Author Archives: Denise Starck

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.

Outstretched: Quilt Design Adventure

A while back, I saw a picture of a quilt with elongated shapes in it and it piqued my interest. Could I take one of the blocks from the 900 we’ve published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vols. 1-9 and stretch … Continue reading

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Traffic Chopper Overhead

Traffic Chopper is the latest block in my collection of vehicle blocks for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. You can see my previous blocks, Bus Stop from Vol. 7, Rescue No. 1  from Vol. 6 or Mixmaster from Vol. 8. All of … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Bright… and Modern… and…

geometric and… Okay, I’ll stop there. I really am drawn to a wide variety of designs, although I don’t think I’ll ever be accused of being a traditional quilter. While I have a great appreciation for traditional designs, it’s just … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Machine Quilting Lessons

My first quilt was a sampler of all of the blocks I had made during a class at my local quilt store. My mother, an experienced quilter, suggested I finish it and give it to my grandmother as a gift. … Continue reading

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Triple Delight

Do you have your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 8 yet? If not, then maybe our trio of blocks will inspire you to get your very own copy. Today 3 of our staff, Denise, Paula and Carolyn, are sharing … Continue reading

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Quilted Inspiration

In June of this year, I had the opportunity to visit the International Quilt Festival of Ireland with my mother, Beverly Holdren. For a little quilted inspiration, today I’m sharing some images from that show with you. The show was … Continue reading

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QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Bus Stop block #696

Do you have your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7 yet? If not, maybe this cute block will entice you to pick up a copy. It’s called “Bus Stop” and is the next vehicle in my fleet (click here … Continue reading

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UFO Update

So it’s been almost a full year since I took a class from Jean Wells and learned to “Get Out of the Box.” You can read about the class in my blog post here. I really enjoyed the free-form piecing … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Vol. 6: Rescue No. 1

Today is a special day! The latest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks is officially on sale! You can purchase your very own print copy here or for those who can’t wait for it to be delivered, you can purchase a … Continue reading

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Making Moose Tracks

This week we launched our latest issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. We are so excited about the variety of fantastic quilts in this issue. You can check out all the projects in this issue in the online Table … Continue reading

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