Cover for my 2011 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar

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Calendar cover, front
Calendar cover, front
My friend Beth Schillig showed me the fabulous cover she made for her Quilt Art Engagement Calendar. What a great idea! I never would have thought of it, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make one too. I thought it would be perfect to be able to bring with me when I speak and teach.

Since Beth was writing an article on the process, she kindly allowed me to make a sample to test her instructions. Yippee! I went to my fabric stash and decided to use some glitzy blue and silver fabrics that I’ve been holding on to for a long time. Beth’s instructions used Shiva Paintstiks but I didn’t have a metallic silver one, so I decided to use some Jacquard Lumiere paint instead. I also made a few minor changes so I could use a wide variety of fabrics. For instance, I used a different fabric for the front flap. This is the fabric with all those wonderful spirals which I continued onto the main fabric with the silver paint.

Calendar cover, back
Calendar cover, back
Calendar cover, inside
Calendar cover, inside
I added a pen loop so I’ll be ready to schedule a workshop or lecture at a moment’s notice. Any takers?

If you’re a member of American Quilter Society, you can download your free pattern from their website. Thanks for sharing this, Beth!