Quilting Resources

Associations/Guilds

American Quilter’s Society – Dedicated to promoting today’s quilter.

Contemporary Quilt Art Association – A diverse group artists, teachers, writers, collectors and shop owners, and we view quilts as an exciting emerging medium of expression and a viable contemporary art form.

International Quilt Association – We are a 901(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the art of quilting as an art form, and the advancement of the state of the art throughout the world.

NC Quilters – Quarterly Individual membership in North Carolina Quilters entitles you to attend our semi-annual meetings and to receive our quarterly newsletter, The Carolina Quilter.

NC Quilt Symposium, Inc. – The NCQSI is a non-profit corporation that promotes and perpetuates the art of quilting through regularly sponsored symposia within the state of North Carolina and by sponsoring other projects designed to preserve, continue, and advance this art form.

Worldwide Quilting Guilds – Hosting quilt guilds from across the country.

Conservation & Preservation

Caring for Antique Quilts – Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives – Highlights proper care of any quilt to extend the life and beauty for many years.

Quilt Conservation and Preservation – West Virginia Division of Culture and History – Suggestions for the care of a heritage quilt.

Educational

Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996 – This website showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the “All-American Quilt Contest” sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands’ End, and Good Housekeeping.

History

America’s Quilting History – Featuring Quilts and Quiltmaking of Yesterday and Today.

Museum of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, Kentucky – The MAQS is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote, and honor today’s quiltmaker.

The New Pathways Into Quilt History – A forum for research and ideas about quilt history, the women, and textiles from 1750 to present.

Planet Patchwork – Offering the latest books, DVDs, and much more.

The Quilt Channel – Website features quilt books and reviews. Archival dated from June’05 to present Hosted by Planet. Patchwork.

Links recommended by our members:

Artistic Ribbon  – Since 1928 Artistic Ribbon has been supplying ribbons, rosebuds and buds at wholesale to the apparel market, etc. Lots to choose from.

Ask Jeeves  – Enter a question, a word, or a phrase and then click the ask button, then the database displays related links to go to.

Benartex  Fabrics – This is a site hosted by Benartex fabrics. They tell you where you can purchase their fabrics and show you the newest collections you need for that next fabulous project! You can e-mail them directly from this site with questions or comments.

Bernina USA  – This site will link you to any Bernina dealer and will give you an address and phone number for the shop nearest to you. Their information is updated periodically. They offer all you need to know about sewing machines and much more.

The Quilter’s Search Engine. This site offers a “blocks & more” section and TONS of links to other sites with free patterns. It also gives you info on the block types (pieced, foundation pieced, appliqued, etc.).

Caryl Bryer Fallert’s web site. A textile artist, she offers a section on questions and answers regarding subjects like “how to handle large quilts at the machine” and “use of quilt basting sprays”. She also showcases a gallery of her work for public sale.

By Molly  – Clay ornaments, animals with quilts, jewelry, and many other special gift ideas for the quilt lover.

Cats Who Quilt  – A site for those of you who quilt and love cats. It has everything from wearable art cat patterns to cat fabric swaps. It even includes a section on safety in your sewing room for cats.

Cindy Black Berg  – Renown quilter, artisan, teacher, author, and lover of vintage fabrics. Her multi-level talents have taken her to many places around the world. Her site offers patterns, template stamps, and other items for purchase.

Coats and Clark  – Sewing, Hand-knitting, and Handcraft products. A good source for many free patterns (including knitting and crocheting). Their site is updated frequently, changing patterns and tips regularly.

Connecting Threads – An on-line catalog, includes brief quilt book descriptions displaying several pages with pictures. They also offer frequent specials to on-line shoppers.

Cotton Club – An online fabric catalog with a full searchable engine to help find a particular pattern and color.

Country Heritage Tours  – Chere Brodsky, textile designer and quilt collector, is the owner of Country Heritage Tours. A Quilt Tour Company planning memorable journeys for people with a passion about quilting, traveling together, sharing a common interest.

Comp U Quilt  – This site offers the computer savvy quilter the latest computer related products available on the market. Features many artists works that help inspire us. Free paper piecing patterns available.

Debbie Mumm  – The Mumm Shop, quilting, crafts, fabrics, and lots more. Debbie Mumm displays her latest fabric and lists local shops that carry her collection.

DMC-USA  – A variety of needlework thread products and accessories available for purchase. DMC also offers charts, projects, and patterns free by download.

eQuilter  – Online fabric store for quilting, sewing and fashion, with over 11,000 Fabrics in stock! eQuilter specializes in Asian-Pacific & Contemporary Quilt fabics, carrying exquisite Batiks.

Fabrics to Dye For  – Site offers ready-made hand-dyed fabrics and supplies for hand-dying for purchase.

Fabrics to Love  – An online fabric store featuring selection by categories. Orders are shipped in 2-3 days through a safe and secure site.

Fat Quarter Fever  – This site has secure services to handle online purchases. They carry fabrics from well-known manufacturers and the fat quarter bundle prices are more than reasonable.

Fat Quarter Shop  – Specializing in fat quarter bundles for the quilting enthusiast. We carry Moda, Benartex, P&B Textiles, RJR Fabrics, Timeless Treasures, Marcus Brothers, and more.

Finger Gloves  – This is a new product and seems essential for most handiwork. Heavy-Duty, 100% natural latex rubber gloves worn over any finger and feels like a second skin. Reusable and Machine Washable! Now available at most stores which carry Prym/Dritz as a distributor.

Fons and Porter  – This is Emily Porter and Liz Porter official web site and contains information about their new books, Fons & Porter, television series on Public Television, and their magazine, For the Love of Quilting. If you love to shop, their site offers books, kits, supplies, etc. for the ordering.

Georgia Bone Steel  – North Carolina’s master quilter, Georgia Bonesteel. Her site gives you information about her PBS show, “Lap Quilting”, her lectures, and also information on her books and quilt store located in Flat Rock, NC.

Hancocks-Paducah – On-line catalog for Hancocks of Paducah, Kentucky fabrics. You can order a regular, hands-on catalog or simply enjoy browsing through their online fabrics. This is a great shopping spot.

Hand Quilter  – Candy Goff’s site is for the hand “piecers” and hand “quilters.” Her site offers many great tips and information. Workshops, books, and kits can be ordered through her site. While you’re visiting, be sure and check out Candy’s MISERY quilt from the gallery and the story that goes with it.

Jinny Beyer  – Renown quilter, author, teacher, Jinny Beyer shares quilt tips, free patterns, and those hard to find items can be ordered through her secured site.

June Tailor  – June Tailor designs, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of quilting, crafting and home décor products from the popular inkjet printer fabric transfers to custom Do-IT-Yourself window treatments. Free Shipping is offered on all items.

Judy Martin  – Judy Martin is a teacher, author and quilt pattern designer. She also publishes a newsletter of which you can read online or sign up to receive as an electronic file. She offers an original free block of the month and tips with pointers to help quilters on the move.

Karen Combs  – Karen Combs is a teacher, an author, a designer, and has a fabric line of her own. Her online gallery is a show in itself, filled with displays of her very own quilt works. Her expertise is in 3D. You are sure to enjoy the depth and perspective in her creations. She currently teaches at Quilt University on the web.

Kath Kwilts  – Swaps, Mystery blocks, paper piecing, lessons and online redwork club offering Online chats.

Keepsake Quilting  – One of the largest quilt shops in this country! Even if you get their catalog, you can still find interesting stuff at their web site. A “What’s new” section, a “Project Corner” which changes frequently is available.

Kirk Collection  – Owned by Bill and Nancy Kirk. The Kirk Collection was stocking antique 19th century fabrics. Their site will no longer feature that aspect but instead will focus on Nancy’s teaching, lectures, quilt appraisals, and quilt restoration.

Loving Stitches  – Online resource for quilts and sewing supplies, quilting classes, craft books and magazines, complete Bernina line sewing machines, notions, and much more.

Marcus Brothers  – Headquartered in New York City, Marcus Brothers Textiles is a leading converter and importer of innovative craft, quilting and apparel-related products. Go to their Quilt gallery to see a scrolling slide show of their quilts created by different designers. Especially for those interested, their site offers many creative ideas and sewing projects with complete step-by-step instructions.

McCalls Quilting  – Online quilt shop, from their monthly magazine publication to their patterns. It contains a wealth of information, block patterns, and many tips for beginners, intermediate, and the advanced. Designs are available to download for those future projects. They also give you web links to other related sites.

Nancys Notions  – Nancy’s site is a complete online catalog for many notions. She offers monthly specials for online orders. The book or video, Favorite’s Hints can be purchased here. She has a link to information about her television show, “Sewing with Nancy” on PBS.

Offray  – Offray is a manufacture of ribbon for all occasions. Their site offers a little history about the invention of ribbons. Also offered are: How To’s, charts, small and large projects, and also a “What’s New” category, which can be helpful for those that enjoy accessorizing.

How to Make a T Shirt Quilt – Information on making a T-Shirt or memory quilt.

Nixie Chicks  – An online catalog shop offering top quality quilting fabric at wholesale prices. A must see!

Patchwork  – America’s Best-Loved Quilt Books web site. You can find new releases even before they are available and drool until they are published and arrive at your favorite quilt shop. You can even purchase CD’s now with quilt teachers instructing you in their world famous techniques. It’s like taking a class and being the only student there!

PBS  – PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, non-profit media enterprise web site for public television. Click on the Arts section and then find the America Quilts section. There are quilting tips and an online gallery of quilts along with their stories. An interesting place browse through.

www.pcquilt.com  – PCQuilt is a Quilting Software program designed as a Windows based application essential for those interested in designing quilt blocks on a computer. A simple graphical user interface makes this software easy to use.

www.piecesofthepast.com  – A site specializing in quilting products. They stock unusual items, such as the hard to find “Roxanne’s thimbles” usually found at major quilt shows. They also carry quilt hangers for displaying wall quilts.

www.pineneedles.com  – Everything for the online quilting accessories shopper; carrying quilting supplies, kits and patterns, notions, and tons more.

www.quilt.net/  – This site links you with other Internet sites related to quilting.

www.quiltaholics.com  – A site vamped for anyone hooked on quilting. There are projects, tips and patterns, but the “CONFESSIONS” section is worth the trip alone! Spend a little time reading confessions of quiltaholics….you might recognize someone that you know! You will at least get a few good laughs.

www.quiltersloftcompany.blogspot.com  – A new website blog spot; will soon offer a web page and shopping cart for ordering their specialty line of the Pfaff Sewing Machines. Other products will be a Block of the Month and Classes for all those sewing enthusiasts. The Quilters Loft Company home is in Mooresville, NC and they can also be reached by phone at (704) 662-8660 or by email at erica2nc@earthlink.net.

www.quiltersreview.com  – Sharon Darling’s Reviews is a good site for tips and information and has several good links to other quilting sites.

www.quilting.about.com  – This site contains useful information, message boards, free patterns, and useful articles. Be sure to check this one out! Information is updated frequently.

www.quiltmag.com  – For the want-to-be teacher. Tips on teaching, How-Tos, easy methods for making quick attic windows, Dresden plate pattern, and a simplified drunkard’s path. You can get a lot of helpful, free instruction. There are also free monthly Redwork patterns available and links to several nationally known teachers.

www.quiltingpassion.com  – This site offers free patterns, a mystery quilt, projects to work on, handy tips, and much more. Site is updated frequently.

www.quiltshops.com  – This site will link you to quilt shops all over the country and give you a brief description of the specialty fabrics that they stock.

www.quiltsunlimited.com  – This site specializes in the sale of antique quilts. They have shops in Virginia and West Virginia with information on how to find or call their shops if you are looking for something in particular.

www.quiltuniversity.com  – Very popular; this is the newest innovation in quilt classes. The projects are pictured and you register for the classes prior to the beginning date and then attend the class when it is convenient for you

www.quiltwoman.com  – This site is a resource for finding teachers, shops, guilds, shows and quilt related leisure activities, and also free stuff for quilters.

www.randysquiltshop.com  – This site was formerly Fran’s quilt shop in Greensboro, NC. Site features an online catalog and information regarding upcoming classes.

www.sewing.org/  – Sewing.org is your link to the exciting and rewarding world of sewing. This web site is the home of the American Home Sewing Association. They have free projects and instructions as well as sewing information. You can search for a fabric store near you by typing in a city or zip code and you will be provided with the name, address and phone number of the closest fabric shop.

www.sewnews.com  – Sew News magazine website contains a preview of the current issue. They also have past articles available listed by year and category. Some of the articles are available on-line and have a lot of interesting information. Others are not yet available, but list the issue and date of the Sew News in which they appeared.

www.sew-whats-new.com  – This site offers a weekly newsletter and has a wealth of interesting articles, tips and project ideas (some with free patterns). They host a quilt gallery showcasing 15 galleries.

www.spingola.com  – This site is for those who love watercolor quilts. They feature the method of strip-piecing and offers books on the subject. Tips and a gallery of finished projects, patterns, etc is also offered.

www.stitch-n-frame.net/  – This website offers online ordering of specialty fabric, notions, and much more.

www.stitchinpost.com  – This web site is the Sisters Quilt Shop in Oregon. The one-of-a-kind Quilt Show held every July is spectacular. Their site offers lots of goodies for the quilter.

www.stitchingpostquilts.com  – The Stitching Post is owned and operated out of Washington, Indiana by Mary Dell Memering. The Stitching Post provides quilters with an extensive variety of fabrics, books, patterns, and notions.

sunbonnetsue.com  – This is the website of Kim Bunchuck, quilter, mother, and fabric collector. She gives lectures and classes. Her site offers patterns, quilts, and even offers background info about the famous Sue.

The Best Kept Secret  – This site specializes in 100% cotton fabric to order online or by phone. They sell fabric by the yard or by the fat quarter. They also offer sale fabrics, and notions, too.

The Quilting Cottage  – The Quilting Cottage is an online Catalog service offered through a shopping cart selection. Items to be purchased include: fabrics, fat quarters, quilting books, block-of-the-month, and more.
thimbles2fit.com  – This web site is new and they will be more showcased. The Thimble Lady specializes in thimbles; the site offers to mail you more a free information packet by special request.

Warm Company  – This is the site of The Warm Company. They are dedicated to providing innovative quality products for the quilting, crafting, and the sewing industry as well as providing fiber and fabric processing services for manufacturers. They also offer care instructions for their many types of batting.

Web of Thread  – This site offers specialty threads, ribbons, cords and yarn for the needle artist. They carry Valdani hand dyed variegated quilting thread and pearl cotton thread.

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