Monthly Archives: April 2014

Being New at a Quilt Guild

Someone asked recently for permission to distribute the following post to their quilt group. It made me think it would be worth reposting today. It’s good food for thought—and if you’re not in a quilt group of some kind, I … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I love Scrappy

When I thought about my quilting style and what it is, my first thought was traditional. Most of the quilts I design and sew are based on traditional blocks. As I went back and looked at my quilts, I realized … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Bunny Quilts

Easter seems linked to rabbits, doesn’t it? I spotted this guy on Pinterest and followed the links. He’s by a talented artist named Salley Mavor at Wee Folk Studio. You may enjoy her work—I was totally inspired. She makes amazing … Continue reading

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Star Trek Sewing: Captions by You

We posted this photo on Facebook last month and asked readers to write a caption for it. I did some research on the character because I don’t know much about Star Trek. His name was Jean-Luc Picard and he was … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Louisa’s Mountain Summer

Quilts from the Scrap Squad continue today with another scrappy rendition of a design in Quiltmaker’s May/June issue, on newsstands now. Grab it while it’s hot. The Quiltmaker Scrap Squad is a select group of six QM readers who take … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Bright… and Modern… and…

geometric and… Okay, I’ll stop there. I really am drawn to a wide variety of designs, although I don’t think I’ll ever be accused of being a traditional quilter. While I have a great appreciation for traditional designs, it’s just … Continue reading

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Books by 100 Blocks Designers, Giveaway!

We’re just one month away from the appearance of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9. It’s a good time to review a variety of quilt books by 100 Blocks designers and give them away to lucky Quilty Pleasures readers. Colorful Star … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Giveaway!

Our friend and QM columnist Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame is hosting a giveaway you won’t want to miss. Up for grabs are Bonnie’s new book from Kansas City Star Quilts, More Adventures with Leaders and Enders, and a copy … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Purple Ribbons by Margaret Kennedy

Today we start a new group of quilts from the QM Scrap Squad. The ink is still wet on the May/June issue so we’re excited to see what the Scrap Squad has already cooked up. If you’re unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

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Meet Deonn, Designer of Sheep Shape, Part 2

If you missed it, see Part 1 of Meet Deonn Stott, Designer of Sheep Shape. (There’s an active giveaway still going on there, too!) We’ve been chatting with Deonn Stott, designer of the cover quilt Sheep Shape from Quiltmaker’s May/June … Continue reading

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