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.

Charmed, I’m Sure – Free pattern with lots of variations + giveaway

Hi! Welcome back to Charmed, I’m Sure. I’ve been sharing lots of tips and patterns with you for different ways to use these addicting little 5” squares of fabric—and there’s a lot more to come. The pattern I’m sharing with … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure – Easy Triangles – Free pattern

Hi, welcome back! I hope you had fun with the Stacked Bricks Halloween quilt from last time. Did you make one? Did you use the pattern with different fabrics? I’d love to see your charm square quilt creations! Please send … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure – Free Pattern + Giveaway

Well, hello! Welcome back to Charmed, I’m Sure. I hope you’re getting inspired to collect and use charm squares. And I hope, like me, you find these little treasures hard to resist! Halloween seems to be on our minds lately. … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure – Exchange with your friends + free block pattern

Hi! Welcome back! Did you work on cutting your scraps into charm squares? It’s amazing how fast your charms can grow. One thing I wanted to share with you today is how to organize a charm square exchange with your … Continue reading

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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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