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.

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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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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