Pattern Pastiche

pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.

Kennel Quilt-a-thon!

Special Event in the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team GroupWhy attend?

  • Help shelter pets
  • FREE Kennel Quilt patterns
  • Share your progress and your quilts
  • Make new friends (quilters and animal lovers)

Click here to join Nan in making Kennel Quilts!

Christmas Greetings From the Sea

Special Event GroupClick Here to join Nan and Terry in this dance in the Sea.

Design Challenge Workshop

Special Event Group

Do not be the one to miss out on this opportunity to learn, meet new quilters, and have fun with new block designs.

Join our TQPM Staff and PeePs in Design Challenge Workshop

Latest Activity

Kathryn Errante replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion April 2019 Quilting Goals
"Thank you Nancy. I will keep that in mind."
1 hour ago
RB commented on Carol Stearns's blog post Introduction
"Nifty idea Carol. I'm seeing some of these in my future. I make about 16 gifts for siblings…"
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Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) commented on Janet W's blog post From WildFIres in CA to Kennel Quilts...
"So sorry to hear you were caught up in the wildfire that destroyed Paradise. Two of my cousins lost…"
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Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) posted a status
"I would like to give a big welcome to all our new members. Join a project group, meet people in chat. Have a question we are here to help."
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Denise Mohler (Peep's Rep) left a comment for Vicki Hansen
"Welcome to Pattern Pastiche, you have joined an awesome group of quilters who will keep you…"
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"Welcome to Pattern Pastiche, you have joined an awesome group of quilters who will keep you…"
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Roxana Whitner (TQPM Staff) commented on Carol Stearns's blog post Introduction
"I had to look it up too. I can see where one would be very useful while baking. Carol, show us a…"
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion April 2019 Quilting Goals
"Ouch! sorry to hear about the wrist sprain, and I agree, it does not take much. You are becoming so…"
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion April 2019 Quilting Goals
"Have a Blessed Easter Kathryn. Remember the process of having a quilt judged is for you to learn…"
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Kari Lippert (TQPM Staff) and Roxana Whitner (TQPM Staff) are now friends
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  • beginners to experienced
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We enjoy chatting and sharing with quilters and designers. Each quilter can create their own blog, join special groups, post photos and have fun with our family of quilters.
Requesting membership to Pattern Pastiche will also put you on our TQPM newsletter list.

Meet Our Staff


April 2019 Quilting Goals 62 Replies

April showers bring May flowers . . . or at least that is how the old saying goes.April also brings the observance of EasterForty-Nine years ago we observed the first Earth Day on April 22. We still have a long way to go to protect out earthly…Continue

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Quilting Goals. Last reply by Kathryn Errante 1 hour ago.

March 2019 Quilting Goals 60 Replies

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb... I hope so, as this has been a long, cold, ice and snow filled winter.Spring begins!With the change in the seasons hopefully taking place this month, what quilting goals do you have in mind to see you through?Continue

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Quilting Goals. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) Apr 1.

February 2019 Quilting Goals 91 Replies

Valentine's Day -- reminders of love past and present.Winter continues on in the Northern Hemisphere. How long will the cold last?Summer continues on in the Southern Hemisphere. How long will the heat last?Hot or cold, it is a good time to stay in…Continue

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Quilting Goals. Last reply by Kathryn Errante Mar 2.

Block name 1 Reply

Hey Friends. I'm looking for the name of this block. Do any of you know? It's a traditional block, pre-Civil War  I think,…Continue

Started by RB in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Bonny Peters (TQPM staff) Feb 26.

January 2019 Quilting Goals 105 Replies

Happy New Year!Wishing all my quilting friends a year filled with happiness, fabric, and thread.Are there any new projects in your future?Will this be the year for finishing projects (past, present and future)?Share your monthly goals with us here.Continue

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Quilting Goals. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) Feb 2.

Look at what I rescued! 8 Replies

Just wanted to share what I rescued from my parents' trailer.  Earlier this month, we went and visited my Dad who was in the hospital.  Anyway, my Dad and Mom saved everything.....  I mean my Dad never met a receipt that he didn't like.  They went…Continue

Started by Donna Coppin in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Kari Lippert (TQPM Staff) Jan 29.

Blog Posts

From WildFIres in CA to Kennel Quilts...

Posted by Janet W on April 15, 2019 at 5:32pm 5 Comments

I am recovering slowly from losing my town and house in the Nov. 2018 Paradise CampFire. Changed the world for an entire county in California with over 14,000 homes destroyed.  I was lucky, in that I saved my boyfriend, my pets and too few other things from the house.  

I joined this site, as a occasional sewer that received some  kennel quilts special delivery ! I am posting here not asking for charity,  but advice - I need to replace all my sewing crafty supplies / machine/  well... everything.  I would like to ask all of the lovely folks here.for what brands and list of things I need to replace to get me started again.

Thank you, in advance for your replies.


Posted by Carol Stearns on April 11, 2019 at 7:45am 4 Comments

Good morning Pattern people!  I just joined and thought I would share a bit.  I love quilting and now am into making sellable craft items for our church Arts and Crafts Group. We had a recent sale and I have many about 16 kitchen boas.  If you aren't sure what they are, google it.  Those boas were priced right and flew out the door.  Now I have orders to make more and it is nice because I can help fund some projects at the church!  Carol

Measure . . . cut . . . OOPS!

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on April 1, 2019 at 4:07pm 4 Comments

You know the old adage "Measure twice, cut once"?

Well, sometimes things just go wrong.

I needed to measure out 120" of fabric to piece a backing (actually I needed 2 (two) 60" lengths). Since I could only measure so much on my cutting table at one time I did the measurements in increments. I measured out 30" and placed a pin. From there I measured 30" and placed a pin. Then another 30" and placed a pin. Then the final 30" and placed another pin.

Then I decided to see how much of the piece of fabric I had left, so I measured out the rest of it. Everything OK so far.

Time to make the cuts. I go back to a pin and make my cut across the width. That is when I see I have sticking out of the edge of my "remaining" fabric.

Yup, I made that cut at 90" instead of the 120".

What is a quilter to do? I make my second cut at the 60" pin and set that section aside.

Next I find the scraps left over from piecing the top. I have a number of 2-1/2"…


Is there anybody from London?

Posted by Susan Sziva on July 7, 2018 at 12:25pm 2 Comments

Hi Ladies,

I know, that it is a bit late, but I've just realized that this could be a place for getting answers. Next Tuesday we will go to London for a week, and I wonder there is an interesting quilting event, place (museum, exhibition) or a very special shop. Anything can be interesting for a passionate quilter like me. (I've realized that there were no Row x Row shop in London.)

Thanks in advance,

Susan from Budapest

PS: If you visit Budapest, I'll be happy to help you.

PS 2: We have a big quilter festival at the end of August. I'll try to find English information and post it.

My Dad

Posted by Donna Coppin on June 16, 2018 at 10:40am 5 Comments

Thank you everyone.

Dad was 92 when he passed and the surprising thing is that his older brother, whom he chided about not being in good health, will be 94 in November. He has outlived his entire immediate family. Dad had a lot of medical issues including CHF, kidney failure and a few other infections, had been in ICU for 3 days and was on comfort care only. He had been sick for many months before that but didn't want to see the doctor. My sisters were there the whole time, and we went up Thursday night to say our goodbyes, (my hubby, daughter and children) and I feel blessed to have been able to say my goodbyes then. My sisters were out of the room for just a couple of moments and he passed while they gone. I believe he waited so he could be alone on his own terms. He may not have seen us but I feel that he heard us and tried to respond.

He was a special, one of a kind man that taught me good values, how to love others, and how to laugh at myself. I will miss him but…



Posted by Anne Beck on March 15, 2018 at 9:07am 0 Comments

If you had a birthday this week, and I missed wishing You a Happy Birthday, here it is : "HAPPY BIRTHDAY".  I was at a quilt retreat with no computer.  Sorry I missed you this year.  Hope it was a great day and full of "pieceful" memories.


Posted by Mary on March 13, 2018 at 9:34am 1 Comment

Glad to join the group. Looking forward to doing an appliqued quilt again. The ladt one I did was a baby quilt. This will be so much more challenging.

9 inch Christmas Blocks

Posted by Joyce Cuillerier on February 6, 2018 at 4:23pm 3 Comments

I did the nine inch in xmas in stead of the of same material that I did for the 12 inch to see the difference.  



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