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.

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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Hidden Treasure, Behind the Design

We planned to have a focus on pieced borders in our March/April ’12 issue. To me, pieced borders add a lot of interest to a quilt, and I wanted to design a quilt for this issue. Here’s my “Hidden Treasure.” … Continue reading

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Guess Who I Saw?

Several of the Quiltmaker staff were in Houston for International Quilt Market recently. We each had a different agenda—I got to visit with designers. It’s nice to reconnect with designers from past issues of Quiltmaker and QM’s 100 Blocks, but … Continue reading

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Pin It!

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of different pins—from quilt shows, different guilds I’ve belonged to—you name it, I’ve got a pin from it. Right now, they’re sitting in a plastic bag, neatly tucked away in a drawer. I’ve always … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 4: Guiding Light

Welcome to day 5 of our 100 Blocks, Volume 4 blog tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing the different designer’s blogs throughout the week. We certainly have a lot of talented designers in this issue. A little bit about my … Continue reading

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Visiting Anita plus Giveaway

It’s always a pleasure working with Anita Grossman Solomon. I love her simplified techniques for making blocks. I’ve made all 3 of her patterns that we’ve published in the last few years, Super-Sized Nine Patch in May/June ’06, Anita’s Arrowhead … Continue reading

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Debbie Caffrey Interview and Secret Window, Part 2

We are having so much fun with Debbie Caffrey’s Secret Window mystery quilt. I love seeing how Paula’s and Denise’s quilts are coming along and how different each of ours looks! How is your quilt coming along? Here are my … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Recap, Part 2

Salt Lake City is a beautiful city. The weather was gorgeous Saturday morning, and I decided to take a walk outside before heading to the convention center. Our hotel was a block away from Temple Square, one of Utah’s number … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Recap, Part 1

It’s been a busy few days! I left last Thursday for Quilt Market, the wholesale trade show sponsored by Quilts, Inc., in Salt Lake City. There were over 1000 booths with fabric manufacturers, pattern designers, notions companies and more. It’s … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy: Water Lilies

Do you ever work on a quilt and think “This is so much fun!” Granted, most of the quilts I make are fun, but I have to admit that some parts do get tedious. Well, that didn’t happen with Water … Continue reading

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