Monthly Archives: August 2012

Guest Post: Monique Dillard on Block Party

Today’s post is written by Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts. Monique is a QM 100 Blocks designer and joined us recently in Williamsburg as a teacher for Quiltmaker‘s Block Party. We just got back from a fun-filled retreat in … Continue reading

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PFAFF ambition 1.5: We Have a Winner!

One of the really fun things that happened at Quiltmaker‘s Block Party in Williamsburg is that we got to give away a sewing machine! And not just any sewing machine! PFAFF generously donated an ambition 1.5 with an MSRP of … Continue reading

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Introducing Hoo Patch

I’m pleased to introduce Quilty Pleasures readers to the newest member of the Patch Pals Collection.   His name is Hoo Patch and he appears in the brand new Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker. In case you’re a new reader, below … Continue reading

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Block Party at Williamsburg: Quick Glimpse

Wow! We had a great time at Quiltmaker‘s Block Party in Williamsburg, Virginia last week with about 120 quilters, eight teachers and six staff members.   People were greeted at registration with our Block Party tote bag filled with goodies … Continue reading

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Tips for Foundation Piecing: How to Paper Piece a Quilt Block

In the September/October ’12 issue of Quiltmaker, we focus on foundation piecing. You’ll find the innovative Pile O’ Leaves from Caroline Reardon, the more traditional quilt Faith, Hope & Love by Carolyn McCormick and Sonja Callaghan’s whimsical quilt project, Did … Continue reading

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The Day I Made a Bag

Working here at Quiltmaker is really fun because we get to see and try so many new things. I’ve learned new techniques, tried new patterns, and had to go WAY out of my comfort zone to try, test and write … Continue reading

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A Grand Juxtaposition

I spent a few days last week teaching at QuiltNebraska, an annual summer event. While I was there, I had an interesting experience. It was at first perplexing, then thought provoking. I’m not sure how to write about it, but … Continue reading

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Quilt Colorado and Quiltmaker

Every two years, the Colorado Quilting Council hosts a multi-day symposium called Quilt Colorado. I am fortunate to be a member of this wonderful statewide guild and have volunteered on the committee for several years. Earlier this month Quilt Colorado … Continue reading

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