Monthly Archives: January 2013

QM’s 2013 Scrap Squad: Part 1

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of eight readers who take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire others. Today I’m pleased to introduce four members of the 2013 Scrap Squad. In the weeks … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Jill’s Caribbean Vacation

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and create their own scrappy versions to inspire you. This quilt is found on the cover of the … Continue reading

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Think Spring! QM’s March/April Issue

It’s always nice to think about the end of winter and the coming of spring, and the March/April ’13 issue of Quiltmaker will help you do just that. It’s arriving in mailboxes now and will be in stores by next … Continue reading

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The Quilt with a Mind of Its Own

This year’s QM staff challenge was based on the book Surprise Yourself! by Charlotte Angotti and Debbie Caffrey. We could use four basic units for these quilts: Four Patch, half- and quarter-square triangles and Flying Geese; we could add squares … Continue reading

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QM Staff Challenge

Every year our staff holds a challenge. The rules are different each time. This year’s challenge was based on the book Surprise Yourself! by Debbie Caffrey and Charlotte Angotti. The authors were invited to sew along with us. We saw … Continue reading

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Big Block Baby Quilts: A New Idea

It’s always fun to brainstorm with other staff members here at Quiltmaker. The ideas begin to flow and grow and pretty soon we have a whole long list. There are always more ideas than there is time and manpower but … Continue reading

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A Challenge: Charlotte Angotti Surprises Herself!

Yesterday we shared here about Debbie Caffrey’s design process during Quiltmaker‘s annual staff challenge. Today we’re featuring a quilt by Charlotte Angotti, who co-authored the book on which our challenge was based. Surprise Yourself! follows co-authors Charlotte and Debbie as … Continue reading

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A Challenge: Debbie Caffrey Surprises Herself!

We always look forward to Quiltmaker‘s annual staff challenge because you never know what the challenge will entail. This year’s theme was Surprise Yourself!, based on the book of the same name by Charlotte Angotti and Debbie Caffrey. Surprise Yourself! … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Bonnie’s Caribbean Vacation

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and create their own scrappy versions to inspire you.   This quilt is found on the cover of … Continue reading

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A Chat with Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times

The Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker, on newsstands now, features Dawn and Dusk, designed and made by Judy Laquidara. You may know Judy from her popular blog, Patchwork Times. She has 21 free quilt patterns there and this one is my … Continue reading

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