Yearly Archives: 2014

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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QM Scrap Squad: Buff’s Summer Love

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

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Happy; Giveaway!

Almost from the first moment I started quilting, I realized it was good for my soul. I love that it makes me smile and I really love it when I see some fabric or a quilt and I catch my … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Meet Deonn Stott, Designer of Sheep Shape

Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is winging its way to subscribers and newsstands now. On the cover is Sheep Shape designed by Deonn Stott and made in fabrics from Riley Blake Designs. This quilt is rated “easy”, and in a post later … Continue reading

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Where I Spent National Quilting Day

I’m lucky to live in a place where quilting is alive and well. So I could think of no better place to spend National Quilting Day on March 15 than Quilt House, home to the International Quilt Study Center and … Continue reading

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Search Tips for Quilters

Here’s something you need to know if you’re a quilter and you use the internet. There is an easy way that you can find a boatload of inspiration for your quilts. It’s really simple: Use Google to search specifically for … Continue reading

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One Scrappy Story

I finished piecing a 90″ x 90″ scrap quilt last week, and soon it will head off to the quilter. This quilt and I had a love-hate relationship from the get-go. I blogged about its birth in a post called … Continue reading

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QM Tips: Keep Fusible Applique Soft

Garden Waltz is a quilt designed by Nancy Mahoney and patterned in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 edition. It’s a beautiful quilt with some really eye-catching applique. The large applique patches  can become stiff, though, if you apply … Continue reading

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