QM Jan/Feb ’10 Preview

Yes, our first 2010 issue is at the printer now (where has 2009 gone?) so I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek of what’s coming:

We’re kicking off 2010 with a  new column, Addicted to Scraps, by one of my favorite scrap quilters, Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie sent me a funny screen capture recently after her son posted about his “famous” quilting mom on Facebook:

jasonfacebook11 QM Jan/Feb 10 Preview

Have you seen French General’s fabric line Rouenneries for Moda? It got a lot of buzz at Spring Market ’09 and now it’s showing up in quilts and stores. Carolyn Beam, QM’s Creative Editor, designed a fantastic pair of quilts with a twin size and bonus doll quilt. (QM Kits of Duette will be available in early December.)

QM DUETTE dollysetup QM Jan/Feb 10 Preview

Our 11th pattern designed with Project Linus in mind will be flying high in this issue with Kite ‘n Kaboodle, designed by me with fabric from P&B Textiles.

QM Kite flat QM Jan/Feb 10 Preview

Leave a comment and tell me what quiltmaking skill you’re looking forward to improving in 2010 by 3 pm MST on Tuesday and I’ll give away this color option + binding fabric from Courtyard made from Maywood Studio fabric in Quiltmaker’s Favorites, Spring ’09 issue.

And the winner is #24, Sarah Vee! Congratulations!

So the giveaway is over, but we’re finding these answers fascinating as we plan content for 2010. I’d love to see more answers–who knows you may influence what goes into Quiltmaker next year!

QM Courtyard option QM Jan/Feb 10 Preview

About June Dudley

I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Quiltmaker magazine. I have enjoyed quilting for many years. And I love to collect fabric, thread, books and all things quilty. I especially like batiks, bright colors, florals, dots, stripes and anything purple or teal.
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26 Responses to QM Jan/Feb ’10 Preview

  1. Just found this web site and love it. Lots of ideas and pretty quilts. I will be back.

  2. Bertha Hawley says:

    I am a full-time RVer with my DH and 3 cats. I need to improve everything about quilting in a small space. I used to have the whole basement for sewing, now when I spread out my stuff it looks like a tornado went thru. My DH is sweet and doesn’t complain though. He is even building me a custom sewing table to fit in the RV. Machine quilting on my Phaff is what I want to improve in 2010.

  3. Sarah Vee says:

    I’m looking forward to finishing more projects! Which means I need to improve my machine quilting. I also am becoming more fascinated with applique and may need to learn patience – in all areas of my life – to achieve this one. So in 2010, I’ll focus on machine quilting:)

  4. Moira M says:

    I’m looking forward to improving my hand applique skills in the next year. This is something that I’ve grown to enjoy over the last year and am looking forward to getting better at it.

  5. Cara says:

    I want to improve my bindings, which always seem to detract from the quilt, at least to me.

  6. Jacque says:

    I hope to improve my accuracy in piecing, and also get my stitches shorter in my hand-quilting! I love the peace of working on a hand project; right now (I’m a newbie) my work looks pretty primitive…hoping to improve that in 2010! Love your blog and the inspiring pix of quilts and color options! Thanks!

  7. deborah kitts says:

    I love Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville = have made 2 qui;ts from her patterns. She is truly an inspiration. I need to improve my quiltmaking in all areas, but would like to conentrate on half square triangles right now. I would also like to improve my machine quilting techniques too.

  8. Heather says:

    I want to improve my handquilting.

  9. Nancy B says:

    I’d like to improve on applique. Haven’t really tried much of it.

  10. Anita Sherwood says:

    Anita Sherwood… Bonnie’s Mom! excited to learn.. I’m a beginner.. ya got to start somewhere!… I’m so very proud of my daughter Bonnie.. but then.. I have been proud of her for what ever she has done…singing… playing the piano..and quilting… she has always been an amazing young lady. Her creative juices aways flowed…

  11. lisa says:

    I need to work on paitence, and cross apply it to all parts of quilting. To give you a more specific skill, I really need to work on my half square triangles and what they can all create. Somehow I make most blocks wonkey with them try as I might.

  12. Susan says:

    I’m going to be working on my machine quilting! I just purchased a new machine and frame, so I have lots and lots of practicing to do!

  13. I need to work on hand applique too.

  14. gill says:

    my needle turn applique

  15. Aggie says:

    I really want to improve my hand applique skills. I am mostly self-taught so every tip I find in a magazine helps!

  16. Sandy says:

    I would love to improve my turn and flip method for crazy quilting. I am slow at it, and I would like to get faster, and understand what determines the piece sizes.

  17. I want to keep improving my quilting skills.

  18. fleurette says:

    free motion machine quilting – so many tops, just need the confidence to quilt them all.

  19. bingobonnie says:

    I so la,la,love your blog post today sharing with us a cut and paste of Bonnie’s son’s facebook status and his friends comments! Famous?! THE Bonnie Hunter is would renown!!! With her very own “Bonnie wanna-be’s” groupies and fans! :)

    It’s so just like Bonnie to share this with you – that is the part of her that we all love so much – that she shares her life with all of us blog readers. Thank you Quiltmaker, for sharing this with us!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  20. Gale says:

    I am looking forward to doing more scrappy quilts using Bonnie Hunter methods and using up my old , old stash so I can feel good about buying new.

  21. Jane says:

    It is the needle turn applique for me…

  22. dianne says:

    paper piecing -it just seems like a foreign concept to me – but i WILL figure it out … oh year – and machine quilting!

  23. SewLindaAnn says:

    I am looking forward to improving my accuracy in lining up seams in blocks. One day I’m going to have perfect (almost) rows with no corners sticking out. This for me requires patience and perseverance, but I’m not going to give up!

  24. I would truly love to improve my machine quilting skills. Instead of sending my quilts to a long-arm quilter, I’d love to be able to say that I make the entire quilt myself. One can dream! One can plan!

  25. lisa lawton says:

    I am really looking forward to working on color options and design. I am always intimidated by the choices. As a hand quilter, I don’t get as many projects completed, so the ones I do, have to be very special.

  26. Lisa England says:

    I am looking forward to improving my machine quilting. I’ve gotten good at stippling and pantographs and now want to work on freehand feathers and other fancy things. Beautiful quilting makes such a difference!

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