Monthly Archives: June 2009

UFO Central

I started working on another UFO last week, in pursuit of my goal to retire 12 UFOs this year. It’s a top I pieced from Denyse Schmidt’s first line of fabrics called Flea Market Fancy for FreeSpirit. It can hardly … Continue reading

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Design Studio Giveaway

At the beginning of 2009, I started writing a column for each issue of Quiltmaker called Design Studio. Each column covers a different topic and encourages you to try these ideas and post your pictures in our Design Studio gallery. So far, I’ve … Continue reading

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Fabric Hocus Pocus

Inspired by Jane Quinn’s Salad Spinner Quilt in our July/August ’09 issue, the QM staff spent an afternoon playing with inks, dyes and paints to create our own fabrics. To jazz up some very plain, old, solid colored fabric, I … Continue reading

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Oops (sigh) . . .

Correction to a pattern in Quiltmaker’s July/Aug ’09 issue and what to do when you suspect an error in a pattern. Continue reading

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Opinions, please.

I’m currently working on a graduation quilt for my niece. A while back I gave her a Hancocks of Paducah catalog and asked her to pick out some fabrics she liked. She marked several pages, and they were almost all … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie’s not really mysterious, but she sure has fun with mystery quilts! The QM staff have enjoyed getting to know Bonnie Hunter through her blog and in person when she traveled through Colorado in 2008 and we got to spend … Continue reading

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Quilted and Framed

I promised in Miniature Quilts Revisited that I would show a picture of my miniature quilt once it was finished. The hand quilting didn’t take long. I just quilted 2 lines through the light patches, each about 3/8″ from the … Continue reading

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Say cheese

If you read my bio under Meet the Staff, you know I have sons. My oldest just graduated from college, and my youngest is about to get his drivers’ license, and I have two more in between. We do a lot of … Continue reading

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Happy Day!

Recently my son Stephen and daughter-in-law Emily stopped by to introduce us to our granddog Daisy.  Knowing my love for taking pictures, they thought this would be a good time to plan ahead for the Christmas family photo, and I … Continue reading

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Peekaboo Pixies: the Winners

Wow–great responses to Quiltmaker’s first giveaway. Our staff have all had fun reading your ideas and have already been posting some of your suggestions. Stay with us for lots more! On to today’s winners. First, the unwritten rules (oops–should have … Continue reading

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