5 patch quilt block

jackson here, the official how-to-quilt.com siamese quilting kitty

. . . especially ones that are named after me!

after all, how many kitties have a quilt block named after them?

i supposed someone could make an argument that the jackson quilt block is named after a dead us president.

so maybe it’s appropriate that i send this special message to you on this wonderful president’s day weekend.

here’s the thing – – -

we have this fabulous collection of quilt block patterns that includes the jackson quilt block.

and – well, you know me – i like to add stuff to the packages that penny puts together.

one of my favorite webinars that penny did was showing how to sew quilt blocks together.

so i figured it was only right to share this information with you when you get this collection.

so for this weekend only – you’ll get the video replay of the secrets of sewing quilt blocks webinar.

it was jam-packed with detailed information about how to look at a block and just know how to sew it.

and, you’ll get the full size slides, too.

reserve your copy before midnight tomorrow, president’s day:


jackson quilt block puzzle

jackson quilt block and other quilt block patterns

Quilters have historically been involved in politics – from the early days of hosting evening meetings prior to the Revolutionary War to creating quilts to raise awareness of various causes.

As the presidential campaign heats up here in the US, we’ve included some quilt blocks with a Presidential theme in our February Patterns package – in addition to others for this special month:

- Heart Quilt Block for Valentine’s Day

- Dog Tooth Violet Quilt Block for National Pet Dental Month!

In addition, you’ll find tips for making your quilting easier and more fun as a baby boomer:


lincoln's platform quilt block pattern washington's puzzle quilt block pattern tippecanoe quilt block pattern
Lincoln’s Platform Quilt Block Washington’s Puzzle Quilt Block Tippecanoe Quilt Block

Fish Quilt Block

This week I found myself looking to the past while remembering the Halloween costumes my kids and their friends wore way back when.

Then I was brought back into the present (and future) with some changes coming up here at http://www.how-to-quilt.com.

You’ll find some advance info on these changes in this week’s newsletter, as well as:

  • What to do with those UFO’s (un-finished quilting objects) that started out as a project you had every intention to complete
  • TheQuiltingCoach.com – Specializing in information for quilters
  • It’s Red Ribbon Week – “Just Say No to Drugs!”
  • The Weekly Crossword Puzzle
  • Postcard Quilts for the Troops – Year End Holidays Roundup! Deadline is November 15th
  • October Free Quilt Block Patterns


Happy Quilting!


Weaving Paths Quilt Block

I split this past week between a bit of relaxation in Las Vegas, developing the next topic in our series of webinars, and working on the Diamond Quilt project.

And I’ve got some exciting news about TheQuiltingCoach.com… something many of you have been asking for.

This week’s newsletter includes all the info you need on these subjects, and more:

  • New Webinar on Secrets for Sewing Quilt Blocks – register today!
  • TheQuiltingCoach.com – Specializing in Information for Quilters; check out the NEW Basic Membership level
  • Using Crayons in Your Quilts
  • Tips for getting the straightest quilting stitches
  • The Weekly Crossword Puzzle – there’s a different puzzle every day so come back often
  • Postcard Quilts for the Troops – Year End Holidays Roundup! This is the FINAL Postcard Roundup, so if you’ve been procrastinating, now’s the time to finish yours up
  • October’s Free Quilt Block Patterns


Happy Quilting!


Georgetown Circles Quilt Block

My mom celebrated her 90th birthday last week by getting together with family and friends, including some of her college sorority sisters.

In honor of my mom’s birthday, I thought I’d concentrate on the subject of grandmothers… my mom is the grandmother of my two kids, and I’m looking forward to the time when I become a
grandmother too.

In the meantime, here’s this week’s newsletter:

  • TheQuiltingCoach.com – Specializing in Information for Quilters
  • Block of the Month – Grandmother’s Fan
  • Ideas for Grandmother’s Fan Quilts
  • The Weekly Crossword Puzzle – there’s a different puzzle every day so come back often
  • Postcard Quilts for the Troops – Year End Holidays Roundup!
  • October’s Free Quilt Block Patterns


Happy Quilting!


Strawberry Basket Quilt Block

As you know, we here at http://www.how-to-quilt.com do like getting back to the basics of quilting every once in a while. Whether you’re a beginner – or would just like a quick refresher course – it’s always nice to start from scratch.

This week’s newsletter includes written and video instructions on cutting fabric, whether with a rotary cutter or scissors, as well as:

  • Register for the newest Webinar: Secrets of 3D Illusions in Quilts – This Saturday, September 24th
  • Update on the Blazing Star Diamond Quilt – Found the quilting patterns and will be machine quilting this week
  • October Quilt Show in Gilbertsville, NY
  • Make Scented Tea Pot Stands – from our friend, Rose Smith
  • Turn your Quilting Passion into a Quilting Business!
  • The Weekly Crossword Puzzle – come back every day for a new puzzle
  • Halloween Roundup for Postcard Quilts for the Troops – Deadline is September 23rd, which is THIS Friday
  • September’s Free Quilt Block Patterns


Happy Quilting!


Domino Net Quilt Block

Well, I’m back on U.S. soil, but not yet settled back in to my routine.

Jackson, the Official How-to-Quilt.com Kitty, has missed me and I him. It will be nice for both of us to get back to our version of “normal.”

Plans are under way for the Giant Quilting Bee in March 2012. I’m looking for help with the organization and would welcome volunteers to act as “virtual assistants,” working from your home.

There’s a form for volunteers to contact me in this week’s newsletter, as well as:

  • A Non-Traditional Thimble – You may want to try this one out
  • Popular Quilting Resource – 275 Popular Traditional Quilt Block Patterns
  • The Weekly Crossword Puzzle – There’s a new one every day!
  • Halloween Roundup for Postcard Quilts for the Troops – the next deadline is September 23rd
  • July’s Free Quilt Block Patterns


Happy Quilting!


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