Monthly Archives: August 2012

Back to School Party Preparations

Quiltmaker is having a Back to School Party and you’re invited! Come sew with us! Each weekday from Sept. 10 to 14, please join us here on Quilty Pleasures for a free quilt pattern in bite-size morsels, tips and techniques … Continue reading

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Hexagons and a Giveaway!

It seems like many quilters have a go with hexagons at some point. I have an ongoing hexagon project based on an antique quilt I saw in a book.   It’s been years and the end is nowhere in sight, … Continue reading

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Why Quilts Matter

Last week I reviewed the documentary “Why Quilts Matter” and asked readers to tell us why quilts matter to them. The responses were heartwarming and inspirational! If you missed the review, you’ll find it here: Why Quilts Matter review Now … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party 2012

Friday afternoon seems like a good time to talk about something really fun!   You are invited to join us for Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party Sept. 10–14. We’ll post a free quilt pattern in bite-size morsels (one step a … Continue reading

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Announcing QM Rocks the Blocks: Fall ’12

Please join us Tuesday, September 4 for a special one-day event as QM Rocks the Blocks! Help us celebrate the release of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’12. We’ll have many ways to win and we’ll give away 20 … Continue reading

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Why Quilts Matter: A Documentary; Giveaway!

I spent time over the weekend watching all nine episodes of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. Presented by The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. and Executive Producer and host Shelly Zegart, Why Quilts Matter presents a wonderful overview of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nancy Mahoney on Block Party, Giveaway!

Today’s post is written by well-known designer, author and teacher Nancy Mahoney, who blogs here and regularly posts free patterns. Nancy is a QM 100 Blocks designer and joined us recently in Williamsburg as a teacher for Quiltmaker‘s Block Party. … Continue reading

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Pattern Corrections

We had a rough day at Quiltmaker last week. We learned that the pull-out pattern section for our Sept/Oct ’12 issue (No. 147) was printed at 97% of its correct size. And then it got worse. We determined that the … Continue reading

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QM’s Block Party: Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times best-selling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series of novels, was our keynote speaker on Friday night at Quiltmaker‘s recent Block Party in Williamsburg. She shared her journey as a quiltmaker and author. She never … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Jennifer’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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