Quiltmaker’s May/June Highlights

We got a blast of snow overnight here in Colorado, so we’re more excited than ever about the spring and summer mood of our brand new issue. May/June will be in subscriber’s mailboxes soon and on the newsstand by April 10. I’ll share some highlights with you over the next week.

QM10512 Quiltmakers May/June Highlights

Three quilts for sports lovers are included in this issue. Sonja Callaghan is back with whimsical foundation-pieced sneakers on I Love My All Stars.

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I Love My All Stars, designed by Sonja Callaghan, sewn by Paula Stoddard, quilted by Donna Smith. Appears in Quiltmaker May/June '12.

Wouldn’t this be a great throw for any teen who loves to play? The 52″ x 59.5″ throw size is perfect, and the fabrics could be more masculine or more feminine, as you wish.

Skateboarding is wildly popular these days and we have a quilt to match. QM’s Graphic Designer Denise Starck came up with Kickflip in a twin size.

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Kickflip, designed and made by Denise Starck. Fabric by Quilting Treasures plus scraps.

Use bold prints for some skateboards and add piecing to others.

kickflipflat Quiltmakers May/June HighlightsI know my son would love this, even though he’s already 23, and I’m sure Denise’s 10-year-old son will latch right on to it also.

And if you’re traditionally All-American and have a baseball player, Batter Up might be just the ticket. It’s also sized for a twin bed, and was designed by Jocelyn Ueng.

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Batter Up, designed by Jocelyn Ueng, sewn by Kimberly Jolly, quilted by Maggi Honeyman. Fabrics from Robert Kaufman.

Whatever sports your summer holds, we hope one of these designs will work for you!

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More May/June highlights in the days to come, plus a new Scrap Squad quilt with fabulous results.

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: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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One Response to Quiltmaker’s May/June Highlights

  1. Claudia says:

    I love the sneakers. Is it suitable for a Project Linus quilt?

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