Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tips for a Revolutionary Block

The Nov/Dec ’10 issue of Quiltmaker features a clever technique from Anita Grossman Solomon in a block called Anita’s Arrowhead. Our staff was eager to try it out. Each staff member chose Christmas fabrics from one manufacturer to make a … Continue reading

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The Unbelievable 100 Blocks from Quiltmaker

Last year we introduced Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, and you loved it! We’ve been working hard on Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 2–and it went to the printer yesterday! You’ll find it at quilt shops and newsstands by … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt 2010 Sponsor: Blank Quilting

We’re having a contest called Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt, and today we’re featuring contest sponsor Blank Quilting. Check their website for a Treasure Hunt button, click on the button for an entry form for a chance to win. They have generously … Continue reading

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Anita’s Arrowhead Staff Challenge: Robert Kaufman Fabrics

The Nov/Dec ’10 issue of Quiltmaker features a clever technique from Anita Grossman Solomon in a block called Anita’s Arrowhead. Our staff was eager to try it out. Each staff member chose Christmas fabrics from one manufacturer to make a … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt 2010 Sponsor: Pfaff

Over the next month we’ll introduce you to the sponsors of Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt contest. Today’s featured sponsor is providing the Grand Prize: a Pfaff quilt expression 4.0 sewing machine. This jam-packed gem was recently awarded the Consumers Digest Best … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Hat Keeps Pins in Tins: Winners

Wow, you were all so clever with your entries in the Dr. Seuss fabric giveaway. I’ve had a hard time picking two winners. Plus, since the entry deadline passed, we’ve been working almost nonstop on 100 Blocks, Vol. 2. (That … Continue reading

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Quilting Together in Chicago recap

I flew out to Chicago last Wednesday to teach, along with 5 other teachers, at our first Quilting Together event. I taught a class called Designing With Log Cabin Blocks. Other classes included a mystery quilt, working with triangles, long-arm … Continue reading

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In the Spotlight: Anita Grossman Solomon/Giveaway

Anita Grossman Solomon visited us recently and demonstrated some of the tricks in her new book, Rotary Cutting Revolution from C&T Publishing. The techniques are nothing less than astonishing! A block called Anita’s Arrowhead was especially intriguing and so we … Continue reading

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A Free Placemat Pattern! Happy Holidays, Early

Two years ago we partnered with fabric companies and wrote a pattern for placemats with holiday themes of bells, mittens and stars. We used fabrics from Westminster Fibers, FreeSpirit and Maywood Studio. The complimentary patterns were very popular on our … Continue reading

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