Introducing Terri Vanden Bosch: A Back to School Sewer for QM

Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. It’s been my pleasure to work with the eight women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you this week during the QM Back to School Party.

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Today I’m pleased to present Terri Vanden Bosch from Rock Valley, Iowa.

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Terri Vanden Bosch

Terri sewed with fabrics from the line A Year to Crow About by Jacqueline Paton for Red Rooster Fabrics.

Terri’s finished quilt is below.

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Frame by Frame in Red Rooster Fabrics, specifically A Year to Crow About by Jacqueline Paton. This quilt was made by Terri Vanden Bosch from Rock Valley, Iowa.

This is a great casual piece that seems to have a calming effect. The cool blue is a nice contrast to the other warmer fabrics. Terri’s feather quilting shows up beautifully!

Terri penned a few thoughts for QP readers:

What a great experience this has been. The best part was the anticipation of what fabric I would be working with.

terrifabrics Introducing Terri Vanden Bosch: A Back to School Sewer for QMThe worst part was having my longarm go out of commission for a week right when I needed to quilt it. The needle fell out of the needle bar and raised a lot of havoc in the bobbin basket and timing area—so a road trip to Carroll, Iowa was necessary—where they fixed it while I waited.

To treat myself on the three-hour trip home I had my own little shop hop across Iowa, stopping at five quilt shops along the way. See my “Quilting Interrupted” blog post.

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I went with an easy alternating feather in each block. Just chalk a line corner to corner in each block, then feather up the line to the next block; down that block to the next, and so on. This quilts up fast and really gives a custom look for an easy time of quilting.

I used a golden brown Glide thread–gives a lovely sheen and shows up in most of the blocks nicely.

roundscraps 1 Introducing Terri Vanden Bosch: A Back to School Sewer for QMI strip pieced the multiple squared area for most of the blocks. I’m not sure if it was faster—but I did use the leftover strip units to play with the 15 degree wedge ruler from Creative Grids. Just above you can see the result. First time I tried it and it was quite fun.

Terri blogs at meanderingsalonglizardcreek.blogspot.com. You can learn more about her quilting at lizardcreekquilting.com.

On behalf of Quiltmaker and Red Rooster Fabrics, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Terri Vanden Bosch for a job well done. We really appreciate you!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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2 Responses to Introducing Terri Vanden Bosch: A Back to School Sewer for QM

  1. Terri says:

    Good job from one Terri to another! I was part of last year’s Back to School group and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. You are quite the trooper, having your long arm break down in the middle of things. Love that you got in a mini-shop hop, though!

  2. Karlene says:

    So much fun to see your lovely quilt again Terri. Good job with the scraps too.

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