Monthly Archives: July 2012

QM Scrap Squad: Jill’s Old “Gory”

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. Old Glory by Margie Ullery appears in the July/August … Continue reading

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UFOs: List and Analyze

This is Part 1 of an informal series on UFOs (UnFinished Objects). Most of us have them. Some of us are plagued by them. Almost everyone would prefer to have fewer of them. TACKLE YOUR UFOs So where do you … Continue reading

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UFO: UnFinished Object

UFO Let’s talk about UFOs. (That’s quiltspeak for UnFinished Object; in other words, a quilt project you started but never finished.) Several years ago, the committee for QuiltNebraska (a statewide summer event) had an idea: offer a class on UFOs.  … Continue reading

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Great Books from C&T Giveaway!

A box of books from C&T Publishing arrived not long ago. There are some real keepers. Let me tell you about them and then we’ll give each copy to a lucky Quilty Pleasures reader.   Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! has … Continue reading

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Walkabout Retreat and History Center

A few weeks ago I drove the six hours south to Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas for a class on making Pine Burr quilts with Jean Ayres.   Jean was delightful and the class was fun and informative, but … Continue reading

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We’re Missing Winners! Check Your E-Mail!

You may know that for each volume of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, we award the actual blocks made by designers to lucky winners who enter the block giveaway contest. We recently completed the Volume 5 contest, but there are five winners … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Bonnie’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 … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: More Giveaway Tops

The July/August issue of Quiltmaker features eight quilt tops in holiday fabrics. They are the color options for eight different projects in the issue.   Each quilt top will be part of a great prize package in our Christmas in … Continue reading

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KC Star Book Reviews

A recent box from the folks at Kansas City Star Quilts was filled with treasures: books I have thoroughly enjoyed reading. You’ll want to take a look at today’s featured title.   Nancy and Oliver Rink have put together a … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Cathy’s “Autumn 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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