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.

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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100 Blocks Volume 3: Tweet Street

Hi Everyone: I hope you’re enjoying our 100 Blocks Volume 3 blog tour. It has been so much fun going to all of the different designers’ sites. Today’s my day on the blog to share my block with you. I … Continue reading

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Secret Window Quilt-Along

The Debbie Caffrey mystery quilt-along, Secret Window,  is just getting under way with part 1 in our May/June ’11 issue. I wanted to share my fabric choices with you. I’m working with Bella by Possibilities for Quilting Treasures. We’re calling … Continue reading

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Oops! We goofed.

There is an error in Jasmine Star, Jan/Feb ’11. Block V should be trimmed to 11″ x 11″ (as shown in the diagram) and not to 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ as written in the pattern. We regret the error. … Continue reading

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Jennifer Chiaverini Visits Quiltmaker

We were thrilled late last year when New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini of the Elm Creek Quilts novels submitted a block for our newsstand special 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, Volume 3. This issue goes onsale May … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Pattern – Stocking

As of 7 weeks ago, I have a new grandson. Parker Stephen Beam was born 10/24/10, bringing much joy to our entire family. He needed a stocking to go with the ones I made for the rest of his family. … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Vol. 2: May Flowers

I design on paper. I doodle, not really knowing where it’s going to take me, and sometimes I come up with something I like. That’s how I designed May Flowers. I’m intrigued by blocks with partial seams—they’re easy to sew … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt 2010 Sponsor: Sulky of America

We’re having a contest called Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt, and today we’re featuring contest sponsor Sulky of America. Look through their website for a Treasure Hunt button (shown below). Click on the button on their website for an entry form and … Continue reading

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Anita’s Arrowhead Staff Challenge: Moda Fabrics

The Nov/Dec ’10 issue of Quiltmaker features a clever technique from Anita Grossman Solomon in a block called Anita’s Arrowhead. Our staff was eager to try it out. Each staff member chose Christmas fabrics from one manufacturer to make a … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt 2010 Sponsor: Fat Quarter Shop

We’re having a contest called Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt, and today we’re featuring contest sponsor Fat Quarter Shop. Look through their website for a Treasure Hunt button, click on the button for an entry form for a chance to win. They … Continue reading

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