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.

100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 2

Hi! Welcome back. Did you get block 1 finished? We’re all set to make block 2—Village Square, block #967 from QM’s 100 Blocks, vol. 10, designed by Mickey Depre. As a refresher, here are the three versions of the 100 … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 1

Welcome to Block 1 in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. I’m excited to have you join us! Here’s a little bit about what to expect as we sew along on this year-long journey to make this wonderful quilt. … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: November’s Friendship Stars

Welcome back to QM Bitty Blocks! I’m happy to share November’s Bitty Block with you—a 3″ Friendship Star. These are so cute! Just like all of the other Bitty Blocks we’ve given the patterns for, these are so addictive—I can’t … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Online Scrap Course + A Discount!

All of my quilting friends know that I’m a huge fan of Bonnie Hunter. I was introduced to Bonnie and her scrappy quilts many years ago and have used her Scrap User’s System and Leaders and Enders method for years. … Continue reading

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Gudrun Erla online course

If you’re like me, the time I find to squeeze quilting into my life is precious. Given a choice, I’d spend all day, every day happily sewing away in my studio. Unfortunately, that’s not reality! I’m always on the lookout … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker Reader Favorites – Giveaway

Have you heard? Quiltmaker has a brand new, never before seen issue that goes onsale today, and we are really excited about it! Quiltmaker Reader Favorites is the very first issue with some of  YOUR favorite quilt patterns that have been … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker and the Christmas in July Contest

(Please note: The Christmas in July contest is for U.S. readers only.) Our annual Christmas in July contest is open and you could be one of the eight lucky winners! Eight winners! Two grand prize winners! One grand prize winner will … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: Flying Geese Pinwheels

By Carolyn Beam, Quiltmaker Content Director I’m excited to share April’s QM Bitty Block with you. I hope you’re having as much fun sewing these little treasures as I am. In case you’re new to Bitty Blocks, these little blocks … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Chevron Quilt—Free Pattern

I’ve seen lots of different chevron quilt designs with many unique variations. When I was looking for a quilt pattern to use for my grandson’s quilt, I decided I liked the simplicity of a chevron quilt using rectangles. The one … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt Starts Jan. 1

Happy Holidays! And welcome to Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt We’re excited to bring you Quiltmaker’s first New Year’s mystery quilt, Auld Lang Stitches—an online exclusive for our readers. Here you can find yardage requirements and color ideas for your quilt. … Continue reading

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