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Ever since I subscribed to American Patchwork & Quilting

I’ve admired and hoped one day I’d have Laura Boehnke’s job as pattern tester for American Patchwork & Quilting.

As I chatted with Giovanna last night I realized I have Laura’s job…just not for American Patchwork & Quilting.  I get to test patterns for Benartex.  It’s so much fun to realize a dream has come true.

I got a call from my friend neen yesterday…she’s at “A Quilters Gathering” in Nashua, NH looks like “Twilight in the Bronx” received an Honorable Mention in their ‘Excellence in Machine Quilting” category.

In January *will be working out the dates* I will be offering “Let Your Foot Loose – be Fancy & Free” at the quilt cottage in Mamaroneck.  The class will be based on “Twilight in the Bronx” and will include some trapunto as well as lots of quilting design.  As I chatted with some of my students yesterday they were asking about my quilting style…do I mark the quilt top?  do I plan the quilting?  How do I get there?  I would describe my style and planning method in this way – “short attention span quilting”.  twilight finished 1 So as I quilted “Twilight”  I would change the stitches and the thread color as I moved from space to space.  I don’t mind quilting using the same type of thread and quilting stitch over the entire surface of a quilt with quite interesting results…with “Twilight” and other practice type pieces I like to play and see what happens as a result.

The next in this series will be a much bigger quilt.  The diamonds will be 60 degrees.  I still have to figure out how big the diamonds will grow and where the color will come in.  I know I’ll have more of the suns and trapuntoed circles however the rest is a mystery that will unfold over the course of the next few months.

I’m off to quilt and pattern test!

Happy Quilting!


10 thoughts on “Ever since I subscribed to American Patchwork & Quilting”

  1. Hi Teri, My name is Maria Oquendo. Where in the Bronx are you? I moved out of Riverdale 10 years ago. I now live in Plattsburgh, NY, where I learned to quilt. When I lived in the Bronx I didn’t know anybody who quilted, since it was not very popular yet. I go back “home” often and would love to see your quilts. I will send you later a link to my web site (right now is under re-construction) so you can see my quilts. I have pulled away from traditional quilting unless one is requested and am concentrating more on custom and art quilts. It keeps me sane when things are going bad. I hope to hear from you soon.


  2. Teri – Congratulations on your Honorable Mention! I’m so proud of you. Carolyn in Kerrville, TX

  3. Congratulations DIL. I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. You do so love your quilting and it shows. We may live in the same house but seperate apts.

    Luv Ya,


  4. Wow Teri, I am embarrassed to say, I haven’t been over here for a while and really like your blog and content. We really do need to hook up. Great work and approach.

  5. Hi Teri. I play in a duo in Gloucestershire , England. We love your Twilight quilt and would like to use an image of it as part of the cover for our forthcoming CD “Gallimaufry” . Do you have a high quality digital image of it that we could use for a fee? Looing forward to hearning from you.

    Yours Geoff Carr

  6. I would love to be a pattern tester. How do you do this, and do you actually get paid for it or are the fabrics provided?

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