The Quilt Works, Inc.


We describe here some of the kits we have at the Shop. You can pick them up at the Shop, or order them by phone, (505) 298-8210. We include the fabric for the binding in all of our kits; in most cases, the batting and fabric for the back must be purchased separately. Except as noted, the pattern is included in the kit. To see a full screen image of a quilt, click on the thumbnail of the quilt. [updated: 21 October 2014]


52" × 52" $45.00
Graceful butterflies dance in this panel from the aptly named Butterfly Dance collection, designed by Natalie Lymer, Cinderberry Stitches, for Riley Blake Designs. Your task is to piece and add the patchwork and outer borders. We include in our kit a supplement that describes how to adapt the Riley Blake project sheet to the fabric actually printed.
Pieced and Quilted by: Grace Sanders



63" × 87" {58" × 69", shown here} $75.00
The overall print, designed by Whistler Studios for Windham fabrics, and used for the feature squares in Freedom, is a collage of 20th century military service motifs. Smaller patches (from the same collection) have phrases from a variety of sources that deal with defending our freedoms. We adapted Pat Fryer's Villa Rosa Designs Tibet pattern for our quilt. {The model pictured here has one less row of blocks and a narrower border than that called out by the Villa Rosa pattern. Your kit has the fabrics for the full-size quilt.}
Pieced by: Shirley Brabson
Quilted by: Late Night Quilts

Sgt. Stanley


52" × 76" $78.00
If you look closely, you will find that this stunning patriotic quilt, designed by Kate Colleran and Elizabeth Balderrama, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, is made using three different 9-patch blocks: the Friendship Star, an "ordinary" 9-patch, and a 9-patch with squares from half-square triangles on the diagonal.
Pieced by: Eve Hanssen-Wood

Spooky Alley


46" × 45" $45.00
In addition to the 36" × wof panel, designed by Doodlebug Design, Inc.™, for the Riley Blake Halloween Parade collection, you kit has twenty one 2½" strips of companion Halloween fabrics from which to construct the borders. There are also 5 smaller Halloween motifs on the panel that can be used in place mats or other projects.
Pieced by: Kathy Congable

Ladies in Red


35" × 48" $35.00
In this fanciful original design, Laura chose 7 of 15 ladies in the panel from the Lady in Red collection by Quilting Treasurers, and set them among the poppies from the same collection. Since the complete panel is included in your kit, you can create your own "collection" of ladies, and even have a larger array.
Designed, Pieced and Quilted by: Laura Echeverria

Jingle Pops


65" × 79" $87.00
Are you ready to get wrapped up in Christmas? We cut packs of 2-1/2" strips from classic Christmas fabrics for our kit, and packaged them with the pattern by Laurene Smith of the Quilted Button. We did the cutting, and now it is your turn. And the bow is 3-dimensional.
Pieced and Quilted by: Toni Getz



29" × 20" $45.00
The tumblers, pieced end to end in Tumbling Glory, give a "waving in the breeze" look to the flag. The Cut Loose Press® pattern by Janet Lutz is, of course included in the kit. And Toni has cut all of the tumblers for you! Get ready, get set, sew!
Pieced and Quilted by: Toni Getz



32" × 32" $53.00
Noel hangs above the fireplace on the cover of Nancy Halvorsen's new book, Christmas Pure & Simple. All told, there are eleven projects in Nancy's book, including three-dimensional figures, pillows, Nativity stockings, and other quilts. Nancy recommends "fusible applique" for most of the projects. Note: Nancy's book is included in the kit; if you purchase another kit with the same book in the package, be sure to ask us to remove the book from the second kit and reduce the price accordingly.
Pieced and Quilted by: Grace Sanders

Christmas Pure and Simple


56" × 56" $86.50
Nancy Halvorsen's book draws its name from this quilt. Unlike most of the other projects in her book, this one does not require appliqué sewing; the panel in the center and the 8 smaller panels between the pieced star blocks are from the Christmas Pure & Simple collection that Nancy designed for Benartex Fabrics. Note: Nancy's book is included in the kit; if you purchase another kit with the same book in the package, be sure to ask us to remove the book from the second kit and reduce the price accordingly.
Pieced by: Judy Botsford
Quilted by: Catamount Quilting

Twister Jack


24" × 26" $60.00
You start by sewing 3½" squares together. Next, you place a specially designed tool over each intersection and cut the patches that you will then sew together to make the final quilt top. Your kit has two patterns (in addition to the fabrics needed for the quilt top and its binding). Twister Jack, by Need'l Love®, shows you the initial arrangement of the 3½" squares. Primitive Pinwheels from Primitive Gatherings provides detailed instructions for making pinwheel quilts and includes the tool for cutting the patches.
Pieced and Quilted by: Kathi Dineen

Modern Nine Patch, Baby!


43" × 53" $63.00
If you look carefully at the drawing, you will discover that each of the pieced blocks does indeed have 9 rectangles. The pattern, by Nicole Maroon, was published in the Winter 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited; so, we included a copy of this magazine (which has 11 other quilts and projects for a cozy winter) in your kit. The fabrics are from the Free Spirit Riddles & Rhymes collection by Tina Givens.
Pieced and Quilted by: Grace Sanders

Grow Up Wise Owl


47" × 60" $78.50
About her owl, Lorrie Franz of Bean Counter Quilts says: "Wide eyed and wise - a great way to grow up. This cute and stylish owl is perfect to grow up with or under." You can practice your strip-piecing skills and make squares from half-square triangles. The big eyes are appliqued, not curved-pieced.
Pieced and Quilted by: Grace Sanders

Monkey Mates


48" × 52" $55.00
Cute little monkeys and their jungle friends abound in the Monkey Mates fabric collection designed by Laura Berringer for Marcus Fabrics. Your principle task is to create 6 borders for the colorful panel in the center. And you may wish, as we did, to quilt your project with a design featuring monkeys.
Pieced by: Dana Brabson
Quilted by: Catamount Quilting
Fox Playground


36" × 52" $55.00
This quilt was made using the Aardvark Quilts pattern entitled "A Baby Nine Patch Stripes Quilt." As suggested by the name of the pattern, the quilt has nine-patch blocks set among strips. The strips are 4½" wide and show the foxes' playground.
Pieced and Quilted by Grace Sanders



45" × 57" $60.00
Ponies is one of 20 projects by Jenny Doan and Missouri Star Quilt Company published in the Winter 2013 issue of Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly; the magazine is, of course, included in your kit. You can find the pattern, entitled "Christmas Traditions," on pages 52-56.
Pieced by: Grace Sanders

Mod Squares


43" × 52" $55.00
Mod Squares is the quilt pictured on the cover of Brenda Henning's book, Oh Baby! Modern Quilts for Children of All Ages, published by Bear Paw Productions, 2013, pp 8-10. Laura notes that "crayon colors on pure white make a dramatic modern baby quilt or art quilt." We anxiously look forward to the day when Laura starts to quilt her project; we suspect that she will have a lot of fun quilting in the negative space.
Pieced by: Laura Echeverria



50" × 68" $68.50
Jill Guffy and Marny Buck chose to call this Modern Quilt Relish pattern Flatbread, and added: "Valued rectangular shapes serve up a distinctive crunch. Add the condiment of your choice for depth of flavor." Lois chose gorgeous purple flowers from the Belle collection designed by Mary Fisher™ for Clothworks™. The pattern, in the kit, includes instructions for a table runner and for a queen quilt, in addition to those for this throw. PS. I think we really need a different name for Lois' quilt! Please send us your suggestions.
Pieced by: Lois Warwick

Building Blocks


67" × 79" $80.00
Building Blocks, designed by Heidi Pridemore, features fabrics from STUDIOe Fabrics' Modern Age collection. We have downloaded the pattern from the STUDIOe website and included it in the kit for you.
Pieced by: Phyllis Henry

Hot Sauce (Triangle) Potholder


8½" × 8½" $13.00
Check out the jalapenos in the center of our distinctly Southwest potholder. Do you recall how you pressed the folded edge back on itself to create curved edges in the Cathedral Window block? We use the same technique here. Your kit has everything you need, including the Insul-Bright® (to provide superb thermal protection), for two (2) complete potholders.
Pieced and Quilted by: Dana Brabson, The Quilt Works, Inc.



45" x 59" $85.00
Fuzzy Wuzzy is the greatest lap quilt for cool evenings. Made of flannels, it has definite "warm comfort appeal." We show the fuzzy fringed side in our picture; the other side is smooth, of course. Your kit has twenty (20) different flannels, cut in 11" × wof strips and the batting; this makes the quilt in our picture - 7 blocks wide by 7 blocks long. This project is easy to make, and also gives you a chance, if you wish, to try free motion quilting, block by block; each block is quilted before it is assembled into the completed quilt. And there are no borders to fuss with. (Of course, we can show you a neat way to add borders if you want them.) We use current fabric collections in our kits. (We no longer have the collection from which the quilt in our picture was made.) Therefore, it is important to look at the kits that we currently have (or, if you are phoning in, to ask for a description of the fabrics). In addition, we have an excellent selection of flannels and may be able to cut a kit just for you, using colors and patterns you like. If you should desire a smaller or larger quilt, the table in our pattern shows you how many blocks you will need; all that you need to remember is that you get 5 blocks from each pair (2) of 11" × wof strips.