Monthly Archives: August 2013

Quilty Highlights from Sept/Oct ’13

If you’re a subscriber to Quiltmaker, by now you’ve probably received your Sept/Oct issue. If you buy QM on the newsstand, look for it locally—it’s one not to miss. Jo’s Pumpkin Patch graces the cover of the issue, with its … Continue reading

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Yoo-gly Fabric Roundup

I have rarely met a fabric I didn’t like. But last week as I was going through some Quilter Piles* at my house, I came across this. I hope I won’t offend anyone if I say I think it’s the … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network: “Happy” Blocks

There’s a new personality and a new video up today on Quiltmaker’s Block Network. Editorial assistant Shayla Wolf demonstrates “Happy,” block #273 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 3. A new episode is posted each week. Included is the free pattern … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Gina’s Quilt of Valor

New month, new Quiltmaker, new Scrap Squad project! The Scrap Squad is a small, select group of Quiltmaker readers who make scrappy versions of one quilt from each regular issue. They’re a talented bunch. For the brand new Sept/Oct issue, … Continue reading

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A Quilt Poem for You

On a recent teaching gig during a class on quilt labels, a student named Imogene shared the following poem with me. I really appreciated its sentiment and would like to share it with you. Although the poem appears in many … Continue reading

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Helping Gudrun Celebrate: Giveaway!

We are so happy to be part of Gudrun Erla’s 10th anniversary celebration today! Gudrun Erla is the creative force behind GE Designs. Quiltmaker has happily published several of Gudrun’s designs. This is Northern Flair, her block from Quiltmaker’s 100 … Continue reading

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False Starts and Lost Causes

Every once in a while I start a quilt that doesn’t go anywhere. It happens for a couple of reasons. The most common problem is that I just don’t enjoy making the blocks or units or whatever is involved. I … Continue reading

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Sponsor Spotlight: Christmas in July and Guidelines4Quilting

Today’s the final day in Quiltmaker’s Christmas in July contest. Many thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded to 10 lucky winners, including a Gammill longarm, 20-yard fabric bundles and more great prizes, including some from today’s sponsor. Today’s … Continue reading

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Sponsor Spotlight: Christmas in July and Madeira

(Please note: This contest is for U.S. readers.) Today’s featured sponsor in Quiltmaker’s Christmas in July contest is Madeira. Madeira makes high quality thread of many types and recently introduced Cotona, a 50-weight premium quilting thread. In developing this new … Continue reading

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Sponsor Spotlight: Christmas in July and Connecting Threads

(Please note: This contest is for U.S. readers.) Just three days left to enter Quiltmaker’s Christmas in July contest. Today we’re featuring industry sponsor Connecting Threads. Each of 10 prize package winners in the contest will receive a $50 gift … Continue reading

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