When the holidays arrive, quilting friends often face a common question: what do you get for the quilter who has it all? No matter how many fabrics, books, tools, and gadgets a quilter owns, there’s always one thing she seldom stops searching for and occasionally runs out of: inspiration.
Below you’ll find 5 quick, affordable, no-sew solutions for all of your quilty gifting needs: quilt calendars. Wrap up the wall and desk calendars below and give your quilting friends the inspiration to get creative throughout the coming year.
NEW! 2014 WALL CALENDARS
|1. That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2014: Complete Instructions Included for Each Quilt
It’s back—and thousands of quilters look forward to its release every year! Give the calendar that features the best of today’s quilts from the hottest Martingale books, plus complete instructions for making each design. Enjoy quilts from superstar designers like Kim Diehl, Kim Brackett, Amy Ellis, Sally Schneider, and Julie Herman.
Gift list checked! Order the That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2014 now.
|2. At Home with Country Quilts 2014 Calendar by Cheryl Wall
Know a down-home country quilt enthusiast? Your gift recipient can hang this calendar wherever she wants to feel warm, cozy, and inspired to quilt. Featured designs come from popular author Cheryl Wall’s two bestselling books, At Home with Country Quilts and Country Comforts.
Gift list checked! Order the At Home with Country Quilts 2014 Calendar now.
|3. Award Winning Quilts 2014 Calendar: Featuring Quilts from the International Quilt Association
Give a quilting friend a jaw-dropping quilt show in the comfort of her home! The breathtaking designs in this calendar are award winners from the “Quilts: A World of Beauty” judged show. Thirteen exciting works come from such admired quiltmakers as Caryl Bryer Fallert, Ricky Tims, Kiyomi Takayanagi, and Mariya Waters.
Gift list checked! Order the Award-Winning Quilts 2014 Calendar now.
ALL-TIME FAVORITES: PERPETUAL CALENDARS
|4. 365 Quilt-Block Patterns Perpetual Calendar: The Best of Judy Hopkins
Give the popular calendar that contains a whopping 366 inspiring quilt-block patterns, all in a handy flip-calendar format. Featuring patchwork designs only, block sizes range from 6″ to 14″ and spotlight familiar favorites (Monkey Wrench, Bear’s Paw, Flying Geese) as well as uncommon designs (Birthday Cake, Wagon Tracks, Swamp Angel). Each pattern includes a color illustration, lettered line drawing, and cutting instructions.
Gift list checked! Order the 365 Quilt-Block Patterns Perpetual Calendar now.
|5. Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar by Debby Kratovil
Well-known author Debby Kratovil has been an avid block-pattern designer and collector for many years. Her perpetual calendar includes 366 pieced and appliquéd block patterns that spotlight traditional, pictorial, seasonal, and holiday themes. The pages are listed only by day of the month, not by day of the week, which means it can be used year after year!
|The Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar Companion CD allows quilters to easily print each block from the calendar in two different sizes. The CD also contains 12 complete step-by-step quilt patterns.Want to see the astounding range of designs in the Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar for yourself? Debby has compiled illustrations of all the blocks from her calendar on her website. Visit Quilter by Design to see them all before you decide who on your list will get this gift that keeps on giving!|
What quilt-happy gifts have you given to your quilting friends? Share your ideas in the comments!
Special shipping note: To guarantee that your order ships in time for holiday giving (in the continental US only), please place your order no later than Friday, December 13, 2013.