It’s Here!!

by Kim on April 15, 2009

I’m so excited to finally announce the opening of our new sister-site…! It is “live” and ready for you to come and visit!

Lorie, the site manager of YCQT, will fill you in on all the details in her first newsletter, but for now we just want you to come and see what it has to offer.

You’ll notice our first home page feature — one of our sweetheart models who has done A LOT of modeling for both and  I thought it would be fitting to create a special quilt that showcases her and our “family” of sites.  You’ll probably recognize each of the outfits she is wearing in that photo quilt

Photo quilts, or memory quilts, are a fun way to capture special moments in time.  Our new tagline at YCQT says it all: “Where a Quilt is Worth a Thousand Memories.”  Isn’t that true?  Whether it is with photos on a quilt, the fabrics used in a quilt,  time spent in making that quilt, or even the memory of giving that quilt to someone special, there are wonderful memories. Oh, I love this hobby.

So come and enjoy the new site! If you are new to quilting, please check out
Quilting 101. You’ll find tutorials on all kinds of things, including how to “read” a quilt pattern, binding your quilt, applique, basic blocks, and more.  Lorie will continually be adding to that section so check back often. We want you to feel successful at this. You CAN make this…or should I say, “quilt this!” :)

Like YCMT and SWAK, you’ll want to create a USER account.  By logging into your user account each time you visit, you’ll receive points for your purchases AND your products will automatically be placed in your very own “library.”

We hope you enjoy the new site.  I can’t say enough great things about Lorie who really helped to make this all possible, as well as the new authors/designers we have on board over at YCQT!  And wait till you see the giveaways we have lined up for the coming month! This is going to be fun!!  If you haven’t signed up for our Janome Marie Osmond Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine Giveaway, you have 5 more days!

Have a great day!!
Kim :)


1 Lynn Taylor 04.15.09 at 11:26 am

Yippee! I already made my first purchases and cannot wait to get started on them! The site is wonderful and the quilts are just gorgeous! Keep up the great work!

2 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 04.15.09 at 11:44 am

WHOOO HOOOO! Yeah! I LOVE the “Chloe Quilt”! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Going over there now, if you don’t hear from me for awhile send a search party! :)

Thank you all!

3 Sherrie Tucker 04.15.09 at 12:34 pm

Looks awesome gals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 Elizabeth Phillips 04.15.09 at 2:40 pm

Wow! more fun things to do, Thank You I just love this site.

5 Elizabeth Phillips 04.15.09 at 2:42 pm

I can;t wait to see some new ideas to make for gifts that will treasured by the people we love. Thank You Elizabeth

6 Carlotta 04.15.09 at 6:25 pm

Whoo Hoo, I have been waiting for this!!! I’m on my way to check it out!
~Tootles for now!

7 Crystal 04.15.09 at 7:20 pm

Love this! However, when I tried to sign up for the newsletter and the bundle it does not have an active link that I can click on to do this. Once you click on the box on the first page, it takes you to another page, and on that page there isn’t an active link.


8 Kim 04.15.09 at 7:40 pm

Hi Crystal -
To sign up, click on the “newsletter” link or the box with the watermelon that you find on the home page. Then there is a box that has you put in your email address. Once you hit “submit” then you will automatically receive a follow-up email in your inbox. Within that email is a link that you click on to “confirm.” That takes you to the download page of freebies. Thanks! – Kim

9 Dot 04.15.09 at 7:50 pm

I am excited about this site. My friends and I have been wanting to learn to quilt and I believe this will give us the perfect start!!! :-)

10 Lisa 04.15.09 at 8:56 pm

woo-hoo. I’ll be heading over there!!

11 Pam 04.16.09 at 2:48 am

Just love this site. So much helpful information. I’ll be reading and reading. I love learning new things.


12 Connie H 04.16.09 at 5:30 am

I love this site! I made several photo(memory) quilts and applique quilts for Christmas gifts. I just finished 2 more applique quilts for birthday gifts. My best friend from high school told me recently that she still has the quilt I made her for graduation 36 years ago. I am planning on getting the city scapes pattern I found on your site. That looks like alot of fun!!

13 Margaret 04.16.09 at 7:08 am

I am so excited to start this new adventure with you. Now that my daughter is “too old” for me to make her clothes – I can learn to quilt with all the scraps and remains of UAPs (un-accomplished projects).

Let’s get it started!

14 Lisalou 04.16.09 at 1:17 pm

I am so glad you are here! WELCOME!!!

15 Gayle Matloff 04.16.09 at 2:00 pm

Hi ladies well I’ve been trying to get on the website to maybe purchase some things but when I go I’m disconnected and my Mac says relaunch or report. Is anybody else having any problems with the site? Thanks

16 Diana Schmidt Kemp 04.16.09 at 3:33 pm

I am new to quilting but have wanted to for a long time, I am more of a hands on learner, if I see you do it, I can do it, (mocking bird), This site is great for the tutorials alone, I will be here alot more, I also machine embroider also and the two go well together. Thank You for the great site.

Diana in PA

17 Debbie Myers 04.16.09 at 9:36 pm

I am loving this site!!!

18 Debbie Myers 04.16.09 at 9:43 pm


Correcting website address.

19 Tina 04.16.09 at 10:11 pm

Love the new site, can’t wait to explore it more. I was hoping to be able to filter for projects that used charm packs or jelly rolls. Didn’t see that listed as a category and a site search did not return the answer I was looking for either. Just a suggestion.

20 Juanita 04.17.09 at 10:46 am

I am very impressed with the quilt that was made to introduce YCQT. It is a fantastic idea and a beautiful quilt. I have created an account on this site and I really like it. Quilts have a special place in my heart because of the loving work put into them by my mother and grandmother over the years. They are both gone now but I still have some quilts and lots of memories.

21 Nancy Saller 04.18.09 at 1:54 pm

Yes, This is going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!

22 Melanie 04.18.09 at 10:35 pm

I am truly excited about this new site .. Love the photo quilt .. and once I signed in and created an account it was worth it .there was tons too seeeee .. great Inspiration . I cant wait to try sum patterns . The prices great .. happy sewing to all ! please keep patterns comming .. I love embroidering ..thanks ladies …

23 Wendy 04.19.09 at 6:51 am

thanks, can’t wait to check it all out. Am very very new to quilting

24 Toni 04.22.09 at 4:30 am

I have been wanting to learn, for quite some time now, how to quilt. I have so many shirts and jerseys from my children’s sports teams – and I want to put them into a quilt for them. Maybe now I can get an idea on how to do it.

25 Debbie 04.22.09 at 9:02 am

I so glad to see all the new patterns on her.Keep up the good work.

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