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Stories About Special Cats Who Quilt
Read stories about special cats who quilt, submitted by visitors to this Web site. Submit your own story about your quilting cat.

Sewing Room Safety Tips for Cats--And Dogs
Please read these all-important sewing room safety tips for pets!

Free Cat Quilt Patterns to Download
Free Cat Quilt Patterns to Download

World's Biggest Cat Quilt Pattern Database
World's Biggest Cat Quilt Pattern Database. Find cat quilting patterns in this "shareware" directory of cat patterns around the world.

History of Cats Who Quilt
History of the Web site, and the book's rocky road into print.

Judy's Page
You can read about me and find out why I do these crazy things.

Needlecrafter's Computer Companion
Here's where you'll find tutorials for designing needlework on your computer, as well as everything you need to know about printing photos on fabric.

Unfinished Objects Prayer
Proof that all our needlework projects come from a higher source.

Men of Quilting
Is there a special guy in your life who runs your quilting Web site, who drives you to fabric stores, who humors you with "Honey, but that quilt looks lovely!" when you're too embarrassed to pull it out of the closet? Honor your special guy here in our special feature Quilt Guy of the Month!

Help for Handicapped Stitchers
Looking for information on how to use a sewing machine with a blow stick or help for quilting if your eyesight is failing? Here's some help.

Patterns for Cat Quilts with Embroidered Blocks, and Embroidery Patterns that Would Look Great on Cat Quilts

Kitties to Stitch & Quilt"Kitties to Stitch & Quilt" by Nancy Martin offers iron-on transfers for 15 adorable kitties in domestic scenes for redwork embroidery. I was hunting for embroidery patterns like this for ages. This large book also includes several patterns for making pieced '30s feedsack-style quilts in which to use the kittie patterns. You can buy this book from the Cats Who Quilt Shop, or by hitting the Shopping button at the left.

It's a Cat's Life Dougal Walker at
Folk Art Stitchery N' Quilts sells this wonderful pattern for cat quilt with an embroidered top depicting cats doing cat-like things.

Gwen Falla in Scotland has founded an embroidery design company called Cat In the Attic. Her site also offers a message board for cat fans and embroiderers.

Girl with CatThis is one of my absolute favorites! It's a redwork pattern for a wall-sized quilt of a little girl sewing with her cat looking on. It can be used as the center of a quilt too. It's from Sentimental Stitches, 4759 Boyd Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, 616/361-9255, e-mail

"Penny Squares: Cats" -- During the early part of this century, one could buy squares of muslin stamped with embroidery designs for a penny. Children usually worked them in red, and they were later sewn into quilts. These are original penny square patterns of cats (you need to transfer them to muslinyourself with embroidery transfer paper). I wasn't terribly fond of them, but you may like them. Willa Bee Studio, 269 Woodland Dr., Orchard Park, NY 14127.

Cat on a Heart from Candamar
This Cat on a Heart cross-stitch chart is from Candamar Designs.

Cat & Dog Machine Embroidery

If you're looking for someone to machine embroider cats on your quilt squares drop a note to Diana Miles and check out her work on the Cats Who Quilt 'Quilters for Hire Page'.

If you're looking for someone to machine embroider designs of your favorite dog breed on quilt squares, be it dachsunds or beagles, check out Ironwood Embroidery.

Where Can You Buy Vintage Cat Embroidery Patterns?

Someone recently wrote to ask where they could buy vintage kitty embroidery patterns, especially those old iron-on transfers. There are a number of Web sites that sell vintage sewing and embroidery patterns--like Beki's Sewing Patterns and Patterns from the Past.

But my very favorite place for kitty embroidery pattern hunting is eBay. I've found some great cat embroidery patterns on this online auction site. I usually use the main searcher and search for combinations of words like "cat," "kitty," "embroidery," "embroid," "iron-on," since stuff tends to be scattered all over the service. Be sure to check the listings each week because the items offered for sale change fast.
Gloria & Pat
"Calico Kittens" is a must-have book of cross-stitch designs--12 in all, a kitty for every season and holiday. They're from "Designs by Gloria & Pat, Inc., P.O. Box 2318, Sumter, SC, 29151-2318.

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Cats Who Quilt is a trademark of Fruitful Plains. Text on this Web site Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Judy Heim. May not be reproduced in any form--in either e-mail messages or on Web sites without written permission. All illustrations are copyright 2000, 2001, and 2002 Irina Borisova. They may not be reproduced without permission. Photos and quilts are copyrighted by their respective artists, and may not be reproduced without their permission.