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.

Summer Secret Window, Part 2

Now that summer has officially arrived here in the U.S., I am really feeling my Summer version of  Debbie Caffrey’s Secret Window mystery quilt! This Simple Pleasures collection by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics is just so refreshing and I’m … Continue reading

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QM Facebook Fun

Social media, such as Facebook, has really become a huge part of how society interacts with one another. We reconnect with old friends, stay in touch with family, support favorite causes or follow companies that we like. Here at Quiltmaker, … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag

I can’t believe Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 3 is almost here! You will just LOVE the variety of blocks that appear in this issue. There are several that I want to make. Many of you may remember my block from … Continue reading

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Secret Window Summer Version

Have you started your mystery quilt?! Part 1 of the Debbie Caffrey mystery, Secret Window, has just been revealed in our May/June ’11 issue and there is still time to join our online quilt-along over at Quilter’s Club of America. … Continue reading

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Patch Pals Border Swap

When we introduced the Patch Pals Collection in our Jan/Feb ’11 issue, we wanted these playful characters to be easy-to-piece and simply made from squares and a few triangles. The crib quilts in this collection are all the same size … Continue reading

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Retreat Recap

Last week Diane blogged about her dilemma of what to bring on a quilt retreat. Me, I never have a problem deciding what to bring – it’s more what NOT to bring so I don’t overload the car! Let me … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Vol. 2: Shoe Boxes

As you get to know me, one thing you soon learn is that I have a thing for shoes. It’s all my mother’s fault, of course! As a young girl, I desperately wanted a pair of black and white saddle … Continue reading

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Anita’s Arrowhead Staff Challenge: Robert Kaufman 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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You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

You read last week how Diane dreads sewing rows together when she’s making a quilt – well, I seriously dislike marking the sewing lines down the center of a patch for things like triangle squares or stitch & flip. Did … Continue reading

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A Built-In Color Palette

Have you ever noticed the colored dots on the selvage of your favorite fabric? Do you know what they are? They’re often called color windows and it’s a built-in color palette! For me, sometimes the hardest part of quilting is … Continue reading

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