What Else Is Happening at Quiltmaker

Even though this week is all about 100 Blocks Volume 3, there is a lot more happening at Quiltmaker.

Featured Quilts from our Readers in the Quiltmaker Show & Tell Gallery
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Berry Pie, Quiltmaker
Sept/Oct ’02
Ruff Patch, Quiltmaker
May/June ’11
Rubber Duckie, Block #246, 100 Blocks Volume 3
  • First Friday Show & Tell: We want to see the quilts you’ve made from Quiltmaker patterns, regular issues, 100 Blocks Volumes 1-3, Quiltmaker’s Quilting & Embroidery or from our website. The Quiltmaker Show & Tell Gallery is hosted on Quilter’s Club of America. Post your photos on the First Friday each month (or anytime during the month) for a chance to win prizes. Find instructions for posting on our website.
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  • Like us on Facebook: Post comments, answer questions (look for the poll to tell us your favorite Quiltmaker pattern ever!), share photos at facebook.com/QuiltmakerMag.
  • Patch Pals Collection: Every issue in 2011 features one of these delightful, cuddly pals. We’re seeing lots of photos of these fun animal quilts. View the Patch Pals collection (kits available). Three more patterns to be unveiled throughout 2011. See Denise’s post that shows how the borders are interchangeable.
Flower Baskets: Classic & Update from Quiltmaker’s May/June ’11 issue
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  • Classic/Update Patterns: Also in our 2011 issues we’re taking a classic pattern and then updating it in today’s fabric with technique updates where applicable. Explore more Quiltmaker 2011 issues on our website.
  • Addicted to Scraps: Bonnie Hunter presents a scrappy block that implements her Scrap User’s System in every issue. Explore the Addicted to Scraps pages on our website for a setting idea with each block. Have you made something with one of Bonnie’s Addicted to Scraps blocks? We’d love to see them in the Quiltmaker Gallery (see First Friday Show & Tell above) or on our Facebook page.

All that and so much more packed into every Quiltmaker issue! If you want to make sure you don’t miss anything later this year, check out the Subscription Special Offers posted earlier this week.

FREE E-book3 Fast & Easy Crib Quilts is free when you sign up for our email newsletter, Quilty News. (If you’re already getting the newsletter, enter the same email address for access to the ebook and you’ll stay on the email list just once.)

Chance to win: For a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 3, tell me in a comment below by 12 noon Mountain time on Friday 5/6 what other topics you’d like to see in free e-books from Quiltmaker.

And the random winner is: amy dame (comment #38). Thanks for all of your suggestions. Let me answer some of the comments:

  • One thing we’ve been working on and just got set up this morning is 3 FREE Quilting Motifs available to everyone who LIKES us on Facebook. Head on over to Facebook.com/QuiltmakerMag and share the news with your quilty friends!
  • I recommend Free Font Friday at our sister scrapbooking magazine Creating Keepsakes.
  • I know they’re not free, but we do have some great resources for quilting designs. See the Brought to You by Quiltmaker post for ideas.
  • Stay in touch with Quiltmaker to know when we do update our free e-book offerings: Like us on Facebook, Subscribe to Quilty News and keep reading 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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46 Responses to What Else Is Happening at Quiltmaker

  1. Marla says:

    LOVE that 100 blocks mug……..!!!

  2. Jillquilts says:

    I’m not sure that there is anything else that I could think of for you to offer. There is already so much that you do offer!

  3. Debra Cannon says:

    I would like to see free e-book on quilting by machine. How To: for different type of applique methods. Thank you for the great tour!
    Debra Cannon

  4. gramajojo says:

    perhaps table runners and matching placemats – maybe for the seasons or maybe just specific holidays. I like table runners and placemats because you can just run them through the washer and dryer and they are good to go. (tablecloths you have to iron)

  5. I would love to learn how to free motion quilt…

  6. Nancy Sue says:

    How about quilting safety? As we newbies enter the wonderful world of quilting, we may be missing the safety tips with rotary cutters etc..

  7. Mary says:

    I think small projects like make-up bags and bibs would be great, and even though Quiltmake features lots of quilting motifs, I would love to see more ideas for machine quilting.

  8. Joyce Chapman says:

    While I have a good stash of fabric, I am so addicted to scrap quilts. I don’t think you can ever have instructions for too many. I also would like to see pictured a second colorway for the same quilt. I struggle with blending and color families, and when a second quilt is pictured in entirely new colors, it sometimes makes me go “yeah, that’s it!”

  9. amy dame says:

    ooh, an e-book about free motion quilting would be awesome! i’m trying to learn how to do it, and i’m reading everything i can get my hands on!

  10. VickiT says:

    I’d love to have an e-book dedicated to different topics for gift ideas, not just holiday gifts. One for Father’s Day would be awesome because men are always so hard to find something to sew. I mean, really just how many aprons does one man need while cooking on the grill, right? LOL

    I would love to see an entire e-book with just table runners. Even more fun would be some of the blocks from the 100 Blocks issues would be awesome to see different table runner ideas, including runners for round tables.

  11. Gail McHardy says:

    How about ergonomics so we don’t hurt ourselves doing the hobby we all love?

  12. Joy P says:

    I love sampler quilts. An e-book with sampler blocks, pieced borders and lots of setting layouts would be wonderful!

  13. Colette says:

    Something I saw in one of my quilting magazines concerns me…the person in the photo was rotary cutting parallel to her body rather then perpendicular. Ohhh…it makes me cringe on just how dangerous that is. I think perhaps some “basic” reminders may be in store. After a while (and I’m just as guilty) we get comfortable in our quilt making (or maybe we just don’t know yet because we are new) and basic techniques are forgotten or not yet known. I have been quilting now for over 16 years, and yet, had never known how to applique. Sad isn’t it?

  14. arlette says:

    I’d love to see, some fast quilts to make, some similar to 10 minutes quilt or something like that, also a way to spend the bags of scraps we all have :)

  15. Karee says:

    Love your mag, just re-upped and gifted a subscription. Now just a little favor: May I please buy or receive a MUG for all my devotion? My hot cocoa will taste ever so much better as I sip, stitch, and study the 100 Blocks v3… pretty please?

  16. Kris says:

    I love appliqué patterns and paper piecing patterns.

  17. Joyce says:

    I love scrappy quilts. I have quite a stash and love pulling fabrics from it for queen size quilts. When the quilts are on my bed, I love just looking at all the different fabrics that I fell in love with when I bought them. I would love to see a pattern for a scrappy quilt with 3 colors with a background fabric. I have purchased fabric for a scrappy quilt in browns, pinks, and greens, but can’t seem to find the perfect quilt to use all these fabrics. So I would love to see an e-book on scrappy quilt patterns.

  18. Claudia says:

    I just modified Bonnie Hunter’s leader’s and enders block “Windmill”. It was here earlier in the year. I used it to make potholders with young children at our local fair–a make and take–for Mother’s Day. Made just about 40 in 3 days. Heard lots of “this is cool, this is fun” last weekend.

  19. There are some great ideas already posted. Scraps, always. I like the question on using a regular sewing machine for quilting….

  20. Mary Kastner says:

    I love more information on applique techniques, bindings (including scallops), home machine quilting patterns (any and all). Thank you for the opportunity to win a magazine.
    Mary

  21. Jacquie says:

    I would like to see an e-book on ideas for using up your fabric scraps. A christmas e-book with table runners, placemats, napkins and napkin holders would be nice.

  22. Ariane says:

    I’d love to see small projects made from quilt scraps. It’s always nice to make a small gift with scraps from a previous project.

  23. Deb says:

    I don’t know if you’ve ever had an e-book on paper piecing or not, but i’ve never done it and have no clue how to go about it. I feel like I’m missing out on a very important part of quilting.

  24. Carol Sc says:

    After reading all these blogs and making comments, my head is spinning — I like Quiltmaker just the way it is and have yet to look at the e books — something I need to plan to do in the future.

  25. duff says:

    I think there are myriad topics to put in free ebooks, such as art quilts, mini quilts, make-it-in-a-weekend quilts, and machine quilting techniques & tricks.

  26. Linda E in AZ says:

    More easy but interesting quilts for those of us who are involved in charity quilting, esp scrap quilts since that is so much of what comes to our guild.
    thanks!

  27. Melissa Garcia says:

    Ideas/designs for machine quilting and tips for those of us who are just starting out. There are so many things to be aware of when machine quilting.

  28. Carol Hupp says:

    I would like to see embroidery designs that can be used on quilts or individual wall hangings that are hand made. There are some of us who love embroidery who do hand work who don’t have an embroidery maching.

  29. Chris says:

    I would love tips for new quilters.

  30. Lee says:

    designs for machine quilters and hand quilting designs would be nice!

  31. Barb in MI says:

    How about an e-book on quilt binding? Best tips & tricks of the trade for sewing on binding by hand & machine. Maybe combined with labels and hanging sleeves? Thanks so much!

  32. SewLindaAnn says:

    I would like to see e-books dedicated to needlework on quilts. All about using threads and how, what size. What about washing and usage. Big stitch quilting.

  33. madame samm says:

    love to see what you can do with ruffles… love this new addition..lot’s of thought went into this one…the blocks are really breathtaking…clearly feminine designs…I love that!

  34. Perhaps an occasional e-book dedicated to quilt/quilted projects using redwork/hand stitching, hand quilting, hand applique, etc..! :-) Apply to modern projects and some with vintage flare.

  35. Martina says:

    Thanks so much for the e-book! I always enjoy to see small projects to give as gifts like tablerunners, totes … But also tips and infos about diffrent ways of applique would very great.

  36. Jen says:

    How to use my scraps to the best advantage would be a great topic!

  37. Pat V. says:

    Quilting designs would be great. I was thinking maybe an e-book of patterns using charms.

  38. Cecilia Young says:

    I’d like to see quilting designs. I’m trying to build a design library. Thanks for asking and for the free ebooks.

  39. MaryBeth Little says:

    I’d love to see a free e-book of quilting designs for use in traditional blocks like 4- and 9-patches, flying geese, log cabins, etc.

  40. WendyMT says:

    I would really enjoy seeing font options for hand-stitching words into my quilts …. are there ebooks available on this type of subject? Small friendly sayings with font options? I agree with Peg S. above, the banner is fun to see with all the smiling faces :)

  41. Thank you so much for the E-book, I love those cute little quilts!
    I’d love to see more baby quilts and table runners :D

  42. Peg S. says:

    foundation piecing is my favorite so can’t get enough of those. And I like your new banner at the top of the blog page- good to see everyone’s friendly face.

  43. Mary says:

    The most helpful e-book to me would be quilting designs for the machine quilter. Those of us who do not have a long arm or mid arm, but quilt using our tried and true sewing machines. How to be more effective doing that. THank you for asking.

  44. Shannon says:

    I just downloaded the e-book. I love it. Maybe an e-book that shows a block then expand that to a quilt then to the same quilt showing different versions.

  45. Lisa Marie says:

    Quilting motifs are always great. I love the ones that are in the magazines, but if we had an e-book where a bunch of them were all in one place it would be a handy resource.

  46. Lori S says:

    I am always on the lookout for DSM friendly quilt designs. I would love to access more through an e-book!

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