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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.

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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.

Cat Print Fabric Swaps

If you're running a swap of cat print fabrics drop a note to Cats Who Quilt and we'll post information about it on the Web site.

I get a lot of e-mail from quilters in Australia looking to swap cat print fabrics with others. Megan Fisher writes "The largest internet/online group of quiltmakers in Australia is the Southern Cross Quilters (scquilters). They have an e-group at Membership is free. There are currently about 1600 members. For quiltmakers in Australia or New Zealand who are interested in swapping cat fabrics, I would recommend that they join scquilters and then post a message to the list calling for other members who might like to participate in a cat fabric swap. This kind of thing happens all the time, as do block swaps, magazines swaps etc etc etc.So, no, it's not an establish cat fabric swap, but it's a mechanism for achieving the benefits which anyone could implement within 24 hours." Thanks Megan!

Cat Print Fabrics

The above-mentioned Keepsake Quilting catalog is a wonderful source of cat-print fabrics.
Several readers have written about their satisfaction with a company called Blythe Designs: Fabulous Feline Fabrics On-Line. Also known as CatFabrics.Com. They specialize in cat fabrics. They sent me a brochure filled with literally dozens of descriptions of cat fabrics. When you order their swatches they send generous sized 4" squares which are large enough to make quilt patches from. They also carry many older cat fabrics that may not be available easily elsewhere. You can write them at P.O. Box 17506, Seattle, WA 98107 or call 206/789-6772.

Mary Pierson writes "We run a mobile quilt shop, Original Creations. We vend at quilt shows all over the country, Houston, Paducah, Ft. Washington, Santa Clara, to name a few. We specialize in cat fabrics (as required by our three feline owners) and had customers requesting a way to get pieces of all the newest cat fabrics as soon as they were delivered to us. We came up with the Kat Kwarterly Klub. It has been going for about 11 months and already have close to 100 people who get a dozen Kat Kwarters every Kwarter (3 mos.) They are the newest fabrics out and we buy specifically for our Klub members. They have the opportunity to order from the samples sent to them at a discounted rate. If you'd like more info, please contact us or call us at 956-491-5650."

Years ago, when I created this Web site, one of the first things I posted on it was the Cats from Outer Space FAQ: How to Tell If Your Cat Is From Outer Space or Has Merely Been Abducted by Aliens". The response was tremendous. Thousands of cat owners from around the world wrote to tell me that they always suspected that their cat was from another planet, but they had been afraid to say anything. They were glad that someone finally had the courage to speak up. I see that Hoffman sells a cats-from-outer-space fabric--called "Rainbow Critters." You can bet I bought a bunch of it. It was featured in the Keepsake Quilting Spring, 1999 catalog.

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Stories About Special Cats Who Quilt

Sewing Room Safety Tips for Cats--And Dogs

Free Cat Quilt Patterns to Download

World's Biggest Cat Quilt Pattern Database

Cat Quilt Pattern Books

Cat Embroidery Patterns that Are Good for Quilts

Cat Print Fabrics & Fabric Swaps

Cat-Themed Wearable Art Patterns

How to Search for Out of Print and Hard-to-Find Cat Quilt & Embroidery Patterns

Where to Buy Cat Quilts

Decorating Ideas for Cats (and People) Who Quilt

Cat Quilt Trivia

Cat Quilt Trivia

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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.