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the patchwork co.
Windham, New York
We are a unique little quilt shop nestled in a valley in New York’s famous Catskill Mountains.
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We are so excited to announce that our shop has been chosen to be featured in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine! This issue celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Quilt Sampler we will have the issue for sale at the shop May 5, 2015. You can visit our online store here. You can visit our facebook page here. Follow us on instagram here. Follow us on pinterest here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at the patchwork co
Fabric Garden Party Tango by Melissa Ybarra availble March 2014 I'm finally getting around to posting all the photos that I took at Quilt Market 2013 in Houston in October. Since all the fabric that was ordered at the show is starting to roll in I think this is the best way to see how it was used. There are so many great projects to inspire you for spring. I think the photos speak for themselves. Palette by Marcia Derse in stock now Purchase it here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at the patchwork co
The much anticipated fabric collection "Briar Rose" has finally arrived. Briar Rose is Heather Ross' first collection of quilting cottons for Windham Fabrics. You may have heard of Heather when she shot to super stardom at Free Spirit. She continues to have a tremendous following and her previous fabric collections are highly sought-after collectibles. Briar Rose consists of 20 cotton prints and 4 cotton jersey prints. See the entire collection here. The Rainbow quilt is the free project available as a kit. The colors fade in and out in a perfect mesmerizing rainbow. Using 6.5" squares this quilt can be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at the patchwork co
Chubby Charmer Bag patternby Quilts Illustrated using my new fabric line "Downtown" debuting in October. Have a safe and relaxing 4th of July everyone! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at the patchwork co
Julia Rothman's fabric collection "Ride" just arrived in time for the summer season. It brings back memories of the carefree days of riding your bicycle through the neighborhood. This fabric is perfect for any age. To welcome the summer we'll giving away a charm square pack of Ride. Now tell us what you would make with this cute fabric. I'll be making a tank dress in the gray bike fabric to wear on one of those hot 90 degree summer days. Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win the charm square pack. One entry per person.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at the patchwork co
We're offering a special "Deal of the Month" on our website during the month of June. 5 one yard cuts of Lotta Jansdotter's debut line "Echo" for $40.00. These are great additions to your stash. The Echo line is in high demand and getting harder to find. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at the patchwork co
Here's a great fast and easy summer kids quilt that I whipped up in just a couple of hours. I used The Three Bears Fabric Collection designed by children's book author Paul Meisel. Following the original Turning Twenty pattern I was able to make the quilt top in about three hours. Who doesn't love instant gratification sewing. I decided to leave out the borders as I didn't want the quilt any larger. It measures 48" X 64", perfect size for baby or toddler. This would make a great baby gift or birthday gift for a little one. You can order... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at the patchwork co
I know it's been a while since the last post, but is has been a very busy and producive couple of months. I'm excited to share with you the quilt that I designed using Lotta Jansdotter fabrics in the Aug/Sept issue of Quilt Magazine on page 21. They call it "Floating in Air." The kit is available in the store and online for $57.00 + shipping. It's a great quick summer project. Also check out my designer profile at Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at the patchwork co
Introducing one of our newest collections Haberdasher by Brian Haggard. At a young age, Brian was given a sewing machine by his parents, from which many projects were born. His pastime was making handcrafted items, with inspiration coming from just about anything in the universe. It has been a natural progression for him to create his textile works. He is best known for his memory quilts, taking old photos and incorporating them in to the design. Then he embelishes them with ribbons, embroidery thread and vintage sewing notions. The following are photos of Brian's creations that will inspire you. You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at the patchwork co
I am back from Quilt Con with lots of photos. I wasn't sure what to expect when I got there but it turned out to be an amazing experience. For those of you who haven't heard of Quilt Con, it is the international conference and show by and for The Modern Quilt Guild. There was a juried modern quilt show with cash prizes, vendors, lectures, workshops from top modern quilters, and more. It was a lot of fun. Not only were lots of modern quilts on display there were lots of quilting celebrities and royalty. As you can see I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at the patchwork co
Here's another great giveaway sponsored by Windham Fabrics. Wer're celebrating the new collection "I Like You" by the great comedian, author, and crafter Amy Sedaris. The winner will receive this fat quarter bundle of all 13 prints in the collection. Think of all the fun things you can make with these fabrics. All you have to do is either "like us" on Facebook or leave a comment on this blog. You can do both if you want but one entry per person. A name will be picked ramdomly on Monday, February 25th. If you would like to pre-order the fabric... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at the patchwork co
I tried to find the most appropriate quilt to show you on Valentine's Day . This one seems to fit the bill. The pattern is "Charming Log Cabin" by The Threaded Pear and the fabric is Country Lane designed by Bari J. Yes, we still have it in stock. This is a great pattern to use if you want to whip up a fast quilt and show off the charming and romantic florals of the fabric. It's a modern take on the traditional log cabin quilt. Forget the candy, flowers and jewelry. A quilt is the perfect gift! Happy Valentine's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at the patchwork co
Congrats to Christine Sherman! Your name was picked to win the Glimma charm squares. Thanks to everyone that entered. In the meantime, we hope you all have a great sew(snow) day! Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at the patchwork co
I finally finished the binding and luckily the sun came out so I could get the perfect photos. The quilt is made with every piece of Lotta Jansdotter Fabric. One each from the first collection "Echo", the second collection "Bella" and the newest collection "Glimma". Which is making its debut in April. See it here. Echo and Bella are still available here. The backing is a yellow dot from the Bella collection and the binding is a gray pebble stripe also from Bella. The quilting was done by long arm quilter Gail Suarez. I chose a block pattern to match... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at the patchwork co
Congrats Alicia Smith! You are the winner of our first give-away. Thank you to all of you who took the time to comment and enter. Don't worry there will be lots more contests to enter. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at the patchwork co
We made it to the last block #25 Poblano Puss. Thank you for joining us on this journey into the cat and vegatable world. It's been fun showing you all the different blocks and hoping to inspire creativity. Now's your last chace to enter the Garden Patch Cat give-away. You can leave a comment until midnight today. A name will be randomly drawn tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at the patchwork co
Block #23 - Tater Puss Block #24 - Pippin Puss It's hard to believe we're almost at the end of the our journey. I hope that the Garden Patch Cats have cheered you up during the dark days of January. You can enter our give-away by leaving a comment here on the blog. Entries will be accepted up until tomorrow January 31, 2013 12 midnight. A winner will be randomly picked on Thursday February 1st. The winner will receive their favorite Garden Patch Cat pattern and fat quarters. Stay tuned for the final block tomorrow. Sweet dreams. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at the patchwork co
We're in the home stretch of 25 days of Garden Patch Cats. Here are blocks 20, 21 & 22. Block 20 is Colby Cat - the corn on the cob kitty. Block 21 is Concord Kitties a batch of grapes on the vine. Block 22 is Le Arti-chat an artichoke cat. In case you're just joining us. We are posting all 25 blocks in the "Garden Patch Cat" patterns by Helene Knotts. On February 1 a winner will be randomly chosen from all the entries. The winner will receive their favorite cat pattern and a fat quarter bundle to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at the patchwork co
This guy should brighten up your day. Banana Cat is block #19 of the Garden Patch Cats by Helene Knotts This pattern includes Helene's Recipe for Banana Nut Pancakes! What a great way to spend these frigid cold days, sewing up these fun cat blocks and whipping up the recipes that are included. We would love to see all the projects you are working on. You can post them at our Facebook page for show and tell. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at the patchwork co
These are blocks 17 & 18 in the Garden Patch Cat series. Block 17 is Purrsimmon and Block 18 is Brussels Cat. Both are great additions to the collection. There is only one week left in our Garden Patch Cat pattern give-away. Everyone that has left a comment is already entered in the drawing. Stay tuned.... there's 7 more cats to go. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at the patchwork co
With temperatures hovering near 10 degrees, I figured you all needed something to get rid of the winter blues. This "Chubby Charmer" tote bag made with Lotta Jansdotter charm squares should do the trick. You can almost hear the ocean breeze. The fabric is a mixture of Lotta's first line Echo and her second line Bella. The pattern is The Chubby Charmer by Quilts Illustrated designed by Penny Sturges. Our super sewer Cindy did all the sewing. The patterns are really easy to follow and if you start now you can have one ready for the summer. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at the patchwork co
Don't you hate when real life gets in the way of sewing and quilting? Me too, and now real life has gotten in the way of blogging. I owe you lots of cat blocks so without further ado...... Block #14 - Catus Romanus Block #15 - Pickle Puss Block #16 - Pepper Puss Remember follow us on our "Garden Patch Cat" journey and leave us comments and you will be automatically entered into our random drawing for a Cat pattern and fat quarter bundle to make your very own Cat block. Don't worry you have until January 31st to enter.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at the patchwork co
Here's a little sneak peek of a quilt that I'm hurraying to finish. One of my favorite stages of quilting is hand sewing the binding. I find it very therapeutic. Stay tuned for the finished quilt............ Garden Patch Cat Block #13- Broc-Kitty. I think he's the only one of the series that we don't have a sample of in the store. I guess this is the next project to whip up. So much sewing, so little time. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at the patchwork co
Today a picture will speak a thousand words. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at the patchwork co
If you're just joining us on the cat journey, let me fill you in. Each day in the month of January I am posting one block in the 25 block series "Garden Patch Cat" patterns by Helene Knotts. If you search the internet there aren't to many photos available showing you how these cats look once they are finished. I thought it would be a great idea to show you how our amazing cat seamstress Kim Burger put the blocks together. As an added bonus, at the end of the month we will have a givaway of your favorite cat... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at the patchwork co