Introducing Carole Henell, a Back to School Sewer for Quiltmaker

Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. We got a great response, and it’s been my pleasure to work with the six women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you, one each day, as part of the QM Back to School Party.

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The maker of today’s featured quilt is QM reader/sewer Carole Henell from Marlton, New Jersey. Carol blogs at tuffimomsquilts.blogspot.com.

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Carole Henell

Carole sewed with fabrics from the line Sapphire by Skipping Stones Studio for Clothworks.

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Here is Carole’s finished quilt.

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Dozens of Daisies made from Sapphire by Skipping Stones Studio for Clothworks. Made by Carole Henell.

Here’s a bit of what BTS team member Carole Henell had to share:

My experience sewing for the Back To School Party was incredibly positive! My work was appreciated by a group of professional quilters, the materials were exceptional and I was able to work with a fantastic group of ladies! We even formed our own little group on Facebook to cheer each other on and admire everyone’s workmanship.

Timing was a challenge for me due to an extended vacation, but I was amazed at what I was able to accomplish in just a week.

I learned I liked the look of fusible applique far more than I thought I would. Turned-edge applique was my preferred method, but this project changed my mind. I plan to use this technique again—looks as good as turned-edge applique with half the work!

I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Back To School Party—it was a wonderful experience!

A sincere thanks from Quiltmaker to Carole for her hard work and her excellent sewing skills. If you’d like to sew for Quiltmaker, “Like” us on Facebook so you’ll be sure to see upcoming announcements.

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Find Part 1 of the pattern for Dozens of Daisies and enter the Clothworks fabric giveaway!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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3 Responses to Introducing Carole Henell, a Back to School Sewer for Quiltmaker

  1. MarciaW says:

    I too had a strange wordpress error message.
    The colors are lovely in Carole’s quilt.

  2. grace says:

    Lovely strong colours gives a totally different emphasis to the quilt. Great quilting, Carole it was good to hear of your experience especially with the applique.

  3. Carol says:

    Carol’s quilt looks amazing! I would like to follow along with the pattern, but am unable to because it requires a username and password for WordPress? Not sure what this is. Thanks for the inspiration tho! I will follow along to meet the others :)

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