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The Quilt Works, Inc.
11117 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 298-8210

You can go there by clicking on "THE QUILT WORKS BLOG" at the left. Our BLOG features items of current interest: Special people and events at the Shop, just received fabric lines, especially interesting new notions, exciting quilt shows that we have visited, and so forth.


Right Window Left Window      Please forgive us: We have been so busy finishing the quilts for our Employees' Quilt Show, and putting the Show together, that we just haven't had time to create a whole new set of quilts for our April windows. So we brought forward some of the projects that haven't had a chance for top billing. {You haven't seen the Show yet? You have a couple of days left; we take it down on the 16th. But all is not lost: You can still view the quilts; just go to our GALLERY page.}
    Monkey Tales
, featuring Moda fabrics with Sock Monkey motifs greets you on your right as you enter the shop (and is pictured at the far left, here); the "blooming border" (the name chosen for the pattern by designer Lorrie Franz) with its star/flower-like design elements in the corners is easily pieced from squares and half-square triangle squares. Mod Squares is to the right of Monkey Tales; with its asymmetric placement of the squares, bright colors, and large negative spaces (magnificent opportunities for creative quilting), Brenda Henning's design is a wonderful challenge for many of us to "get out of our traditional boxes". We featured the Moda Sock Monkey collection again in About Face, a Villa Rosa design at the far end of our right-hand window. We have kits for all three projects displayed in this window.
    We have two versions of Country Thread's Love quilt at the far end of our left-hand window; above on the wall (with only a little bit seen in our photo at the right) we used reds against a tan background, while the lower quilt features predominantly pastel colors on a white background. Googly, mostly obscured in our photo, is at the far end of the divider; this design by Stephanie Prescott of A Quilter's Dream, provides a good opportunity to display interesting fabrics in a very modern way. Blocking our view of Googly is Little Ark a cuddly-cozy, flannel, baby quilt made using traditional rag-quilt techniques; the pattern may be found on pages 70-73 of the winter 2014 issue of Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly. Write on White, at the far right above, closes out our new windows; we chose a variety of bright floral and juvenile prints for our kits for this Zen Chic design by Brigitte Heitland. We also have kits for Little Ark, and patterns for the remaining two quilts displayed in this window.


Tuesday, 21 April. SENIOR DAY
Wednesday, 22 April, 6:00-8:00. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Thursday, 23 April, 1:00-3:00. Class: Introduction to Machine Piecing
Friday, 24 April, 12:30-4:30. Specialty Machine Binding
Saturday, 25 April, 1:00-4:00. Class: Tennessee Modern
Sunday, 25 April, 1:00-4:00. Class: Beginning Machine Quilting
Tuesday, 28 April. SENIOR DAY