Introducing Quiltmaker’s 2012 Scrap Squad

QM scrap squadB3 Introducing Quiltmakers 2012 Scrap SquadQuiltmaker is pleased to introduce the members of the 2012 QM Scrap Squad. This small group of select readers will make their own scrappy versions of one pattern from each 2012 issue of Quiltmaker. We’ll reveal their quilts one by one here on Quilty Pleasures.

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Jennifer Stevens from Hays, Kansas

Jennifer Stevens is our twenty-something quilter but since she started quilting when she was seven, she has quite a few years of experience! Jennifer is expecting her first child in May. You’ll find Jennifer’s blog here.

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Jill Montgomery from Fairfield, Ohio

Jill Montgomery is a single gal whose day job is accounting. She uses the master bedroom as a quilting studio (now that’s dedication) and keeps her stash where she can see it! You can see Jill’s blog here.

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Jackie Hughes from Spirit Lake, Idaho

Jackie Hughes is mom to eight children, six of whom are still at home. Jackie says, “I find time to quilt most every day. With so many people in my home, all the work I do (laundry, housework, meals) is quickly undone. Quilting is something I can do that lasts!” You can see Jackie’s blog here and some of her quilts on Quilters Club of America.

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Cathy Buel from Clinton Township, Michigan

Our handwork lover is Cathy Buel, who has been quilting for about 20 years. She recently joined the “15 Minutes Play” group and is making blocks with pieced “fabric” she creates. She also creates scrap quilts in miniature! You’ll find Cathy’s blog here.

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Melissa Radtke from Dubuque, Iowa

“Melzee” Radtke calls her sewing machine “Nina” and counts Nina as her therapist. She’s a Master Floral Designer who owned a floral shop for 28 years. Mel has sewn everything from prom dresses to bathing suits and says she loves color!  Find Mel’s blog here; she has a page on Quilt With Us, too.

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Bonnie Stapleton from Powhatan, Virginia

Bonnie Stapleton is our quilting veteran with 30 years under her belt. A retired elementary school librarian, she was “born with a bit of wanderlust dust on me” and has lived in many places. Bonnie has a longarm and you’ll find Bonnie’s blog here.

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Donna Hanley from Cincinnatus, New York

A retired school teacher, Donna Hanley puts that experience to work with quilt students at a local shop. She enjoys reading and cooking “when I can tear myself away from my sewing machine.” You can see some of Donna’s quilts on her Facebook page.

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Please join me in congratulating these women! We know each one will add her own special flavor to the Scrap Squad in the coming year. We look forward to seeing their creativity soar! The revealing posts for this group’s first project will begin in just a few days. I hope you’ll be back.

 

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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29 Responses to Introducing Quiltmaker’s 2012 Scrap Squad

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  17. Christa says:

    Just love your Scrap Squad! Great way to tap into a new brain on the same game!! The only thing missing is a Canadian representation!!

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  20. Gail Dooley says:

    Love ready these blogs and seeing what everyone else is up to with their quilting skills. I’ll be back to read some more after I work on my project.

  21. Great to meet everyone! What a fantastic group. I can’t wait to see the quilts.

  22. Paula Z says:

    Congratulations to the members of the 2012 Scrap Squad. Looking forward to a lot of see-and-sew projects. Glad you’re here!!!

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  24. Nancy Bonnette says:

    Go Girls Just what we need with the pile of scaps I have triangles that are 1 inch help

  25. Jean F says:

    Yay to the Scrap Squad members!! Go forth and be scrapalicious!!!!!!!

  26. MarciaW says:

    Congratulations to the members of the 2012 Scrap Squad. I’m looking forward to seeing your first projects.

  27. Donna Amos says:

    Congratulations to all of you! I know that you will find being on the Scrap Squad a most rewarding experience. There will be all the fun new things that you will get to make, but one of the best things will be getting to know and share ideas with each other each other and Diane. I will be looking forward to seeing what each of you make. Have fun and best of luck.
    Donna, from the 2011 Scrap Squad.

  28. kwiltnkats says:

    Looking forward to what this group of quilters will come up with! Sandi

  29. Deanna says:

    Jill I know already and she is great! I look forward to getting to know the rest of you. Happy Scrapping!

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