Special events and gifts
• 2-Day Pass to the International Quilt Festival of Ireland
• The gala GRAND RECEPTION opening event of the Quilt Festival

Ireland cityscape Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!International Quilt Festival of Ireland:

• Exhibits galore
• Classes and workshops with international teachers
• Creative and cultural events
• Gala Grand Reception (included in your tour!) features a classic Irish riverdance review show, gourmet dinner, and Ricky Tims being honored with a lifetime achievement award

Ireland castle1 Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!Sightseeing highlights:

• Beautiful Dingle Peninsula
• Blarney Castle
• Woolen Mills
• Legendary Dublin tour
• Cliffs of Moher
• Glorious Galway
• Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Ireland village Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!

ireland boy Join us in Ireland for the International Quilt Festival!We hope you’ll join us! Call Becky today at 1-877-887-1188 or email Becky@SewManyPlaces.com.

*Package price based on double occupancy. Itinerary and pricing subject to change. Some restrictions and fuel surcharges may apply. Gratuities additional and will be collected with final payment.

 

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International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCall’s Quilting

 International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCalls QuiltingIQFOQ logo International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCalls Quilting

June 3-12, 2014

An Irish welcome awaits you! Join us as we revel in the breathtaking scenery, cultural treasures, and 3rd annual International Quilt Festival of Ireland! Your hostess, quilting enthusiast Beth Hayes, Editor-in-Chief of McCall’s Quilting, will accompany you on this deluxe grand adventure. Exciting optional tours and events are planned especially for the McCall’s Quilting tour—click here for more information.

To secure your space, call Becky today at 1-877-887-1188 or email Becky@SewManyPlaces.com.

Ireland farm1 International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCalls Quilting*Package price of $3,878.00 includes:

• Round-trip airfare from New York City or Chicago
• Deluxe hotel accommodations
• Personal tour guide
• Private motor coach and driver
• Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
• Special events and gifts
• 2-Day Pass to the International Quilt Festival of Ireland
• The gala GRAND RECEPTION opening event of the Quilt Festival

Ireland cityscape International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCalls QuiltingInternational Quilt Festival of Ireland:

• Exhibits galore
• Classes and workshops with international teachers
• Creative and cultural events
• Gala Grand Reception (included in your tour!) features a classic Irish riverdance review show, gourmet dinner, and Ricky Tims being honored with a lifetime achievement awardIreland castle1 International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCalls Quilting

Sightseeing highlights:

• Beautiful Dingle Peninsula
• Blarney Castle
• Woolen Mills
• Legendary Dublin tour
• Cliffs of Moher
• Glorious Galway
• Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Ireland village International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCalls Quilting

ireland boy International Quilt Festival of Ireland with McCalls QuiltingWe hope you’ll join us! Call Becky today at 1-877-887-1188 or email Becky@SewManyPlaces.com.

*Package price based on double occupancy. Itinerary and pricing subject to change. Some restrictions and fuel surcharges may apply. Gratuities additional and will be collected with final payment.

 

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Husqvarna Viking Announces Sapphire™ 960Q for Quilters

Sapphire 960Q Husqvarna Viking Announces Sapphire™ 960Q for QuiltersOur friends at  Husqvarna Viking are debuting a new Sapphire™ line, with the 960Q specially designed to appeal to quilters. The Sapphire™ 960Q sewing machine will offer an interactive color touch screen, straight stitch plate with sensor technology, exclusive Sewing Advisor™ features, user-friendly settings for greater functionality and convenience, and more.

Click here to read more about all the new products launching this fall by Husqvarna Viking.

Enter the Crown Jewels contest* for your chance to win. Over $25,000 in prizes will be given away to 6 lucky winners. And remember, September 17, 2013 is the last day to pre-order the new Designer Diamond Royale™ and receive bonus gifts offer valued at over $3000—visit your local Husqvarna Viking dealer for details.

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Visit the Husqvarna Viking blog for more information—click here.

*Contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Facebook account required; fans of Husqvarna Viking have access to entry form.

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New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual Feed

Our friends at Husqvarna Viking have announced a new top-of-the line sewing and embroidery machine – the Designer Diamond Royale™. Each week they are releasing new information, including industry-first features. Click here to watch a sneak preview. Pre-order by September 17 to receive a bonus gift package valued at over $3000! Ask your dealer about 0% financing for up to 48 months.

Dual feed New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual FeedThe new Designer Diamond Royale™ comes with an Interchangeable Dual Feed that is designed to feed layers of fabric and/or batting evenly. The Interchangeable Dual Feed is helpful for quilting and sewing on fabrics that need precise pattern matching.

bonus gift 3000 value3 New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual FeedHusqvarna Viking is launching five new quilting, embroidery and sewing machines and all new 6D embroidery software in September. Watch for new information to be released each week. Enter the Crown Jewels contest* for your chance to win. Over $25,000 in prizes will be given away to 6 lucky winners.

HV Crown Jewel Sweepstakes New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual Feed

Visit the Husqvarna Viking blog for more information—click here.

*Contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Facebook account required; fans of Husqvarna Viking have access to entry form.

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All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

logo w title All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!Blog image All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

Come aboard for fun, free quilt classes! Create along with McCall’s Quilting associate editor Sherri Bain Driver and contributing designer Susan Guzman as they demonstrate making the Surf & Sand quilt.

• Fun for confident beginners and advanced quilters
• Free how-to videos
• Free printable instructions for every lessonSurf Sand flat 350px All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

9 weekly episodes start to finish—free. Relax and have fun with us as we make this tropical beauty together, step by step through each lesson. Free lesson plans are available at McCallsQuilting.com/SurfandSand for you to print out anytime.contest graphic All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

A kit of similar fabrics for quilt top and binding, plus all pattern instructions, is available while supplies last for $89.99 (MQK13071). Call 877-269-8024, or shop online at ShopMcCallsQuilting.com. Backing fabric (below) is $49.99 (MQK13072).

Click here…1st episode airs TODAY!

Special thanks to our Surf & Sand Quilt Along sponsors:

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Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013

Blog image Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013

 

Are you ready for a bushel of fast & easy autumn quilting designs? Our newest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is bursting with 16 crisp new patterns!Cover 200px1 Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Before it’s time to rake up the leaves in the yard, gather up your scraps and create your own version of Cheryl Almgren Taylor’s My Autumn View.

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My Autumn View by Cheryl Almgren Taylor. Limited edition kit available while supplies last—click here.

Piece a twinkling galaxy with Gerri Robinson’s lovely, feminine Cinnamon Stars.

Cinnamon Stars 300px1 Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Have some scary fun stitching up 2 frighteningly-fast Halloween quilts: Spooktacular designed by Jeff Pellissier and Debbie Kemp, or Heidi Pridemore’s delightful Around the Block.

Around the Block 300px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Learn how to fussy cut fabric motifs with the new Block Builders Workshop feature—our free video lesson demonstrates this clever technique.

Pick up a favorite novelty print and make your own creative version of Arizona Cowboys designed by Kay M. Capps Cross.

Arizona Cowboys 300px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Celebrate a little one’s milestone with Kathryn Patterson’s adorable tooth fairy pillow.

Waiting for the Tooth Fairy 300px1 Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Need a super-quick gift? We’ve got 2 cozy fleece scarf patterns designed by Denise Knapp of Whimsy Couture™ that can each be made in an hour or less.

Cuddle Scarves 300px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013And I’ve only mentioned half of the 16 patterns included in this issue!

Time-saving, limited edition kits are available for a few of the quilts patterned in this issue…click image below to shop early and avoid disappointment.

FB QQ Oct Nov 2013 kits 400px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013This October/November 2013 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is on its way to subscribers, quilt shops and newsstands—click here to preview all the patterns. Purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop, available now.

Wait…there’s even more! Click here for this issue’s FREE Web Bonuses!

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Sneak-Peek of New Designer Diamond Royale™

stitch detail Sneak Peek of New Designer Diamond Royale™

Designer Diamond Royale features  dimensional appliqué and pop-up stitches.

Our friends at Husqvarna Viking have announced a new top-of-the line sewing and embroidery machine – the Designer Diamond Royale™, coming in September. Each week they are releasing new information, including industry-first features. Click here to watch a sneak preview. Pre-order by September 17 to receive a bonus gift package valued at over $3000!

bonus gift 3000 value3 Sneak Peek of New Designer Diamond Royale™Husqvarna Viking is launching five new quilting, embroidery and sewing machines and all new 6D embroidery software in September. Watch for new information to be released each week. Enter the Crown Jewels contest* for your chance to win. Over $25,000 in prizes will be given away to 6 lucky winners.

HV Crown Jewel Sweepstakes Sneak Peek of New Designer Diamond Royale™

Visit the Husqvarna Viking blog for more information—click here.

*Contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Facebook account required; fans of Husqvarna Viking have access to entry form.

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Limited Time 2-for-1 Subscription Offer!

McCalls Quilting and McCalls Quick Quilts Limited Time 2 for 1 Subscription Offer!For a limited time, get a full year of both McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts for the great low price of only $25! Act now and you’ll also receive 2 FREE Instant Gifts – 10 Vintage Scrappy Quilt Patterns AND Bound and Determined: Finish that Quilt! Guide.

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