Author Archives: Carolyn

About Carolyn

I'm the Creative Editor for Quiltmaker magazine. I've been quilting for almost 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy scrapbooking, knitting, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.

Exploding Stars

Well, it was that time again—time to design a new block for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 9. I was thinking about what might make a fun block, and then all of a sudden it hit me. Exploding Stars is my … 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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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Confessions

Machine quilting was definitely not in my vocabulary when it started gaining popularity, nor was it on my to-do list. I was a traditionalist, after all. Why would I “ruin” a quilt by machine quilting it? Hand quilting was the … Continue reading

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Big Block Baby Quilts

In each of our 2013 issues, we featured a quilt called a Big Block Baby Quilt. What is a Big Block Baby Quilt you might ask? Basically, just what it sounds like. We looked at each pattern in an issue … Continue reading

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QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Engine Ready block #650

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! Have you picked up your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 7 yet? All of the 100 Blocks issues (can you believe there are 7 so far, and we’re already working on 8!) are full … Continue reading

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Comfort Quilts

Four days after Christmas a dear friend told me her 2-year-old nephew Sam had just been diagnosed with cancer. My heart went out to Sam and his family knowing the long, uncertain road ahead for all of them. I wanted … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 6: Disappearing Act

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the blog tour last week and got to visit with some of our wonderful designers. This week the staff here at Quiltmaker will share thoughts about our blocks, so be sure to check back each … Continue reading

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Berthoud, CO Outdoor Quilt Show

The town of Berthoud, CO is a small community in northern Colorado with a population of less than 10,000 people. On the third Saturday in June, the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show and Historic Home … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 5: Star Glow

I’m always drawn to star blocks, so it seemed natural to design a star for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5. While doodling on graph paper, I played with the idea of different sized stars in the same block and decided … Continue reading

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Fabulous Feet, a Fun Quilt Class with Lynda Howell

When I bought my new sewing machine many years ago, several different sewing machine feet were included. And, yes, basic instructions were included  for how to use them. But I didn’t take the time to learn about them or how … Continue reading

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