Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mystery Quilt Revealed

If you’ve been watching and waiting for the revealing of the Secret Window mystery quilt, the time has come. See four different quilts which were made by Sandi Delman, Denise Starck, Paula Stoddard and Carolyn Beam. Part 1 appeared in … Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert: Mystery Quilt Reveal Ahead

This is just a heads up that QM will reveal the Debbie Caffrey Secret Window mystery quilt here on Friday. We’ll feature finished quilts by reader-hostess Sandi Delman and three QM staff members. If you’re not ready to see it, … Continue reading

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Color Tools for Quilters

The color bible for me is Joen Wolfrom’s Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool from C&T Publishing. I use it more than any other color gadget. This handy doodad has guided me through the color selection process many times. I have an … Continue reading

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A Few Quilty Tidbits

I was a guest at a nearby quilt guild last night. It’s wonderful to go where people understand you. They get your fabric addiction, your collections and your fondness for cutting fabric up to sew it back together. They never … Continue reading

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The Ever Thicker Mattress and Your Quilts

If you’re a quiltmaker, at some point you’ll probably make a quilt to fit a bed. If you’re lucky, you’ll know exactly which bed and can plan accordingly. We’re often asked what size of quilt will fit a certain size … Continue reading

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Finding Fabulous Fabric

Did you know that most of the quilts you see in Quiltmaker are not finished quilts when we select them for the magazine? That’s right–a majority of our patterns start as just designs. We audition new fabric samples to find … Continue reading

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UFOs and Past Projects: When to Let Go?

I’ve recently gotten a new sewing space, which is a wonderful thing, but it has meant moving and sorting all the sewing “stuff” I’ve accumulated over 30 years. This brings up some tough questions when it comes to UFOs and … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Hummingbird Update

Peg Spradlin is an award-winning quilter from Cozad, Nebraska. As a member of Quiltmaker’s sewing team, she creates many of the quilts you see in our pages. She also teaches machine quilting, contributes a block to each volume of Quiltmaker’s … Continue reading

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Nancy Mahoney’s New Book

Nancy Mahoney is one of the quilt industry’s very prolific designers. You may associate her name with 1930′s fabrics and quilts, because much of her work is focused there. Her most recent fabric line is Nellie’s Garden for P&B Textiles. … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 3 Exhibit

This one-of-a-kind exhibit features 24 quilts, and each quilt’s original block, from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3. This amazing variety of quilts was made by block designers, QM staff and one block tester. This show is on display now at … Continue reading

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