Monthly Archives: January 2011

A few more Scrap Squad quilts

It’s been so much fun to see what the Scrap Squad members have come up with for Rhapsody in Bloom. Here are a few more quilts I think you’ll enjoy. Jane designed an interesting border for her piece. I think … Continue reading

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Male Teen Quilt Designer

Today’s post was written by Dionne Gordon, a member of the new QM Scrap Squad. When you first think of a teenager, you don’t think of a quilt designing entrepreneur. But that’s what Doug Leko is. Doug started quilting in … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad Interprets Rhapsody in Bloom

The newly-formed QM Scrap Squad’s first assignment has been very exciting! Each of the eight members made her own scrappy version of Rhapsody in Bloom from March/April (No. 138), a design by Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design. The featured … Continue reading

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The Debut of the QM Scrap Squad!

Quiltmaker is pleased to announce the QM Scrap Squad 2011. This select team of eight enthusiastic readers will make their own scrappy versions of one pattern from each 2011 issue of Quiltmaker. You can enjoy their work by visiting the … Continue reading

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An Invitation to a New Resource: QCA

Did you know Quiltmaker is part of a larger family of quilt-related businesses? One of our “sister” entities is Quilters Club of America. This is where Quiltmaker will soon begin using “community” features to allow you to interact with us … Continue reading

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Introducing a New Editor: Paula Stoddard

Quiltmaker is pleased to introduce its newest staff member, Paula Stoddard. We discovered Paula at a local quilt guild meeting and quickly determined she’d be a good fit for QM. Paula is one of our Associate Editors. I asked her … Continue reading

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Understanding Stitch Length

I learned something today about stitch length and sewing machine settings. I’ve had machines with “stitches per inch” and I understood that. I’ve had machines with metric settings like 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and so on, and I thought I understood … Continue reading

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Jan/Feb Cover Quilt: RJR Fabric Designer

Many readers are finding the cover quilt on our Jan/Feb issue to be very attractive. It’s a beauty! I wanted to share a few thoughts from the designer of the fabric featured in that quilt. Marianne Elizabeth designs for RJR … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Meet Me at the Manor

Our current series quilt, Meet Me at the Manor designed by Connie Walker, wraps up in the March/April edition of Quiltmaker. The quilt above was featured in the pattern; the series began in Sept/Oct ’10 (No. 135). The featured color … Continue reading

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Announcing the Treasure Hunt 2010 Winners!

Late last year, thousands of quilters scrambled online to find the Treasure Hunt contest buttons on sponsor websites. Thanks to everyone who participated—we hope you had fun and found some quilty inspiration along the way. We’re thrilled to announce the … Continue reading

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