It’s a Block Party! You’re Invited

BlockParty Wmsbg Its a Block Party! Youre InvitedWe’ve been so excited to share with you our big news for 2012. Quiltmaker will host its first-ever “Block Party” and you’re invited! This three-day event is based on the popular 100 Blocks issues and features well-known teachers, fun classes, a block exchange, goody bags and prizes.

You’ll also hear from Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the popular Elm Creek Quilts books and have an all-around enjoyable quilty adventure and getaway! Won’t you join us in Historic Williamsburg August 2-4, 2012 for the best Block Party ever?!

Registration opens this evening at 6 pm Eastern at

Block Party Teachers

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Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie Hunter: Widely known and universally loved for her amazing scrappy quilts, spellbinding classes and entertaining presentation, Bonnie brings an energy like no other! You’ll be inspired by the fun approach in her workshops. Bonnie will also be a keynote speaker at the Block Party.

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Nancy Mahoney

Nancy Mahoney: This author, teacher, fabric designer and award-winning quiltmaker has enjoyed making quilts for more than 20 years. Her work has been featured in publications around the world (including Quiltmaker!). She has created more than 75 quilt patterns and has authored 11 books. You may own some of the six fabric collections she has designed for P&B Textiles.


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Debbie Caffrey

Debbie Caffrey: A self-published author of 13 books and dozens of patterns, Debbie has designed and published more than 150 patterns in an ever-changing line of mystery quilts. Debbie has taught many energy-filled workshops nationwide for guilds and shops nationally and internationally. She has appeared on Simply Quilts and on’s Quilter’s Coffee.

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Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini: You’ve no doubt heard of the Elm Creek Quilts series of novels by Jennifer Chiaverini, who will be a keynote speaker at QM’s Block Party. Come and meet Jennifer and hear “Patchwork Stories: Jennifer Chiaverini and
the World of Elm Creek Quilts.”

And that’s just the beginning of what we have planned! There will also be classes with Lynda Howell, Monique Dillard and Carolyn McCormick. Carolyn Beam and I will be teaching, too. More on all of that later…there’s so much to look forward to!

We’ll be talking about the Block Party often in the months to come. We’d sure love to have you join us August 2–4 in Historic Williamsburg!

Registration opens this evening at 6 pm Eastern at


About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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One Response to It’s a Block Party! You’re Invited

  1. Carolyn Belcaster says:

    I would like to know what book I will need and also some hotels near where the
    classes are being held. Is there a chance my husband can come to dinner the night
    Jennifer is speaking. We love her books. Thanks for the info Carolyn
    I’m looking forward to Williamsburg and the Block Party

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