Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2020

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.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation

in this issue

1 min
from the editor

In the April 1994 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine, the editorial staff asked readers to nominate their favorite quilt shops. We heard about more than 300 shops from across the United States and Canada, and the nominations were whittled down to 10. In the fall of 1995, the first issue Quilt Sampler® went on sale and featured 10 shops, 10 exclusive quilt patterns, and a bonus traveler’s guide to all 386 nominated shops. Quilt Gallery, on page 86, is back for an encore; the shop was featured in the premier issue in 1995—and has been in business since 1983! After 25 years, there have been a lot of miles traveled, owners interviewed, and pages written, edited, and proofed. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we crunched some numbers to…

1 min
on sale now

Autumn-theme throws, a wool appliqué table runner, a vintage signature quilt, and other quilting projects await you in the October 2020 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting¨ magazine. Pick up a copy at your local quilt shop, on newsstands, or as a digital issue (AllPeopleQuilt.com/shop). You also can subscribe to this six-times-a-year publication. Find us online: AllPeopleQuilt.com search: AllPeopleQuilt Subscription help: AllPeopleQuilt.com/myaccount apqcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com 800/677-4876 Retailers: To order American Patchwork & Quilting®, Quilt Sampler®, Quilts & More™, and other quilting magazines, email apq2@meredith.com or call 866/378-1064. Note to readers: It is permissible to make and publicly display a single finished product of any project in this issue, including for purposes of competitive winnings up to $1,000, so long as visible credit is given to the designer and Quilt Sampler magazine.…

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now trending @allpeoplequilt.com

USE YOUR PRECUTS Find patterns that use gorgeous bundles of precut fabric, including fat quarters and charm squares. AllPeopleQuilt.com/918 SHOP YOUR FAVES Buy reader-favorite patterns and exclusive products at our online store. APQShop.com SEW PRESENTS Let your quilting buddies know you’re thinking of them with a handmade gift. AllPeopleQuilt.com/919 QUILT IT RIGHT Learn to quilt seven common blocks on your domestic sewing machine. AllPeopleQuilt.com/920 GET ORGANIZED Sort and store your fabric creatively in the space you have. AllPeopleQuilt.com/921 TUNE IN Visit our library to watch how - to videos on quilting techniques and fun sewing projects. AllPeopleQuilt.com/videos SUBSCRIBE Get patterns and tips delivered right to your in-box with our free weekly newsletter. AllPeopleQuilt.com/newsletter GIVE BACK Donate pillowcases in your local community as part of our One Million Pillowcase Challenge. AllPeopleQuilt.com/pillowcase Follow Us /AllPeopleQuilt @allpeoplequilt /AllPeopleQuilt @allpeoplequilt…

5 min
pinwheels quilting

SHOP OWNER Ginger Valenti ESTABLISHED 2015 SIZE 3,200 square feet MORE INFO? pinwheelsquilting.com When Ginger Valenti of Valdosta, Georgia, retired after 34 years in the U.S. Postal Service, she thought she was ready for down time. Little did she know that taking a quilt class with her daughter, Tina, in September 2014, would make the idea of retirement seem laughable. “When I walked into the quilt shop, my jaw dropped, and I thought, I want to do it all!” Ginger says. She had learned to sew during high school home economics classes, but this was her first dive into quilting, and she went deep. “That first Christmas I had 10 quilts going,” Ginger says. “I had set up tables wall to wall in our den.” She (practically) sewed up, over, and around her husband, Nick, who tolerated the quilt-theme…

5 min
jade diamonds

Materials Finished Quilt: 70½×86½" Finished Block: 8×16" Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Fabrics are from the Kashmir collection by Dan Morris for Quilting Treasures Fabrics (qtfabrics.com). ☐ 2⅛ yards green tone-on-tone (blocks) ☐ 4—⅝-yard pieces assorted medium prints (blocks) ☐ 1. yards rust tone-on-tone (blocks, inner border) ☐ 1⅜ yards cream large floral (outer border) ☐ ⅔ yard navy print (binding) ☐ 5⅓ yards backing fabric ☐ 79×95" batting ☐ Perfect Rectangle ruler from Creative Grids (optional) Cut Fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. Patterns A–C are on Pattern Sheet 4. To make templates of patterns, see Make and Use Templates on Pattern Sheet 2. Be sure to transfer dots to templates, then to fabric pieces; these dots are matching points used when joining pieces. Designer Chris Summers used the…

5 min
twin cities quilting

SHOP OWNER Faye Hoch ESTABLISHE 2010 SIZE 2,100 square feet MORE INFO? twincitiesquilting.com Long before Faye Hoch opened Twin Cities Quilting in 2010, she was paving a creative path. A couple months after graduating from college with a business degree, she moved to New York City to work for one of the world’s largest ad agencies. Soon after she started quilting, she was dyeing her own fabrics to create one-of-a-kind quilts. And when she ventured into long-arm quilting, she insisted on teaching herself. “I didn’t want my quilting to look like everyone else’s,” she says. “I wanted to be different.” Not surprisingly, Faye takes a similar approach to creativity at her shop, which is celebrated for its distinctive selection of modern and contemporary fabrics. Nestled in Roseville, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul), its urban setting near popular attractions…