Monthly Archives: June 2012

Welcome, Peanut Patch!

Now that we’re well into our second year of QM’s Patch Pals, it almost feels like each new design deserves a birth announcement. Announcing the Arrival of Peanut Patch Date: July/August ’12 Proud Parents: Denise Starck and the QM Staff … Continue reading

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Extended Quilt Class: Highly Recommended

Have you ever taken a multi-day quilt class? I took my first one last week, and it was spectacular! I went to the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area and spent five blissful days with nine other quilters, a fabulous cook named Tina … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Vol. 5: Gallery Show in Golden, CO

Quilts made by some of the 100 Blocks Vol. 5 Designers and Block Testers are now hanging in our office lobby. If you’re in the metro Denver area, or have summer plans that bring you this way, you’re invited to … Continue reading

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We’ve Come a Long Way!

My first quilting class back in 1990 required many tools. Since I’d been sewing for years, I already had these: a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies (like needles, a seam ripper, scissors, pins, tape measure, and a foot for the … Continue reading

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Wool Applique

Last month for our Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5 blog tour, I shared my “Some-Bunny” block, made with wool applique. Some of you expressed interest in learning how to do wool applique, so I pulled together a wool applique tutorial … Continue reading

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July/August Quiltmaker Highlights

The July/August issue of Quiltmaker is out and it’s a beauty. This issue is partly focused on applique. No matter what your skill level or what type of applique you prefer, there’s something for you! Maybe you’ll try your hand … Continue reading

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Stepping Outside the Block

We all love quilting, right? It’s a wonderful way to express our creativity, learn something new, try something different. But it’s probably not your only creative, crafty outlet, am I right? I think by nature, quilters tend to be creative … Continue reading

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Mugs! Books! Giveaways!

Just a few days left to enter our giveaway for your chance to win a pair of 100 Blocks mugs from Volumes 1 and 2, and a copy of our new book with Martingale, 200 Blocks from Quiltmaker Magazine. This … Continue reading

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