Quilt Sampler

Quilt Sampler

Spring/Summer 2021

Go on a virtual shop hop through the pages of Quilt Sampler™. In each issue, you'll get a peek inside 10 top quilt shops and instructions for 10 exclusive quilt projects, one from every shop.

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Meredith Corporation
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4 min.
crossroads quilting

SHOP OWNERS Marie Saunders and Linda Courtney ESTABLISHED 2010 SIZE 3,500 square feet MORE INFO? crossroadsquilting.com A decade ago, Linda Courtney and Marie Saunders found themselves at forks in the road. Now empty nesters, their lives had intersected years before when their children attended the same school. In 2008, Linda retired after 30 years in the health care field and was interested in opening a wool shop. Marie, then the owner of a long-arm quilting and home decor business, was ready to make a change. Both were avid quilters who were eager to share that passion with other people. “We wanted not only to provide a great place for others to get inspiration and make quilts and other projects but also to teach and help promote the joy of quilting to others,” Linda says. Their two ideas became one…

6 min.
box car quilts

SHOP OWNERS Laura and Amy Turner ESTABLISHED 2017 SIZE 1,600+ square feet MORE INFO? boxcarquilts.com Children have a way of getting their parents to grant their hearts’ desires, and Laura Turner, owner of Box Car Quilts in Cross Roads, Texas, a community of 1,400 about 45 minutes from Dallas, is no exception. When she acquired three Singer Featherweight machines shortly after opening the store, she fell in love with them. “I quickly realized they had a loyal following,” she says. “I told my dad we should carry them.” His answer? “No.” Laura then tried to convince him that he should service Featherweights but he again said no. However, after hearing customers talking about them, he did some homework and changed his mind. “We have now sold well over 100 Featherweights, and he has serviced hundreds of them,” Laura says.…

5 min.
quilt essential

SHOP OWNER Katie Myklebust ESTABLISHED 2009 SIZE 4,000 square feet MORE INFO? devilslakequiltshop.com I’ve always known I wanted to have my own business in a crafty industry,” Quilt Essential owner Katie Myklebust says. So when her mom, Janet Edlund, told her a North Dakota quilt shop 45 miles from McHenry was closing its doors, Katie saw an opportunity to fulfill her business dream and to return home after five years of living and working near Seattle. After months of “research, calls, emails, and begging for financing,” Katie says, she bought the quilt shop in downtown Devils Lake, a town of about 7,000 residents that has a strong tourism industry centered on outdoor recreation, including fishing, hunting, and the nearby lake. The shop, which has enjoyed continuous growth under Katie’s leadership, offers an abundance of bolts, samples, and gift items.…

1 min.
out & about

AUGUST SCHELL BREWING COMPANY This 160-year-old brewery, complete with Schell’s mansion, gardens, museum, and gift shop, is the second oldest family-owned brewery in America and the oldest brewery in Minnesota. 507/354-5528; schellsbrewery.com HERMANN MONUMENT Climb the staircase of this 102-foot, 4,000-pound monument for a stunning, panoramic view of New Ulm and the Minnesota River Valley. hermannmonument.com HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NEW ULM Explore the many locally owned shops, eateries, and boutiques that New Ulm has to offer. 507/233-4300; newulm.com…

2 min.
pinwheel puzzle

Materials Finished Quilt: 60½×72½" Finished Block: 12" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Fabrics are from the Redwork Gatherings and Primitive Muslin collections by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com). □ 33/8 yards cream tone-on-tone (blocks)□ 12;¼-yard pieces assorted red prints (blocks)□ ⅝ yard solid red (binding)□ 3⅞ yards backing fabric□ 69×81" batting□ Bloc Loc ruler (optional) Cut Fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. From cream tone-on-tone, cut: • 180—3" squares• 480—2½" squares From each red print, cut: • 9—3" squares• 12—2½" squares From solid red, cut: • 7—2½×42" binding strips Assemble Triangle-Squares Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric. 1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each…

1 min.
out & about

SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of heirloom seeds. The seed bank houses 20,000 rare, open-pollinated varieties. Gardens, trails, and trout streams are open to the public. 563/382-5990; exchangeseedsavers.org BILY CLOCKS MUSEUM This collection of notable clocks was carved by the Bily brothers beginning in 1913. 563/562-3569; bilyclocks.org VESTERHEIM, THE NATIONAL NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTER Visit to enjoy an extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts. The grounds include the museum and heritage center, 12 historic buildings, a Folk Art School, and a library. 563/382-9681; vesterheim.org…