Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

War of 1812 Quilt Challenge Post

Click here to check out a wonderful posting on the quilt I made for the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I've been working on some baby related items. Perhaps it's part of my nesting process.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

State Fair Results

I received a blue ribbon for Group Quilt - Any Technique.

I received first place and Best Group Quilt for my Group Quilt - Mixed Technique entry.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I finished up this quilt for my friend Rebecca's new baby boy, Reece. Patti Lueker did a great job quilting it with a random grid.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Mexico State Fair

I've been busy preparing several quilts for the state fair. Along with my NM centennial quilt, I entered the two quilts pictured below. 

I finally finished my brother's wedding quilt. He's been married for almost two years, and his wife is expecting. I thought I should wrap it up before starting their baby quilt. The pattern is Tennessee Waltz.

 It was long-arm quilted by Betty Standiferd.

This is my rendition of "Labyrinth Walk" in the April/May 2012 issue of Quilt Magazine. It was designed by Chris Florence and Emily Sirkin.

It was long-arm quilted by Betty Standiferd.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Showcase of the Mother Road

"Inscription Rock", pictured below, has been selected to travel with the Route 66 Exhibition co-curated by Kelly Gallagher-Abbott and Patt Blair. The opening exhibition will be at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival. It will also be shown at Road to California next January.
Inscription Rock by Afton Warrick

Sunday, June 10, 2012

War of 1812 Quilt Challenge

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge - is headed to Upper Canada Village for the Fantastic Fibres and Quilt Show  Weekend June 16 and 17.

The quilts are displayed in the beautiful and historic 1837 Anglican Christ Church right on site.  

In other exciting news…the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge has been featured a second time in Canadian Quilter magazine.

The just published Summer 2012 issue has a feature story on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Show.

The magazine editor has agreed to review a third possible feature for the Fall 2012 issue to promote the 2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show also, so I will keep you in the loop on that theme as it develops.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My 1812 quilt has been selected to travel!
Check out the Great Lakes Seaway Trail-War of 1812 Quilt Blog at

Mancuso Show Management is the producer of some of the largest quilt festivals and antiques shows featuring quilt competitions and juried exhibitions in the United States.  Mancuso has placed the “Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Bicentennial Quilts” exhibit on their schedule for the following venues:
  • Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza  - September 13 - 16, 2012 in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania

Sunday, April 15, 2012

APS Classroom Store

The APS Classroom Store has many die-cuts you can use on the premises. I recommend applying your paper-backed fusible to the fabric before you arrive. Yu need at least a 5" x 6" rectangle of fabric for small dyes. Place the die foam-side-up on the tray, lay the fabric paper-side-up on the foam, push the die up to the roller, and crank the handle. There is no cost unless you use their consumable materials, such as laminate, copy paper, copy ink, or construction paper.

Click here for a List of Die-Cuts.

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Mon. – Fri. 8:00 – 5:30
Sat. 8:00 – 2:00*
*Closed the following Saturdays during the traditional school year:
Labor Day Weekend
Thanksgiving Weekend
Winter Break
Presidents’ Day Holiday
Vernal Holiday

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930B Oak St. SE
Albuquerque 87106
Phone: (505) 848-8765

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Here's the pattern for Gridlock. You could substitute cream and red for a neutral background and scraps, or two coordinating colors.


Here's a pattern I designed for the Avalon collection from "In the Beginning Fabrics".

These are the templates.

 Here's page 1.

Here's page 2.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28

"Fanciful Flight"
New Mexico Quilters Association 2012 Raffle Quilt
Designed by Afton Warrick
Construction Chair Barbara Deshler
Photo by Daryl Perry

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29

My Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge entry is finished. 
It's off to Sackets Harbor, NY for the show taking place March 17-18.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

War of 1812 Quilt

I figured out how to create a diamond border like the one on this quilt.

First, sew together three strips (3", 2 1/2", and 3"). Press toward the center strip.

 Cut 2 1/2" strips at a 45 degree angle.

Mark 1/4" from the raw edge with a Frixion pen.

Match up the strips and pin.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

War of 1812 Project Inspiration

I am planning on entering the War of 1812 Quilt Challenge. Here are pertinent websites:

War of 1812 Quilt Challenge Website
War of 1812 Quilt Challenge Blog
War of 1812 Quilt Blog

These historical pieces are serving as my inspiration:

Winterthur Museum Item #1958.0108
Circa 1810-1813

International Quilt Study Center & Museum Item #2007.034.0001
Circa 1790-1810

International Quilt Study Center & Museum Item #2008.040.0182
Circa 1790-1810

I did not discover this quilt until after completion of my project, but I am including it because it includes the fabric on which I based my piece.

Winterthur Museum
"Flight Into Egypt" by Sarah Warner Williams (1810-1830)

NM Centennial Fun

Check out this website:
New Mexico Statehood Website