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.

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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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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