Author: Valorie Borque

Quilter’s Piece

By Val Bourque Sometimes we find the most amazing quilters right in our own backyards.  One such quilt artisan is Cindy Needham of Chico, California. Cindy Needham is an award-winning quilter, author, and National Educator for Superior Threads.  Quilt guilds around Northern California invite Cindy to share her unique expertise on quilting, threads, tips & techniques.  Cindy created the unique and beautiful method of turning old vintage linens into Wholecloth Quilts. Cindy developed the vintage Wholecloth quilting by accident and what a happy accident for us. While wanting to save an older vintage tablecloth, she wondered what would happen...

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Northern California Quilt Shows 2017

The winter of 2017 will surely be remembered with all the floods, mudslides and snow closures we’ve had in the North State. As we move from a wet winter to the balmy spring, let’s join quilters in the North State in the several Annual Quilt Shows. Each show is bound to perk your creativity, open your sense to new spring fabrics, patterns and gadgets. On April 1st, 2017 we have the Quilting in the Sun Country Quilt Show, held at Tehama District Fairgrounds, in Red Bluff. It begins Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be over 200 quilts...

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A Quilt In A Day

By Valerie Borque Photos by Carolyn Kenney I recently had the pleasure to communicate with the staff at Quilt in a Day productions. Eleanor Burns, the Quilt in a Day lady is an icon in the quilt industry. Eleanor is quirky, fun and passionate about finding the easiest, quickest method to create that cherished quilt. Eleanor is a self-taught quilter. Eleanor came to quilting without any preconceived ideas of how quilt blocks go together. But she likes to do things fast and easy so she developed production piecing which makes it possible to make a quilt in a day. Eleanor got started quilting when one day when she was asked if she could teach...

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Quilter’s Piece With Val Bourque

By Val Bourque With the holidays upon us, there are always a project or two to complete before Christmas. If you need a quick project for a gift why not try a door panel.  This year there seems to be a panel for every holiday.  From the patriotic panels for  4th of July to Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas.  These are quick and easy for any level quilter.  My favorite from a few years ago, is the Christmas tree where you add the twinkling light kit to the panel. Now you can even add a music box to...

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