Monthly Archives: February 2014

QM Scrap Squad: Nadia Wilson’s “Butterfly Garden”

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of readers who take one predetermined pattern from each issue and make scrappy versions to inspire other readers. We feature a new Scrap Squad quilt almost every week. QM created the Scrap Squad … Continue reading

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My First Quilt

Hello Quilty friends, I am Kelly Eisinger, editorial assistant and newest member of the Quiltmaker team. Here at Quiltmaker I am in charge of taking care of the many ins and outs of our production to keep everything running smoothly. If … Continue reading

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Applique, Blog Tour, Giveaway!

Today it’s our privilege to take part in a blog tour celebrating The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick, just out from our friends at Stash Books. But first I want to tell you about Jenifer’s connection to Quiltmaker: She … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Summer Love by Margaret Kennedy

Quiltmaker is pleased to begin a new series of Scrap Squad posts with a brand new Scrap Squad for 2014. Only six readers are on this year’s team, but already they are proving to be a top-notch group of quilters! … Continue reading

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Doing a Mother-Daughter Square Dance

The mother-daughter team of Jo and Kelli Kramer is responsible for Square Dance, a scrappy design that’s great for using up leftovers from other projects. I wanted to know more about the Kramers from Waucoma, Iowa, so I asked, and … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Quiltmaker

Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to enjoy some heart quilts, doesn’t it? Each quilt is linked to where it appears online. This has to be one of the best heart quilt designs ever! It’s by Amy Ellis and … Continue reading

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New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Light, bright, airy—and full of fun! The new March/April ’14 issue of Quiltmaker is all of these and more. Let’s look at some highlights. Need an easy baby quilt? Sprinkles fits the bill. This fat-quarter friendly pattern would also be … Continue reading

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Improve Your Machine Quilting!

Quiltmaker is focused on machine quilting in 2014! • Would you like to know more about machine quilting? • Would you like to improve your skills? • Would you like to use your home machine to finish quilts beautifully? Let … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Messiness

When Diane asked us to plan a blog post about our early machine quilting experiences, my first response was “Nooooooo!” Really??? My first machine quilting (and all my early quilting) experiences were so, well, messy. Here’s my story in a … Continue reading

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Jumping on the Bonnie Bandwagon: Giveaway!

Let’s have a giveaway! Bonnie Hunter is having a giveaway of Quiltmaker’s March/April issue over at Quiltville, so it’s a perfect time for us to do the same. But let’s sweeten the pot. We’ll also throw in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks … Continue reading

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