Monthly Archives: August 2011

QM Scrap Squad: Linkin’ Logs by Donna Amos

In case you’re just joining us, the QM Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers who take one pattern from each issue and make a scrapbag version to be shared with readers here on Quilty Pleasures. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Mess-Ups and a Giveaway!

We’ve all had them: quilting mess-ups. I had one this morning! I’m binding a softly-colored scrappy quilt I made recently. I chose these soft stripes on a textured woven cotton from Moda, from an old group called Seaside Rose. Since … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Linkin’ Logs by Carol Vickers

Next weekend is Labor Day in the U.S., which seems like a perfect time for a red, white and blue version of Linkin’ Logs. QM’s Scrap Squad members each made a version of this quilt designed by QM’s Editor-in-Chief June … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party

Friday afternoon seems like a good time to talk about something really fun! Please join us for Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party Sept. 8–16. We’ll post a free pattern in bite-size morsels (one step a day) and there will be … Continue reading

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Colorado Capitol Quilt Show

Here in Colorado, our statewide guild, Colorado Quilting Council, sponsors an exhibit at the state capitol in odd-numbered years; a tradition that began in 1989. This exhibit is a showcase for Colorado quilters and quilts. It is a spectacular sight … Continue reading

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On Sale: Quilty Compilation CDs

Just a quick post this afternoon to let you know that our shop site is running a good sale on many compilation CDs. This is a sneak peek for our blog readers. Compilation CDs are a great way to store … Continue reading

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Visiting Anita plus Giveaway

It’s always a pleasure working with Anita Grossman Solomon. I love her simplified techniques for making blocks. I’ve made all 3 of her patterns that we’ve published in the last few years, Super-Sized Nine Patch in May/June ’06, Anita’s Arrowhead … Continue reading

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Quilty Causes-Knight’s Quilt Shop

Hello! Happy Tuesday! In every issue of Quiltmaker we spotlight quilters who want to make a difference in their communities. In the Sept/Oct ’11 issue, I had the pleasure of getting to know Michelle Knight, owner of Knight’s Quilt Shop in … Continue reading

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Linkin’ Logs and Lincoln Logs

This week we started the process of revealing the QM Scrap Squad’s versions of Linkin‘ Logs from the Sept/Oct ’11 issue of Quiltmaker. You may have gathered that the quilt name Linkin’ Logs is a play on words with the … Continue reading

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Introducing Pokey Patch; Giveaway!

I’d like you to meet a little friend of mine. His name is Pokey and he’s the newest character in Quiltmaker‘s Patch Pals Collection. Isn’t he adorable? I’ve always been fascinated by turtles. If you peer at their little heads, … Continue reading

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