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January 11, 2011
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From the Editor
DianeQuiltmaker staff members recently made and donated small quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. AAQI is a national grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's.

Our quilts were sold during AAQI's January auction. They were started when AAQI founder Ami Simms visited us recently and led a mini-workshop for our staff and those of our sister publications, McCall's Quilting and Quilters Newsletter.

AAQI's website has a great list of 35 Ways You Can Help, which includes donating a small quilt of your own for the monthly auction. Quiltmaker wholeheartedly supports AAQI's efforts and invites you to do the same. Quiltmaker hereby grants permission for the use of any of our patterns for this purpose.

Wishing you Quilty Pleasures in 2011,

Diane




Diane Volk Harris
Interactive Editor
Quiltmaker


Little Snowman Farm by June Dudley

100 Blocks Volume 2
Have you picked up your copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 2? Check for it at your local quilt shop or on newsstands. If they're sold out, order it from our website. This is a great value: 100 patterns for less than seven dollars! On sale for a limited time.

For a fun challenge, check out teaquilts.blogspot.com. This highly motivated quilter is making all of the blocks in Volume 2, and invites you along on the journey! You'll find lots of inspiration there.


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Quilty Causes in 2011
A new feature in 2011 issues of Quiltmaker has been named Quilty Causes. This column will introduce quilters who are helping others, using quilts as the vehicle. The Jan/Feb issue highlighted the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. March/April sheds light on three small groups of quilters who are doing big things. You'll want to read about the HeartStrings Quilt Project, the Queen Bees from Lynchburg, Virginia and the Interfaith Quilters from Longmont, Colorado.

What are your favorite Quilty Causes? How have you used quilting to help others? We'd love to know. Your ideas may turn up in a future issue of QM. We'd invite you to leave feedback on our Facebook page.

Quiltmaker has many free patterns online that are perfect for charity quilts. Visit our Project Linus page to see them all.

Treasure Hunt Winners
Late last year, thousands of quilters scrambled online to find the Treasure Hunt contest buttons on sponsor websites. Thanks to everyone who participated—we hope you had fun and found some quilty inspiration along the way. We're thrilled to announce the lucky winners.


Grand Prize Winner: Stephany Carter

Here is Stephany with her brand new Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0. Congratulations!

Prize Package Winners:

Kristy Armstrong; Vania Baioni; Cindy Charlton; Kathy Conley; Sharon Crozier; Linda Davis; Leanne Gifford; Melinda Harman; Diane Hayka; Teresa Higley; Jillian Holston; Jan Knispel; Sandi Levart; Penny Lininger; Darlene Marshall; Judy Perry; Marge Prewitt; Ima Jean Probert; Barbara Sanders; Cecilia Schoff; Georgia Schropfer; Sandra Stokes; Marilyn VanWagenen; Rhonda Whitt; Linda Zakrzewski.

Here are all the prizes that will soon be headed to 25 winners. Enjoy!

Our sincere thanks to all of these sponsors!

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New Year, New You, New Products!

Visit the Quilt & Sew Shop to see what we've just added to ring in the new year. Beautiful quilt kits, technique and project books, fabric, notions and more to help you start checking off those New Years resolutions. Start browsing now and make 2011 a year of quilting success.


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