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One of my favourite things is to stand barefoot on cool tiles on a hot summer day. It’s a refreshing feeling.

From the practical and ordinary tiles to the most sublime tilework designs created in the world, tilework is an abundant source of ideas to apply to the needle arts across all categories. Drawing from cultural influences and modern tilework, the designers in this issue explore the techniques to interpret tile designs into lovingly crafted needlework projects.

Quilting techniques explored in this issue are appliqué, free motion quilting, working with half-square triangles, and machine embroidery. Consider one tile as your quilt block and you have the starting point for your quilt pattern.

As in the photos below, I can see so many techniques that can be used for quilting: cathedral window quilting technique, making diamonds using 45° triangle rulers, and using scrap fabric to make intricate kaleidoscope designs, although, oh my gosh, what a task that would be, it would look stunning!

In knitting, tilework is expressed using lacework and mosaic knitting. Mosaic knitting can be daunting for some of us but trying it out by making a cushion cover is like knitting a larger swatch.

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If you want to take your crochet skills up a notch, try Ruth Forbes’s Spring Posy Cushion Cover. This is an advanced skill-level project but worth sinking your crochet hook into. The cover is made up of four “tiles” or “swatches” that display beautiful bouquets of posies in relief, mimicking embossed tiles. Breaking the project down to making one swatch at a time is an excellent way to learn intricate stitches.

The issue wouldn’t be complete without embroidery options. It seems to me that embroideries in general look sculpted or chiselled, where the work is raised from the background as in the blue and white tilework example below.

The designers in this issue explored the theme with great gusto, and we just scratched the surface of possibilities! I hope you enjoy tilework as an inspiring source for your needlework designs. Enjoy your creative journey.

Cheerfully,

Inspired byTiles

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Heather McArthur quilting My Japanese Garden Wall Art 16 Jennifer Houlden quilting Take Time Quilt 24 Betty Biberdorf machine embroidery Modern Sundial Table Topper 32 Paul Léger quilting Every Which Way But Bed Quilt 36 Elaine Theriault quilting Time Travel Tiles Quilt 40 Saskia Wassing creative sewing De Morgan Project Pouch 48 Olesya Lebedenko creative sewing The Ceramic Mosaic Bag 56 Ana Buzzalino quilting Unique Free-Motion Quilting Designs Inspired by Tiles 64 Nancy Lekx knitting Soft Tiles Cushion Cover 68 Nancy Lekx knitting Tiles and Tesserae Wrap 72 Ruth I. Forbes crochet Spring Posy Cushion Cover 76 Marina Escribal crochet Moroccan Tiles Tote 78 Jo Gatenby cross stitch Tuscan Tiles Table Runner How to Make a Tied Fringe Tutorial 82 Iryna Varabei nizanka

Blessing Embroidered Wall Art 84 Kim Beamish pulled thread Painted Tiles Mat 88 Gwen Dixon rug hooking

A Rug Hooked Tile, Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Era 92 Judith Marquis embroidery Knot Gardens turn into Tile Work! Hooped Art

Heather McArthur

The Quilter's Connection Quilting with Japanese Fabrics

Brandy Maslowski More Joy Less Overwhelm Prairie Mosaic Art Quilt

Cynthia MacDougall Knit Together Tiles of Inspiration Making Quilts from Multidirectional Knitting

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TEQG’s Quilt Fever is an amazing display of traditional to modern quilts & textile art full of colour & talent. Show & sale includes quilting demos, Pick-to-Win, Members Boutique, Merchant Mall & Café.  Admission $10 includes ticket for Daily Draws & great Door Prizes! Info at: www.etobicokequiltersguild.com

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Imagine being able to knit without interruption? Share the enthusiasm with other knitters, be inspired, discover new techniques, get fresh ideas and knit, knit, and knit some more! Forms and details at www.hausofstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024

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The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference offers creative classes with renowned fibre and needle work artists and attracts participants from across Canada who love to sew, knit, quilt and rughook. Forms and details at www.saskstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024

Reflections of Georgian Bay Quilt Show

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Admission $7.00. Quilted exhibits, Quilters Café, Quilters Boutique, Vendors, Door Prizes, Demonstrations. Plenty of free parking, Handicapped access. The location will be well signed. For more information email us at GeorgianBayQuiltersGuild@gmail.com or online at www.gbqg.ca or on Facebook

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When I was a girl, my family provided a short-term homestay to a Japanese high school student named Ako. I recall Ako as a quiet and gracious young woman, and when she left, she gifted me with a lovely Japanese Yukata (a summer-weight kimono), which I have kept and treasured all these years. I’ve often thought about creating an art quilt with that Yukata, and this issue’s theme provided the perfect opportunity to finally cut into the lovely floral cotton fabric. I used the hexagon shape for the blocks as it reminds me of paving tiles in a Japanese garden, and the sashiko flowers float like lilies in a Koi pond. – Heather

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My vintage Yukata

Sewing Cozy Craft Projects

Create adorable 3D Characters! Filled with 9 patchwork quilt blocks and 12 craft projects including step-by-step instructions, Olesya’s new book was created for crafters who love to stitch, quilt, and knit! Adorable projects include fabric postcards, gift tags, ornaments, treat bags, miniature boxes too. These project ideas can be expanded into other project possibilities you can imagine! Landauer Publishing ISBN 978-1-947163-70-6

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Hi! I’m Jennifer Houlden from Quilts by Jen. I’m a quilt/pattern designer and textile artist. I love to teach workshops and present trunk shows. I’m also passionate about using colour and creating secondary designs within my patterns while giving the illusion of movement in the design. Tiles have always fascinated me, and their designs make great quilts. The Take Time Quilt is created with just one block that when put together has the look of an hourglass where the dark triangles and cornerstones meet up. It also creates an elongated star with those dark triangles.

I had a hard time choosing what fabric combo to use for this quilt and finally went with a soft batik palette that reminded me of the ocean and beach. Life is about taking time for ourselves whether it be to let the sand squish between our toes while walking along the beach and watching the waves roll in or by engaging in another activity that allows us to relax and enjoy the moment. It’s the moments that count so Take Time to enjoy them with this wonderful quilt wrapped around you. – Jen

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When I heard the theme of TILES the first thing that came to mind was Moroccan tiles and I envisioned appliqué and embroidery combined. When I finished my image, my Moroccan tile reminded me of a Sundial – meet Modern Sundial!

I wanted to create a tile design that incorporated basic geometric shapes that were also larger than would fit in a 260 mm embroidery hoop – the largest width our DESIGNER RUBY™ 90 uses.

By creating a quarter of the design for one hooping, I could easily sew the four tiles together to create a larger design that could be used as a wall quilt, table topper or cushion cover.

While mySewnet™ PLATINUM Software was used to create the Modern Sundial embroidery, the Draw and Paint module image may also be used as an appliqué pattern for creating the sundial tile.

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Modern Table Topper Sundial

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Time Travel Tiles Quilt

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The The Ceramic Ceramic Mosaic Mosaic Bag Bag

I was so excited to learn that the theme for this issue was ‘tiles’, as instantly, I knew what I would design!

I’m originally from Kyiv and I was inspired by tilework motifs created in 1968 by Ukrainian artists Oleksandr Vorona and Yuriy Ilchenko. All ceramics were created by a third artist Opanas Redko. The techniques used for creating the tiles were maiolica (where flowers and animals are in tinglazed pottery) and ceramic mosaics.

In this project, I tried to use similar colours and shapes to recreate Ukrainian tilework. For the project, I picked fabrics in brown, deep red, orange, yellow, green, and ivory. The ombre colours of these fabrics give a lovely shading and 3-D effect. – Olesya

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We are so excited to invite you to Winnipeg to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada!

Join us at EAC/ACB Seminar 2023 from June 6 to 11 at the Victoria Inn and Conference Centre, hosted by the Winnipeg Embroiderers’ Guild.

There will be 17 national and international teachers offering classes on a wide variety of embroidery techniques: stumpwork, crewel, goldwork, and whitework to name a few. You’re sure to find a class you want to take! Register early to avoid disappointment.

Too many choices? Can’t attend in person but don’t want to miss out? For the first time, an EAC/ACB Seminar is offering Virtual Classes, an exciting online extension to the week of in-person classes. Choose from more than a dozen classes on everything from beadwork to canvaswork!

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Above: Zimlanki by Mike Parr Below: Bordering on French by Alison Cole Above: Winterthur Birds by Kate Barlow Séminaire du 50e anniversaire•Winnipeg

Spring Posy

Cushion Cover

This Spring Posy cushion cover is a cheerful attribute to any room in your home or even, as originally designed, an afghan. The 'squares' were inspired by the floral tile designs of the '70s. – Ruth

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Moroccan Tiles Tote

I am excited to participate in this tile-themed issue because I immediately had the inspiration for a cool project.

I have fond memories of playing in the schoolyard that had benches and a fountain that had spectacular tile designs. These created for me some of my best memories and the best photos taken there. It was only later in life I learned that those were Moroccan tiles!

As a crochet and knitting designer, I’m happy to design a crocheted tote that honours that memory. I hope you enjoy it!

The clean look of this bag is made by working with the intarsia technique for the front of the bag. Use separate bobbins for each section of colour in a row, carefully twisting yarns to prevent holes. You can access free tutorials to help you with this pattern on my YouTube channel, M.e.knitcrochet.

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Tuscan Tiles

Table Runner

It was by serendipity that just around the time ANPTmag announced the theme for this issue, I watched a program about the beautiful, tiles in Tuscany. This design is inspired by actual building roofs, and the bright colours are also Tuscan-inspired. However, please feel free to change the colour palette, as explained here. – Jo

skill level Intermediate

finished measurements (not including fringe / rounded to nearest ¼”)

7ct – 41¼”W x 34¼”H [105 x 87cm] stitched on 14ct fabric

14ct – 20½”W x 17¼”H [52 x 44cm] stitched on 28ct fabric

16ct – 18”W x 15”H [48 x 38cm] stitched on 32ct fabric

stitch count

288W x 240H materials fabric

• 28ct Antique White Jobelan floss

• DMC 6-strand embroidery floss as per colour key

• 4 skeins of 924

• 3 skeins of 321

• 2 skeins each of 927 and 3834

• 1 skein each of 3822 and 3852

Note: These amounts may vary, depending on your stitching tension and colour placement changes.

Notes:

1. There are no partial stitches or backstitching in this design.

2. Use 3 strands of floss (3X) for all cross-stitches, and 2 strands of floss (2X) for all eyelets.

3. Because the pattern is stitched on white fabric, the white stitching shown on the graph was omitted. It is only necessary if you’re stitching on coloured fabric.

Changing the colourway

1. There are only six (6) colours plus white in this design, so it’s simple to select a new palette. It is recommended beginning with the center diamonds. Select new options for the dark colours first, like the red (321) and purple (3834) on this design, then choose contrasting or complementary colours as desired, to form the diamonds.

2. Those two diamonds include all the colours in your new palette. Then select two of those colours for the winding border, red (321) and dark green (924) are used in this sample, so they would show up well.

3. Finally, chose two additional colours from your palette, for the outer V border

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In my culture, embroidery is believed to be a spiritual activity, like praying to God. From time immemorial, Belarusan people have used ancient symbols to embellish customary items like a roushnik (towel) and magical powers are associated with these embroideries creating a talisman.

When a baby is born, close relatives prepare a talisman for him/ her, with a special symbol called Khresbiny (the four-pointed rosette) meaning christening. I placed this symbol in the very center of the design. As for my stylized design, I see it in a flower representing joy and best wishes for the newborn life.

This embroidered wall art is perfect for gifting it for a birth, christening, birthday or any other such customs. It can also be gifted as a token of good luck, embroidering it on many household items like a cushion, a towel, a table centerpiece etc. And feel free to use your favourite colours too. – Iryna

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Bembroidered wall art

Painted Tiles Mat

When I think of the tiles theme, I think of squares of various sizes fitting together to create a pattern. This project has squares of Scottish stitch and pulled thread. Painted Desert was used for the variation of colour. You can use this colour thread or choose your own to fit your own decor.

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Where friends and creativity meet! Authorized distributor of Husqvarna VIKING sewing machines, and a Kimberbell Certified Shop. We stock full collections of quilting fabrics, featuring Northcott and Moda, plus lots of patterns, books, and samples to inspire you!

Kelly's Creative Sewing

804 Main St, Dartmouth, NS B2W 3V1  902.435.7380  kellyscreativesewing.ca

 kellyscreativesewing@gmail.com

We offer sales and on-site service of high-end domestic embroidery, sewing machines and sergers, as well as a variety of educational programs.

Ottawa Sewing Centre

1390 Clyde Ave, #107, Ottawa, ON K2G 3H9

 613.695.1386  ottawasewing.com

 ottawasewing@gmail.com

Authorized Dealers for Brother, BabyLock, Elna, Q'nique & Grace quilting frames. Specialize in sales, parts & servicing for all makes & models of quilting/embroidery/sewing/ serger/overlock machines & cabinets by Sylvia Design.

Sew Inspired

375 Daniel St S, Arnprior, ON K7S 3K6  613.623.0500  sewinspired.ca  info@sewinspired.ca

Your Ottawa Valley PFAFF® Authorized Dealer. We have a large supply of quilting & sewing supplies, knitting supplies, as well as in stock PFAFF® sewing machines. We also have a listing of sewing and quilting classes.

Sew With Vision

480 Parkland Dr, Halifax, NS B3S 1P9 902.479.2227, sewwithvision.net

Stitch By Stitch

550 Days Rd Unit 1, Kingston ON K7M 3R7 613.389.2223, stitchbystitchkingston.com

That Sewing Place

16610 Bayview Ave #10, Newmarket, ON L3X 1X3 905.715.7725, thatsewingplace.ca

The Quilt Store / Evelyn's Sewing Centre 17817 Leslie St, Unit 40, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C6  905.853.7001 or toll-free 1.888.853.7001

The Quilt Store West

695 Plains Rd E, Unit 6, Burlington, ON L7T 2E8  905.631.0894 or toll-free 1.877.367.7070  thequiltstore.ca

Now with 2 locations to serve you, we are your Quilt Store Destination! The staff here at The Quilt Store is always on hand to provide Quilt Wisdom, Quilt Inspiration and most of all we pride ourselves as the place to make... All Your Quilt Dreams Come True!

The Stitcher's Muse Needleart #101 - 890 Crace St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T3  250.591.6873  thestitchersmuse.com  info@thestitchersmuse.com

A divine little shop with supplies for all your hand stitching needs! Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff. Cross stitch, canvaswork, needlepoint, embroidery, counted thread, lace making & more. Books, patterns, fabric, threads, tools.

The Yarn Guy 15 Gower St, Toronto, ON M4B 1E3  416.752.1828 or toll-free 1.800.836.6536  theyarnguy.com  info@sewknit.ca

See us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter! Knitting machines, sewing machines, repairs, parts for Passap, Studio, Singer, Silver Reed, Superba, White. Sewing notions and supplies, books, ball yarns, coned yarns, TAMM yarns, Paton's yarns, Bernat yarns, Phentex yarns, Bernat kits & crafts.

Upper Canada Quiltworks – Quiltworks Studio PO Box 64, Brockville, ON K6V 5T7  613.865.7299  uppercanadaquiltworks.com  uppercanadaquiltworksstudio@gmail.com Quilt patterns and books, fabric and notions, felted wool, wool kits, punchneedle patterns and supplies and Valdani embroidery floss. Workshops in quilting, punchneedle, wool applique, rug-hooking, sewing, sign painting & more!

UNITED STATES

A Quilter's Folly 8213 Brodie Ln #100, Austin, TX 78745 512.899.3233, aquiltersfolly.com

A-1 Singer Sewing Center 1012 S Oliver St, Wichita KS 67218 316.685.0226, a-1singer.com

Charlotte Sewing Studio 1109 Tamiami Trl Unit 2, Port Charlotte FL 33953 941.235.3555, charlottesewingstudio.com

Close to Home Sewing Center 277 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury CT 06033 860.633.0721, closetohomestores.com

Discount Fabric Warehouse 933 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo HI 96720 808.935.1234, discountfabricwarehouse.com

El Cajon Sew & Vac 1077 Broadway, El Cajon CA 92021 619.442.2585, sewezr.com

Hursh's Country Store 2425 W Main St, Ephrata PA 17522 717.721.2575, hurshscountrystore.com

Jessamine Quilt Shop LLC 1301 Old Cherokee Rd, Lexington SC 29072-9047 803.490.1031, jessaminequiltshop.com

JS Linen and Curtain Outlet 1250 Northside Dr, Statesville NC 28625 704.871.1939, jslinenoutlet.com/js-quilt-shop

Just Sew Studio

51 Third St NE, Waite Park MN 56387 320.654.1580, justsewstudiomn.com

Keeping You Sewing 226 4th Ave S, Clinton IA 52732 563.242.6135, keepingyousewing.com

Lone Star Quiltworks 4301 S Texas Ave, Bryan TX 77802-4360 979.595.1072, lonestarquiltworks.com

Maryland Vacuum and Sewing Center 26845 Point Lookout Rd (Rt 5), Leonardtown MD 20650 240.309.4019, mdvacsew.com

New England Sewing

501 Hartford Rd, Manchester CT 06040 860.647.8119, nesewing.com

Options Quilt Shop

102 E Commerce St, Jacksonville TX 75766 903.586.9546, facebook.com/optionsquiltshop

Paramount Sewing & Vacuum 3960 Rickey St SE, Salem OR 97317 503.990.8186, paramount-sew-vac.com

Pick Your Stitch

6701 Manlius Center Rd, East Syracuse NY 13057 315.437.0962, pickyourstitch.com

Quality Vac and Sew 1213 Gilmore Ave Ste E2B, Winona MN 55987-2632 507.452.2203, qualityvacandsew.com

Quilter's Attic Sewing Center 118 Maple Ave, Pine Bush NY 12566 845.744.5888, quiltersattic.com

Quilters' Corner @ Middlebury Sew-N-Vac 260 Court St Ste 4, Middlebury VT 05753 802.388.3559, middleburysewnvac.com

Quintessential Quilts 940 East Main St, Reedsburg WI 53959 608.524.8435, qquilts.com

Select Sewing 2415 East 65th St, Indianapolis IN 46220 317.255.6332, selectsewingservice.com

Sew Special 688 W Main St, Uniontown PA 15401 724.438.1765, sew-special.biz

Sew What? Fabric Shoppe

7 W Front St, Addison NY 14801 607.359.4308, sewwhatfabricshoppe.com

Sewing Solutions 1505 S Glenburine Rd, Ste G, New Bern SC 28562-2689

252.633.1799, sewingsolutionsnc.com

Sierra Sewing, Quilting, and Vacuums 8056 S Virginia St Ste 6, Reno NV 89511 775.823.9700, sierrasewing.com

Singer Factory Distributor 4914 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60641 773.545.6834, singerfactorydistributor.com

Suddenly Sewing 5850 Kroger Dr Ste 110, Fort Worth TX 76244 817.741.5400, suddenlysewing.com

Thimbelina's Quilt Shop 118 North B St Ste B, Livingston MT 59047-2662 406.222.5904, thimbelinasquiltshop.com

Wise Monkey Quilting 501 Hwy 39 N, Denison IA 51442 712.393.7979, wisemonkeyquilting.com

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