We’re celebrating Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct issue with a special event. It’s part blog tour, part freebie fest, part designer showcase. It’s going to be a lot of fun! See the house quilt on the cover?
QM Content Director Carolyn Beam included three beautiful house quilts in the pages of Sept/Oct ’14. Three quilts make a theme: Parade of (Quilted) Homes!
Parkview Lane is the cover quilt. It’s based on a block design by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. (If you haven’t discovered Lori, oh my, you’re in for a treat. Please tell her Quiltmaker sent you.) We have convenient kits for Parkview Lane.
Lori’s Home Sweet Home block first appeared in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8. Isn’t it precious? We’re going to have some serious fun with this block during Parade of Homes!
Row Houses by Paula Stoddard is another great design in this issue. I adore that American flag. If you’re from another country, you could customize the flag however you like. The Canadian flag would look great in there!
The third house quilt in this issue is Home Sweet Home by Carolyn Beam. I just love this classic beauty. What a great twist on a traditional schoolhouse block!
Breaking news: We’ve recently made all our patterns available individually. If you’d like just one of these, you can get them instantly. Each image is linked to its purchase page. Of course if you’re a subscriber or you buy the issue on the newsstand, all of these patterns are included.
Get in on all the Parade of Homes fun by coming back tomorrow for the Designer Showcase. What’s the Designer Showcase? Well…
We asked 12 quilt designers to make unique versions of Lori Holt’s Home Sweet Home block and they wowed us with the results. Beginning tomorrow, we’ll feature designers one at a time and reveal their blocks. Each designer will post on her own blog and tell more of her block’s story there.
We’ll have various giveaways in both places and you’ll get to hear more of what the designers are up to. And Best of All? We’ll give away the 12 gorgeous Home Sweet Home blocks to 12 lucky winners!
• Please visit our Parade of Homes page, where we’ll regularly add new material and freebies during August and September.
• Subscribe to Quiltmaker so you get in on all the future fun!
• Come back tomorrow when we’ll give away Bonnie Hunter’s quilt block, her latest book (above), and scraps from the sewing studio of the QM columnist!
Let’s get this party started!