Don't forget!
Today is the last day to vote on the UGLY quilt contest. Tonight at midnight voting will close and the winners will be announced tomorrow!
Also, tomorrow, May 1st 2009 our new Customer Referral Contest will begin. Make sure to get your links on your blogs or websites and tell your friends and family!
Good Luck!



Off to HMQS we go!
This year we decided to participate in the 2009 Quilt Challenge. Here's how it works. We purchased a kit that included 6 prints from the collection Elle Fun by Quilting Treasures. The challenge is to make a quilt with a perimeter of no more than 120", using the theme Pump Up the Color. You may add embellishments and up to four other prints. We came up with the idea.
"On a Bike" The only fabric that we added was the white background material. We appliqued the wool bike and then added a few embellishments. This quilt will be judged at the quilt show May 7-9 2009 then auctioned off. The money that is raised will be used to build a well in Kenya. Piecing by Kathleen Whiting, Natalia Bonner & Whitnee North. Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner.



Piece N Quilt's Customer Referral Contest

We want to reward our awesome customers who put a good word out there for us. We truly appreciate all of you who put links on your blogs or websites and refer your friends and family to our site. The customer referral contest is designed to thank you.

Here's how it works. Simply place a link to our site www.piecenquilt.com on your blog or website. You can even put a post on there telling your friends to visit Piece N Quilt. Our site will track every referral from your site. (They must click on the link on your site for you to get credit for referring them.) The site that gives us the most referrals will win! Every month there will be one winner. Prizes listed below.

May 2009- 3 Yards Cotton Blossoms Material and 1 Wallflower pattern.

If you have any additional questions please e-mail us customercare@piecenquilt.com



Strut Your Stuff. Inspired by Suzanne McNeill's pattern Roosters in the Morning. This quilt is made using white Jelly Roll Strips and Jelly roll strips from the collection Woodland Bloom.
We are entering it into the HMQS quilt show in the theme category. Theme is "Pump up the Color"



Yesterday we had the opportunity to take a break from our normal routine and stop to smell the flowers. We spent the day at Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, UT.
If you are ever in Utah I would highly recommend taking the time to go there.
Maybe if you cannot go there you can just view our pictures and enjoy the beauty as much as we did!



Yesterday we worked on creating the free pattern of the month for May. We will feature a small portion of it tomorrow night when we teach a class at a retreat.May Flowers
by: Piece N Quilt
This project was so fun to create because it is all made from Jelly Roll strips. The flower is made using Marble Jelly Roll by Moda. The white background was made using solid white Jelly Roll strips by Moda.
So get ready everyone who receives the free pattern of the month. This is just a portion of what the pattern for May will look like.



It's Earth Day!
Did you know that today marks the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM. Just an interesting side note!
This is our GREEN quilt. We pieced this entire top using only scraps and then we used Dream Green batting by Quilters Dream. Which is made from recycled plastic bottles.



Piece N ShareThis is a fun quilt that one of our cute customers pieced and we machine quilted.



Sandy Gervais is one of our favorite Moda fabric designers. Shown here are some of her Jelly Rolls from the collections Zippity Doo Dah and Objects of Desire. We love learning about our favorite designers and thought you might too!

Sandy Gervais ~ Sandy has always had an interest in art and sewing. Her mother taught her how to sew at a young age. In high school she made her own clothes and made greeting cards for her friends. Later on she made cards for her boyfriend, who later became her husband. On the advice of her high school counselor she did not pursue a career in art. She was told that an A in high school art does not make you an artist. In 1988 Sandy set out to prove that counselor wrong (or right) and started a greeting card company, " My Dream Designs." In 1992 she combined her love of art and sewing skills and the pattern company "Pieces From My Heart" was born. In spring of 1994, she attended her first international Quilt Market in St. Louis, where she was discovered by Moda fabrics. Many fabric lines later, she is thrilled to be designing fabric for Moda. Designing fabric allows Sandy to work with different color pallets, which is her favorite part of designing. Sandy resides in Algona, Iowa with her husband Bruce and two children, Anthony and Abby. Pieces From My Heart Books and Patterns are available through United Notions/Moda Fabrics

To learn more about our favorite Moda fabric designers click here.



Cotton Blossoms by Thimble Blossoms for Moda fabrics is priced to go. Don't miss out supplies are going fast!Butterfly Fling Flannels by Me & My Sister for Moda fabrics is priced to go. Hurry while supplies last!



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Look what's new! Crazy 8 by Sandy Gervais for Moda fabrics.



Marble Jelly Rolls by Moda have arrived. These Jelly Rolls are sew cute and we can't wait to sew them up. They contain 40 2 1/2" strips rolled up and tied with a ribbon. The Marble Jelly Rolls have 4 Yellow strips, 4 Light Green strips, 4 Lime Green strips, 4 Light Blue strips, 4 Darker Aqua strips, 4 Light Pink strips, 4 Darker Pink strips, 4 Orange strips, 4 Red strips and 4 Purple strips!



We've added fun info to our site!
Many of our quilting friends are wanting to start using pre-cut fabrics but just don't quite know what to do with them....
We're here to the rescue. We've created a whole page dedicated to helping you! We have lots of pictures and patterns of what to do with pre-cut fabrics including, Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Fat Quarters, Layer Cakes, Honey Buns and sew much more.
Click HERE for cute ideas!



We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas........in April! Yay! Christmas fabric has started to arrive! The Caroler by Mary Engelbreit for Moda fabrics. The Caroler Honey Bun includes 40 1 1/2"x44" strips rolled up and tied with a ribbon.



Only a quilter would understand.......
Waiting by the door, watching like a watch dog for that big brown truck to show up with a small package addressed to me. Open the package and walla! My thread!My husband doesn't get it. Maybe a new set of golf clubs or something..... Nope my new tread arrived and I am as happy a child on Christmas morning!



We say this all the time but we LOVE Piece N Share! So much fun to see how creative all of our quilting friends are!
This super cute quilt was made by Ticia H. from Wisconsin. Look at her cute pieced backing that even has a label! Wahoo!
She used the pattern Wallflower by Thimble Blossoms and then Soire'e by Lila Tueller for Moda fabrics! Love it Tricia! Thanks so much for sharing!



Don't forget! You have until midnight tonight to enter your quilts in our 'UGLY' quilt contest! Win fabulous prizes just for sharing your ugly quilts!
Voting will begin on Wednesday!



Piece N Share Look at this beautiful Round Robin block! I love the colors and the amazing paper piecing center block! So beautiful.



Don't forget! Only a few days left to enter our 'UGLY' quilt contest
Here’s your chance to win prizes for sharing your ‘UGLY’ quilts.

This is all in fun.

We’ve come across occasion in life where we dig out all of those old ‘UGLY’ quilts and just laugh at ourselves.

How it works.

Enter your quilt by e-mailing us a picture of your quilt to customercare@piecenquilt.com. Please include your first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address and the quilt name. We will only show the quilt name and your first name with last initial on our site. We just need your personal information to send out prizes. Quilts can be submitted until April 6, 2009. All quilts will be posted and voting will begin Tuesday April 8, 2009 and go through Thursday April 30, 2009. Tell all of your friends and family that you’ve entered your quilt and have them vote.

This will not be a professionally judged quilt show. This is all in fun!


Only one quilt per person.

Must be a quilt you made.

You must understand that we will post your quilt photo on our site and it will be voted on by you and all of our quilting friends.

Prizes are as follows:

1st Place- 1 Moda Jelly Roll

2nd Place- 1 Moda Honey Bun

3rd Place- 2 Moda Charm Pack

4th Place- 1 Moda Charm Pack

5th Place- 1 Quilt Pattern

For any additional questions e-mail Natalia @ customercare@piecenquilt.com.