“Black Forest Christmas” Published!

24 08 2016

IMG_0088The magazine of Best Christmas Quilts from Quilters Newsletter has hit newsstands! I spotted a handful at JoAnn’s in Fayetteville, and Deb found some at a Wal-Mart in Nebraska. Click here to order a copy from the online Quilt and Sew Shop.

Earlier this year, Quilters Newsletter editor Mary Kate issued a call for Christmas quilts. I sent digital pictures of several of my original designs, and “Black Forest Christmas” was selected for the collection. As a bonus, the quilt is shown in a red and green coloration because Deb M. also lent her quilt for photography.Deb's Black Forest Mystery

I designed this quilt as a mystery for a class I taught in Stuttgart, Germany several years ago.  Participants received one clue each month, working on the clues in class. The good news is that all the “clues” are given in Best Christmas Quilts with explanatory diagrams in full color.

IMG_0096The quilts in the magazine are organized by category:  Halls and Homes, Simple Gifts, and Bed Covers. By purchasing this special issue, you’ll get instructions for 24 projects. Such a deal, 24 patterns for the normal price of one! There’s something for everyone, no matter your decorating style, no matter your skill level. You need this magazine in your library. Small projects include mitten ornaments, table runners and pillows. Medium projects include wall quilts and a bed runner. And there is a sampling of large quilts like “Black Forest Christmas” for sofa throws and beds.

I guarantee you’ll be delighted and inspired!

Leave a comment to enter a drawing for a copy of Best Christmas Quilts. On September 1 I will notify the winner.





23 responses

24 08 2016

What a wonderful Christmas quilt!

24 08 2016
Janet T

I love your quilt. I saw the magazine last week at the LQS, but did not have enough $$ with me to buy it. Would love to have a copy, whether I win or buy!

24 08 2016
Judy Boney

Beautiful quilt, definitely will get the magazine. Thanks for sharing your talent!

24 08 2016
Vanessa Glova

Beautiful quilt Aby!

24 08 2016

Congratulations! Beautiful quilt!

24 08 2016
Marie K.

How wonderful you are being published in so many places! You will have to put together a collection and publish your own book next.

24 08 2016

Congratulations on your published pattern. Your quilt looks wonderful in both colour ways.

24 08 2016

I will go to Barnes and Nobles tomorrow and get it.

24 08 2016
Patti Hyder

So proud of you, Aby! I’m making several Christmas quilts this Fall, I need that magazine!

24 08 2016
Joy P

Congratulations! Wonderful quilt.

24 08 2016
Rochelle Summers

Congratulations! It sounds like you had a wonderful class. I’ll be looking for the magazine.

25 08 2016
Jennifer Johnston

Congratulations Aby! I love the quilt design and enjoy seeing both color ways. Would love to win a copy of the magazine!

25 08 2016
Suzan deSerres

Wow – This sounds like a great magazine to buy! Now I’m super excited to make something for Christmas… Are these carried in the local quilt shops?

25 08 2016

If your local quilt shop or favorite newsstand does not carry the magazine, you can order it from the Quilt and Sew Shop online. They offer digital and print copies. You can click on the link in my blog above.

25 08 2016
Liz Horgan

Great job and congratulations! I love mystery quilts! Your’s is beautiful. I especially love the borders

25 08 2016

Congratulations Aby!!! What a beautiful quilt! Love it!

25 08 2016
Gail Randall

Will hope I find a great project
That’s easy for presents for my
Bee members 😘 They deserve
A unique treat!

25 08 2016
Maridee Hargis

Are the two different corner options included in the pattern? I like them both but the purple version best is my favorite.

25 08 2016

I do not think both corner options are included in the instructions. But you, Maridee, would know how to make an 8″ Saw Tooth Star. I have no doubt!

25 08 2016
Kathy Hansen

I SO need another quilt magazine!! LOL

25 08 2016
Bonnie H

What a beautiful quilt and a wonderful magazine! I would love to add it to my collection. Thanks for the great giveaway.

28 08 2016

I love Christmas quilts and have made this one 3 times! Would love to win a copy of the magazine. Congratulations on having this one published. It is a great quilt!

29 08 2016

Beautiful quilt Aby! You are so talented. Since I love Christmas, this would be an excellent quilt magazine to own.

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