Author Archives: Carolyn

About Carolyn

I'm the Content Director for Quiltmaker magazine. I'm married with three grown sons and one adorable grandson.I've been quilting for over 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy photography, scrapbooking, knitting, reading and hanging out with friends and family.

Welcome Quiltmaker’s new Associate Editor

It’s rare that positions come open on our editorial staff—we’re fortunate to work with a team of dedicated people who love their jobs! But once in a while things happen, and we find ourselves in need of a new editor. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Mountain Mist Historical Quilts + giveaway

I have always been intrigued with antique quilts and am fortunate to own two of them that have been passed down through my family. Each one has a story to tell, and while I never had the opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure! Let’s Get Started

I have a confession to make. I’m a charm square addict. There, I said it! I’m obsessed with them. Have you fallen in love with these little 5” squares of fabric? Or have you wondered what on earth you would … Continue reading

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Five things happening at Quiltmaker this week

Here’s a sneak peek at the exciting things happening on the Quiltmaker blog this week: #1. Charmed, I’m Sure with Carolyn Beam A new blog series, “Charmed, I’m Sure,” by Content Director Carolyn Beam starts Friday, August 4th. Have you … Continue reading

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Wanderlust with Bonnie Hunter – new online quilt course

Today we’re pleased to welcome Quiltville’s Bonnie Hunter as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! She’s going to tell us all about her new Wanderlust online course: Have you registered for my Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 30 + Giveaway

Hi – here we are halfway through October. The leaves have turned their autumn colors here in Colorado and are starting to fall from the trees. Although we have had some warm days, the cooler weather is definitely keeping me … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 29

Hi Everyone, Welcome to October. Are you finding more time to sew? Our 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along is coming along nicely! All the blocks in our 100 Blocks Sampler have come from different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and have been … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 28

Hi Everyone, Welcome back to our 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. Hard to believe September is almost over! Where has the time gone?? Instead of showing all three quilts in one photo, I wanted to include the individual photos today … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 27

Hi Everyone, Fall is definitely in the air in Colorado–beautiful colors and cooler evenings. It won’t be long before we have a blanket of snow on the ground–perfect weather for sewing! Thank you for joining us on our 100 Blocks … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 26

Hi! Welcome back to our 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. We’re moving right along into the second half of our blocks. All the blocks in our 100 Blocks Sampler have come from different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and have been reduced … Continue reading

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