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You can order  patterns for Zinnias, Nine by Nine, Five Star Combo, Diamonds That Shine, Spinning Stars , Rainbow City, Seasons, Mossy Point, Brownstones, Interlock, Log Cabin Table Toppers,  Diamond Log Cabin and Tumbling Block Log Cabin Design Grids, and Log Cabin Square and Rectangular Log Cabin Design Grids.  Click here for an order form.

August 31, 2019 was my teaching retirement day.  After 40 years of teaching, I look forward to participating in quilt events rather than presenting and teaching at the venues.  I will miss the interaction with students and Quilt Guild members, who have been a source of inspiration.  If plans pan out, a dent in my fabric stash will soon be visible, as new quilts are created!

Thanks to my students for the opportunity to teach you and learn from you.

Flavin's Available Patterns

You can order  patterns for Zinnias, Nine by Nine, Five Star Combo, Diamonds That Shine, Spinning Stars , Rainbow City, Seasons, Mossy Point, Brownstones, Interlock, Log Cabin Table Toppers,  Diamond Log Cabin and Tumbling Block Log Cabin Design Grids, and Log Cabin Square and Rectangular Log Cabin Design Grids.  Click here for an order form.
My book titled, A New Look at Log Cabin Quilts, was published by C&T Publishing.  The following quilts are featured as patterns:  Geese in Flight Up at Sunrise, Sustainable, Moms and Babes, Mainely Pines, Row Houses,  Canterbury Fields, Carolina Row, Hilltop Houses The book is out of print, used copies may be obtained at Amazon.com
The free online pattern, Around the Corner, is Flavin's patchwork house pattern derived from "Row Houses."  It is online and available for you to download or print.  Check it out!.  CLICK HERE!!
Download FREE Block instructions for the Red Dog Block.
Includes example quilts made from this block.
The pattern for Flavin's quilt, In Full Bloom, was featured in the July 2011 issue of American Quilter from American Quilter's Society.
 The pattern for Flavin's quilt, Stepping Out in Color, can be found in the January/February 2008 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting --Love of Quilting January February 2008 Digital Edition | Quilting Daily.    
The pattern for Flavin's quilt, Log Cabin Stars, can be found in the October 2009 issue of American Patchwork Quilting.
Flavin's quilt, Spring Star, is on the cover of Log Cabin Quilts by Rita Weiss and Linda Causee.  A step-by-step pattern for Spring Star is included in the book, published by Sterling Publishing Co. in 2006.  The book may be available at Amazon.com
The September/October 2006 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, includes the pattern for Flavin's quilt, Tuscan Village  
Quilts Previously Published and Exhibited
Flavin's solo exhibit - Color: The Design Element with Punch was at the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum,  Carrollton, Georgia
July 12- September 29, 2018
Click here to see an overview of the show

A number of Flavin's quilts were Landmark Park shown at Landmark Park's Annual Quilt Show. shown at Landmark Park's Annual Quilt Show.  Landmark Park, Dothan, Alabama. 
October 19-21, 2018.
Click here to see images from the show 
January 17 - February 23, 2018.  Solo exhibition - Patchwork Quilts and Blue Jean Creations by Flavin Glover.  Jan Dempsey Arts Center, 222 East Drake Avenue, Auburn, Alabama. 
Click here to see images from the gallery show.
Flavin was featured in the "Alabama: People and Places" section of Southern Living Magazine, February, 2006.  (click on image to read the article)   
In December, 2004 McCall's Quilting -- American Makes Scrap Quilts, Flavin's Practical Colors Log Cabin quilt was featured. 
In September 2004 issue of The Quilter Magazine, Flavin was the "Featured Teacher."  The pattern for her quilt, Along the Crest, is included in the article. 
HGTV's Simply Quilts QLT-634, features Flavin and her Pictorial Log Cabins.  The show opens with a review of The 20th Century's 100 Best American Quilts Show in Houston, Texas October 1999 that included Flavin's Row Houses.
Wiregrass MuseumFlavin Glover Retrospective: 25 Years of Patchwork Quilts was at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama in 2003.
Click here to see the a virtual tour of the exhibit

Read an Essay about Flavin's mother, Nonnie Hudson Williams and her string patchwork quilts
Selected Patchwork by Flavin Glover
Auburn Arts Association Summer 2003 Invitational was at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Auburn, Alabama
Click here to view images of the show
On the Cover of Alabama Arts -- Art Trails in Alabama Folklife, Volume XX, Number 1, is a digital montage using two of Flavin's quilts to create a patchwork motif of the state of Alabama.  Artisans and musicians throughout Alabama are featured. 
The pattern for A Day at the Beach is published in Shoreline Quilts by C&T Publishing.  The book features 15 fun, creative quilt projects featuring beach, ocean and underwater themes.  Shoreline Quilts is available through www.amazon.com -- search for Shoreline Quilts.
A Special Hard Cover Edition of the The 20th Century's 100 Best American Quilts Show that included Flavin's "Row Houses, has been published by Primedia.  Used copies can often be found on Amazon.com
Row Houses was featured in Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns, by Oxmoor House/Leisure Arts.  It includes the pattern and instructions for Row Houses and a multitude of other quilt patterns. 
Quilt with the Best, published by Oxmoor House in 1992, included a chapter on Flavin's Log Cabins titled, "Up and Away with Log Cabin Patchwork."  Within the chapter are photographs of Row Houses, Morning Graze, and Inside Passage.  Quilt with the Best may be  available at www.amazon.com (search for "Quilt with the Best").  Click here or on book cover to read the chapter.
Quilter's Newsletter Magazine issues #318-322 feature step-by-step instructions for Keep the Homes Fires Burning, a 25th anniversary quilt Flavin gave her husband, Glenn.  Each mentioned issue of QNM illustrates a particular section of the quilt with "how-to" instructions. 
 The pattern for Flavin's quilt, Row Houses, was published in the book, Great American Quilts 1987, compiled and edited by Sandra L. O'Brien.  Oxmoor House.    
Flavin's quilts and studio are featured in an article on Alabama Quilts in Patchwork Quilt Tsushin, No 151, August 2009.  Japan's premier quilting magazine's Editorial Director, Naomi Ichikawa, came to Alabama to see quilts, visit historic sites and interview quiltmakers and quilt historians about current work, historic quilts and the Alabama Quilt Documentation Project. 
Wrapping the front and back covers of Summer 2000 Alabama Arts, is a close-up view of Row HousesAlabama Arts is the journal of the Alabama Council on the Arts.
Log Cabin Tumbling Blocks was used as the cover of a college textbook entitled, Weaving a Website, written by Anderson-Freed and published by Prentice Hall (2001).
Rio Street Dance graces the cover of a college sociology textbook entitled, Shifting the Center--Understanding Contemporary Families, by Mayfield Publishing Company (1998).

Quilts, Etc. by Flavin , An Exhibition of Creative Compositions, was shown at the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia, August 1-31, 1982.  

Click here to view images from the show

  Flavin's Quilt Study Essays and Papers

Alabama Quilts
Wilderness through World War II, 1682-1950

By Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff and Carole Ann King, Published by University of Mississippi Press.  Click here to order.

Flavin's essay - Early Log Cabin Quilts in Alabama is nestled in a chapter about quilts made at the beginning of Industrialism:  1875-1900.  Viewing seven quilts Mary Elizabeth selected from Alabama Quilt Days, Flavin shared her observations of the block layout designs, color interaction and techniques the quiltmakers used.  Each quilt had known family history, which is unique for typical Log Cabins from 1875-1925.  More fabric of wool, velvet, silk, satin and rayon than cottons make the featured quilts unique and "dressy."  Some utility Log Cabin and String quilts were brought to the Quilt Days made of cottons and old clothing.  Find Flavin's elaborations about Log Cabins are found on pages 62, 90, 105-108.


Quilt Closeup: Five Southern Views A Study of Regionalism in Quilt Making has an essay written by Flavin, Grandma Mitchell of Sand Mountain, Alabama. The book accompanied an exhibit of quilts shown at Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee and The Folk Art Center of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina. This exhibition was coordinated by Bets Ramsey in 1983.
To read the essay, click here.


Flavin's Research Paper, Regarding the Discovery of the Cedar Heights Quilt Collection in Lower Chattahoochee Valley, Alabama is published in Uncoverings 1981 and was presented at American Quilt Study Group Annual Seminar in San Rafael, California, October, 1981.  To view this essay, click here.

Flavin wrote and essay for "Christmas Quilts and Christmas Memories," Edited by Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes.  Read the essay by clicking here.