December 23, 2009

AQ Announcements

Merry Christmas from American Quilting!
We will be closed December 24 & 25.
But we will be back Saturday the 26th with our annual
End of the Year Clearance Sale!
Most of the store will be 20% off
Christmas Fabric 60% off
Clearance fabrics 60 % off
Between Dec 26-31.
(we will close at 4:00 on the 31.)
Also coming soon:
Our 3rd Annual
Quilter's Retreat
at the Provo Marriott Hotel
February 17-19.

We have lots of outstanding guest teachers this year including: Jena Kimball, Kim Walus (and her famous Dresden Plates pictured above), Connie Cawley, Carol Adams, Nanette Merrill, Lori Holt, Joyce Weeks, Jill Finley, MaryAnn Carter, Sherrie Allred, and Brenda & Bonnie Bailey.

More details to follow. Please call the store with any questions! 801-802-9841

December 5, 2009

Christmas Advent Calendar

Finished size is approximately 28" x 37"

This Christmas Advent Calendar we recently did a post on and then we realized that we forgot the larger version.

Both sizes are included in the pattern.

This is the twelve days before Christmas size.

Finished size is approximately 32" x 40"

This larger size has 24 pockets to hold 24 ornaments so you can place one ornament on the tree up until Christmas Day.

Mindy and I drew up the pattern for the ornaments in July. Then Mindy stitched fast and furiously to get the advent calendars done for market in October. They are really cute advents using cotton and felted wool accents. The tree, ornaments and the tabs are all finished off with wool. They are all really traditional so you can enjoy them for years to come.

We will not be making kits for the advents. We do have the wool that you can purchase for the tree, tabs etc in the shop. That way you can mix and match the colors of wool depending on your cottons that you are using for your backgrounds and pockets.

December 4, 2009

More Christmas Wool Patterns

More Christmas wool patterns available at American Quilting!
This one is called O Holy Night.
Finished size 11" x 29" unframed.
Pattern $10.
Kits available $28.75

This is one of Amy's newest. It's called Jingle All the Way.
Finished size 18" x 27"
Pattern $8.
Kit are now available - $54
This kit includes Felted wool for all the background, tabs and applique pieces.

A Winter Night.
Approx. 18" x 27"
Pattern $8

To order any patterns or kits call the shop @ 801-802-7841

December 3, 2009

Christmas with wool

At American Quilting we have an abundance of beautiful Christmas wool-applique patterns designed by store owner Amy McClellan.
There are four wool stocking patterns, each containing two different designs for a total of eight different stocking designs.
Patterns are $10 each.
Kits are available of the wool for each of the designs and range between $16-$19.
This coordinating tree skirt is gorgeous.
Pattern $20.
Advent calendar with 12 day and 25 day options.
Pattern $10.
Collection of 12 different Christmas ornaments.
Pattern $6.50
Wool kit available for all 12 ornaments: $26

Wool applique is a beautiful and relatively quick project.
All kits are made of beautiful high-quality 100% felted wool.
To order any pattern or kit please call the store
at 801-802-7841.

November 23, 2009


A very subtle Christmas Quilt from the Glace collection by 3 Sisters for Moda.
This quilt measures 58" x 82".
All the squares are pre-cut and stacked by rows - all you need to do is pick up each stack and start sewing. A quick Christmas project!

Borders and binding are pre-cut as well.
Kit costs $89 and includes everything for the front of the quilt, including the binding.
Back requires 3 1/2 yards.

Please call 801-802-7841 to order.

November 19, 2009


This beautiful two-color, scrappy quilt is now available in kits.
It is named Leftovers from the pattern title.
The finished quilt measures 58" x 70"
The kit contains a large variety of fabric in reds and creams including everything needed for the front of the quilt and binding.
Kit cost $85.
Pattern sold separately.

Leftover pattern included in the book: 40 Fabulous Quilts.
Also available.

Please call 801-802-7841 to order.

November 16, 2009

Look what's new at AQ!

We just unwrapped brand new bolts of the collection Astor Manor by 3 Sisters for Moda
and Rouenneries by French General, also for Moda.
Gorgeous stuff. Come see for yourself!

November 13, 2009


Quilt kits available:
This girly quilt is made mostly from fabrics from Erin McMorris' Wildwood collection
(for swatches click here.)
Quilt measures 60" x 72" when finished.
Kit includes everything for top of quilt, including borders, binding and pattern.
(Back requires 3 5/8 yards.)
Priced at $55.

To order call 801-802-7841.

November 12, 2009

Vintage Homestead

Another new quilt with available kits!
This is called Vintage Homestead and is created from the fabrics
of that same name made by Red Rooster fabric company.
To see fabric collection swatches click here.
Quilt measures 51" x 63" completed.
Kit includes all fabric for top (including borders and binding)
+ pattern.
Price is $72.

November 2, 2009

Coming Friday: Moonlight Madness!

You are invited to
American Quilting's 2nd annual

Moonlight Madness

Friday, November 6th, 2009
7-10 pm

We are located at:
426 West 800 North
Orem, Utah
(take Exit 272 off I-15. Go east about a mile until you reach a light at 400 West. Turn left. We are in the strip mall right behind Sonic Drive-in.)

Come for a fun night full of demo's, designers, new products, new fabric, prizes, great sales, refreshments and a lot of fun!

Along with most of the merchandise in the store marked down, we will also be marking down our sample quilts for sale, so if you've had your eye on one (or two, or three), now's your chance.

We had so much fun last year, we can hardly wait to do it again.

We would love to see you there!
And bring a friend!

(We will be closing early (4:00) on Friday to get ready for the party that night.)

October 27, 2009

Puppy love

This is another recent baby quilt that comes in kits.
Borders and squares are pre-cut. Pattern included.
A really quick little project for a sweet little guy or puppy lover.
(Click on photo to get a close-up of fabrics.)
Finished size is 42" x 42".
Cost is $40 for everything for the front of the quilt (including bias-cut binding strips).
Back requires 1 1/4 yards.
Call 801-802-7841 to order your own!

October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Muffins!

This is one of my favorite fall recipes. My kids love these and the recipe makes two pans of muffins. I do one pan of mini muffins, with mini chocolate chips. Then I add regular chips and put the rest of the batter into the regular sized muffin cups. I probably shouldn't tell you this, but my family will usually eat the entire recipe in a day. They are great warmed in the micro for 10 seconds, just to melt the chips again. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Muffins

3 c. flour
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. milk
1 c. pumpkin
1/2 c. butter/margerine melted (I use 1/4 c. butter and 1/4 c. applesause)
2 eggs
semi-sweat chocolate chips (mini and regular chips)

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In a seperate bowl, combine milk, butter (and applesause), eggs, and pumpkin. Pour the wet on top of the dry and combine just until moisened. Stir in chocolate chips. (I put just mini chips in at first and fill my mini muffin tin, then do the regular size.) You can add as much chocolate as you want. Put into greased muffin cups.

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 min. for mini muffins, and 15-20 for regular sized muffins.

Makes 24 muffins.

October 22, 2009

Mother Goose Baby Quilt

This is one of our recent baby quilt kits.
A sweet little multi-colored baby quilt
The main print used is an adorable Alexander Henry fabric with brightly-colored vintage Mother Goose characters.The kit includes everything for the front of the quilt including the purple ric-rac and bias-binding.
Finished quilt measures 42" x 42".
Kit cost is $40.
1 and 1/4 yards required for back.

To order this or any other kit from the store call 801-802-7841

October 16, 2009

Big sales at American Quilting!

This weekend is the Holiday Shop Hop in northern Utah. While we are not officially part of the shop hop this year, we are offering lots of specials and sales in our store through Saturday, October 16.

Our specials include:
Halloween Fabric 40% off
Christmas 20% off
Pastels 40% off
All kits 10% off
Pre-cut Fat Quarters 6 for $11

We have a lot of new yardage in our clearance room as well.

A few of our quilt kits that are on sale 40% off!
They are the following:
This throw sized quilt (62"x77") is made from the Aviary collection by Three Sisters for Moda. It is a simple quilt of squares on point. The pre-cut squares and triangles are laid out in labeled rows so all you need to do is pick up and start sewing. Includes pre-cut borders and binding as well. Regularly $70.

This little baby sized quilt (42"x51") is called Mary's Flowers with all prints coming from Mary Englebright's Flower Basket collection. Kit regularly priced $50. Includes borders and binding.
This quilt is called Spiced Cake and made-up with prints from Lakehouse fabrics. The quilt is a large throw, roughly 70" x 80". The kit is regularly priced $80.
If you're local, come by and say Hello!

If you're not going to be in northern Utah this weekend, and you are interested in any of the sale kits, call us at 801-802-7841.

Happy Fall!

October 7, 2009

Sneak Peek

I am going to quilt market tomorrow. I will make sure to take pictures while I am at market. I have a booth to sell my Under the Garden Moon patterns. I also get to shop shop shop for American Quilting. I like to see all the new patterns, trends, and fabrics that are coming so I can keep current on all the new things. Wish me luck! I will post again after I get back and settled.

Here are some snapshots of a couple of new patterns that will be available after market. Yes, I am down to the wire!

This is a new wool wall hanging. No faces as of yet. I promise to get it done before I fly off to International Quilt Market in Houston. It is going to be really cute!

This is a new quilt that my daughter, Mindy sewed up. These are 1" finished pieces. Cute as a button. There is also a larger version included in the pattern for those of you who panic over small pieces. This pattern will also be available after market.

October 5, 2009

Field Trip

Many of you have asked to see the inside of my shop.
So I thought I'd take you on a field trip.

This is our collection of civil war fabrics.
We have a huge variety!
Can you tell that I love this era?

Here is our check-out desk.
We have a lot of Everyday, Christmas, and other seasonal wool projects.
Yes, wool is another favorite of mine.

This corner is dedicated to our current seasonal fabrics. We carry patterns and kits for the quilts that we hang throughout the store. Let me know if you see a quilt you like, We can totally hook you up.

I also design patterns. The name of my patterns are "Under the Garden Moon". The Seasonal wall hangings on the right side by the clock are called "As Time Goes By". There are 12 separate mini wool quilts you can change monthly. They are attached to a cotton background quilt. If you want to view all of my patterns you can also click on the link on the side bar.

This is our 30's kids corner.
We carry juvenile prints and a lot of reproduction fabrics, too.
I love vintage fabrics.

Here is a peek at our reproduction area.
I also love "American Jane" and it fits right into this corner of the shop.

The cute sailboat quilt is a "Buggy Barn" pattern.

Since I took these pictures, the shop has now taken on a new look because we are always adding new quilts, great kits, and wonderful new fabrics and patterns. If you ever travel to Orem, Utah please stop in and say HI!

Thanks for coming along on my little field trip.

Talk to you soon, Amy