International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene 2011/2012


Seams to Me
A note from Karey Bresenhan, Founder and Director of International Quilt Festival

Editor’s Note

Pokey Bolton

The Quilt Scene
Trivia, news, & notables

International Quilt Association Presents “Quilts: A World of Beauty”
A selection of stunning quilts from this year’s exhibit

An Interview with Sharon Schamber
Lindsey Murray
Thoughts on quilting and inspiration from a top award-winning quilt artist

Special Exhibits from International Quilt Festival
A gallery of inspiring art quilts

Make and Take
Quick and easy do-it-yourself projects from Margaret Applin, Linda Blinn, Lou Ann Haines, Terri Harlan, Bonita Rose Kempenich, Jeannie Palmer Moore, and Linda Woosley

Fabric Designers on the Quilt Scene
Lindsey Murray
Inspiration and collections from today’s top designers

Hey Doll Face! Let’s Attend International Quilt Festival
Jamie Fingle and Leslie Tucker Jenison
Festival from a doll’s perspective

Quilt Scene Crossword Puzzle



Black and White Place Mats
Alissa Haight Carlton
Add contrast to any kitchen with graphic patchwork

Sweet Ruffle Tote
SWEETWATER: Karla Eisenach, Susan Kendrick, and Lisa Burnett
A handmade bag with delightful details

Fabric Panel Shower Curtain
Marcia Derse

Showcase your one-of-a-kind fabrics

Fabric Owls
Lynn Krawczyk
Stitch up a stuffed-fabric friend

For the Birds Messenger Bag
Candy Glendening
Show off your artistic quilting abilities

The Great Quilted Pillow
Erin Daniels
Whip up a delightful patchwork pillow

Marbles Table Runner
Brigitte Heitland
Add a modern, sophisticated style to your table

H-Block Bed Runner
Bonnie Olaveson

Personalize your home décor

Journal Cover with a Zipper Pocket
Valori Wells
Add handmade interest to a journal

Mixed-Media Pillow Cover
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Transform any room with a removable pillow cover

Reusable Produce Bags
Lisa Chin
A fresh take on mesh bags for fruits and vegetables

Marbles Table Runner
by Brigitte Heitland

Simple Bucket Shoulder Bag
by Margaret Applin


Avalon Quilt
Elizabeth Hartman
Display bold prints in an eye-catching patchwork design

Banner Quilt
Kristen Lejnieks
Make a quilt with unique construction for dazzling results

Spiderweb Quilt
Elizabeth Dackson
A modern twist on traditional string piecing

Fabric Panel Shower Curtain
by Marcia Derse


Book Reviews
Our top picks

The Big Decision
How to quilt your quilt

In the Quilter’s Studio
A glimpse inside the creative spaces of Alissa Haight Carlton, Brigitte Heitland, and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

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