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Fabric Vine, previously known as Asian Fabric, inspires creativity. Fabric and wine are at the core. An abundant range of patterns, projects, ideas and articles will resonate with the sewist, the crafter and those who enjoy great food and wine. Plus, travel with us as we explore fun locations throughout the world. Brought to you by Kona Bay Fabrics.

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  • Issue No. 3

    quilting patterns sewing & craft ideas design tips travel food & wine

    exploring a creative fabric culture

    Celebrate a bountiful summer season

  • Quilt and bag patterns here

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    squilts

    Stylized Grape QuiltSip a delicious glass of wine while gazing upon your stylized wall quilt 11

    Brighten Your Day Quilt

    sure to brighten any ho-hum day 26

    Peaceful Pond Table QuiltBring this quiet calm to your table sharing in a feast with family 53

    Three E Quilt

    65

    Fall Foliage Wall Quilt

    and calm to your room 94

    featuresWashington State Wine Monthand Trellis Gate 18

    24

    Texas Quilt Museum 76

    79

    Vol 1 Issue 3

    Special thanks to:

    Used exclusively and recommended by Asian Fabric

    6 FABRIC VINE 2015

  • Guess Whois in the

    Wine Business?

    Heres a hint...He has been bringing you beautiful fabric for over 20 years. See page 18 to find out more.

    departmentsPublishers Note 8

    How To Use the Magazine 9

    Food Samosas & Sangria 38

    Book ReviewThe Sew Simple Guide To Easy Sewing and Embellishing 72

    TravelPortland, OR 82

    General Instructions 108

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    Da Textile Samurai aka the Wine Eagle

    Publisher [email protected]

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kona-Bay-Fabrics-Seattle-Bay-Fabrics-and-Asian-Fabric-Magazine/106593046936?ref=ts

    Being from Honolulu, I am used to 80-85 days being the norm. The trade winds tend to keep it a cool 85. Occasionally, though, the Kona winds, currents coming north from the equator, make it muggy and miserableeven in beautiful Hawaii.

    Kona Bay Fabrics is in Redmond (just east of Seattle), Washington. Weve had a presence in Washington since 1994 when we opened our first warehouse and I have spent a lot of time in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest.

    Without a doubt, this has been the hottest year in the Seattle area (and the state) since I began coming here in 1994. Historic records were broke in both June and July. This week were edging towards 90 by mid-week and triple digits on the other side of the state.

    I bring this up because the Textile Samurai is also now the Wine Eagle with the launch of our wine businessWinefromWashington.com. Our labelTRELLIS GATEshowcases the outstanding Washington grapes which continue to receive world recognition.

    The early hot temperatures have Washington wine growers harvesting grapes nearly a month ahead of schedule, with many starting last week. We are fortunate to source our grapes from vineyards being managed by some of the states most expert growers. It is a science and our winemaker is known as one of the best in the business.

    Quilters in Washington and across the nation, Im told, have not been deterred by the national weather trends. Quilting and the love of fabric never slows. Consumer shows, quilt shop hops, row by row experiences and more are thriving.

    In this issue of Fabric Vine, Georgie Gerl has again brought you a wonderful selection of projects to take you into fall season. In addition, find out about a great show Quilt! Knit! Stitch going on just south of us in Portland, Oregon. In its second year, it looks to be a fun time to be had by all.

    As always, youll also find some great recipes. Look for samosas, jam and sangria ideas to serve at your summer gathering.

    Please make sure to stay cool and hydrated as summer marches on. And, if you have critters at home, please make sure they have lots of water, too.

    I suggest you visit your favorite quilt shop (they probably have AC!), forget about the heat and check out the latest Kona Bay fabric releases. If youre home and staying cool, visit www.konabay.com to see whats coming this fall.

    Thank you for your support and the time you spend with Fabric Vine.

    Mahalo and Aloha!

    Doug (middle) with Trellis Gate winemaker and owner of Fidelitas winery, Charlie Hoppes (L), and Dick Boushey (R), a long time Washington grape grower at a recent Fidelitas wine event.

  • Fabric Vine is produced six times a year by Eagle Publishing for Kona Bay Fabrics. The magazine accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or artwork; they will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Kona Bay Fabrics. All rights reserved. No piece, in part or full, may be reproduced without permission.

    Issue #3 2015 VOL 1 ISSUE 3

    Kona Bay Fabrics 2015

    PUBLISHERDouglas Eagleson

    QUILT DESIGNER & EDITORGeorgie Gerl [email protected]

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    SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORSAnna Hutton

    Madeline Puckette

    ASSISTANTS TO PUBLISHERDoris Eagleson 19232010Cheryl HamaiBrittany Eagleson Simpson

    SUBSCRIPTIONSKona Bay Fabricswww.konabay.com15812 NE 83rd StRedmond, WA 98052800-531-7913

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    2015 FABRIC VINE 9

    Issue No. 2

    p a t t e r n s d e c o r a t i n g t i p s b e r a r t c u l t u r ep a t t e r n s d e c o r a t i n g t i p s b e r a r t c u l t u r e

    Quilting and design ideas for inspired minds

    The Textile Samurai

    is making wine! pg 10

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    Blues

    LAIR-03 blue LAIR-05 blue

    SHAD-12 topaz

    BUBB-01 blue

    MOVE-01 teal

    LAIR-04 teal BCAR-06 teal

    MOVE-01 topaz

    EXOT-06 teal

    SHAD-24 forest JETS-01 teal

    EXOT-06 indigo

    MIDN-01 blue MUMM-01 indigo MOVE-01 sapphire EXOT-06 blue

    RFOR-01 blueBCAR-06 blueMOVE-01 lapis

    SHAD-12 teal

    MIKO-03 blue

    Catalog January 2015

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    Kona Bay Fabrics Tonal Collection

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    After a hectic day of pressing deadlines at work and driving home during rush hour traffic nothing sounds more inviting than relaxing in your comfortable chair sipping a delicious glass of Ruby Red Wine Sangria (recipe on page 46) gazing upon your stylized wall quilt.

    Stylized Grapes Wall Quilt

    Stylized Grapes Wall Quilt

    Designer: Georgie Gerl

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    Stylised Grapes Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

    material list

    Backing !4 yards Batting 38" x 44"

    Fabric ARFOR-01 CreamBackgrounds yard

    $2" x ^2"$2" squares$2" x @2"$" x @2"#2" x &2"@" squares*

    $2" x [email protected]"

    #2" x [email protected]"@" x [email protected]"

    !

    !#

    @@[email protected]@^$

    Fabric BEXOT-06 TanAccent 4 yard

    #2" x *2"#2" x [email protected]"! $

    Fabric CTONE-07 GreenPieced Bordera yard

    $2" squares$" squares$" x @"@" square!" x @"

    $2" x [email protected]"$" x [email protected]"

    !!

    *!!!!

    Fabric DMOVE-01 HunterPieced Border 2 yard

    $2" x !^2"$2" squares

    $2" x [email protected]"# @[email protected]

    Fabric ETONE-04 GreenPieced Border2 yard

    $2" x *2"$2" squares#2" x %2"@" x !^2"

    $2" x [email protected]"

    @" x [email protected]"

    @

    !

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    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric FRFOR-01 GreenPieced Border4 yard

    $2" x *2"$" square$" x @"@" square!" x @"

    $2" x [email protected]"! @!!!!

    Fabric GMOVE-01 ChocolateBorder Accent 8 yard

    @2" [email protected]" x [email protected]"! !^

    Fabric HEMPR-17 ChocolateBorder Accent2 yard

    @2" squares

    @w" x [email protected]"

    @2" x [email protected]"

    $

    ! !^

    Fabric IMOVE-01AmethystGrapesFat Quarter

    Fabric JEMPR-17 EggplantFat Eighth

    Fabric KMOVE-01 AmethystFat Quarter

    $2" squares$

    Fabric LTONE-08 WineGrapesScrap

    $2" square!

    Fabric MMOVE-01 GarnetGrapesFat Eighth

    $2" [email protected]

    33 x 39

    Stylised Grapes Wall Quilt

    Grape Yardage & Cuts

    $2" squares$

    $2" [email protected]

    *Cut four 2 squares from #2"-wide strips.

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    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Referring to project Cutting Chart, cut First Cuts strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed under Next Cuts from these strips. Refer to General Instructions (pages 108-109) for Accurate Seam Allowances and Assembly Line Method to construct this quilt. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram.1. Refer to General Instructions (page 108) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of four @ Fabric A squares. This will be your sewing line. Place two marked squares on one $2 Fabric K square as shown. Stitch on drawn line, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Sew remaining marked squares to piece as shown. Trim and press. Make four and label Unit 1.

    Fabric A- @" squaresFabric K- $2" squareMake $

    Unit 1

    2. Referring to step 1 instructions make units using the following fabric combination and quantity. Unit 2make two using Fabrics A and J Unit 3make four using Fabrics A and I Unit 4make one using Fabric A and L Unit 5 make two using Fabrics A and M.

    Make 2 A/J

    Make 4 A/I

    Make 1 A/L

    Make 2 A/M

    Unit 2 Unit 3

    Unit 4 Unit 5

    3. Arrange and sew together two $2 x @2 Fabric A pieces, one Unit 1, one Unit 2, and one Unit 3 as shown. [email protected] @2

    $2

    Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3

    4. Arrange and sew together, two of Unit 3, one Unit 4, and one Unit 1 as shown. Press.Unit 1Unit 4 Unit 3Unit 3

    5. Arrange and sew together two $2 x @2 Fabric A pieces, one Unit 1, one Unit 2, and one Unit 5 as shown. [email protected] @2

    $2

    Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 5

    6. Arrange and sew together two $2 Fabric A squares, one Unit 3, and one Unit 1 as shown. Press.$2 $2

    $2

    Unit 1Unit 3

    7. Sew one Unit 5 between two $2 x ^2 Fabric A pieces as shown. Press. ^2 ^2

    $2

    Unit 5

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    8. Arrange and sew together rows from steps 3-7 as shown. Press.

    9. Making simple triangle units, sew two @ Fabric A squares to one $ Fabric F square as shown. Press. Making simple triangle units, sew two @ Fabric A squares to one $ Fabric C square as shown. Press. Fabric A- @" squaresFabric F- $" square

    Fabric A- @" squaresFabric C- $" square

    10. Sew one $ x @2 Fabric A piece with one unit from step 9 as shown. Press. Repeat for other [email protected]

    $

    @2

    $

    11. Making simple triangle units, sew two @ Fabric A squares, one @ Fabric F square, and one @ Fabric C square to one #2 x %2 Fabric E piece as shown. Press.

    Fabric A- @" squaresFabric F- @" squareFabric C- @" squareFabric E- #2" x %2"

    12. Sew one ! x @ Fabric F piece to one ! x @ Fabric C piece as shown. Press. Sew this unit from step 11 to unit from this step. Press. @

    ! @

    13. Sew unit from step 12 between units from step 10 as shown. Press.

    14. Making simple triangle units, sew two @ Fabric A squares to one $ x @ Fabric F piece as shown. Press. Making simple triangle units, sew two @ Fabric A squares to one $ x @ Fabric C piece as shown. Press.Fabric A- @" squaresFabric F- @" x $"

    Fabric A- @" squaresFabric C- @" x $"

    15. Arrange and sew together two @ Fabric A squares and units from step 14 as shown. Press. Sew unit from step 13 to unit from this step as shown. Press. @

    @

    @

    16. Sew unit from step 15 between two #2 x &2 Fabric A pieces. #2 #2

    &2

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    17. Arrange and sew together two $2 x !^2 Fabric D strips, two @ x !^2 Fabric E strips, unit from step 16, and unit from step 8 as shown. Press.$2

    $2

    @

    @

    !^2

    18. Making simple triangle unit, sew one @2 Fabric H square to one $2 Fabric C square as shown. Press. Make four. Making simple triangle unit, sew one @2 Fabric H square to one $2 Fabric G square as shown. Press. Make four.Fabric H- @2" squareFabric C- $2" squareMake 4

    Fabric G- @2" squareFabric C- $2" squareMake 4

    19. Making simple triangle unit, sew one @2 Fabric H square to one $2 Fabric D square as shown. Press. Make four. Making simple triangle unit, sew one @2 Fabric G square to one $2 Fabric G square as shown. Press. Make eight.Fabric H- @2" squareFabric D- $2" squareMake 4

    Fabric G- @2" squareFabric D- $2" squareMake 8

    20. Making simple triangle unit, sew one @2 Fabric H square to one $2 Fabric E square as shown. Press. Make eight.Fabric H- @2" squareFabric E- $2" squareMake 4

    21. Sew H/C unit from step 18 to one G/D unit from step 19 as shown. Sew one G/D unit from step 19 to one unit from step 20. Press. Referring to diagram below sew units from this step together as shown. Press. Make four.Make 4 Make 4

    Make 4

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    22. Making simple triangle units, sew two @2 Fabric G squares to one $2 x *2 Fabric F strip as shown. Press. Make two. Making simple triangle units, sew two @2 Fabric H squares to one $2 x *2 Fabric F strip as shown, Press. Make two. Sew two units from this step, one of each combination as shown. Press. Make two.

    Fabric G- @2" squareFabric F- $2" x *2"Make 2

    Fabric H- @2" squareFabric E- $2" x *2"Make 2

    Make 2

    23. Sew H/D unit from step 19 to one G/C unit from step 18 as shown. Press. Make four, two of each variation. Sew one unit from step 22 between two of these units. Press.

    Make 2

    Make 2

    Make 2

    24. Arrange and sew together, two units from step 21, two #2 x *2 Fabric B strips, and one unit from step 23. Press. Make two.

    #2

    #2

    Make 2

    *2"

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    25. Sew unit from step 17 between two units from step 24 as shown. Press.

    26. Press backing and quilt top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (page 109) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Refer to Binding the Quilt and bind as desired.

  • Red Mountain WASHINGTON where Trellis Gate grapes are grown

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    What Makes Washington State Wine Different

    DISTINCTIVE AND DIVERSE GROWING REGIONS AND SOILSWashington has 13 federally approved growing regions that offer a diversity of climates, soil types, and growing conditions that allow a wide variety of grapes to grow well. These range from warm sites such as Red Mountain (sometimes approaching Climate Region III, 3000-3500 Growing Degree Days) to cool regions like the Puget Sound (Climate Region I, up to 2500 GDDs) and areas in between.

    The relationship to the Missoula Floods, a series of cataclysmic events, defines the soil types of the vineyards in Washington. Most vineyards lie below the floodwaters with soils of loesswind-blown deposits of sand and siltoverlying gravel and slackwater sediment with basalt forming the bedrock. This provides a diversity of soil types that are well drained and ideal for viticulture.

    L ARGE DIURNAL SHIF T PRESERVES NATURAL ACIDIT YLong, warm days and cool nights in the growing regions create a large diurnal shift, which helps maintain the natural acidity of the grapes. Washington State has some of the most dramatic fluctuations of any wine region in the world with up to 40 F difference between daytime high and nighttime low temperatures. The higher levels of natural acidity contribute to making the wines more food friendly and also assist with their longevity.

    GRAPE VINES ARE OWN ROOTEDPhylloxera has caused devastating problems in numerous wine growing regions of the world. This has led many growers to plant their vinifera grapes on phylloxera resistant, hybrid rootstock.

    Washingtons combination of bitterly cold winters and well-drained soils has prevented phylloxera from causing any significant problems to date. As a result, unlike many other wine-growing regions of the world, most of Washingtons vineyards are own rooted, meaning that the grape vines are grown on their own rootstock.

    WINERIES ARE OF TEN SEPARATED FROM VINEYARDSIn the traditional grape-growing model, wineries are located next to or close to their vineyard sources. Washington, generally, completely breaks this model. Many wineries are located dozens and even hundreds of miles from the vineyards they work with. Additionally, many contract their grapes rather than establishing their own vineyards.

    This gives the wineries a number of advantages. First, purchasing grapes minimizes the startup time for a winery and has enabled the industrys rapid growth. Second, it allows wineries to set up shop wherever they like, be it near the consumer hub of Seattle or in the far reaches of the state that they call home. Third, not being tied to a single vineyard source in a single location means that wineries can experiment with vineyards all across Washington. They can make a wine that blends, say, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills with Merlot from Red Mountain and Petit Verdot from the Wahluke Slope, in essence taking what they feel is the best from each location. Using a diversity of sites also helps keep quality consistent across vintages. Lastly, working with a diversity of sites in different locations also helps protect against disruptions caused by Washingtons occasional spring and fall frosts and winter freezes. A LEGION OF SMALL , FAMILY PRODUCERS The vast majority of wineries in Washington are small, family producers making less than 5,000 cases annually. In fact, of the states 850+ wineries, only about 20 make more than 40,000 cases annually. The small, artisan nature of the industry contributes to producing wines of exceptional quality.

    Richland, WA

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    elcome to our new feature Cotton Fashion. Our goal is to inspire you. Cotton fabric lends itself beautifully to wearables for the entire family. Anna Hutton, our lovely model here, is wearing a dress she created using fabric from the Kona Bay Happy Garden Collection.

    We met Anna in Minneapolis at spring Quilt Market. As she passed by our booth, we all took note of the lovely dress she was wearing. Hey, thats our fabric! we heard Doug, Kona Bays President, yell out.

    After inviting Anna into the booth,

    snapped the photo you see here. Since, weve learned more about Anna and her sewing journey.

    Anna Hutton grew up in New Prague. Like many Minnesota families, her

    Cotton Fashion

    Anna Hutton

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    mom made costumes and dresses for Anna and her three siblings when they were children. By the time they got to high school, she and her sister started having trouble finding formal dresses that were long enough, so her mom began making dresses for them to wear to formal dances at school. When they graduated from high school, her mom made each child a quilt to keep them warm at college. That quilt she made for me is still my favorite blanket in the house! says Anna fondly.

    I bought my first sewing machine in December of 2012 because I wanted to make sure that, like my mom, I could create those sorts of things for myself and my family. Most of my projects are vintage inspired dresses made of quilting cottons, says Anna, I have also started making quilts and other gifts for my family and for our friends who are starting their families.

    In addition to sewing, Anna enjoys cooking, traveling with her husband, spoiling her dog and seeing concerts outdoors at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

    The dress pictured here is a combination of two patterns. The bodice is from Vogue 1353, while the skirt is from Butterick 5209. Anna shared that she rarely follows a pattern completely without changing something.

    Anna is talented and creative. We have invited Anna to share her Kona Bay fabric creations with us. Watch for her in upcoming issues. Have you sewn items other than quilts using Kona Bay Fabric cotton? We would love to see it! Email a photo to [email protected]

    Look for the Happy Garden Collection and Kona Bay Fabric offerings at your local quilt shop. You can also see whats new at www.konabay.com

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    Brighten Your Day Quilt

    Designer: Georgie Gerl

    Brilliant array of colorful flowers and butterflies are showcased in this 89square bed quilt sure to brighten any ho-hum day.

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    Brighten Your Day Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

    Brighten Your Day Quilt89 x 89

    material list

    Backing *8 yards Batting (&" x (&"

    Read Cutting Tip prior to cutting fabrics. Cut strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed from these strips

    Fabric [email protected] yards

    !*2" circles *%

    Fabric BRAIN-20 MultiAccent Squares4-3 yard

    $2" squares *$

    Fabric CRAIN-22 PurpleCircle [email protected] yards

    @@2" squares!2" x %2"!2" x $2"!2" x #2"!2" x @2"!2" squares

    @@2" x [email protected]"$ $***[email protected]

    Fabric DBUBB-01 BlackBlock Dk Accents!4 yards

    @@2" [email protected]" x #2" !)2" x %2"%2" x !)2"

    @@2" x [email protected]"

    !)2" x [email protected]"%2" x [email protected]"

    !

    @!

    !!^[email protected]

    Fabric ERAIN-22 AquaBlock [email protected] yards

    !)2" x [email protected]"

    !2" x [email protected]"

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    $)

    $$**

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    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric FRAIN-22 Red Outside Borderw yard

    !2" x ^2"!2" x %2"!2" x $2"!2" x #12"!2" x @12"!2" squares

    !2" x [email protected]"!# #@@$**$

    #^

    Fabric GBUBB-01 WhiteBlock Background!6 yards

    %2" squares#2" squares

    %2" x [email protected]"#2" x [email protected]"

    %@

    #@!^

    Fabric HTONE-02 [email protected] yards

    !)2" x ^2"!)2" x #2"(2" x @@2"(2" squares#2" x !)2"@2" x #2

    !)2" x [email protected]"

    (2" x [email protected]"

    #2" x [email protected]"

    !

    $

    %

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    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    *Extra fabric may be needed for Fussy Cut pieces: amount will vary depending on motif selection and fabric repeat.

    *Extra fabric may be needed for Fussy Cut pieces: amount will vary depending on motif selection and fabric repeat.

    Refer to to circle template instructions (page 34) and Adding the Circle Appliqu (page 29) prior to cutting and sewing circles.

    Featuring fabrics from the Rainbow Collections.

    !)2" x %2"@2" x #2"!2" x @$2"!2" x @@2"!2" x %2"!2" x $2"!12" x @2"

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    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Referring to project Cutting Chart, cut First Cuts strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed under Next Cuts from these strips. Read instructions on circle template page 34 and Adding the Circle Appliqu prior to cutting Fabric A circles, several appliqu options are given. Sew using an accurate seam allowances and assembly line method to construct this quilt. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram. Adding the Circle AppliquFour opt ions are g iven below for appliquing additional information on pages 108-109. The circles in quilt are Fussy Cut from motif fabric (Fabric A). Appliqu circle to either @@2 Fabric C or D square using prefer method.Option 1: Machine Appliqu Method

    Trace outside trace line this will be the cutting line since no seam allowances are needed for this method. To help remove some excess web (prior to fusing) from the center of the circle cut circle on traced line then cut again 2-! to the inside of the circle to create a donut shape removing the center section. Fuse web adhesive to back of appropriate fabric following manufacturers directions. Note: Test fabrics before using this technique. Some fabric when fused to background will show the web ring from the front. It is recommended to use removable stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric when machine appliquing. This will give stability to the piece, even stitching, and prevent puckering of fabric.

    Option 2: Freezer Paper Method Tracethefinishedcirclesizeonthenon-slick side paper side of freezer paper and cut on drawn line. Place the slick side of the freezer paper on the right side of the fabric and press. Trim fabric a scant 4 or 4 from paper edge for seam allowance. Remove paper from pattern and place paper side of freezer paper on wrong side of fabric leaving the slick side showing on top. Using a small iron or iron tip, fold fabric along edge to wrong side and press in place. Place circle on quilt, using a blind stitch sew circle to fabric. Carefully from the wrong side cut away some of the backing fabric leaving a seam allowances. Remove freezer paper.

    Option 3: Needle Turn Method Using a fabric removable marker trace circle on right side of fabric. Cut a scant 4-4 from marked line for seam allowances. Finger press along marked line. Place circle on background fabric, using the point of needle, turn under 4-2 along fold of appliqu at a time and hold in place with thumb while stitching. Continue turning under small sections at a time stitching circle in place.

    Option 4: Two Layer Circles Trace circle to wrong side of circle fabric. Layer backing and marked circle right sides together. Using sewing machine stitch on marked line around entire circle. Trim circle scant 4 from sewn line. Carefully pull fabric layers apart, clip backing fabric cutting an opening in center of fabric. Turn circle right side out and press. Machine or hand sew circle to appliqu background fabric.

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    Making the Circle UnitsReferring to Circle Pattern (page 34) to make pattern, cut and sew appliqus to background fabric piece. Make four Fabric C background circle units and one Fabric D background circle unit.Making the Quilt1. Sew one !2 x @2 Fabric E piece to one @2 x #2 Fabric D piece as shown. Press. Sew this unit between two !2 x $2 Fabric E strips. Press. Make sixteen and label Unit 1. Sew one !2 x @2 Fabric F piece to one @2 x #2 Fabric H piece as shown. Press. Sew this unit between two !2 x $2 Fabric F strips. Press. Make four and label Unit 2. Sew one !2 x @2 Fabric C piece to one @2 x #2 Fabric E piece as shown. Press. Sew this unit between two !2 x $2 Fabric C strips. Press. Make four and label Unit 3.

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    2. Refer to General Instructions (page 108) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of one !2 Fabric F square. This will be your sewing line. Place marked squares on one !2 x $2 Fabric E piece as shown. Stitch on drawn line, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Make twenty-four, twelve of each variation.Fabric F- !2 squaresFabric E- !2 x $2 Make [email protected]

    Fabric F- !2 squaresFabric E- !2 x $2 Make [email protected]

    3. Sew one !2 x ^ 2 Fabric F strip to one unit from step 2 as shown. Press. Make twenty-four, twelve of each variation.^2

    Make [email protected] Make [email protected]

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    4. Sew one !)2 x #2 Fabric H piece to one unit from step 3 as shown. Press. Make sixteen, eight of each variation.!)2 !)2

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    Make * Make *

    5. Sew one Unit 1 between two units from step 4 as shown. Press. Make eight. Make *

    6. Arrange and sew together two !2 x %2 Fabric F strips, two %2 Fabric G square, two !2 x %2 Fabric E strips, and one %2 x !)2 Fabric D piece as shown. Press. Make eight.

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    7. Sew one unit from step 5 to one unit from step 6 as shown. Press. Make eight.

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    8. Arrange and sew together two (2 Fabric H squares, two units from step 7, and one (2 x @@2 Fabric H piece as shown. Press. Make two and label Rows 1 and 5.

    Make 2 Rows 1 & 5

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    (2

    9. Sew one Fabric C appliqu unit between two !2 x @@2 Fabric E strips. Press. Sew this unit between two !2 x @$2 Fabric E strips. Press. Make four.!2 !2

    @$2

    Make 4

    10. Making simple triangle units, sew three !2 Fabric F squares and one !2 Fabric C square to unit from step 9 as shown. Press. Make four.

    Fabric F- !2 squares Fabric C- !2 squareUnit from step 9 Make $

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    11. Sew one !2 x %2 Fabric F strip to one %2 Fabric G square as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one !2 x ^2 Fabric F strip. Press. Make eight. Sew one !)2 x ^2 Fabric H piece between two units from this step as shown. Press. Make four.

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    12. Making simple triangle units, sew one !2 Fabric C square to one !2 x $2 Fabric E piece as shown. Make eight, four of each variation.

    Fabric C- !2 squareFabric E- !2 x $2 Make * (four of each variation)

    13. Sew one !2 x #2 Fabric F piece to one #2 Fabric G square as shown. Press Make eight F/G units. Sew one !2 x #2 Fabric C piece to one #2 Fabric G square. Press. Make eight C/G units.

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    Make 8 F/G units

    Make 8 C/G units

    14. Arrange and sew together two units from step 2, one of each variation, two F/G units from step 13, and one Unit 2 as shown. Press. Make four. Arrange and sew together two units from step 12, one of each variation, two C/G units from step 13, and one Unit 3. Press. Make four.Make 4

    Make 4

    15. Sew one $2 Fabric B square between two of Unit 1 from step 1 as shown. Press. Make four.Make 4

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    16. Sew one unit from step 15 between two units from step 14, one of each variation, as shown. Press. Make four.

    Make 4

    17. Sew one !)2 x %2 Fabric D piece between two !2 x %2 Fabric E strips as shown. Press. Make eight. !2

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    18. Sew one unit from step 16 between two units from step 17 as shown. Press. Make four.

    Make 4

    19. Arrange and sew together two %2 Fabric G squares, two !2 x %2 Fabric C strips, and one !)2 x %2 Fabric E piece as shown. Press. Make four.

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    Assembling & Finishing the Quilt1. Arrange and sew together two units from step 7, two units from step 10, and one unit from step 18 as shown. Press. Make two and label Rows 2 & 4. Note: one row will be rotated 180

    Make 2

    2. Arrange and sew together two (2 x @@2 Fabric H pieces, two units from step 18, and Fabric D appliqu unit as shown. Press.

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    3. Referring to layout arrange and sew together rows from Making the Quilt step 8 (page 31), and rows from step 1 & 2 above. Press.4. Cut backing fabric piece into three equal pieces. Sew pieces together to make one (& x [email protected]) approximate backing piece. Press and trim backing to measure (& x (&.

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    Trace LinePlacement Line

    Making the Circle Template

    Three options are provided for making this pattern. The traced line is the nished size of the circle depending on which appliqu technique is being used the seam allowance may need to be added to the outside of this line.

    Fold

    Fold

    Option 1

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    race Line

    (finished

    circle size)

    Option 2 & 3

    Option 1Cut a 21 square of pattern or freezer paper. Fold this square in half then fold in half again. Place template on paper fold lines as shown. Trace eighth-circle pattern twice aligning placement lines to make a quarter-circle template. Trace curve edge only and cut on traced line.

    Option 2 Trace eighth-circle pattern eight times on pattern paper, freezer paper, or template plastic aligning placement lines to make a whole circle template. Cut on traced curve line only.

    Option 3Make eight copies, trim and tape pieces together to make an 18 circle. Cut on outside curved line.

    paper

    5. Press backing and quilt top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (page 109) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Refer to Binding the Quilt and bind as desired.

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  • Samosas originated in the Middle East and gained popularity rapidly in South Asia once they were introduced. Today, they can be found around the world. Our rendition, which uses ready made pie crust, has been modified to be a fast and easy meal while still maintaining the delicious flavor of a traditional Samosa.

    South Asian Samosas are typically vegetarian and served as a snack. As you move into other parts of Asia, meat begins to appear as an ingredient. Our Fabric Vine version combines the best of

    Easy Savory

    Summer Samosa

    Turnovers

    all, in our opinion. Serve the Summer Samosa Turnover, Yogurt Dipping Sauce and Blackberry Port Jam with a green salad for a scrumptious meal.

    Most Samosas are folded into a triangular pocket. Ours take the lead of the American turnover, to speed preparation and make them easy to bake and serve. The filling can be prepared and refrigerated overnight.

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  • instructions makes 10-12 pieces

    1. Preheat oven to 350

    2. Mash together potatoes and peas.3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and ground beef and cook until the beef is cooked through and the onions are soft.

    4. Add in the garlic, ginger and all the seasonings. Mix well.5. Add mashed potato and pea mixture. Mix well.

    ingredients1 large double pie crust dough

    1 large potato, peeled, cooked & mashed

    cup frozen peas, thawed

    1 large onion, finely chopped

    lb lean ground beef

    2 cloves of garlic, crushed

    1 Tbs oil

    1 Tbs green chile peppers, finely chopped

    1 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped

    1 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated

    tsp ground coriander

    tsp ground turmeric

    tsp cumin powder

    tsp ground cardamom

    tsp chili powder

    tsp cinnamon powder

    tsp ground black pepper

    tsp salt

    1 egg, beaten

    ingredients1 cup plain yogurt

    1 Tbs fresh mint, finely chopped

    1 Tbs fresh cilantro, finely chopped

    1 Tbs green onion, finely chopped

    1 Tbs lemon juice

    tsp salt

    Splash of ground pepper

    Mix ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Yogurt Dipping SauceThis cooling creamy sauce will compliment the savor Samosa Turnover.

    6. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill thoroughly.7. While mixture is chilling, use a bowl (approximately 5 across) to cut circles out of the pie dough. Smaller circles may be made for appetizers sized turnovers.

    8. Add cilantro and green chile peppers to the chilled meat and potato mixture. Mix well.9. Place a large spoonful of the mixture on half of the pie dough circle. Brush the edge with beaten egg and fold the circle in half so edges line up. Crimp the edge to seal it.10. Bake on a lightly buttered sheet until the tops are lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.

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    No-cook Blackberry

    & Port Freezer Jam

    There was a time when when making your own jam was a regular summer activity for most families. Today, many people have never had the experience. The task can seem overwhelming when you think of canning and all the paraphernalia that seeming goes along with it. Maybe youve made jam and remember the time involvedtime you dont have when shelves of jarred preserves await you at the grocery store. Our Blackberry Freezer Jam recipe is here to save the day.

    Simple, easy to make freezer jam can take the culinary experience and hostess gift giving to a whole new level. Once youve made a batch, youll look at fruit in a whole new way. Plus, freezer jam allows you to make very small batches making it into a creative exercise.

  • Our version includes a splash of Port wine which is optional. Port is a fortified wine. It often has Brandy added to the mix before fermenting is finished. You would typically serve it at the end of the meal with or in place of dessert. The flavor leans rich with a touch of sweetness. It has a heavier mouth feel than wine you might serve with dinner. For this reason, its the ideal choice to bring a touch of sophistication to your jam. Consider small, 4 ounce containers to always have a ready-to-go gift in the freezer. The alcohol content will be very low but it will not be cooked out in our recipe so it may be omitted. Its delicious either way!

    ingredients6 c blackberries (fresh and firm)

    3-4 Tbs lemon juice (1 large lemon juiced)

    2 Tbs Port (good quality)

    tsp salt

    2 c granulated sugar

    5 Tbs Real-fruit Instant Pectin*

    instructions

    1. Combine blackberries, lemon juice, Port and salt in a large bowl. Mash well so the blackberries give up their juice but keep it a little chunky so everyone knows theyre enjoying real fruit jam. A potato masher or large spoon will do the job.

    2. Stir together the sugar and the pectin in a separate bowl. Make sure it is well blended.3. Add the sugar mixture to the fruit mixture and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Make sure it has dissolved, you dont want sugar sand in your jam.

    4. Spoon into clean jars or freezer containers. The jam will expand as it freezes; make sure to allow a minimum of 3/4 for an 8 ounce container and 1/2 for a four-ounce container at the top for expansion.

    5. Cover and let the containers sit at room temperature for 24 hours.

    6. Freeze and enjoy for up to a year. The jam will also keep in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

    *There are many brands of pectin. We recommend Ball Realfruit Instant Pectin.

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  • 00 FABRIC VINE 2015

    by Madeline Puckette

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    In an effort to make the best Sangria, we tested 5 classic Sangria recipes. After testing, we concluded that the best recipes were surprisingly simple. You can try them all out yourself or pick one that best fits your mood.

    Sangrias we tested: Ruby Red Sangria White Wine Sangria White Peach Sangria Spanish Sangria Red Wine and Brandy Sangria

    The two Sangria recipes that won our hearts are White Peach Sangria and Ruby Red Wine Sangria.

    We modified the recipes to only require one bottle of wine (for 1-4 people). If you have more people coming to drink your Gria, just double or triple the recipe as needed.

    tip

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    Top PickThis recipe was one of our top picks even though it didnt have the twinkle of soda water. The grapefruit juice adds another dimension with its slightly bitter note that actually worked surprisingly well with the red wine we used (a Grenache blend from Languedoc Roussillon). When we first tested it we added 1/2 cup of sugar but quickly realized that less is more. Youll notice that this recipe is devoid of brandy or any other liquor. If you want, you can bump the flavor up a notch and add a to a cup of brandy or vodka, just be sure to serve over ice.

    Ruby Red Wine Sangria

    ingredients1 750ml bottle of red wine (medium bodied red wine like Garnacha, Merlot or Tempranillo)

    1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice

    juice from 2 limes

    cup sugar

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    You can use nearly any kind of fruit to garnish a White Wine Sangria. While some recipes call for the addition of rum, brandy, vodka or limoncello, we opted to use Cava instead. Use only a quarter cup of sugar if you tend to like less sweet drinks. We liked this recipe just fine, but it somehow didnt have the complexity we expect from a great cocktail.

    White Wine Sangria

    ingredients1 750ml bottle of white wine (a zesty or aromatic white wine like Torrontes, Chenin Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Grigio)

    cup sugar

    juice from 1 lemon

    fruit for garnish (peaches, apples, berries or citrus)

    mint or basil (if available)

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    Dont worry, there is not a standard wine for Sangria! However, if youd like to make a sangria in tune with Spanish tradition, use Garnacha or find another Medium Bodied Red Wine. For white sangria, pick a zesty and/or aromatic white wine such as Torronts, Chenin Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Gris. See a more complete list of white wines by style for inspiration.

    what type of wine should you use?

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    Top PickThis recipe was the best and its so simple. Add brandy and lemon juice to the bottom of your pitcher. Cut up the peaches into cubes and add with ice. Top with Cava or Prosecco and serve immediately. As you sip, the peaches macerate in your drink.

    For the picture, we added a little red wine at the bottom of the glass to give it a pink color.

    ingredients1 750ml bottle of Cava or Prosecco (a zesty or aromatic white wine like Torrontes, Chenin Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Grigio)

    cup brandy or triple sec

    23 Tbs sugar

    34 white peaches

    juice from 1 lemon

    White Peach Sangria with Cava

    Sangria is the Spanish name for a sugar-sweetened wine and fruit cocktail. Rumored to be first introduced to the US at the 1964 Worlds Fair. Today, its the worlds most popular wine cocktail (right up there with a Mimosa). In Barcelona, the most common hipster bar cocktails we saw were: Sangria, Kalimoxto (cali-mo-cho) and Gin Tonic.

    what is sangria?

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    In the center square of Haro, Spain (in Rioja) you can find Sangria made from a simple Red Rioja (a blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha), granulated sugar, soda water and a few slices of citrus (oranges, lemons or limes). Its prepared on the spot and served in a pitcher with ice and a stirring spoon to mix in the sugar. This style of Sangria is pretty tart and very refreshing. The taste of the wine really comes through. Use only a quarter cup of sugar if you tend to prefer less sweet drinks.

    We were surprised how many places make Sangria in Spain using Lemon-lime soda.

    Classic Spanish Sangria

    ingredients1 750ml bottle of red wine (a medium bodied red wine like Garnacha, Merlot or Tempranillo)

    1 cup soda water or cava (spanish champagne) to top off

    cup sugar

    juice from 1 orange or 1 lemon or 2 limes

    lime wheels for garnish

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    You can find Emerils complete recipe and notes on the Food Network.

    We found this recipe to be pretty similar to the Spanish Sangria Recipe but it had much more depth and complexity of flavor because of the addition of brandy. It was even more awesome with tons of ice in our glasses and just a splash of soda on top.

    Emerils Red Wine Sangria

    ingredients1 750ml bottle of red wine (a medium bodied red wine like Garnacha, Merlot or Tempranillo)

    cup triple sec

    cup brandy

    2 Tbs lime juice

    2 Tbs orange juice

    apples, oranges and lemon for garnish

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    Madeline Puckette is a musician and graphic designer gone wine geek. During her days at art school, she took a liking to wine, spending her days studying music programming and nights enjoying a bottle of Ctes du Rhne.

    Madeline started Wine Folly on December 25, 2011 with her two best friends. The inspiration for Wine Folly was based on an observation shed made while serving. Basically, people want to know more about wine but they dont know where to start. The goal of Wine Folly is to share wine knowledge in a way to encourage and inspire new drinkers.

    Since starting the site in 2011, Madeline has probably written over 200,000 words on wine. Her personal education includes advanced seminars, tastings, and traveling to wine regions of the world.

    Madeline Puckette

  • Designer: Georgie Gerl

    Dragonflies dance above the pond while cranes partake in a late afternoon snack enjoying this tranquil settingbring this quiet

    calm to your table sharing in a feast with family.62 square

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    Peaceful Pond Table Quilt

    ^@" x ^@"

    material list

    Backing #d yards Lightweight Batting/Flannel (optional)(read Lets Begin) ^*" x ^*"

    Fabric AKBM-01 ChalkBackground!d yards

    !$2" x ("#2" x %"#2" squares

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    Fabric BLOTU-10 BlueBlock 1 & 2 Center!2-!d yards

    @$2" square Fussy Cut!!2" squares Fussy Cut

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    Fabric CLOTU-13 GreenBorder! yard

    #2" squares#2" x !"@2" x @*2"@2" x @$2"

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    Fabric FKBM-01 CoalBlock 2 Borders yard

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    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric DKBM-01 BlueberryBlock 3 Border2 yard

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    Fabric ELOTU-12 BlueBlock 3 Centera-2 yard

    *2" squares Fussy Cut$

    Extra fabric may be needed for Fussy Cut" pieces; amount varies depending on motif selection and fabric repeat.

    Featuring fabrics from the Lotus in the Springtime Collections.

    Cut strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed from these strips

    Peaceful Pond Table Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Referring to project Cutting Chart, cut First Cuts strips as indicated

    in chart then cut smaller pieces listed under Next Cuts from these strips. Refer to General Instructions (pages 108-109) for Accurate Seam Allowances and Assembly Line Method to construct this quilt. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram.

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    Note: This table quilt can be made with only the pieced top and backing pieces sewn together or sandwich lightweight batting or a piece of flannel fabric between the backing and pieced top. This will add some body to the table quilt without adding bulk.

    Making the Table Quilt1. Sew one @$2 Fabric B square between two @2 x @$2 Fabric C strips. Press seams toward Fabric C. Sew this unit between two @2 x @*2 Fabric C strips as shown. Press and label Block 1. Block measures @*2 square.

    @*2

    @2 @2 Block 1

    Block measures @*2 square.

    2. Sew one !!2 Fabric B square between two @ x !!2 Fabric F strips. Press seams toward Fabric F. Sew this unit between two @ x !$2 Fabric F strips as shown. Press. Make four.

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    !$2

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    Steps 3-5 NoteReferring to layout (page 53), determine

    motif direction and Fabric A triangle placement, each block is different. If using a non-directional fabric for block, make all blocks as shown in step instructions.

    3. Refer to General Instructions (page 108) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of three #2 Fabric A squares. This will be your sewing line. Place three marked squares on one unit from step 2 as shown. Stitch on drawn lines, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Make four.

    Fabric A- #2 squaresUnit from step 2Make $

    4. Making simple triangle unit, sew one #2 Fabric C square to unit from step 3 as shown. Trim and press. Make four.

    Fabric C- #2 squaresUnit from step 3Make $

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    5. Making simple triangle units, sew one @2 Fabric F square to unit from step 4 as shown. Trim and press. Press. Make four and label these Block 2. Block measures !$2 square.

    Fabric F- @2 squareUnit from step 4Make $

    Block 2

    Block measures !$2 square.

    6. Making simple triangle units, sew one #2 Fabric C square to one !$2 x ( Fabric A piece as shown. Press. Making simple triangle unit, sew one @2 Fabric F square to unit from this step. Press. Make four and label Unit 1.

    Fabric C- #2 squareFabric F- @2 squareFabric A- !$2 x ( Make $

    Unit 1

    Block measures!$2 square.

    7. Referring to step 6, making simple triangle unit, sew one #2 Fabric C square to one !$2 x ( Fabric A. Press. Sew one @2 Fabric F square to unit from this step. Press. Make four and label Unit 2.

    Fabric C- #2 squareFabric F- @2 squareFabric A- !$2 x ( Make $

    Unit 2

    8. Arrange and sew together two #2 x % Fabric A pieces, two #2 x ! Fabric C pieces, and one !2 x #2 Fabric D piece as shown. Press. Make four.

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    !2 ! % % !

    9. Sew one *2 Fabric E square between two @ x *2 Fabric D strips. Press seams toward Fabric D. Sew this unit between two @ x !!2 Fabric D strips as shown. Press. Make four.

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    10. Sew one unit from step 9 to one unit from step 8 as shown. Press. Make four and label Unit 3. Block measures !$2 square.

    Make $

    Unit 3

    Block measures !$2 square.

    11. Sew one Unit 3 between one Unit 1 and one Unit 2 as shown. Press. Make four and label Block 3. Block measures !$2 x @*2.

    Make $Block measures !$2" x @*2"

    Unit 1 Unit 3 Unit 2

    Block 3

    12. Sew one Block 3 between two of Block 2 as shown. Press. Make two.

    Block 2 Block 2Block 3

    Make 2

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    13. Sew Block 1 between two of Block 3 as shown. Press.

    Block 1Block 3 Block 3

    14. Referring to quilt layouts on pages 53 and 54, Sew one row from step 13 between two rows from step 12. Press.

    Adding the Border & Finishing the Quilt1. Sew @2 x [email protected] Fabric A strips end-to-end to make one continuous @2-wide Fabric A strip. Press. Measure quilt from side to side. Cut two @2-wide strips to this measurement. Sew to top, and bottom of quilt. Press seams toward border.

    2. Measure quilt through center from top to bottom, including borders just added. Cut two @2-wide Fabric A strips to that measurement. Sew to sides of quilt and press.

    3. Referring to steps ! and @ to join, measure, trim, and sew !2-wide Fabric C strips to top, bottom, and sides of quilt. Press.

    4. Layer and center quilt top and backing right sides together on batting/flannel piece, if applicable, wrong side of backing on batting/flannel. Using 14-wide seam, stitch around all edges, leaving a 7 opening on one side for turning. Trim batting/flannel close to stitching and backing even with quilt edges. Clip corners, turn, and press. Hand stitched opening closed.

    5. Stitch in the ditch between Fabric C and A border and between each block. Add any additional quilting as desired.

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    Geisha CharmGeisha

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  • Designer: Georgie Gerl

    Make something quick with little effortthis beautiful quilt uses a simple technique that a young person could accomplish. This quilt is

    reversible, blocks are quilted then sewn together, seams shows on one side and after washing will produce a chenille effect.

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    Fabric FSANC-15 BlueBlocksa yard

    !)" squares$

    Fabric GSANC-14-RoseBlocksa yard

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    Fabric HTONE-07 GreenBlocksq yard

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    Fabric ITONE-05 GreenBlocksq yard

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    Fabric JSANC-10 RoseBlocks2 yard

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    !)" squares Fussy Cut

    The 3 E Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

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    material list

    Backing !) assorted fabric squares $( Batting (" squares $(

    Fabrics listed are the requirements for quiltshown it is recommended to cut extra squares to allow for layout options. Our quilt used a variety of fabrics on the back to create a reversible quilt or backing can be cut from one fabirc (#w yards).

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    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. The front of this quilt has raw edge showing another option would be to sew blocks together so some raw edges show on the front and some on the back of the quilt. After this quilt is wash several times the seam will fray adding dimension to the piece. This quilt is a reversible, quilt as you go method, the overall effect is determined by your fabric selections and placement of blocks. If desired cut extra fabric squares to allow for playing with the placement of each, the combination is endless depending on the number of fabrics used and quantity of each. Use a 2-wide seam allowance throughout this project unless otherwise noted.Making the Quilt1. Referring to photo and layout, arrange all blocks into seven rows with seven blocks each. Note: Take time to play with different arrangements to create your own unique design. Take a photo of the final quilt layout selection. If making a reversible quilt repeat process and take photo of backing selection. Diagram 1

    2. Using a fabric removable marker, draw a line 2 away from all Fabric A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J squares outside edges, this will be your sewing line when piecing the quilt block together. Do not mark backing squares.

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    3. Center one 9 batting square on the wrong side of one 10 fabric backing square as shown. Batting is 2 smaller on all sides then backing square. Center one 10 Fabric A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I or J square on top of unit, matching raw edges and making sure batting is still sandwich a 2 from outside edges. Pin or baste block units together. Repeat for all blocks to make a total of forty-nine blocks.

    4. Quilt each block unit from step 3 as desired stop quilting 2 from all outside edges. The sample shown below uses Superior Gold Metallic thread for both the top and bobbin threads. The sample was stitched on marked line and on the motif design image where applicable. Quilting can be minimal for all blocks refer to batting manufacturers instructions for distance between quilting requirements.

    5. Refer to photo and layout to arrange seven rows with seven quilted blocks each. 6. Washing the quilt will fray the expose seams creating an chenille effect.

    Front of Quilt

    Back of Quilt Place two quilted units wrong side together. Stop and start stitches at the 2 mark. Sew units on marked lines (2 from outside edge). This will allow for raw edges being expose on the front of the quilt.

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  • BOOK REVIEW

    The Sew Simple Guide to Easy Sewing and Embellishing

    by Vicki Dar

    The book well look at today packs an inspirational punch and offers a range of information and how-to that would typi-cally cost a sizable amount of time and/or money. The Sew Simple Guide to Easy Sewing and Embellishing by the Editors of Sew News magazine is a 96 page con-fidence building workhorse.

    When I was in school, Home Econom-ics was an elective. I chose Shop instead. Power tools are entertaining to this day and have served me well as a do-it-yourselfer. My lack of formal training in the domestic sciences, though, has never deterred me from exploring and embrac-ing the opportunities they offer.

    In grade school, after a quick tuto-rial, my mom turned me loose with her boxes of fabric and her sewing machine. Before long, I was churning out wrap skirts, tops and bags without patterns. I had sewn one smock with a purchased pattern and it was just too cumbersome for my limited attention span.

    The creative journey continued. When the time came to choose the school elec-tive, I had thought, What could a Home Ec teacher teach me that I hadnt already figured out? Browsing through The Sew

    Simple Guide, I see there is plenty. Now, I can only hope to prove the old saying, You cant teach an old dog new tricks,

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    wrong, as I take advantage of the easy in-structions Sew Simple provides.

    Nearly forty brief chapters are included in this delightful ode to the joys and rel-evance of Sew News magazine. It might seem impossible to cover so much infor-mation effectively within so few pages. The writers have risen to the challenge successfully. Keep in mind the book was written by Editors of a magazine that has been educating its readers in the art of sewing for over 25 years.

    The book traverses the sewing domain covering everything from how to sew on a button and make a buttonhole to more

    daunting tasks such as how to set a smooth, fitted sleeve into

    an armhole. Does the word zip-per make you cringe? Get ready to

    conquer your fears and earn your zipper master badge.

    I cannot emphasize enough how thorough this little guidebook is. Collars, darts, piping, waist-bands and more are all addressed. The highlighted tips in each sec-tion alone warrant the considering the book.

    Sew Simple has even devoted a section to choosing and working with a variety of materials. This one may be especially helpful for quilters who have worked primarily with cotton fabric. Fleece, knits, nylon, oilcloth and even leather are covered.

    Build Your Embellishing Skills is the title of the last section. As they sayAll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. These seven Sew Simple chapters are when both Jack and you get to have some fun and let the creative juices flow. The

    rest of the book was the foundation. Here, you find the recipe for decorating your

    well constructed projects.

  • The simple techniques you learn in the chapter on Hand Embroidery can trans-form your project from solid to sizzling with a few well placed stitches. Or, have you been wondering how you can learn the recently revived art of felting. Needle Felting will get you started and have you showing off your new skills by tomorrow.

    If you are just beginning to sew or are like so many young people today whose schools do not offer Home Ec, The Sew Simple Guide to Easy Sewing and Embel-lishing is the reference book to turn to. Plus, this is a gift that will used again and again. Ill be picking up a few of these for holiday surprises.

    Maybe youre a master quilter but lack confidence when it comes to sewing wear-ables. The tips and techniques you learn here will put you well on your way to sew-ing success.

    You can find copies at your local fabric

    shops, bookstores or at www.shopmartin-gale.com. The print version sells for $26.99. The ebook, available for download from Martingale is $18.99. You can review all the areas covered and view some sample pages here.

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    LA GRANGE, TEXAS / July 2 through September 27, 2015

    Things are coming down to a T this summer and fall at the Texas Quilt Museum with the debut of three new exhibits: Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content, Kimono Quilts and Kimonos, and Antique Four-Poster Quilts. Collectively titled Quilted To a T, they will feature works with a similar shape to that letter of the alphabet.

    This slate of exhibits will be on display from July 2-September 27, 2015. Judith Content will also be giving a free Gallery Talk at 3 p.m. on July 11. Admission to the Museum will be free that day starting at 2 p.m. Here is a rundown of each display:

    Summer exhibits explore symmetry, shape, & silk! LA GRANGE, TEXASJune 8, 2015Things are coming down to a T this summer and fall at the Texas Quilt Museum with the debut of three new exhibits: Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content, Kimono Quilts and Kimonos, and Antique Four-Poster Quilts. Collectively titled Quilted To a T, they will feature works with a similar shape to that letter of the alphabet. This slate of exhibits will be on display from July 2-September 27, 2015. Judith Content will also be giving a free Gallery Talk at 3 p.m. on July 11. Admission to the Museum will be free that day starting at 2 p.m. Here is a rundown of each display:

    Innovative Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content Galleries I & III Influenced by the T-shaped forms of Japanese kimonos and antique four-poster quilts, California artist Judith Content has explored this broad canvas in her quilt art for more than 25 years. Harmony and balance in the kimono structure and how it lends itself to symmetry inspires Content. To avoid the stasis of perfect symmetry, she explores intuitive symmetry while introducing dynamic elements into her

    work with surfaces that imply movement. I construct my quilts intuitively, using an array of hand-dyed silks, a contemporary approach to the traditional Japanese dye technique of arashi-shibori, she notes. Content creates subtle visual tension by intersecting dynamic and harmonious elements through color, pattern, and texture. Museum curator Dr. Sandra Sider says, It is very satisfying to see a contemporary quilt artist so deeply engaged with quilt and textile history, responding in her own unique style to magnificent antique quilts, as well as to a timeless style of clothing embedded in another culture.

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    Innovative Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content

    Galleries I & III

    Influenced by the T-shaped forms of Japanese kimonos and antique four-poster quilts, California artist Judith Content has explored this broad canvas in her quilt art for more than 25 years.

    Harmony and balance in the kimono structure and how it lends itself to symmetry inspires Content. To avoid the stasis of perfect symmetry, she explores intuitive symmetry while introducing dynamic elements into her work with surfaces that imply movement.

    I construct my quilts intuitively, using an array of hand-dyed silks, a contemporary approach to the traditional Japanese dye technique of arashi-shibori, she notes.

    Content creates subtle visual tension by intersecting dynamic and harmonious elements through color, pattern, and texture. Museum curator Dr. Sandra Sider says, It is very satisfying to see a contemporary quilt artist so deeply engaged with quilt and textile history, responding in her own unique style to magnificent antique quilts, as well as to a timeless style of clothing embedded in another culture.

    Summer exhibits explore symmetry, shape, & silk!

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    Kimono Quilts and Kimonos

    Gallery II

    These gorgeous Japanese-accoutrement-inspired quilts and kimonos include works by such well-known artists as Therese May, Yvonne Porcella, Texas quilter Sugar Rieck, Ans Schipper-Vermeiren, and Sarah Ann Smith.

    Dr. Jacqueline Atkins, an internationally known expert in Japanese textiles, serves as Guest Curator for this exhibit. And three of the kimonos on view are from her private collection.

    Antique Four-Poster Quilts

    Gallery I

    Antique four-poster quilts, most popular in New England during the 1800s, lack the bottom corners. This is so the quilt would fit easily around the back bedposts, with a section draped over the foot of the bed.

    Museum goers can see rare four-poster bed quilts from the New England Quilt Museum, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and the International Quilt Festival Collection.

    The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945. It opened in 2011 and is housed in two 19th-century buildings in the Historic District of La Grange. Its

    The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945. It opened in 2011 and is housed in two 19th-century buildings in the Historic District of La Grange. Its restoration has won both Preservation Texas and Main Street awards. The Museum complex also includes a period Texas garden with a monumental 13 x 85 outdoor mural, Quilts: History in the Making, as its focal point. Learn more at www.texasquiltmuseum.org

    Media contact: For visuals or to schedule an interview,please contact Bob Ruggiero, Director of Public Information,at [email protected] or call 713-781-6864, ext. 116.

    Upcoming Museum exhibits: October 1 through December 20

    Contemporary Quilt Art from the Marbaum CollectionCynthia Collier: Transformed by Tradition Collier will give a free Gallery Talk at 3 p.m. on October 11. Guest Curator is Vicki Mangum.

    Tempest by Judith Content. Photo by James Dewrance.

    Twelve Crowns (Delectable Mountains Variation) c. 1860. Courtesy of the New England Quilt Museum. Photo by Joe Ofria.

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    Featuring 54 quilts from the Collection (the most ever seen in a single setting), this exhibit includes works from masters of the art quilt like Michael James, Therese May, Terrie Hancock Mangat, Nancy Crow,

    Linda Colsh, Velda Newman, Susan Shie, Arydyth Davis, and Robin Schwalb.

    Dont miss out!

    A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the stunning exhibit!

    On view now through December 21

    Art Quilts from the John M. Walsh III Collection

    140 West Colorado | La Grange, Texas 78945 | Phone 979-968-3104 | Fax 979-968-6010www.TexasQuiltMuseum.org

    Rio Hondo by Katie Pasquini Masopust, 40" X 60"Lay of the Land by Valerie S. Goodwin, 54" X 84" triptych

  • Portland abounds with creativity. So, its no surprise that Quilts. Inc, the folks that produce several International Quilt Festival shows around the country, will be bringing Quilt! Knit! Stitch!TM back to Portland for its second year.

    Quilt! Knit! StitchTM will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland August 1315, 2015 to celebrate the needle arts practitioners in the Pacific Northwest. Kona Bay Fabrics is based just a two and half hour hop, skip and a jump away in Redmond, Washington. Were excited to see the recognition of our areas diverse and artistic population and a extend a warm Pacific Northwest welcome.

    Quilt! Knit! Stitch!TM will feature exhibitor booths, quilts and fabric art on display, and many educational opportunities on the show floor. But what will set it apart from the International Quilt Festivals currently held in Cincinnati, Chicago, Long Beach, and Houston will be a greater emphasis across the board on fabric arts. Areas

    Quilt! Knit! Stitch! returns to Portland, Oregon

    of interest include beadwork, knitting, embroidery, crochet, cross-stitch, jewelry, mixed media and, of course, sewing.

    Weve seen a large and growing interest in these areas at our shows. And many artistsoften younger than our traditional demographicare experimenting with them. At the same time, they are either dipping their feet into quilting or starting to learn how to quilt, notes Karey Bresenhan, Founder and Director Emeritus of Festival.

    Browsing through the catalog confirms their taglineTheres something for everyone! Along with a bevy of vendors (click here to see the list), the roster of Special Exhibits is extensive.

    One, titled Twelve Voices to One, showcases what participating artists learned from three years of intense study in the Art Cloth Mastery Program.

    It offers some of the finest work being created by surface design artists today. The exhibit is curated by Jane Dunnewold whose book, Complex Cloth,

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    we reviewed in this (http://issuu.com/konabayfabrics/docs/fv_1) Fabric Vine issue.

    Harlequin Feltworks, which is making its debut in Portland, explores the range of function and fabulous that can be achieved when a master transforms wool to felt. Jenne Giles introduces us to felting in a way many of us have not experienced.

    The exhibits are only half the fun. Lucky for you, the show vendors will be offering just what you need to embark on the creative adventure of your choice. And, the fun doesnt

    stop with vendors, exhibits and new friends. Well over 100 classes and events provide thoughtful instruction in over twenty categories ranging from Beadwork to Knitting to Wearables. With Quilts, Incs long history in the quilting industry, youll have access to some of the best quilting instructors around as well.

    Visit https://www.quilts.com for more information and to download a catalog. You can also get the scoop on other Quilts, Inc shows while youre there.

    Class #201: Kathy Kansiers Quilts with Great Edges

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    The show is open from 10am to 6pm daily and admission is an affordable $10 or you can get a Full Show Pass for only $25. Seniors 65+ and students enjoy the reduced rate of $8 and children 10 and under are free with a paid admission. Classes and workshops require an additional fee starting at $10.

    If you live in the region, put this fun show on your calendar. If you live out of the area, its certainly worth considering making Portland, Oregon and the Quilt! Knit! Stitch!TM show part of your summer travel plans. Dont miss our article about visiting Portland on pages 8289.

    Class #105: Sivia Hardings Heart to Heart Beaded Scarf

    Firewheel Meadow (34.25 x 37.75) by Suzann Thompson. From the Special Exhibit TextileFusion.

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    Portland, Oregon is the ideal destination for any traveler. Devotees of Asian art and culture, foodies, wine lovers, bookworms and crafters will all find plenty to do. This eclectic city on the shores of the Willamette River has built a reputation on originality, so visitors should be prepared to encounter the unexpected. From VooDoo Doughnuts and food carts to fantastic gardens, Portland is a city that should not be missed.

    Perhaps one of Portlands most charming aspects is its size. Its much smaller than other west coast cities. This makes it feel accessible and friendly. At the same time, Portland is packed with diverse neighborhoods. Theres upscale shopping along 23rd Avenue, and more bohemian shopping experiences found along Mississippi and Hawthorne. No matter where you venture, the locals are laid back and willing to offer information, so theres never a need to feel lost.

    Any visit to Portland should start with a visit to the museum of the Oregon Historical Society. Located in the heart of downtown, this museum offers a fantastic introduction to the history of the city and the state. In addition to permanent exhibits that explore the history and geology

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    of Oregon, several rotating exhibits highlight diverse subjects like the states winemaking industry and an examination of Abraham Lincolns presidency.

    Nearby is the fabulous Portland Art Museum. This oldest museum in the northwest houses a varied mix of contemporary and classic art. Inside are several floors of modern art exhibits. Portland Art Museum is also known for its outstanding collection of cultural artifacts as well. It houses a particularly impressive collection of Asian art. The city has always enjoyed a close relationship with Asian nations, and this is reflected in its deep collection of Japanese, Chinese and Korean art. The more than 4,000 objects include rare Japanese prints and many paintings from the Meiji and Edo periods.

    The Chinese collection includes ancient works from the Neolithic era and also includes contemporary works. Tomb

    objects from ancient dynasties, beautiful ceramics and fine examples of decorative arts are also found. The institutions collection of Korean artwork may be smaller but is still impressive. Some objects were created in the 20th century, but others are much older, dating to about the 4th century. A particularly beautiful folding screen depicts the various Confucian virtues, rendered by hand in vivid detail.

    No visit to downtown could be complete without a stop at the Lan Su Classical Chinese Garden. A peaceful oasis in the midst of urban bustle, this garden was designed in the Ming Dynasty style. Classical artisans built the garden to occupy an entire city block. Zither Lake is the heart of the installation, but most visitors are also captivated by the many pavilions and shady colonnades. For a deeper exploration, indulge in a guided tour that provides insight into the meaning behind the gardens many

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    facets and the fascinating horticultural specimens on display. Pause for a cup of soothing tea at the Tao of Tea, a lovely shop surrounded by calm and tranquility.

    Fortunate visitors will be able to observe one of the events that are frequently hosted at the Chinese Garden. A summertime concert series highlights a variety of musical styles. Box meals provided by some of Portlands most well-regarded Asian restaurants complete the atmosphere. Visitors in January and February may be able to participate in the gardens wonderful Chinese New Year Celebration. Its a festive period of two weeks that enjoyably celebrates Chinese culture.

    Of course, Portland has other fantastic gardens. One of the most popular is the Portland Japanese Garden. The garden was founded in 1963, symbolic of the improving relations between Americans and Japanese in the wake of World War II. Since then, the garden has frequently

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    been lauded for its authenticity, with many people pointing out that it is the most genuine of Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

    Its found in Portlands Washington Park, a spectacular area thats adjacent to downtown. The park contains not only the Japanese Garden, but also the Oregon Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden and other fun attractions. However, many visitors love the Japanese Garden best thanks to its breathtaking beauty and soothing atmosphere. The garden is a feast for the senses. The scent of sweet blooms, the sound of trickling water and the colorful foliage combine to create an unforgettable experience. Visitors delight in the faithfully recreated tea house and revel in the spectacular view of Mt. Hood that can be enjoyed on sunny days.

    Features within the Japanese Garden include a Sand and Stone Garden, a Strolling Pond Garden with a zigzagging path through clumps of iris and a Tea

    Garden that is intended to help those who walk through it shed the cares of the outside world. To better appreciate the garden, guided tours are offered with the price of admission, but visitors should set aside time to explore on their own as well.

    In Portlands Old Town neighborhood, visitors will find the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. The center is a celebration of the close relations enjoyed between Portland and the Japanese. A museum documents the history of Portlands Japantown neighborhood, a community that was decimated in the spring of 1942 when the majority of Japanese living along Americas west coast were removed to incarceration camps. Within the museum are plenty of objects and artifacts on permanent display. Traveling exhibits that explore different facets of Japanese and American relations are periodically highlighted.

    With plenty of fresh air and wonderful

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    places to explore, its no surprise that Portland is also something of a haven for foodies. Perhaps the most well-known trend in the region right now is the food carts. They seem to have sprung up everywhere, but most are grouped into pods, which makes it very easy to sample several different cuisines in one spot. On Alder Street in downtown is one of the citys largest and most varied pods. People love the pork sandwiches, garlic and ginger chicken and diverse other offerings. Its a fantastic waypoint for people walking up to Powells, a venerated bookstore that occupies an entire city block and boasts millions of books both new and used.

    Other food cart pods specialize in vegetarian offerings or serve up delectable burgers. Czech food is on the menu on Fifth Avenue while Italian is found on Third. Near Portland State University is yet another pod where the Portland Soup Company is found. Their apple-wood-

    smoked trout chowder truly has to be experienced.

    Anyone feeling thirsty in Portland will find themselves in good company. The city is the birthplace of many microbrews, and a brewing industry has sprung up to support them. With more than 50 breweries, Portland has a worldwide reputation for its concentration of craft brewers. Many restaurants throughout the city feature local brews on tap. Sampling even a few makes any visit to Portland complete.

    The area around Portland is also known for its extraordinary wineries, particularly those that produce the Pinot noir that the region is most recognized for. Many of these wineries are found in the Willamette Valley. Tour operators transport visitors through the region, sampling delicious wines as they go. However, the proliferation of urban wineries means not having to leave the city to discover a fantastic new wine.

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    Visit the Southeast Wine Collective off of Division Street to sample three urban wineries under one roof. Those with a genuine love of wine might choose to indulge in the Urban Winery Passport, sort of an all access ticket to Portlands best vintners.

    Getting around the city is a cinch thanks to an outstanding public transit system that includes light rail trains, streetcars and buses. Portland is very walkable, and locals have a love of bicycling that makes this an ideal mode of transport too. To see the city in style, grab a ride on the Big Pink Sightseeing Tram, a hop-on hop-off service that takes visitors to all major attractions.

    Portland is a city that boasts something for everyone. Gorgeous gardens, fabulous museums and spectacular shopping are just the beginning. This destination shouldnt be left off of anyones Northwest travel itinerary.

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  • Torii Gate

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    available September

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    available in September

    Peony Prairie

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    Designer: Georgie Gerl

    The comforting harvest colors brings warmth and calm to this quilt while

    foliage accented in the circles seem to float just like the leaves falling from the

    trees in the ever-changing seasons of life.

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    Fabric AEXOT-06 BlackCenter & [email protected] yards

    %$" x @w"$(2" x @(2"$(2" x @"@w" x [email protected]"

    @[email protected]$

    Fabric BEXOT-06 TanCircles!w yards

    Fabric CKF-1504 Bk RedMotif Featureq-! yard

    !)2" square!

    Fabric DEXOT-06 GoldStripes 2 yard

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    Fabric ELAIR--05 BlackStripes2 yard

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    First CutsFabric, Placement & Yardage

    Fall Foliage Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

    Fall Foliage Quilt Wall & Lap size73" x 50"

    Fabric FNATU-04 RustStripes & Leaves2 yard

    Fabric GFANC-01 GrayStripesw yard

    ^2" x [email protected]"#

    Fabric HNATU-04 GoldStripes & Circle s yard

    Fabric INATU-04 BerryStripes & Leaves2 yard

    @2" x [email protected]"#

    Fabric JTONE-01 GoldStripess yard

    %" x [email protected]"#

    Fabric KTONE-07 GreenLeaf Appliqus

    Fabric LNATU-04 MossLeaf Appliqus

    Fabric OEXOT-06 GreenLeaf Appliqus

    Fabric PTONE-04 GreenLeaf Appliqus

    Fabric, Placement & Yardage Fabric, Placement & YardageFirst Cuts

    Fabric NEMPR-17 GreenLeaf Appliqus

    Fabric MNATU-04 GreenLeaf Appliqus

    4 yard for each green fabric(Fabrics K thru P)

    Refer to quilt for fabric placement

    material listBacking #8 yards Batting &(" x %^"Lightweight Fusible Web ! yardStabilizer # yardsOptional: Yard Ruler Points Purchase Circle Templates

    Read Lets Begin cutting instructions prior to cutting background circles.

    !2" x [email protected]"#

    Read Lets Begin for cutting instructions (page 97).

    Read Lets Begin for cutting instructions (page 97).

    Depends on motif selections

    Read Lets Begin for cutting instructions (page 97).

    Fabric remaining will be used for appliqus.

    #2" x [email protected]"#

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    Lets Begin & Cutting the FabricFor this project it is important to read all instructions first prior to piecing the quilt. The first measurement listed in the chart runs parallel to the selvage. Cut fabrics strips as noted in chart.

    Fabric A: Cut one %$ x [email protected] piece from this piece cut two %$ x @w strips (for binding), one $(2 x @(2 piece, and two $(2 x @ strips. From the remaining Fabric A piece cut four @w x [email protected] strips (for binding). Fabric B: Cut two ( x @(2 and two ( x [email protected] Fabric B strips the remaining fabrics will be used as appliqu background circles.

    Fabric C: Referring to Appliqu Circles (page 99) step 1, trace two of each &2, ^, and # finished circles sizes on wrong side of fabric.

    Fabric D: Cut five !2 x [email protected] strips (as noted on chart), from two of these strips cut two !2 x [email protected] strips and two !2 x !)2 strips. For the remaining strips follow Making the Background instructions (page 9798).

    Circle backing fabric: The backing will not show so muslin or fabric scraps can be used. Cut one #@ square for center circle backing fabric. Cut four !) squares for circle backing squares. Cut two of each size !^, !$, *, ^, and % squares. All Circles: Refer to Making the Circles (pages 100103) to make templates and cut circles from Fabrics B, C and H.

    Note: If desired a lightweight batting can be used to give a loft to circles. Layer and center circle and backing right sides together on a lightweight batting piece (wrong side of backing on batting). Refer to Making the Featured Circles (page 97), step 2 circle unit. Use an accurate 4-wide seam allowance for this project. This quilt is pieced and quilted in sections then all components are sewn together to make this wall or lap-size quilt.

    Making the Background 1. Sew !2 x [email protected] Fabric D strips end-to-end to make one continuous !2-wide Fabric D strip. Press. From this strip cut two !2 x $(2 strips.

    2. Sew @ x [email protected] Fabric E strips end-to-end to make one continuous @-wide Fabric E strip. Press. From this strip cut two @ x $(2 strips. Sew !2 x [email protected] Fabric E strips end-to-end to make one continuous !2-wide Fabric E strip. Press. From this strip cut two !2 x $(2 strips.

    3. Sew #2 x [email protected] Fabric F strips end-to-end to make one continuous #2-wide Fabric F strip. Press. From this strip cut two #2 x $(2 strips.

    4. Sew ^ 2 x [email protected] Fabric G strips end-to-end to make one continuous ^2-wide Fabric G strip. Press. From this strip cut two ^2 x $(2 strips.

    5. Sew !2 x [email protected] Fabric H strips end-to-end to make one continuous !2-wide Fabric H strip. Press. From this strip cut two !2 x $(2 strips.

    6. Sew @2 x [email protected] Fabric I strips end-to-end to make one continuous @2-wide Fabric I strip. Press. From this strip cut two @2 x $(2 strips.

    7. Sew % x [email protected] Fabric J strips end-to-end to make one continuous %-wide Fabric J strip. Press. From this strip cut two % x [email protected] strips.

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    8. Referring to diagram below, arrange and sew all strips from steps 1-7 as shown. Press.

    @(2 !2 ^2 @ @2 #2 % % @ @ @ @2 !2 !2 !2 !2 !2 ^2 #2

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    Finishing the QuiltThe background unit is quilted and finished prior to sewing the circles to the quilt.

    1. Cut backing fabric piece into two equal pieces. Sew pieces together to make one %^ x *) approximate backing piece.

    2. Press backing and quilt top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (pages 109) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Refer to Binding the Quilt and bind as desired.

    Making the Fe