Primitive Quilts and Projects

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine

A premium publication dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, stitcher and more! Each issue features at least 15 projects from some of the most admired designers in the primitive fiber arts world.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Confession of a Quilt Magazine Publisher

I am a rookie quilter.

So far I've only made seven quilts.  I started several years ago when Jeni and Gretchen opened the Woolen Willow.  They had a Jan Patek trunk show, and when I laid my eyes on Jan's "Morning Has Broken," I had to make it.  It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes.  Mom helped me make it, and I enjoyed every stitch.  With plenty of distractions, I took forever to finish it.  But it's finished and hanging prominently in my living room, and after all these years it still makes me happy.

Dawn Heese' Somerset also resonated with me l and I just had to make it.  I began in late April, and though slow by many standards, I am happy with my progress.  Yesterday I began installment 2 from our Summer issue by sewing the 6 1/2" background borders to the medallion.  Next step will be black piping. I love it!

Note to self:  when cutting strips for a vine, cut fabric on the bias!  After cutting all these perfect strips of green, I called Jeni to ask if I was supposed to cut on the bias.  She said "yes."  Hmmm...well, I'm sure I'll find a great use for these pretty strips.

Be sure to jump over to Jeni's blog, "Jeni from the Willow."  She shared her latest "Small Quilts Club" project, as well as photos of Joyce Weeks (Geoff's Mom Pattern Co) at the Woolen Willow, and a nice photo of Jeni with Lisa Bongean at Spring Quilt Market.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Help us with the next Designer Notes question!

We want to hear from our readers! What do you want to know about our designers? We will use your ideas for our next Designer Notes question! Here are examples of questions we've used in the past:

What was your best sewing mistake that turned out to be a brilliant success?
What prompted you to start designing, whether it was on your own or with your sister, mother or best friend? 
Who taught you to sew or quilt?
What are your favorite organization tips?

Comment on our post to submit your question! Thank you for your help :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Here is the latest from our publisher, Judy Williamson. She is making Dawn Heese's "Somerset", presented as a 4-part series in each of our 2013 issues. She says the quilt is a joy to make and a feast for the eyes!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July!! Look for great new ideas in Primitive Quilts and Projects Fall 2013... it will soon make its way to your mailbox or favorite store. Buy the back issues, too, for projects that fit every season!
Here are some great patriotic projects from our back issues..