Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 | By Linda Smoker | 3 Comments

Quilt Almanac 2013

Dear friends,

We quilters know that sewing and quilting are not seasonal sports. We want to create all year long! It seems there’s just not enough time to finish all the projects on our lists. Some of us start one project and diligently work on it until it’s finished— not me, but never mind that. Others like to have several started so they don’t become bored with one. And still other crafty people love the fun of starting something new (who doesn’t?), which usually means they have lots of unfinished projects. A knitting friend once said she doesn’t have unfinished projects, but she has many un-started ones! Yeah, me too…

With that in mind, we’ve selected easy-to-make quick projects like bags, tabletoppers, and Christmas stockings; longer-term Log Cabin, Star, and Hourglass quilts; and many in-between things such as quilts for kids and simple throw quilts.

I know you’ll find plenty in this issue to keep you busy during the months to come, and when you want to relax for a bit, read about two special quilters who are best friends and talented quilting buddies. Their pattern company Geoff ’s Mom, while still quite new, is already well known for its exceptional traditional quilts.

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit Shipshewana, Indiana, you know this town has charm to spare. Read our Shop Hop story, and you’ll probably put Shipshewana on your bucket list.

Enjoy your stitching time!



  • Marsha Holderfield says:

    Posted March 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Could you please tell me where I can get the fabric for the sunny days big sunflower quilt. Thank you so much

  • Phyllis Lewis says:

    Posted March 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Can you tell me how to enlarge the Four-Patch Log Cabin in 2013 issue of Quilt Amanac? The directions are for 60×60 and I need a queen size quilt.

  • Lisa Contratto says:

    Posted April 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Could you tell me if there have been corrections to the ‘Down on the Farm” quilt cutting directions? It seems the wood grain of the barn and sashing would be going the wrong direction. Shouldn’t it be lengthwise? Just wanted to ask before I cut into my fabric — Thanks.

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