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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day - Quilting With Eleanor, free patterns

In honor of Mothers Day today, I wanted to recognize a woman whom some might think of as the Mother of Quilting.  Eleanor Burns certainly has taught many to quilt and is loved by many quilters from all around the world.

Did you know Eleanor is coming out with a new line of fabric, from Benartex?  It is called Zoey Christine.  This line of fabric is actually named after one of Eleanor's granddaughters.  So special, but as all mothers and grandmothers try to be fair, I think this means Eleanor is going to need to come out with more lines of fabric to ensure all her grandkids are recognized.  Or maybe I'm thinking that as she always comes out with such sweet fabric.

Pre-orders for Zoey Christine can now be accepted at Quilt in a Day.

Eleanor and the Quilt in a Day team created a fun YouTube video, where she also shares some insights in honor of Mother's Day.  Plus, she shows how to create a spectacular quilt using an AccuQuilt.  She makes a Jewel Box quilt that can be created with a 6" or 9" design.  I also enjoy all of the tips she shares for precision piecing and connecting blocks with perfect seams that press perfectly flat.

This video runs for 59 minutes, but you can start/stop/repeat anytime you want.  You'll see Eleanor make three quilt designs, as well as see these designs made in a variety of fabrics and colors.  Plus, there are free patterns for these designs!

If you have problems viewing this embedded video, or are on a MAC, you can watch it directly in Youtube by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdXqrMYQsuE&list=TL9PoAsZViBGQjYLoFR6zoxXthinWxFOeV

You can download free PDF patterns from Quilt In A Day for the three patterns covered in this video:
Jewel Box
School Girl Puzzle

Happy Mother's Day!

You can find Eleanor and Quilt In A Day at:


You can find AccuQuilt at:

Quilt in a Day is also giving free  shipping on orders placed this weekend, as a way to celebrate Mother's Day.  They have a great online store with great prices too!  To clarify, the free shipping has no minimum order but is good for the 48 contiguous states in the US.  Non-contiguous states and International orders will receive 50% off shipping costs.  

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