Monthly Archives: March 2012

QM Scrap Squad: Jill’s Chain Reaction

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and make their own scrappy versions to inspire you. The featured quilt from the March/April issue is Chain … Continue reading

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A Great Story: Quilts and Heroes

Jennifer Stevens is a current Scrap Squad member, and she is married to a wrestling coach in Hays, Kansas. Jennifer sent me the link to the story below and I think Quilty Pleasures readers will enjoy it. In a time … Continue reading

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Following Up: QM Rocks the Blocks

Yesterday was fun and exciting as we kicked off the sale of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Twenty lucky readers will soon be chosen from here, from Twitter and from Pinterest, and each receives a complimentary copy. Quilts from Quiltmaker’s … Continue reading

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QM Rocks the Blocks: Posts from the Designers

As we celebrate the launch of the premiere issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Block—yes, there will be future issues—some of the designers have been posting about their quilts and blocks. Check out: Sonja Callaghan at Artisania Carolyn Goins at … Continue reading

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QM Rocks the Blocks: Giveaways!

You’re loving Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! Now QM Rocks the Blocks! Today we celebrate (with 20 giveaways!) the newsstand debut of a special issue: Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. We’ve taken great block designs from the first four volumes of 100 … Continue reading

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In a Bind?

On January 1, I did an inventory of my UFOs. I was stunned to discover 43 quilts on the list! Yikes—how did that happen? I’ve pulled a dozen of my favorites with the goal to get these quilted by mid-year. … Continue reading

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A-mazed: The Design Journey from a Block to a Quilt

What do you get when you ask talented designers to create new quilts using any of the blocks published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks? You get 18 spectacular quilts that are fresh, interesting and creative! Now that there are four volumes … Continue reading

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UFO: Conquer or Bust

For a few years I have been teaching a “class” on UFOs (that’s quiltspeak for UnFinished Objects). The idea originated with the organizers of QuiltNebraska here in my home state. To my surprise, the class has been a hit. My … Continue reading

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