‘Catherine’ bundles now in web-store

‘Catherine’ has arrived in your favorite or local quilt shop.

We have it ready for shipping if you can’t find it locally.  Has been a busy couple of days at the studio cutting and folding, Sheri was there making it happen.

I’m using bits and pieces of Catherine in current projects, no time to start something new until in August.

Enjoy the pretty picture of yummy fabrics!


Catherine bundle in wire basket

Catherine bundle in wire basket



Happy 4th of July weekend!

Patriotic Strippy Stars

Patriotic Strippy Stars


This Quilt was made in 2007, it is in my book ‘Remembrances’, classic and timeless strippy style, love to use this quilt on the wall or over the back o a wing chair in our living room during the summer.  I think of it as a happy quilt.

Enjoy the long weekend with friends and family, maybe a little sewing time, that is my plan.



‘Catherine’ fabric line

This beautiful line in 3 color ways, shipping soon to your local or favorite quilt shop.


Was schedule for June shipping, have my fingers crossed it is on its way to you soon!

A quick snap of the quilt top for the FTU (‘free to use’ pattern), before packing it up and sending it off for machine quilting.

Catherine quilt top for FTU

Catherine quilt top for FTU


Homestead, Designed and made by Candy Hargrove Click on photo to download pdf pattern

Thank you Candy Hargrove for another great project for us!  Love the elongated Churn Dash blocks, a favorite block for both of us.

Don’t forget ‘you’ can make the quilt other sizes, how about a table runner? Of course you have to do the math, make a few blocks, add the sashing and a border, easy peasy, not rocket science.  :-)

Enjoy the summer – Fourth of July is fast approaching for a long weekend of fun and thankfulness for our Liberty.  Hope to see the Boston Pops perform, on TV of course.

Happy Sewing!



Mill Run Shirtings!

Great shirtings to add to your fabric collection!

Now available in your local or favorite quilt shop, or of course in my web store here.

12 pieces - Mill Run Shirtings

12 pieces – Mill Run Shirtings

And, be sure to download Candy’s new pattern Night Lights!

(click on photo to download)

Night Lights by Candy Hargrove

Night Lights by Candy Hargrove

Must Read!

American Patchwork & Quilting (APQ), June 2015, Issue 134, page 19

Great article from Weeks Ringle – Stash Rx.

Must read article - besides enjoy the rest of the magazine!

Must read article – besides enjoy the rest of the magazine!



Book News!

First — I forgot to mention that the picture of the quilt in my Hollyhocks post earlier this month, is the FTU (free to use) quilt pattern, it is available at www.andoverfabrics.com.  Or you can find it on my website, by clicking on the picture of the quilt on my home page, the pdf file will pop up for you to print out.  Easy!

Second — After the long winter in most of our country, and it is St. Patrick’s Day – saving some green for you by offering a sale on the 4 most recent books I published —  ‘For All Seasons’, ‘Banner Day’, Prairie Flowers Encore’, and ‘Coming Home’.

For All Seasons

For All Seasons

Banner Day

Banner Day

Prairie Flowers Encore

Prairie Flowers Encore

Coming Home

Coming Home

Now is the time to make something fresh for spring!

Always remember that quilts can be made in other colors, consider Holiday themes, how about ‘your’ favorite colors!  You can also make them bigger, or make them smaller, make a square quilt oblong, make an oblong quilt square, or make a skinny quilt (aka a table runner), make them to suit your needs.

These books have been discounted 25%.

Find these deals here!  http://jomortonquilts.com/shop/books/


Yesterday March 16 in Nebraska we reached a high of 86 degrees, broke a record – way too warm and fast.  Today March 17 forecast a high of 55 (30 degrees cooler), it was 34 earlier this morning – hate these big temperature swings – hard to dress comfortably when spring/summer is still packed away.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m thinking a green salad for lunch, how about you?

This evening my wine will be red, not green, just so you know!





Hollyhocks – new fabric line

New fabric line – Hollyhocks – shipped in February!

Since we have been offering smaller groups, only needed to create two color-ways.

The first is in reds and greens – perfect for the Christmas Holidays, or any time of the year!

red and green color way of Hollyhocks

red and green color-way of Hollyhocks


Next up – black and brown color-way, beautiful for Fall or any time of the year!

Hollyhocks black:brown:gold



Here is a sneak peek at the gorgeous quilt that Candy has designed using Hollyhocks.  Thank You Candy for another wonderful project!

Candy also added pieces from my next group ‘Mill Run Shirtings’ – 12 pieces to add to your fabric collection in April.

Candy's FTU for Hollyhocks!


You can see the fabrics on my website, bundles are available if your local or favorite shop didn’t get this line.

One thing I love about winter – staying home and sewing!



And now for something entirely different . . .

Sounds a bit like Monty Python don’t you think?

First – do you follow me on Instagram?   I’m registered as:  joquilts
Look to the right sidebar here on my blog with the most recent photos from me.

Instagram (easy to post from my smart phone) pushes the pictures with captions to:  Jo Morton Facebook page, as you have to have a Facebook personal page before you can create a Facebook business page.

My Blog pushes to my Facebook business page:  Jo Morton Quilts

Also on Facebook is a new:  Jo Morton Stitchers group

I’m on Pinterest as:  Jo Morton

My Blog can be reached through my website, or you can sign up for my Blog posts to arrive in your mail box.  (that would be my choice – sign up box on the right side bar on my blog)

We also have our JoMortonStitchers Yahoo Group since September 2005, you have to sign up to be a member of yahoo then request to join JoMortonStitchers to see what we are doing there.  An exciting 2015 WIP Challenge is happening there, fun to see the progress as they post pictures.

If you can follow all of that, I’ll be seeing you there, and there, and there!    :-)


NEW JLW Club 14 for 2015

First – a picture showing the projects in my new JLW Club 14 for 2015.  the Medallion quilt will cover 2 months, so we have 8 months of projects for 2015.  Due to life circumstances we are starting a month later than normal. A lot of Clubs take a month or two off in the summer, then there are the Holidays when it is harder to gather, so it all works out just fine.

A note due to a picture I posted on Instagram last Fall, I put my Burgoyne Surrounded quilt on the bed in the Hilton – it looked awesome.  So, I made a Burgoyne Surrounded block, added borders for a table topper, now if ‘you’ want to make more blocks and make a bed size quilt, you can!  You will have to figure out your sashing and borders for the size you need.


JLW Club 14 for 2015

JLW Club 14 for 2015


New for 2015 – I receive so many requests about buying the pattern sets for my JLW Club because the local Quilt Shop doesn’t offer it, or it is too far away to drive to meetings.

My club as always included a fabric purchase, not just the pattern set.

With that thought in mind, and like other designers do . . . I’m going to offer a package consisting of the complete pattern set for Club 14, plus the 26 Fat Quarters purchase required when you join a Club.  The Fat Quarters will be an assortment of colors and lights from newer lines and older lines.  Bundles will not all be the exact same due to quantities on hand.

My price will be less, as you are not getting the ‘human attention with a Club Leader’, just the basics, no fun with friends, no demos, no tutorials.

You can order JLWC 14 in my webstore here. I will begin shipping in February.

Jo’s Club 14

  • pattern set and fabric bundle is $95.00
  • plus applicable Sales Tax in Nebraska
  • plus Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping, medium box – $11.30 in USA
  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping, medium box – $40.15 to Canada
  • Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping, medium box – $58.65 to All Other Countries


Wishes for a really great New Year!