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 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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