Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fabric Design Contest: Robert Kaufman, Spoonflower

There’s a tremendously exciting contest going on right now! The folks at Robert Kaufman Fabrics have teamed up with Spoonflower for a fabric design competition called Fabric8. You can submit one fabric design for a chance to win a fabric … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Donna’s Ladder of Success

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 May/June issue is Ladder … Continue reading

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Marie Bostwick: Path to Cobbled Court Giveaway

Quiltmaker recently had the pleasure of getting acquainted with Marie Bostwick, author of the Cobbled Court series of novels. Marie’s books often include a quilt theme or tie-in, and she herself is a quilter who is always up to something … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt: a Productive Winner

Roxann Connor was one of QM’s Treasure Hunt 2011 winners. She’s been busy since she received her prize and sent us this photo. Roxann writes: And what a lovely prize package it was! I thought you might like to see … Continue reading

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Sulky Thread Giveaway: Round Two

Quiltmaker is happy to partner with Sulky for the second in a five-part thread giveaway. (Part 1 winners are listed at the end of this post.)   You’ll learn more about thread and have many chances to win a great … Continue reading

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Melissa’s Ladder of Success

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 May/June issue is Ladder … Continue reading

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Get Out of the Box, Beyond the Block

I haven’t taken a quilting class in a long time (mostly due to lack of time!), however, when I saw that my local state guild, Colorado Quilting Council, was hosting Jean Wells for a lecture and workshop, I signed up … Continue reading

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My Easter Dress from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

One of the most inventive blocks we’ve ever selected for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is My Easter Dress, designed by Sonja Callaghan and appearing in 100 Blocks Volume 3. Sonja has since designed several quilts for us and we’re always delighted … Continue reading

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Easter Baskets

While looking for Easter quilts this week, I found a wonderful spring-like version of Quiltmaker’s Flip Flop Baskets from the March/April ’10 issue. This quilt was made by Stephanie Hinsvark from Hillsboro, Oregon. I really like the addition of the … Continue reading

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Fabulous Feet, a Fun Quilt Class with Lynda Howell

When I bought my new sewing machine many years ago, several different sewing machine feet were included. And, yes, basic instructions were included  for how to use them. But I didn’t take the time to learn about them or how … Continue reading

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