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Needle Crafting : Quilt Making & Quilting History

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Quilt Making & Quilting History

Piecing the Patches

Have you ever wondered about the history of quilting folk art? Or maybe you've always wanted to get involved with a quilt patch exchange or quilting guild but didn't have the skills to do so. No matter the case, you will learn everything you need to know about quilting, patches, and folk art from the following sources offering FREE quilting how-to instruction, patterns and project ideas (quilt seeds), exchange opportunities, and beautiful galleries of inspirational work to inspire your own quilting projects.

Are You a Quilting Teacher? If you have a user-friendly, instructional quilting Web site with free tips, techniques, projects, tutorials, or patterns, and would like to be included on this list, please suggest it to us for possible inclusion.

7 Free Instructional How-to Quilting Information, History, & Project Web Sites

Judy Martin's Site for Empowering Quilters
The long-inspiring site of Judy Martin, who has given quilters patterns, tools, and guidance for over four decades. Enjoy a free quilt of the month (QOM) and block of the moment (BOM), online classroom, and learn why other quilting authors are grounded in Judy's work for inspiration, expertise, and patterns.

Quilting Board — The Quilter's Message Board
An online quilter's bee! This discussion community covers everything related to quilting and categorizes forums useful spaces to share pictures, post free blocks of the month, member swaps, round/row robbins, tutorials and project lessons.

Womenfolk: The Art of Quilting
If you're researching the history of quilting and looking for quilt study tips, facts and myths behind quilt patterns, Judy Anne Breneman's Womenfolk site features over 200 quilt history articles and history-based patterns.

Quiltmaker Gloria Hansen's How-to Quilting Articles
Artist, writer, and quiltmaker Gloria Hansen shares her love for creativity and quilting on her personal site where you can view over a dozen quilting projects in her gallery and be inspired by her creative design ideas, how-to articles, and free patterns.

Piece By Number: Spark Your Quilt Making Creativity!
This site features a great quilting blog with how-to articles and projects. 'Unique quilting designs for foundation piecing inspired by nature, art and decoration from around the world, architecture, mathematics, and sometimes just plain whimsy.' Lots of free downloadable blocks and patterns.

Quilt Bug: Quilting Patterns, Supplies, Free Stuff
For anyone with the quilt bug, they've got the cure. Site offers a useful repository of how-to info, tips, tricks, and techniques, patterns, block patterns, and videos.

Patti R. Anderson's Patchpieces Blog
Quilt maker, teacher, and pattern designer Patti R. Anderson gives ideas to inspire you to use EQ's full potential. Learn from her how-to blogs posts and enjoy the block of the month projects and free downloadable PDF projects and patterns.

Updated 1/4/14 lks