Today 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.”
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.
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 blog. If 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.
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