CLOSE ENCOUNTERPANES
Close Encounterpanes is a quilt pattern company founded in 1993.  (I think... could be 1994)

The patterns shown below are the most popular and easy to make.  Most are "scrap quilts" and a good way to
make your scrap stash go on meltdown.    Have fun!

HOW TO BUY!!!    These transactions are based on trust.   I'm honest, I hope you are too!
Contact by snail mail: Close Encounterpanes, 116 N. Emerson, Wenatchee, WA, USA, 98801, with the name
of the pattern, check or money order for $8 per pattern, your name and address and I'll send you the pattern the
next day.  Orders via email will be sent on receipt of payment.   

Please email chris@chrisgilman.com or call (509) 663-2532 with any questions or to place an order.  
Wholesale customers welcome!  
"FOOTHILLS"        $8.00
Quilt size:  56" X 72"  
Block size:    8"
This is the newest pattern and a lot of fun to make.  The tree
blocks are readily adaptable to your own shape and color
.
“HEARTS ALL AROUND”    $8
Quilt size:  56” x 72” (twin or queen “topper”)  
Block size: 8”
This pattern was the first to be published in 1994 and is still very popular.  The log
cabin blocks are a good way to use your scrap stash, and the hearts look good in all
the same red or many different ones.  The appliqué can be done by hand or
machine, or that sticky fusible stuff that I really don’t like but a lot of other people do.
The lattice border is four inches wide and can be changed in a variety of ways.  It
also looks good without the checker border, leaving just the red four-inch outside
border.  Your choice.  My job is to inspire, yours is to make the quilt the way you like
“TIGHTEN THE TENSION!!!!!”   $8
18” Square with a 3” X 10” drop-down “escapee”  
The little shoes and socks can be found at many craft stores, or on-line by a “doll
shoes” internet search.  Look for size six or eight.  
“Tighten the Tension” was made in honor of my old Kenmore sewing machine,  b. 1968
somewhere in Japan; died June 1997.  I suspect suicide, although the unofficial cause
was noted as “choked on bobbin”.  My old Kenmore will live in memory as a true friend!
“WORRY BIRDS”      $8
(The original name was “WHO CUT THE CHEESE?” but I was advised to change it lest
we offend the more sensitive members of our sewing community!!)
Quilt size:   38” X 40”
Bird Block size:  6” X 12”
Paper foundation sheets for five bird blocks are included.  Permission to photocopy the
foundation sheets for your own use is granted.
In order to thoroughly enjoy this pattern, you must have basic foundation piecing skills.  
It is a good idea to photocopy the eyeballs foundation paper before you start, because
everyone I know, including me, usually goofs up the first try.   Cross that hurdle and the
rest is easy
.  
“JOE COOL” (in 1959)    $8
24-1/2” square
Joe is a really cool guy…. Or at least HE thinks so!  (Giggle!)  
This was made after attending a high-school reunion.   
Use your own creativity for unique variations of tummy size and please send me a
picture!   I found a big, ugly plaid for his shirt and a reproduction fabric which looks
like polyester knit for his pants.  The button on his suspenders says "I Do All My
Own Nude Scenes"     
“DOUBLE SQUARES”   $8
8” blocks.   
Quilt size:  64” x 72”
This block is really a good “stash-buster” and I’ve made it in many colorways.  The
example on the pattern cover is done in bright colors.  Use your stash and try
different colors.   
"NINE TO FOUR"  $8
This quilt is 65” X 73” and made from 6” and 3” blocks.  
The pattern gives instructions for the quilt shown at left which I made
from my stash of plaid fabrics.
The quilt show at right  is the original “Nine to Four” quilt I made in
(about) 1993 using my stash of  “country” fabrics.   You can see the
design of the “nine patch” and the “4 patch” blocks can be easily
modified for your own design.  
The plaid Nine to Four quilt shown at left and on our pattern cover,  
lives on my living room couch to keep our upholstery from being
“Yorkyized” by our little dog;
The country Nine to Four lives next to the living room recliner and
keeps Wayne the Wonderful toasty warm on winter nights.  
DID YOU KNOW:  That in order to receive the optimum benefit from
any quilt, it must be used “pretty side UP”. Wayne the Wonderful has
difficulties with this concept.
 
"HEARTS AND FLOWERS"  $8
Quilt Size:  56” X 72”;  Block size:  8”
Another appearance for the versatile log cabin block.   This version is made with
lovely batik fabrics.  Use any applique method you prefer.  
"EASY PINWHEEL QUILT"  $8
Pattern shows a unique easy method for making perfect pinwheels.
 Quick to assemble 10" blocks.  The pattern size is 66" X 76" but
the quick to assemble 10" blocks, makes it easily adjusted to any
size you like.  This quilt also looks good in other colorways.  
The sample at left is another stash buster with a country theme,
the one on the right used quite a few of my collection of floral
prints.  Both look fantastic! (OF COURSE!!!)
"THE BIG APPLE"   $8
23" Square.  You will need about 36 different reds (or greens
if you are a fan of Grannie Smith Apples) cut in 2-1/2"
squares.  This is a fun "group exchange" project.  
IF!  By some strange reason or circumstance, none of our patterns meet your needs, then please
visit
www.findaquiltpattern.com for a variety of patterns presented by a multitude of talented
designers

(Snif..   we understand.... we really do!  Snif..)  

More patterns and other things will be added soon!!  Please check back!  
"Wayne the Wonderful" passed away January 4, 2009.  He was a great inspiration and a
tremendous support  for the success of "Close Encounterpanes".   His input to design
factors, business expertise and all around encouragement will be missed.
                                       Wayne the Wonderful  - A Love Sonnet
                                                                                                               By Chris Gilman
You left me in early January;  a departure not unexpected;
So gently, so softly and so peacefully, passing on to another life;

Knowing that now you start a new adventure,
Unencumbered and free to explore the universe,
Calms my grief and slows the tears.  

Wherever you are right now, in whatever time and space,
Please save the place right next to you for me.