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Arbee Designs “forever beautiful, timeless designs” published in USA

Pattern Catalogue 2012

Cover feature: “The Rose” pattern Best Seller (page 8)

Creative textile art

Applique ... Bargello ... Patchwork Table runners ... Baby Quilts ... Florals Totes ... Purses ... Seasonal


About Arbee Designs Arbee Designs was founded in 1996 by Ruth Blanchet owner, teacher and designer. The Company started in the South Island of New Zealand and from there it was recognized by quilters in America, Canada and Australia. As the business grew Ruth expanded her company to Fullerton, California where it is now producing and manufacturing her patterns in this facility. The Company was quickly recognized by distributors, shopkeepers and quilters throughout the United States, Australia and Canada. Since then, Arbee Designs has grown and taken its place among the many companies or individual who design and publish patterns. Arbee Designs is dedicated to its quality and superiority in its field. We take pride in our product and we guarantee its quality. As you browse through this catalog you will see the many quilts with their lushes colors and unique designs. We publish our own patterns and the patterns of highly technical and imaginative designers. We hope that your journey through our catalog will be an exciting one. Have a successful journey. Ruth Blanchet


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Applique Flower Series

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Infant & Children’s Quilts

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Bargello - beginners

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Bargello - advanced

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Bed & Lap Quilts

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Quilts in Different Color Combinations

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Bed Runners

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Christmas Designs

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Stained Glass Applique

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Table Runners and Accessories

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Totes and Bags

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Zodiac Series

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Prompt and reliable service Pattern quality guaranteed Prices are in US dollars Prices are subject to change Copyright Š 2008-2012 Arbee Designs Ltd All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1956 (as amended). 1


Arbee Designs LLC Catalogue 2012 Address: PO Box 3147 Fullerton CA 92834 USA

Telephone:

1-714-983-6043

Email:

Ruth@arbeedesigns.com

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“A Freshness of Spring” A daisy design appliquéd on a pieced color wash background with mountains quilted in background. Level: Intermediate Size: 28½" x 30½"

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Applique Flower Series “Array of Color”

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Easy applique flowers arranged over a pieced background made from 2½" strips. These strips are pieced in log cabin style. Full instructions for applique butterfly. Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Size: 24" x 28"

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“Blooming Trellis” Black-eyed Susan flowers appliquéd over a pieced trellis design set on point. Flowers are easy one piece design to applique. Level: Intermediate Size: 25" x 31½"

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Applique Flower Series “California Poppies” California Poppy design appliquéd on a chevron-style color wash background. Includes instructions for a rectangular quilt also. Level: Intermediate Size: 22" x 28"

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“Climbing Clematis” Clematis colors range from pure white to lavender to the darkest purples and the richest reds. A simple color wash background with Clematis flowers. Level: Beginners Applique Size: 21" x 17"

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Applique Flower Series “Glorious Morning” Pieced color wash design in snowball and nine-patch makes the background. Morning glories are appliquéd over the top. Level: Intermediate Size: 24½" x 20½"

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“Light Upon the Earth” This design is a pieced color wash with Calla Lilies appliquéd over the background. The pattern was inspired by Georgia O’keeffe. It played an important role in the dialog used by Katherine Hepburn, "The Calla Lilies are in Bloom". Level: Advanced Size: 24½" x 33½"

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Applique Flower Series “Lily Pond” This design is foundation pieced in a color wash effect with lilies and leaves appliquéd over background. The inspiration for this pattern comes from Claude Monet, “Water lilies”. Level: Advanced Size: 18¾" x 22½"

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“Poppy Field” This pattern has a pieced color wash background with triangle patches to represent the poppy field. Poppies are appliquéd over the background. Level: Intermediate Size: 20" x 16"

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“Simply Sunflowers”

Sunflowers appliquéd over a color wash background in log cabin fashion. One of our most popular sellers. Best seller 2010-2011. Level: Intermediate/advanced Size: 29" x 34"

(see page 18 for alternative fabric choice)

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“Starlit Daisies” Starry starry starlit daisies. This pieced color wash design includes stars in the background with daisies appliquéd over it. Level: Intermediate Size: 24" x 20"

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Applique Flower Series “Sweet Trellis” Sashing creates the trellis over this color wash background. Sweet peas are appliquéd on top. Level: Advanced Size: 25½" x 18"

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“The Rose” "A rose by any other name is still a rose". Enhance the beauty of your quilt with this appliquéd rose on a pieced background. Level: Advanced Size: 47" square

As shown in Hoffman Fabric’s booth, Spring 2011

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“Animal Party”

Easy to applique animals with basic 4-patch blocks featuring an array of playful characters in bright colors. First in a series to be published. Level: Advanced Beginner Size: 44" x 44"

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“Giraffe at Kilimanjaro” The snow on Kilimanjaro, the trumpeting of the elephant and the majestic height of the giraffe all come together in this beautiful applique and pieced quilt. Level: Intermediate Size: 36" x 29"

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Infant & Children's Quilts “I Love Teddy� This unique pattern has been created for the crib and can be used also on a toddlers bed. The colors are striking and the bears imaginative. Ideal to kit. Level: Advanced Size: 35" x 49"

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This is a second edition of this pattern. It now includes twelve different character where each teddy wears different head attire. This pattern includes a girl's set and a boys set - six of each.

We have more infant and children quilt patterns being developed. We will send an updated catalog with these new items. 10


Beginner Bargellos “Bargello in Autumn” Bargello in Autumn introduces divider strips between each Bargello strip. This technique has an interesting effect. Rich autumn colors make this bargello. Level: Advanced Beginners Size: 22" x 37"

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“Bargello in Spring” Bargello in Spring is our most basic bargello and great for teaching quilters the techniques of Bargello, using tubes. This pattern is one of four in our series of Bargello seasons. Level: Beginners Size: 31" x 36"

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Beginner Bargellos “Bargello in Summer” Bargello in Summer is the second in the series of seasons. This pattern includes two sizes. The smaller size is a single bargello design and the one shown here is the larger which is a reflection of the single design. Level: Beginner Sizes: 27" x 40" (single) 43" x 47" (double)

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“Bargello in Winter” Bargello in Winter is a reflection with staggered seams. It is the forth bargello in our Seasons Series. Level: Advanced Beginners Size: 27" x 32"

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“Bargello Blues”

This swirling Bargello design is for the advanced quilter. Pattern includes two sizes. It can be easily kitted in a variety of color combinations. Level: Advanced Sizes: 24" x 26" 47" x 51"

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“Bargello Swirl” Bargello Swirl is a circular designed Bargello for the advanced quilter. It displays an illusion of movement. It requires a 9 degree wedge ruler to cut bargello strips. Level: Advanced new Sizes: 24" x 26"

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Advanced Bargellos “Cherry Blossoms”

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Cherry Blossoms is a Bargello design with a twist. It is suitable for advanced quilters and includes cherry quilting design. Level: Advanced Size: 32" x 32"

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“Color Connections” Colorful and bright Bargello design appears 3-dimensional. Pattern includes full color grid and detailed instructions. Can be kitted in alternative colors. Level: Advanced Size: 35" x 52"

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(see page 19 for alternative fabric choice)

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Advanced Bargellos “Freedom” Bargello Freedom is an artist’s impression of the United States of America flag in a scroll form. This pattern includes step by step instructions to build each unit with a full 2-page chart as well. Level: Advanced Size: 36" x 50"

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Bed & Lap Quilts “A Day In The Country” BOM

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A six pattern block of the month reflecting a typical country scene using various techniques. Each part contains several blocks. Ideal for that country look. Level: Intermediate Finished size: 55" x 67" 15


Bed & Lap Quilts “Autumn Winds” This 18-page booket has plenty of graphics and detailed instructions to make piecing this autumn/fall quilt easy and straight forward. By changing the color scheme this can be an all year pattern. The smaller size excludes the forth and fifth borders. Size: 53" square Level: or intermediate 65" square

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“Blue Boy”

A masculine bed quilt designed to please the boy or man in your life. This quilt can be described as a celtic patchwork design. Its unique interlocking colors captures the eye and presents an illusion. Level: Intermediate

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Size: 62" x 78" or 78" x 95" 16


Bed & Lap Quilts “Bunny Tracks” This easy to assemble two-fabric quilt is made up of one block where alternating blocks are reversed. Pattern includes two sizes. Level: Intermediate Size: 65" x 89" or 65" x 65"

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“Daffodils & Tulips” Spring time is captured in this bed quilt. With easy piecing techniques all quilters will enjoy making this bright colored design. Excellent for kitting. Level: Beginners Size: 65" x 89" or 65" x 65"

(see page 18 for alternative fabric choice)

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Quilts in Different Color Combinations

Simply Sunflowers (page 7)

Colorful Callas (page 31)

Daffodils & Tulips (page 17)

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Quilts in Different Color Combinations

Color Connections (page 14)

Seasons Greetings (page 30)

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Bed & Lap Quilts “Entwined Star”

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This beautiful starry patchwork quilt is truly patchwork when made as a scrappy quilt. However it can also be made successfully with a combination of fat eighth which makes it ideal for kitting. Level: Intermediate Sizes: 56" x 70" or 98" x 112"

“Ribbon-fest”

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Ribbon-fest is easy to assemble blocks with multiple quilt sizes and quilting instructions included. Alternate blocks in two colors or use all the same colors. Level: Advanced beginner Sizes: 53" x 53" 54" x 66" 66" x 78" 82" x 94"

As shown in Hoffman Fabric’s booth, Spring 2009

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Bed & Lap Quilts “Scenic Paradise” Scenic Paradise is ideal for any scene or theme fabric. The central section shows off the fabric while the border includes an interesting array of scenes captured from the fabric. The appliquéd poppies are included in the design, however you can simply add them as a quilting design instead. Level: Intermediate Sizes: 48" x 48" x 60" x 72" x 80" x 84" x

“Scenic Route 66”

48" 60" 72" 84" 92" 96"

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Scenic Route 66 is a pieced quilt with no applique. It is ideal to audition any attractive fabric, accentuating it with four or eight coordinating fabrics around the border sections. Level: Advanced beginner Sizes: 48" 60" 72" 80"

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48" 66" 72" 87" Both quilts were seen in Hoffman Fabric’s booth, Fall 2008

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Bed & Lap Quilts “Southwest Sunrise” This southwest patchwork quilt has unique aztec design. Use fabrics in aqua, rust, turquoise and olive greens to capture a typical southwest feel.

Level: Intermediate Size: 55" square

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“Star Medallion” This design is ideal to use with any border prints or large print fabrics with complimentary fabrics to enhance them. Ideal for kitting. Level: Intermediate Size: 52" square

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Bed & Lap Quilts “Time Square” Based on an original block, "Time Square" has no precise ¼" seams required for the block construction. Block is squared up after it is assembled. Ideal for using 2½" strips to make a scrappy look. Level: Beginners Sizes: 35" x 47" 48" x 60" 64" x 76"

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“Trinity Celtic Knot”

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It's a real patchwork effect with a celtic look. Use fat eighths, fat quarters, yardage or scraps as small as 1½" square. Ideal for kitting. Level: Intermediate Sizes: 58" square 87" square 115" square Be 23

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Bed & Lap Quilts “Twisted Ribbons” This patchwork quilt pattern was designed for beginner quilters. No precise ¼" seam and cutting does not have to be accurate until the end when you square up the 16 inch block. Lots of tips included with easy piecing instructions. Level: Beginner to advanced Sizes: 46" x 62" x 62" x 74" x

62" 62" 74" 86"

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“Woven Stars” Two alternating blocks make up this woven star effect. The easy to piece diamonds in the border add an interesting finishing touch. Level: Intermediate Sizes: 49" x 65" 65" x 81" 81" x 97"

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Bed Runners “Wild Dreams�

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Bed runners seem to be the latest fashion in quilt making and have been appearing in the finer hotels and bed & breakfast. The elegance of this bed runner enhances the decor of any room and is perfect for any bed with or without the applique horses. Level: Advanced Beginner

Sizes: 24" x 72" 24 x 84"

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Christmas Designs “Christmas Banner Series” “Snowman Banner” The Snowman is one of three of the banner series. This Christmas banner is designed for the beginner quilter. Add embellishments to finish the project. Size: 12" x 24"

“Nutcracker Banner” The Nutcracker is a little more detailed than the Snowman banner and ideal for the intermediate quilter. Use permanent markers or embroidery to add facial details. Size: 12" x 24"

“Toy Soldier Banner” The Toy Soldier is the third in this banner series and suitable for the advanced intermediate quilter. Size: 12" x 24"

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Christmas Designs “Christmas Kitchen” An easy to make Christmas pattern includes apron, towel and pot holder with bonus pattern for coasters. Instructions give two styles of applique and two sizes of templates. Level: Advanced Beginner

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“Christmas Poinsettia” This stained glass technique will have the project easily completed in a weekend and is an ideal way to decorate for Christmas or give as a gift. Easy to kit also. Level: Advanced Beginners Size: 19½" x 26"

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“Dress-a-tree”

This is one of our most exciting Christmas patterns that enhances the beauty of the Christmas tree. Options include fastenings for ribbon, snaps and velcro. Pattern includes three sizes. Will fit small, large and extra large Christmas trees. Level: Intermediate-advanced Size: 44", 53" 62" in diameter

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“Festive Runners” Festive Runners contain a Christmas table runner as shown below. Pattern also includes Easter and Thanksgiving. Makes wonderful gifts for the holidays. Level: Intermediate Size: 35" x 12½" each.

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Christmas Designs “Poinsettia Collection” This 16-page booklet has various projects to elegantly decorate any Christmas setting with poinsettias. The table runner can be made in various lengths and widths to suit any size table. Full details include instructions for table runner, place mats, heat pads and other alternatives. Level: Advanced Sizes: Table runner: lengths - 48", 60", 74", 88", 102" widths - various widths up to 18½" Place mats: 12" x 17"

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Christmas Designs “Seasons Greetings” This fun easy-to-make Christmas wall hanging will brighten any festive home. Instructions include directions for Blanket stitch applique, pieced or plain outer border and several styles of quilting. Level: Advanced Beginners Size: 25½" x 50½"

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“The Holly Wreath”

The Holly Wreath quilt pattern is easy to make with our detailed pattern instructions. Add Christmas balls and berries with a beautiful plaid ribbon, creating a typical red and green Christmas. Level: Intermediate Size: 27½" square

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Stained Glass Applique “Colorful Callas�

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Our easy stained glass method of applique will allow the quilter to make this project in a weekend. All raw edges are covered with black bias binding which is straight stitched in place through all layers eliminating the need for quilting. Pre-made bias on the roll is an ideal accessory to add to this pattern for selling promotion.(not included when ordering from Arbee Designs). Level: Intermediate Size 12" x 24"

(see page 18 for alternative fabric choices)

Look for our stained glass poinsettia on page 19 of this catalog. More stained glass patterns coming soon.

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Table Runners & Accessories “Autumn Daisy” This is a three in one pattern combination consisting of table runner, wall hanging and place mats. Color wash and applique designs. Level: Beginner Sizes: Table Runner 12" x 37" Wall Hanging 12" x 19" Table mats 8½" x 10½"

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“Festive Runners” Three pieced appliquéd table runners in themes of Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Makes wonderful gifts for the holidays. Level: Intermediate Size: 35" x 12½" each. Easter

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Table Runners & Accessories “Daisy Day Runner”

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Easy applique and patchwork table runner with daisies and decorative border. Includes full details on how to quilt. Level: Advanced Beginner Size: 43½" x 13½" detailed view

“Star Runner”

Patchwork table runner with stars and decorative border. Level: Advanced Beginner Size: 36½" x 12½"

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Totes and Bags “Candy Sweet”

Two delightful purses with two different applique panels and different style. Mix and match the options to make your own design. Fully lined with optional pockets. Level: Intermediate Size: 9" x 11"

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“Carry All Board Bag”

This tote is large enough to carry a cutting mat and long rulers plus many other items required for workshops. A complete quilter’s toolkit. Level: Intermediate Size when open: 25½" x 36"

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Zodiac Series “Circle of Life”

Circle of life comes complete with Mariner’s Compass instructions and templates. Zodiac sign are appliquéd around the center piece. Full details include quilting options for this speculator quilt. Level: Advanced Size: 46" x 46"

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Zodiac Series “Signs of the Zodiac” Our family collection of Zodiac signs is machine applique with optional star background blocks and multiple quilt layouts. Level: Intermediate Various sized quilts and layouts.

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“Your Zodiac” Quilt your Zodiac Star sign. This pattern comes in individual signs including lettering and dates to make both tote and cushion. Star block background included. Level: Intermediate Cushion: 12" or 14" without flange Star block size: 12" finished

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All pattern instructions are tested All our designs are original More detailed instructions and graphics than the average pattern... guaranteed Modern designs based on traditional technique Range suitable for beginners to advanced All instructions provided in imperial measurements Prompt and reliable service

Cover feature: “The Rose” pattern Best Seller (page 8)

Owner/Director of Arbee Designs in both USA & NZ Over 30 years experience in quilting Founder of the “Academy of Quilting” online classes Member of Quilt University Faculty Teaches nationally and internationally Teacher certified


Arbee Designs Quilt Pattern Catalog 2012