Yearly Archives: 2009

The Amazing Quilter-Woman at Christmastime

Sometimes I can’t believe how much stuff a quilter-woman stores in her head and accomplishes all at once, especially at Christmastime! Here at Quiltmaker, we’ve just sent our March/April ’10 issue out the door, which was a big enough feat … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker/Electric Quilt Contest: Winners + Viewer’s Choice

Wow! We were all thrilled with the design work that was submitted to the Quiltmaker/Electric Quilt Design Contest. There was a full range of designs from easy to complex; simple piecing to intricate piecing; foundation piecing and applique. First, contestant … Continue reading

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One-Yard Wonders

One-Yard Wonders is a new release that just arrived in our office for review. Storey Publishing has packed it full of great sewing projects—101 projects, to be exact. Focused on general sewing more than quilting, it would make a great … Continue reading

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Introducing Edyta Sitar

Several Quilt Markets ago, I was introduced to Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts by Lissa Alexander, Marketing Director for Moda Fabrics. Edyta’s quilts are amazing. She has a unique knack for combining batiks with traditional fabrics to create her … Continue reading

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Hanky Quilts, Brick by Brick

I got some great news today from Cindy Brick, author of Hanky Panky Crazy Quilts and a well-known appraiser and quilt restoration expert. You may recognize her name as the idea source behind A Little Hanky Panky, an article about … Continue reading

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Fantastic Free Color Tool

I recently discovered the coolest free online color tool at The possibilities of quilters using this tool are limitless! Here are a few things I have learned. 1. Under “About & Help” in the top right corner, turn on … Continue reading

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Take 20% off your entire order, plus free shipping, when you purchase $25 or more. US orders only. Offer good now through 11/30/09. Use promo code QVBF30 when you check out at Have you been thinking about a QM … Continue reading

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Interesting Quilter, Interesting Quilts

Even the quilt’s name—Fandango—makes you want to dance! Fandango is featured in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Quiltmaker, which should be arriving any day now. It was designed and made by Karen Griska, an interesting person who has made more … Continue reading

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Rachel Griffith Blog Winner

#76, Marianne Ogg was randomly selected to receive the fat quarter bundle from Riley Blake Designs. I’ve sent her an email for her address. Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments. It’s really interesting to see the wide variety … Continue reading

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Sisters Quilt Together Long Distance

Our Jan/Feb ’10 issue (No. 131) features a gorgeous quilt in QM Spotlight (on the last page) with an interesting story sent by Kathy O’Toole. It was made from a pattern called Cabin Constellation which first appeared in the May/June … Continue reading

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