Quiltmaker 2011: A Sneak Peek

With so many friends cruising along the blog tour this week, I wanted to take this opportunity to show you what’s coming up in Quiltmaker next year. QM Jan/Feb ’11 is at the printer now and we’ll be adding that issue to our website before Thanksgiving—enjoy this sneak peek. Subscribers will be getting their copies in late Nov/early Dec and the issue is on sale at quilt shops and newsstands by Dec. 7.

Patch Pals Collection. You’ll enjoy making these simple baby quilts as much as your favorite child will enjoy having one of these quilts. Beary Patch launches this collection in Jan/Feb ’11. Join the Turtle vs. Frog Smackdown on facebook.com/QuiltmakerMag (look for the picture of the teddy bear).

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Patch Pals~Beary Patch • QM Jan/Feb '11

Quilty Causes. Next year we’ll be showcasing quiltmakers and their good causes in upcoming issues. We kick off with quilts made by QM staff in support of the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. (Recognize mine?) Five quilts made by QM staff will be auctioned at alzquilts.org in January, 2011 to raise funds for research for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Little Snowman Farm • Made by June Dudley; Beauty in the Midst of Chaos • Made by Carolyn Beam

Returning in 2011:

Bonnie Hunter is still Addicted to Scraps with a new scrappy block in each 2011 issue that fits her Scrap Users System. Watch for Bonnie on the blog tour today.

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Jack in the Box by Bonnie Hunter, appearing in QM Jan/Feb '11

Carolyn Beam keeps letting you peek into her Design Studio with inspiring ideas, tips that will help you stretch your creative muscles.

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Design Studio Preview by Carolyn Beam, appearing in QM Jan/Feb '11

100 Block Designers with Featured Quilts Already Scheduled in 2011

Monique Dillard. Inspired by a castle visit, Monique designed a quilt for our Jan/Feb 2011 issue.

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Ballyseede by Monique Dillard • QM Jan/Feb '11

Nancy Mahoney. Using her latest line of 1930s reproductions from P&B Textiles, Nancy has a delightful applique  quilt in our Jan/Feb 2011 issue.

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Nellie’s Bouquet by Nancy Mahoney • QM Jan/Feb '11

Doug Leko. Find a new pattern from this young designer in March/April 2011.

Bonnie Hunter. Besides her block column, we also have a big—like king-size big—quilt pattern coming in May/June 2011.

Julie Herman. Look for a new design from Julie in May/June 2011.

Heidi Pridemore. She’s got an exclusive new kid’s quilt coming in July/August 2011.

Anita Grossman SolomonAnita’s Arrowhead in QM Nov/Dec ’10 (also see these blog posts) is quickly becoming as popular as her Super-Sized Nine Patch. And we’ve got another innovative new pattern from Anita coming in Sept/Oct 2011.

Interested? I encourage you to take advantage of one of the subscription special offers—each issue delivered directly to you at a lower rate than you buy on the newsstand.

Leave a comment by 10 am Friday 11/12 and tell me what ELSE you’d like to see in future Quiltmaker issues and I’ll pick someone to win a copy of 100 Blocks, Volume 2!

Update 10/12: The winner is #5 Sandi. Congratulations! And thanks everyone for your suggestions. We’re already kicking around some new ideas based on your thoughts–and you might have a chance to get more involved. Stay tuned through Quilty News (the link to subscribe is in this post), facebook.com/QuiltmakerMag and, of course, right here at Quilty Pleasures!

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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69 Responses to Quiltmaker 2011: A Sneak Peek

  1. Beth Weisbecker says:

    I’ve been looking for the Quiltmaker Issue, Jan/Feb 2011. I seem to have misplaced my copy and was ready to make the Beary Patch quilt and I can’t seem to find a past issue. Can you help me with this? I was on a waiting list at a quilt store on-line and I just got a letter saying they could not get me an issue. Thanks for any help you can give me.


  2. bingo~bonnie says:

    la,la,love to hear that Addicted to Scraps with Bonnie Hunter is being continued next year! I am just one of her many thousands of fans that can’t wait to see what she’s come up with. :) Thanks also for the 100 Blocks Issue 2 this year. I love it just as much as the 1st… well actually even more since it has layouts for different quilts. :) Very cool!

    Keep it comin Quiltmaker! You all are doing a fabalous job!!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  3. Donna says:

    I’m too late for the drawing, but want you to know that Quiltmaker is the one Quilt magazine I would not want to do without! I love the variety that is always in the magazine and the “down to earth” presentation. Thanks for being a great magazine!! I always appreciate it when you give a second or third color way for a quilt.

  4. Barb J says:

    I’d like to see some unique settings for traditional blocks. I love the look of straight set blocks with sashings, but that does get a bit boring after awhile!

  5. angela d. says:

    I’d love to see some blocks that are quick to put together. I love all of the variety the magazine offers. Thanks so much!

  6. Cindi C says:

    I love that you include the quilting designs with the quilts. So I would like to see a couple of different options included. Maybe a note telling why the one that was used was chosen.

  7. Linda Erickson says:

    Scrappy quilts – new ideas always needed for our community quilts made from everyone’s “left overs”

  8. Marcia W. says:

    I would like to see large hand quilting designs that can be copied/traced to use for finishing featured quilt patterns. Most of QMs are small and more for machine quilting. I enjoy the technique articles a lot. The design process/color/fabric selection background of the designer would be helpful as a feature addition for one of the patterns in each issue. Put your subscribers into the head of the designer! Whenever we do binding, we go to QM to refresh because your technique works the best of any we have attempted. Thanks for the giveaways. Have really enjoyed the tour.

  9. Monica says:

    Just continue giving us the same great magazine (and 100 Blocks) every year and I’ll be happy.

  10. I love Quiltmaker and would like to see lots of scrappy quilts.

  11. Judy Currie says:

    Always Bonnie Hunter – anything – love scrappy and cleaning out stash.

  12. Mary says:

    I would love to see more about machine quilting and anything involving scraps!

  13. Kris S says:

    Applique and paper piecing are always my favorite. Seems like kites are the theme this year, if the photos of Houston market are any indication.

  14. Melissa Garcia says:

    There are a lot of folks quilting all around the world – not just the US. Some are in some really out of the way places. Maybe check in on some of them – how they adapt to what is available where they are, what special fabrics they have access to.

  15. Kathleen says:

    I’d like to have you include occasional articles inteviewing quilting novelists like Earlene Fowler and include pictures from the area where she lives and gets her inspiration for San Celina from. Amish novelist Suzanne Woods Fisher is another great quilting related author also.

  16. PeachRainbow says:

    I think anything ‘beginner friendly’ would be nice :)

  17. PeachRainbow says:

    Anything ‘beginner friendly’ :)

  18. Jackie Roisler says:

    I saw a photo of a prize winning landscape quilt where the quilter had completed her quilt top, then cut that up, moved pieces around & resewed the top to create a different dimensional look….I’m intrigued with this :)

  19. robin says:

    more northwoods style quilts. Love them. :o )

  20. Melissa says:

    I’d love to see some quick projects that can be made in a day.
    I also like to see quilts shown in alternate color-ways.

  21. Janis says:

    I love tips, techniques and quick projects.

  22. Marianne says:

    Articles on how people arrange their sewing rooms.

  23. Leola Ripperger says:

    I don’t think I could quilt without Quiltmaker’ Magazine and it so great to find Bonnie’s articles each month. Scrappy quilts are my favorites.

  24. Melba says:

    I’d like to see a functional and easy quilt to make, (well, don’t they all?), quick and easy, for a certain place in our homes, that’s it the one that don’t take us a long time to make

  25. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    One theme, but several patterns/directions for it. A Beginner pattern with more instructional directions, intermediate with less instruction on the basics, and a buckle -your-seatbelt- place-a- dollar-in-the-swear-jar-out of your mind-get out the stack of chcolate-get- a- refill -on -your- coffee type of challenging pattern. But all on the same theme….

  26. VickiT says:

    I would love to see some blocks done to utilize scraps as well as some blocks using hexagons and/or diamond shaped templates.

  27. Cathy says:

    I have just recently discovered your magazine and love it. I plan to subscribe.

  28. Deb says:

    Well, I’ve never received or purchased Quiltmaker magazine so I’m not sure what’s been covered before! But guess what? I just subscribed to the magazine during this blog tour so now I’ll get to see what’s ahead for the new year!! Thanks a lot!

  29. Kim says:

    Well I’m happy Bonnie will still be doing her scrappy thing……her quilts are just terrific.
    I’d also like to hear more from the block designers……..how they go about designing a block….how they select colors…..what inspires them……how much time do they devote to quilting…..
    you know all that nosy stuff all us quilters want to know :0).

    thanks for a chance to win and
    Happy sewing

  30. Jeanne says:

    More scrap quilts and mystery from Bonnie Hunter along with tips on quilting.

  31. Cecilia Young says:

    I also would like to see ideas for organizing and studio set ups. I really enjoy your magazine.

  32. Linda T says:

    I would like to see lots of new scrap quilts. I have lots of small to medium pieces of fabric that I need to use.

  33. Melanie says:

    Any hints on how to cut, piece or sew is always helpful especially for beginners. Also tips on color and type of thread is nice too. Thanks for a great publication. Looking forward to getting a copy if I’m not lucky enough to win one.

  34. Linda (Petey) says:

    Always interested in ideas for organizing and seeing photos of ways others manage creative clutter!

  35. Nancy says:

    I would like to see small items made with wool applique and any small quilt gift type items.

  36. Gail says:

    I would like to see design ideas for new quilt blocks as I have just purchased EQ7 would like to see what it can do? Maybe articles on what it takes to become a designer and market quilt patterns, etc.. How to create foundation paper piece patterns, etc. Well, I had better not take too much space here… but I think this covers it for now! Thanks for the great sites to visit… such an incredible learning experience.

  37. Terri in BC says:

    I would like to see some Foundation piecing blocks. I’m just learning this technique and think it would be cool to have a new one in each issue (kind of like a Dear Jane).

  38. Kerry says:

    I like to read how the designs have been achieved and see how they can be used in different ways, and any advice the designers care to share re tips or colour or anything. Lots of things to make!!

  39. Kathy S. says:

    How about more options for the quilting designs for each project. The fabrics a quilter chooses my not work with the quilting designs suggested.
    Also in your Quiltmaker’s Basic Lessons how about including a ‘how to prepare your quilt top for a longarm quilter”. That would be a nice addition.

  40. Sheila says:

    I’d love to see some articles about techniques like hand-dyed fabric, etc. I think that there is so much more to quilting than just block design. :)

  41. duff says:

    I’d like to see some wabi-sabi quilting!

  42. I would like to see more applique designs from primitive and folk artists.


  43. Oh something from Judy L would be great! Another mystery from Bonnie Hunter…. Something from Judy Martin…

    So many options!! I can’t wait to see everything you have shown and all the stuff you haven’t! :)

  44. Lyn says:

    I’d like to see reproduction quilts from the 1800s-1930s that don’t take years to make, with the story of the original quilt where known.

  45. Julie in WA says:

    Scrap projects are the best! It lets quiltmakers get back to the historical creation of quilt-making!

  46. Ariane says:

    I would love to see a good mix of modern and traditional patterns. I like to see traditional patterns made up of really modern fabrics too! I think it looks really great when that is done! But I also love traditional fabrics. I like to see the same pattern done in those two very different styles. This would appeal to younger and older quilter’s.

  47. Marianne says:

    Maybe a sampler quilt with a pattern and directions for one block in each issue. I also like the idea of info to help with the term “quilt as desired”. Thanks for the chance to win and for producing such a great magazine.

  48. I would like to see some hints or patterns to assist us who don’t know what to do with that comment “quilt as you like”. What patterns work with in a block design, types of threads to use, to hand or machine quilt? I have flimsies sitting as I don’t know what to add as the quilting motif to compliment the look of the piece.

  49. Judy Currie says:

    I am more interested in learning a new technique than learning to do the same old thing in a quilt. Also, would love to see more blocks that are super easy – Disappearing Nine Patch comes to mind – as that provides so many different setting choices and everyone could make the quilt their own.

  50. Norma says:

    I’d love more quick and easy projects

  51. Carrie says:

    Well, what you have already planned sounds amazing. I’d like to start designing my own pieced blocks, without the aid of a computer program that is. Some simple ideas on how to do that would be great. Thx for the great prizes, too!

  52. Donna Joy says:

    Quiltmaker is one of my favorite magazines, your line up so far sounds great. Maybe do some small projects, mug rugs, or mug wraps. What about some embroidery on some blocks. I need to learn how to paper piece, but I’m sure you have covered that before. Must go read some Quiltmaker magazines.

  53. arlette says:

    I’d like to see olds quilts and maybe a description how they made it, just a small note or reminding how our antecesors worked with them in the ancient ages, lol

  54. Patricia S says:

    What a fantastic lineup for 2011…you’re all doing a great job keeping us quilters busy with fun projects! I love to paper piece and have several books from Carol Doak. Perhaps you could feature a design from Carol in an upcoming issue of Quiltmaker? Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  55. Julie T. says:

    I love to see some trapunto. Better yet, Sue Spargo! Thanks!

  56. Darlene Slocum says:

    I like to see cheerful prints in easy to make quilts. Scrappy always works.

  57. Ellen Ban says:

    How about a Block of the Month to use for our scraps and to try out new techniques? How about a contest for a reader to design a block for Vol 3? This has been a lot of fun checking out all the blogs and anticipating the arrival of Volume 2!

  58. Anne says:

    MORE scrappy patterns. I love Quiltville. Bonnie’s Addicted to Scraps is the first thing I go look at when I get the magazine. I have so many scraps and trying to use them up is hard. My friend keep reloading my scrap bins as I try to empty them. Oh well, free fabric in colors and styles I probably wouldn’t try to work with. Keep up the good work!

  59. Wow, it sounds like so many great projects coming out. I love to see projects that are colorful and bright :)

  60. KT says:

    I would like to see easy projects for beginners like me. Thanks for the sneak peek–it looks fabulous!

  61. Beth B Pa says:

    Sounds like many good things planned already. I enjoy quick projects with various finished size options.

  62. Colleen says:

    Anything scrap related to make and what about ideas for chosing colors and patterns for quilts for men. I want to make some for my college/grad school sons.

  63. Michelle M says:

    I’d like to see more small projects that include handwork.

  64. Lisa England says:

    I like variety. A few quick and easy patterns, some challenging ones, and some in-between — but above all, patterns that are new and original ideas, not just new fabrics. This new 100 Blocks issue appeals to me for the originality of the blocks. Also, suggested variations with the patterns in the magazine are good way to get the creative juices flowing.

  65. Sandi says:

    I’d love to see another Judy Laquarida pattern. Didn’t hear anything about the Project Linus pattern for 2011, surprised. Anything scrap related works for me since we all want to keep up our sewing hobby and many have very limited budgets these days.

    [Hi Sandi--yes we have a Project Linus pattern coming in Jan/Feb '11. It just didn't happen to be one of the things I happened to pick to preview here. June]

  66. Gwynette in NW Arkansas says:

    I think Bonnie Hunter has the right idea… let’s use our scraps. I have lots and I paid for them, so I want to use them up!!! I also love Anita Solomon Grossman’s quick cutting ideas for super easy blocks that look complicated. Next year’s line up sounds great!

  67. Cindy B says:

    I like the quick and easy patterns. I enjoyed Anita Solomon Grossman’s feature block in the last issue so much I ordered her book.

  68. Gretchen says:

    I would love to see another mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter in Quiltmaker! Loved the Christmas Lights.

  69. Oh wow, it all sounds wonderful! I’s love to see a few quick projects that can be done in an afternoon too~ mug rugs seem to be sweeping the internet. Thanks for the chance!

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