12 Days of Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour — Day 5

Best Christmas Quilts 2012  235x300 12 Days of Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour    Day 5Today is Day Five of our 12 Days of Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour! As I’m sure most of you already know, we’re promoting our newest special issue from Quilters Newsletter — Best Christmas Quilts 2012 — by introducing you to some of the designers behind the projects (and giving away lots of free fabric!). You can pick up a copy of Best Christmas Quilts 2012 now at www.quiltandsewshop.com or from your local quilt shop, bookstore or newsstand.

We appreciate our faithful blog followers and we love reading your comments, but the fun part of a blog tour is giving you the opportunity to  get to know our contributing designers by visiting their blogs. Remember, the designers are the givers of free fabric; to be entered for a chance to win a fabric bundle, you must leave a comment on the designers’ blogs. Comments left on our Quilters Newsletter blog are not entered into the prize drawings.

Today we have two featured designers, Vickie Clontz and Patti Carey. Which means you have two blogs to visit, and two chances to win!

First up is Vickie Clontz of Annie’s Keepsakes. Vickie is a teacher, designer and fiber artist from Rockwell, North Carolina, who love to use wool in her projects. She designed Christmas Critters, which she describes as a “kid’s cuddle quilt.”

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Christmas Critters by Vickie Clontz - Best Christmas Quilts 2012

She used wool felt applique, hand embroidery, and bead and ribbon embellishments in this cutie. Visit Vickie’s blog to read about and see more of her projects and designs. If you leave a comment on Vickie’s blog by midnight MDT tonight – Friday, August 24 – you’ll be entered for a chance to win a bundle of free Christmas fabric from Red Rooster. Comments on this blog will not be entered for a chance to win the prize.

The second designer we’re featuring today is Patti Carey of Patti’s Patchwork. Patti is the marketing manager for Northcott Fabrics and a fantastic quilt designer in her own right. She applied her designer’s eye to a new Northcott collection and came up with Golden Gifts.

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Golden Gifts 89.5" x 98.5" by Patti Carey in Best Christmas Quilts 2012

How about a cozy bed quilt to curl up under during those teeth-chattering mornings? Patti designed this stunning quilt with simplicity in mind. She fussy cut blocks and sashes from a panel to create a “patchwork” effect with minimal piecing. The quilting only enhances this piecing, making these large blocks pop. To get this pattern as a kit, visit the Fat Quarter Shop.

Get to know Patti a little better and visit her blogIf you leave a comment on Patti’s blog by midnight tonight – Friday, August 24 – you’ll be entered for a chance to win a bundle of Stonehenge Christmas Traditions courtesy of Northcott Fabrics. Comments on this blog will not be entered to win.

Follow us on Facebook to make sure you get the latest on the blog tour and other updates from Quilters Newsletter. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you on Monday with more designers to meet!

About Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Mary Kate is an associate editor at Quilters Newsletter. If you ask her what type of quilter she considers herself, she'll answer, "Slow." Favorite techniques include hand quilting, both traditional and big stitch, but she also loves her walking foot and keeps meaning to get better acquainted with her open-toe embroidery foot.
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13 Responses to 12 Days of Best Christmas Quilts Blog Tour — Day 5

  1. Beth in TN says:

    I wanted to thank you for the great blog tour. I’ve already found a wonderful site to revisit, and signed up for classes on Craftsy from one designer on the tour. Who knows what else I’ll discover in the remaining days!

  2. It is a beautiful quilt for kids. All wrapped up with presents and animals.

  3. Pamela says:

    Love both the items on the tour today. Thanks for sharing all these projects. Ideas to do for the holiday season.

  4. Beth Brown says:

    Love the blogs today – so many ideas!!

  5. Julie L says:

    Such beautiful patterns and nowhere to buy the magazine. I’ve tried three local quilt stores who don’t have it or even seem to know if they might get it. Barnes and Noble doesn’t have it yet. Has anyone had any luck or know of anyplace in the Dallas area that might carry it? I know I can order it online but would rather be able to look through it.

  6. Both of these quilts are just wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win.

  7. Anna H says:

    love the quilts. Patti has done an outstanding quilt.

  8. carol debbout says:

    Love the quilts. Would be thrilled to be the winner.

  9. Brooke Lanigan says:

    Bought the Christmas Quilts magazine yesterday!

  10. Julie says:

    It seems that I am not getting the facebook notices until after the daily contest deadlines.

  11. Terry Vasquez says:

    Wow I love all the quilts but Patties is something I would like to make.

  12. Quilts says:

    Very nice quilts. So unique design and fantastic stuff. I would love to have one of them.

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