Meeting Denyse Schmidt

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July/August 2012 Quiltmaker

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.

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You might remember this line from several years back. A lot of people loved its retro feel. In fact they loved it so much, they clamored—and FreeSpirit decided to reprint it.

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We were very excited at International Quilt Market when we got to meet and chat with Denyse Schmidt.

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Designer Denyse Schmidt shows off the July/August issue of Quiltmaker with Editor-in-Chief June Dudley.

She was happy to see the cover quilt, which we named Flea Market Flowers. It was designed by Gayla Nielsen from South Jordan, Utah. Gayla is mom to 100 Blocks designer Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts.

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Flea Market Flowers is the cover quilt on the July/August Quiltmaker.

This is a throw-size quilt measuring 60″ x 84″. The piecing is easy, and the applique is fused and then blanket stitched by machine. A blanket stitch looks like this:

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Here’s a machine blanket stitch used on Kay Mackenzie’s block in Volume 5 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

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Machine blanket stitch used on Kay Mackenzie's block, Sitting Pretty, from Volume 5 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

If Flea Market Flowers is your cup of tea, we have kits available for a limited time.

14073 pattern img Meeting Denyse SchmidtSnatch one up because we don’t think they’ll last!



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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One Response to Meeting Denyse Schmidt

  1. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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