It’s Here!!!!!

   It’s Here!!!!!!

Last October I found out that the folks at American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine were going to come to my house and do a profile on my business.  Imagine my excitement!  It’s got to be one of the biggest moments in my career so far.  The idea all came about thanks to Carrie of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.  Carrie and I were invited down to the headquarters of American Patchwork and Quilting last September to be guest judges for the Quilt Sampler magazine.  One of the shops happened to be in Minnesota and Carrie suggested “You will be going right by Heather’s – you should stop by and take some photos.”  Of course, I am thinking the same thing, but don’t dare suggest it.  (I’ve been told that I sometimes have a problem with self-promotion.)  After she said that, I found myself holding my breath, waiting for Elizabeth’s reply (she one of the editors of the mag).    She actually agreed that that would be a good idea!  Then, the panic started setting in – I’m not ready, I need to redecorate my house,  my studio is a mess, etc.  Anyways, I survived and it was actually really fun.  APQ did a great job and I’m so thankful for the great exposure.  So, a special thanks goes out to Carrie and the APQ staff.

For those of you looking for specific quilts featured in the magazine, I thought I would lay out some of the info for you and save you the time of emailing me for it.   So, on page 21 we have:

4-Patch Fusion – on the cover of my book Charmed and Dangerous

Charming Trios – The Baby Collection

Gypsy Girl from my book Fat Quarter Five (on the design wall, to the left of my head on page 21 and on page 22)


Behind the french door:  Diamond in the Rough that was featured in APQ in the Dec. 2006 issue (I don’t have a photo of this one)

On the cutting table (page 22):  Flower Boxes, found in my book Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures.  The Lone Star Sensation on page 23 is also found in this book.

On page 24:  Shooting Stars can be found in my Fat Quarter Cottage book


The quilt on the couch on page 24 was made from one of my fabric lines called Serenity.  It’s a free download from Henry Glass’s website:  (You can let me know if you need some fabric.)

The Pomegranate Mantel Mat can be found in my Scraps for all Seasons book and Autumn Days can be found in my book A Season on change. 

Lastly, for those of you wondering about the fabric in my Round About quilt on page 92 – most of the fabrics are from the line Chocolate by 3 Sisters for Moda.  The binding fabric is from their line Shangri-la.  The outer border fabric is one of my designs – from the line Winter Spice by Henry Glass.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the article,




About Heather Peterson

Quilt pattern designer
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20 Responses to It’s Here!!!!!

  1. Amy says:

    THANK YOU!!! I received my magazine today and I’ve been searching all night trying to figure out the fabrics you used in Roundabout. I was thinking Peace on Earth and Shangri-la. Now I can stop searching.

  2. shelley says:

    Well, I just came upon your blog for the first time. I will definitely be looking for the new magazine! I enjoyed all your pictures very much, especially the ones that show how you “work”. You have a lovely studio! I have jelly rolls and your pattern book, “On A Roll” just waiting!

  3. Darlene says:

    I don’t have my issue yet but now I’m super anxious for it to arrive. It’s my all time favorite quilting magazine and look forward to every issue.

  4. Carrie P. says:

    Just found your blog. All I can say is WOW! and CONGRATULATIONS!

  5. Barbara Emig says:

    I just finished reading the article and I’m so excited to know more about you. Have admired your patterns and love the Roundabout pattern in the magazine. Will be looking for the fabrics! Congratulations on a great article!

  6. Robin says:

    I love your patterns–(more than I knew). I am working on another star burst from charmed and dangerous. Last month I was going through my old magazines and picked pattern (“Diamond in the Rough” ) to make for my bedroom….low and behold it is the quilt that is hanging behind the french doors in the picture on 21 in the mag. article. Congratulations!!

  7. Jean C. says:

    Just got my copy of the magazine today. As soon as I saw it I thought…. yeah, I’ve already seen this cover! It looks great… gotta go… I still haven’t read it yet!
    Oh, and I have to renew my subscribtion! Don’t want to loose out on any of the great ideas!

  8. Camille says:

    Just got my APQ today and was so excited to see you in it! What a great article, quilts, photography, everything! Way to go, and congrats!

  9. Nicole says:

    Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I cannot wait to get my hands on this latest issue of APQ and read the article. I am a huge fan of your books and patterns.

  10. Anne says:

    Hi Heather, Congrats on a great article. OMG, I love, love, love your studio! Lucky girl. See you in Pittsburgh? (the “other” Anne from Bunny Hill)

  11. brigette says:

    hi heather. great article! i just saw shooting stars for the first time. what a gorgeous quilt!! what fabric line did you use? i hope you’re happy with the article, i think it came out great!!! your studio looked wonderful!

  12. Pam says:

    I LOVE your sense of color and quick ideas. However……the quilt I was particulary interesting in was the one on the cutting table on page 22. You said it was Flower Boxes, but it don’t think that is correct. I am interested in how you managed binding those inside corners. Is the pattern in a book? I have searched your site, inside and out, and can’t find a reference to that pattern. Will be anxiously your reply.

  13. Janet Taber says:

    Heather, I just adore the Shooting Stars quilt in your living room, featured in the APQ article. The robin’s egg blue is such a neat addition to those deeper colors. I also love the pomegranate wall hanging! Heading over right now to buy books…..thanks for being so creative! Janet

  14. Kelli says:

    Hi Heather – I so enjoyed the article about you and your business in APQ. The Autumn Days caught my eye so I’ll be looking for the pattern. Thanks too for doing the layout of the patterns so it is easy to find and buy – great idea! Keep up the good work!

  15. Mary Jo Jones says:

    Congratulations on your article…I heard you in Cresco, Iowa and fell in love with all of your creations. I was most impressed with the humbleness that you possessed…keep sharing your talent!

  16. Cynthia says:

    I loved the article but what is the quilt on the design wall on page 22 – the diamonds next to Gypsy Girl?

  17. Tammie says:

    I really enjoyed your article in the APQ magazine for October 08. The Hugs and Kisses quilt in the picture is just the quilt I want to make for a friend. Can you tell me where I can find the fabrics and pattern for this quilt?

  18. Kathleen says:

    I love Cotton Candy quilt on the cover of “On A Roll”. I have the Nature’s Chorus Jelly Roll by Moda but am having trouble figuring out which fabric you used for the border and exactly what the cream fabric is for the background. I thought it was the Ecru Tonel in the line by that doesn’t seem to be right. Hoping you can help me distinguish which fabrics these are. Thanks.

  19. Mary Flynn says:

    I’ll be stalking the mail carrier! Congrats!!!

  20. Mary Ann Gift says:

    I loved the article in AP&Q. I read it over and over, and I’m still looking at the pictures of all the quilts. I REALLY want the pattern for “Autumn Days” on p. 24. I know that it comes from the book, A Season of Change, but I cannot track down a copy of that title anywhere on the Net. What can I do?

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