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.

Quilt Colorado and Quiltmaker

Every two years, the Colorado Quilting Council hosts a multi-day symposium called Quilt Colorado. I am fortunate to be a member of this wonderful statewide guild and have volunteered on the committee for several years. Earlier this month Quilt Colorado … Continue reading

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Stepping Outside the Block

We all love quilting, right? It’s a wonderful way to express our creativity, learn something new, try something different. But it’s probably not your only creative, crafty outlet, am I right? I think by nature, quilters tend to be creative … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 5: Triangle Tracks

I decided my ensemble was complete with the design of my last block, Hat’s Off, which appeared in 100 Blocks, Volume 4. It was time for something new for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5 and I decided a pieced block … Continue reading

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Get Out of the Box, Beyond the Block

I haven’t taken a quilting class in a long time (mostly due to lack of time!), however, when I saw that my local state guild, Colorado Quilting Council, was hosting Jean Wells for a lecture and workshop, I signed up … Continue reading

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Growing a Garden…

…Quiltmaker’s Garden that is! In our March/April ’12 issue on newsstands and at now, we unveiled our 30th anniversary quilt. It’s a beauty and we just love it! QM’s editor-in-chief, June Dudley wanted something special to commemorate this milestone, … Continue reading

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It’s Sew LEGO®

I’m sure many of you have heard about Pinterest and wasted whiled away many an hour perusing the ideas and inspiration out there. Quiltmaker has it’s own set of Pinterest boards that you can check out to see what inspires … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 4: Hat’s Off

You know how some people are “hat people”? You know, those people who look really cute in casual ball caps, fancy Easter hats or some other stylish hat? Not me. I’ve never been able to pull off wearing a hat … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt 2011 Sponsor: Handi Quilter

Each day in October we’ll feature one industry sponsor who is partnering with us for Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt. You’ll find all the details on our Treasure Hunt page. Today’s featured Treasure Hunt sponsor is Handi Quilter. Handi Quilter is the … Continue reading

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Colorado Capitol Quilt Show

Here in Colorado, our statewide guild, Colorado Quilting Council, sponsors an exhibit at the state capitol in odd-numbered years; a tradition that began in 1989. This exhibit is a showcase for Colorado quilters and quilts. It is a spectacular sight … Continue reading

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Italian Inspiration

I recently spent 2 weeks in Northern Italy with my family and my parents. We flew into Milan and spent time in Varese (near Lake Maggiore), Venice, Maranello (at the Ferrari museum), Lucca, Pisa, and Florence. Yes I know, you … Continue reading

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