Monthly Archives: June 2012

AccuQuilt’s Unveiling Event

It was a fun party atmosphere last week at AccuQuilt’s new corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. I spent some time with Lynn Gibney, AccuQuilt’s Director of Marketing, who showed me around the facility.   Just off of and clearly visible … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Jackie’s Old Glory

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 Scrap Squad project from the July/August issue of … Continue reading

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Learning about “Line”

_____________________________________________________________ Line is one of the elements of art. I started thinking about line during a retreat with Mary Lou Weidman a few weeks ago. _____________________________________________________________ We were considering the piece I was working on, and Mary Lou explained something … Continue reading

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Meeting Denyse Schmidt

The cover quilt on the July/August issue of Quiltmaker is made from a fabric line called Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt for FreeSpirit. You might remember this line from several years back. A lot of people loved its retro … Continue reading

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Cool Tool Giveaway

Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches is a QM 100 Blocks designer. In Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5, Kari designed Block #424, Blooming Bias Baskets. Not long ago, Kari sent me a product to try. It’s her Clearly Perfect Angles … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Designer Ann Weber

International Quilt Market is a wonderful chance to meet others in the quilt industry, and when I attended the Kansas City event in May, my focus was on meeting people who had designs in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Today I’d like … Continue reading

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Berthoud, CO Outdoor Quilt Show

The town of Berthoud, CO is a small community in northern Colorado with a population of less than 10,000 people. On the third Saturday in June, the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show and Historic Home … Continue reading

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Review: OttLite 3-in-1 Craft Lamp

The folks at OttLite have a definite winner in their 3-in-1 Craft Lamp. I’ve been using it next to the sewing chair in my living room for several months and I love it. It also works great near the sewing … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Garden Butterfly Block

Peg Spradlin is responsible for making many of the quilts you see in QM’s pages. Peg has sewn for us and our sister publications for many years. She’s a master.   We asked Peg to share tips she found helpful … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Mel’s Old Glory Rendition

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. Today we’re kicking off a new Scrap Squad project. … Continue reading

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