QUILT – April/May 2013

Dear friends,

Early Spring brings to mind many things…fresh green grass and purple crocus poking through remnants of winter’s final frost, golden daffodils with their festively frilled petals, and the welcome return of brightly feathered backyard birds. What do all these things that make us so happy have in common? COLOR !

While we strive to pick quilts in a variety of styles, sizes, and techniques to appeal to all of our readers, this issue has a unifying theme—COLOR! And these quilts are surely ablaze with it!

You’ll find everything from the very bold in Pick Up Sticks and Boxed In to soft prints like those in Baby’s Day. In this issue we’ve patterned a stunning circa 1875 quilt from the collection of my long-time friend and antique quilt expert Mary Koval. She not only talks about the likely history of this quilt but offers invaluable advice on labeling your own quilts for posterity! Quilters love timesaving techniques, and strip piecing is one we all use. You’ll find five great strip-pieced quilts, including a contemporary chevron quilt. I think you’ll agree that it’s fabulous!

I hope the quilts we’ve chosen inspire you and that you make some time for quilting this spring. And when you stitch a project from our magazine, please send us a photo at We love to hear from you!

Happy Stitching!



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QUILT Magazine

Issue: Apr/May 13

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