Go on a virtual shop hop through the pages of Quilt Sampler™. In each issue, you'll get a peek inside 10 top quilt shops and instructions for 10 exclusive quilt projects, one from every shop.
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The Common Thread • In her festival-filled, scenic hometown, Shannon Caldwell keeps it fresh with new fabrics, innovative clubs, and a lot of special events.
A Plentiful Harvest • Rich gemstone colors form chains of stars in a fall table topper, leaving space in the center for a seasonal display.
The Shiplap Quilt Shop & Coffee House • Situated on a busy thoroughfare in a small Washington town, a newly opened store is a one-stop shop for quilting, crafting, and caffeinating.
Playing Around • Have fun sewing a quilt that features multiple blocks in a sampler-style design.
Patchwork Plus • Laughter, dancing, teaching, sharing—it’s all part of business at Virginia’s biggest quilt store. Come for the quilting and stay for the community.
Fall Splendor • Log Cabin blocks and foundation-pieced diamonds surround large maple leaves in this standout quilt.
Make It Sew • Owners of an Oklahoma quilt shop that opened early in the pandemic conjured up creative ideas for drawing in quilters and sharing their quilts with the community.
Banksia in Bloom • Travel without leaving your home by sewing a table topper featuring an Australian wildflower.
AnnaLouisa’s Quilt Shop • Are you ready for an escape to a creative haven? Plan a visit to an Ohio quilt shop that has a special story to tell.
Americana Accent • A careful arrangement of quarter Log Cabin units provides space to appliqué wool stars where the light fabrics meet.
The Sewing Basket • A big shop belies its small-town Wisconsin locale and helps its community discover the magic of quilting.
Holiday Poinsettias • Piece pretty flowers that resemble a favorite Christmas plant. A light background and green chains set off the seasonal display.
Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company • A California quilt shop demonstrates the importance of connecting with others, both during a pandemic and beyond.
Star Studded • Bright batik fabrics shine in a quilt that showcases playful sashing and borders.
Stitcher’s Garden • After spending almost 15 years working on her first quilt, a lifelong stitcher said “yes” to buying a Colorado store where she now helps beautiful quilts—and quilters—grow.
The Wright Way • Stitch a quilt that mimics the look of a stained-glass window designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Log Cabin Quilt Shop • Halfway between Des Moines and Omaha, an expansive retail space and retreat center offers quilters a road-trip pit stop, a secret to share with friends, and a place to call home.
Scandinavian Love • Inspired by the traditional Danish woven paper heart, this throw uses easy piecing methods to re-create the look.
Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop • Find unusual classes and events and a distinctive inventory at a quilt shop that has operated in Fargo, North Dakota, for more than 60 years.
Night Flight • Improvisationally pieced Flying Geese units soar across a dark blue background.