Saturday, July 15, 2017

Found It In Quilt Sampler Magazine

Last week when I made the trip to two Indiana quilt shops with a group of friends, I discovered that one of the shops - Back Door Quilts - had been featured in APQ's Quilt Sampler magazine. Such a distinction is a pretty big honor, and I wondered if I might have that particular issue in my collection of magazines. I did, and wanted you all to have a look.

First, I pulled out all the Quilt Samplers I have amassed. Very few things in my quilting room are neat, tidy and organized, but my magazines are lined up in chronological order, so this was an easy task.

Next, the browsing began. I began getting APQ magazine (and all the related magazines) in 1999. I searched into the 2005 issues before locating it. The cover shown above is from the spring/summer issue.

Here's the spread on Back Door. Very interesting to read about this store's background. For those of you unfamiliar with how each Sampler issue works, all the stores featured provide a unique-to-them pattern for a quilt. Let's see the one Back Door used.

Back Door Baskets looks fantastic! I have been finding myself more and more drawn to basket quilts lately, so perhaps I was meant to find this pattern. And who doesn't love a blue and white quilt?? This has potential written all over it.

You can click here to read about our visit to Back Door. Also that day we visited Pohlar's. And here's a link to what I bought.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Cute pattern, I look forward to seeing how you make yours. And yes, who doesn't like a blue & white quilt? Happy stitcing!

  2. Goodness, you make me realize that I have boxes of these APQ magazines stashed away as well. I especially enjoyed the Quilt Sampler editions because I loved imagining shopping at the featured quilt shops. I need to dig into my boxes of old magazines and see what is in there. I should try to organize them better. I am like one of those people who has fourteen boxes of old National Geographics out in the garage!

  3. That was fun...finding the shop in the magazine!


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