Announcing Quiltmaker Sept/Oct ’10 & a Giveaway

I’m excited about our latest issue—on its way to subscriber mail boxes now and due on newsstands 8/9—we made Jo Moury’s winning design from the Quiltmaker-Electric Quilt contest into a quilt and it’s on the cover!

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Quiltmaker Sept/Oct '10

Jo’s design looks far more complex than it really is. One block in a variety of colors is set with pieced sashes to create a fantastic secondary design. Jo gets to keep this cover quilt as part of her grand prize—congratulations once again Jo! If you’d like to make one just like it, we do have a Bull Run Nine Patch kit available with Civil War-era reproduction fabric from Blue Hill Fabrics.

Asian Autumn, designed by Theresa Eisinger, is simple to make, yet yields a very interesting design. As much as I’m usually drawn to bright colors, I find these Serenity Taupes by Daiwabo for E. E. Schenck Co. to be very restful and relaxing. (Go to E. E. Schenck’s website; click on fabrics; click on Cara Collection; click on Serenity to see the entire line of taupes.) If you’ve got a large-scale fabric you’ve been hoarding, this design is perfect to show it off.

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The Flip Flop series continues with a flavorful pear. These yummy pears are made from Woolie Flannels by Maywood—wonderful flannels that look like wool. Flip Flop Pears kit available.

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Plus, we have a new series starting in this issue. Meet Me at the Manor, designed by Connie Walker of Whistle Stop Quilt Shop, is a four-part series AND we’ve got four people making it in additional colors. Starter kits are available.

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Meet Me at the Manor, Original colors (Summer)

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Meet Me at the Manor Color Options: Batiks, 1930s, Blue & White and Autumn

There is a lot more packed into this issue: Preview Sept/Oct ’10 if yours hasn’t arrived yet. We’ll be giving you more glances at this issue in the days ahead.

If you have your issue you might have noticed in Sew to Speak or Spotlight that we’ve got some digital back issues coming, along with It’s A Wrap as a free pattern. They are ALMOST ready, but not quite available yet. Watch the blog for an update when they’re available–sorry for the delay.

Giveaway: Which Meet Me at the Manor version do you like best? Or, what other colorway would you choose to make it in? Tell me in a comment by noon MST on Monday, August 9 and I’ll pick some winners to each receive some leftover fabric from a project in this issue. [8/9: Update--today was my first day back in the office after a week's vacation--I still need to figure out how many winners I can pick for this one and didn't get that far today. Look for winners on Tuesday.]

[Update 8/10: Winners listed in this post.]

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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97 Responses to Announcing Quiltmaker Sept/Oct ’10 & a Giveaway

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  2. Deborah Droog says:

    I would love to see a little white in the batik, because I am obsessed with batiks and I love them. Something about the contrast that white brings to a design is so powerful. Love the blue and white too. Hard to dismiss the summer or autumn either. Ok…enough stalling…my vote is for the BATIK! Yeah….bring it on in batik….how would the houses look in traditional Christmas red and greens?

  3. Sandy says:

    Love, love, love the summer! Beautiful. I am going to make this quilt.

  4. Karen says:

    Call me old fashioned, but I love the 1930s colourway!

  5. Lee R says:

    I like them all, but the autumn is my favorite of all of them. I think this might look good worked up in a black and white with maybe some colored flowers .

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some lovely fabric. I have not entered anything like this before, but enjoy all the great quilts and patterns in your magazine.

  6. Melissa says:

    Love this in the autumn colorway. The flower just POPS.

  7. madamquiltsalot says:

    OOO, I love the summer one, it looks so cuddely! I’ll have to put this one on my list. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric.

  8. Oh, I like the Autumn colorway best.

  9. Wyo Di says:

    Can you say BATIKS!

  10. Colleen says:

    I love the autumn version.

  11. Annabelle says:

    The 1930s colours sing out to me! My favourite colourway at present is pink and lime green … how about that?

  12. Carolyn says:

    I really like the blue and white. Thank you for the eye candy.

  13. Lilly says:

    I love the Blue & White version. It is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the chance.

  14. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    With you twisting my arm, I’d have to say, “ouch” then “blue and white”. Reminds me of winter, ice, and temperatures nice! (Nicer than they are now, that is, with this heat wave!)

  15. Lisa Bee says:

    I like the batiks best!

  16. Maeve says:

    My favorite is the blue & white colorway, but they’re all very pretty!

  17. Alana says:

    Tough choice between the summer and the batik versions, though I think I’ll go with the batiks! Have a weakness for those colors!!!

  18. Sandy Narayan says:

    The original Summer version is definitly my favorite, though I can tell they are all going to be beautiful.

  19. Pam says:

    I love the Autumn version …beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Joanne says:

    My favoite version is the original colors……and yes, I do intend to make this one. I just love it!

  21. Sarah Vee says:

    While I like the original colourway – my favourite colour is orange. So I would pick the autumn colourway. Or, how about lime, turquoise, sunny yellow, and summer green? A Spring Fresh Colourway! Thanks for the chance.

  22. Wendy says:

    I’m still on my batik kick and wondering if I’ll ever tire of it. So I’d have to say the batik version is my favorite.

  23. Linda says:

    I am generally not a ‘blue’ person but I think the blue and white summer version is beautiful. Can’t wait for my new issue to arrive in the mail!

  24. delia says:

    I like the 1930′s version. So cute!

  25. Jennifer says:

    I’d like to see it made in more of a “primary colors” colorway – bold blues, reds, yellows, etc. Would give it a schoolhouse effect.

  26. Micki Butler says:

    I love the summer version…It is just stunning!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Michele says:

    They’re all lovely, but I adore batiks!

  28. Becky S says:

    Beautiful quilt! I love the summer colorway.

  29. Lauren says:

    i love the summer version! the colors are beautiful and girlie. i guess im still a little at heart. thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I love the batik option!

  31. Linda says:

    With my DNA – parents from Holland, of course I prefer the Blue & White colorway.

  32. Karen A says:

    I prefer the Autumn colors. I think you could also do a .holiday theme with reds and greens

  33. Patty says:

    they are all pretty, but my favorite is the autumn one

  34. Lindsay says:

    I love the Batiks! They make me feel cool and relaxed in this heat!

  35. Anne says:

    I think the blue & white works best. I would love to see it done in feedsack materials.

  36. bonnie says:

    I love the Autumn colors the best

  37. Sally says:

    I really like the Batik version of Meet Me at the Manor. I think is is the dark background that helps the colors to shine.

  38. Marcia says:

    Meet Me at the Manor Color Options in Batiks is a first choice. Another suggestion on colorway, brown green aqua coral.
    Please enter me into your giveaway. Thanks.

  39. Nancy Lewis says:

    I like the 30′s fabric the best, they are always bright and cheerful.

  40. Nancy says:

    I like the summer version the best. It’s beautiful! Thanks – love your magazine!

  41. I like the autumn. I love folk art and prim colors.
    They would be fun to try in all different types of fabrics.


  42. Ann says:

    My vote goes to Autumn although summer is gorgeous too.
    Thanks for the pattern!

  43. Baye says:

    I like the tan/brown shades with a spot of bright color. It’s a timeless look.

  44. Kaye M. says:

    My favorite is the original summer colors. This quilt makes me feel happy just the way it is. My 2nd choice would be the batiks.

  45. Cecilia Young says:

    I like the Autumn colorway. The summer version is pretty too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. vickie says:

    I like the batiks.

  47. Christine M says:

    I like the original “summer” colour.

  48. Lovie Ball says:

    Like the Autumn best, but would like to see it in pinks/burgundy.

  49. Patricia says:

    Summer…definitely the best!

  50. Mandy says:

    I love the autumn one best. But I also really like the summer one :)

    It’s hard to choose from those two.

  51. Lynn Damewood says:

    I’m usually drawn to blue & white, but in the case, I think I like the autumn colors.

  52. Sandy Allen says:

    I love the original color way, but I’ve always wanted to make a blue and white quilt. So for this one I think I will pick the blue and white!

  53. Judy says:

    I love the summer colors I have been working with mode fabric the colors in the quilt. Looking foward to receiving my magazine this month.

  54. Kim McM says:

    I like the autumn colorway the best. I think this would look interesting in black and whites too.

  55. SewLindaAnn says:

    I prefer the Autumn colorway, but would also like to see specific holiday neighborhoods to expand on the concept. Most everyone loves making houses – maybe you could start a new series along the line of the Flip Flops (Which I LOVE by the way). Think Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving or maybe a quilt with each house being from a different holiday or season. Oh yeah, I like that idea!

  56. Barb in MI says:

    Wow, that’s a difficult choice – but I thing for me the white – blue version is the best! Thanks so much!

  57. Wanda Neubauer says:

    I like them all but the summer one speaks to me. The soft peaches, teal and greens are so appealing.

  58. Gale says:

    I love the warmth of the Autumn colors best. Summer would be my second choice.

  59. Aggie says:

    I think I like the manor done in all blues the best. I’m currently doing a lot of quilting with blues right now..

  60. Jo Anne says:

    My vote goes to the batik.

  61. Marguerite Namdar says:

    I would use the Autumn because my favorite colors are fall.

  62. lisa says:

    knowing myself I am shocked I didn’t say the blue version, but I LOVE the orginal. I think I’d like to see it in civil war reproductions too!

  63. Diane Dunder says:

    Autumn – I like to see the mix of batiks and prints. I think I’d use something a little more grayed back.

  64. Kelly says:

    I would like to see it like a Christmas Village, Snow on the ground and houses decorated with wreaths on the doors. Maybe that will be my next project.
    I love the pattern – thanks

  65. Linda says:


  66. Colleen says:

    I really love the pattern and LOVE autumn! Perfect for the upcoming season :o )

  67. Claudia says:

    I would put some golden brown with the aqua and navy. I just finished a project in this colorway and found it very satisfying. With the heat of the summer, my soul needs some cool blue soothing.

  68. Kay says:

    I think I like the autumn one the best. It would be so pretty hanging for fall.

  69. Jessica says:

    I would love to see it in a Halloween verison! Almost like a record of going trick-or-treating in the neghborhood…

    mmmmm candy….. =)

  70. Karen says:

    Each are beautiful… this is such a hard choice. I like the summer colorway.

    Civil War reproductions would be perfect. I just received my magazine yesterday in the mail! [i]And[/i] I’ve already checked my stash for civil war repros; need to do a bit of shopping! ;-) Thanks!

  71. Norma says:

    I like the original colorway (summer) the best

  72. Nancy says:

    Oh, I love the summer colors.

  73. Nicole says:

    My favorite would b the autumn colors.

  74. Robyn Brown says:

    I think it would be beautiful in Camille Roskey’s new line from Moda, Bliss.

  75. Stacey says:

    that cover quilt is amazing!! and the autumn version i like best

  76. EC says:

    I love the original Summer, but 1930s looks really interesting too.

  77. carmel says:

    i like the one with the light blue backround
    and i would maybe try to make one in a modern way with onlu solids, making the backround white and the rest with other colorful but solid fabrics

  78. Mary Val says:

    The autumn, I think, but the batiks are a close second.

  79. Wendy says:

    Autumn is the best, because of the orange flower. But I’d prefer to add some lime green, some salmon or rose or peach.

  80. Barbara says:

    I just love the autumn one – flower is very happy in this one – although the blue white combo intrigues my eye for some reason – almost like it’s snowing

  81. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I like the autumn best, but any brights I’d like too!

  82. Ray Janikowski says:

    I absolutely love, love, love the original “summer” colors. I plan to make a version using similar colors. It’s a beauty. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway contest.

  83. annie says:

    I like the midnight blues. Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Leslie Munoz says:

    I love the blue and white colourway. I think I would consider making it with purples and greeny turquoises. For some reason I am thinking Manor under the sea.

  85. Sue Goodin says:

    I just love the batik color way.

  86. Carla says:

    I like the batiks, it just really pops.

  87. Lisa N says:

    I love the original summer colors best, it’s gorgeous!

  88. Jean says:

    Wonder what this would look like in reds whites & blues, with the ‘whites’ from cream to tan in tone, and a few greys for the rooftops. I love the soft tones of the original Summer quilt too.

  89. DianeY says:

    I think I like the summer best, but I think I’d use a lighter maybe off-white background so the manors would pop a little more-they are so cute!

  90. Lisa says:

    I prefer the subtle warm shades in Summer for this quilt. Autumn is very nice too though. Thanks for posting tidbits from this issue, it’s all very tempting.

  91. The summer quilt is stunning, but I think it’s easy to pick that version because a finished project is visible. I like the look of the blue/white version and can’t wait to see a finished posting of it. There’s something about a blue/white quilt……

  92. sharon gates says:

    autumn seems the most appropriate for this pattern : )

  93. sy says:

    i love the original summer and the 1930s, i think the quilt looks nicer in warm colors, i like the other color choices too, the pattern is cute.

  94. Jorie says:

    I like the batik one, it looks almost whimsical!

  95. Regina says:

    Oh I love the batik – it looks like a summer getaway

  96. Paula M says:

    You sure make it hard to choose! I like all the colorways… but I love the Summer best, then Batiks and third Autumn because I think autumn could look as nice as summer…I adore the boldness of the batiks! Oh dear! ;-)

  97. SheilaC says:

    I do like the summer one the best, but autumn is pretty too!!

    Thanks for the give away


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