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.

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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Quilting Together in Chicago recap

I flew out to Chicago last Wednesday to teach, along with 5 other teachers, at our first Quilting Together event. I taught a class called Designing With Log Cabin Blocks. Other classes included a mystery quilt, working with triangles, long-arm … Continue reading

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That’s Me on the Big Screen

No, not really. But it is me filming a quilting video for a dvd series that our company is working on. These pictures were actually taken after the filming was over. I had filmed a video segment previously and this … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Rachel

I had hoped to visit with Rachel Griffith, designer of Coin Collecting in our July/August ’10 issue at Quilt Market in Minneapolis, but unfortunately she wasn’t able to attend. Her quilt did make the trip, however, as it accompanied June … Continue reading

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