Author Archives: Diane Harris

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.

A Heartwarming Quilt Story

By Diane Harris QM Associate Editor     About two years ago I wandered into a Catholic Social Services thrift store in Hastings, Nebraska. I do this occasionally because you just never know what treasures you may find. And as … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter’s Log Cabin Love by Barb Johnson

Quiltmaker is pleased to have Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville as a regular columnist. Her Addicted to Scraps feature in each regular issue has a quilt block pattern that is usually easy and always interesting. They lend themselves well to scrap … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: July Bitty Boats and a Giveaway!

It’s time for another Bitty Block! QM Bitty Blocks are small quilt blocks that we’re presenting monthly during 2015. Each of these free quilt blocks is 3″ or 4″ finished and works up nicely in quilt scraps. We’ve had so … Continue reading

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Win a Gwen Marston Quilt!!!

If you’ve been quilting for long, you’ve no doubt heard of Gwen Marston. She’s one of quilting’s real treasures: creative, generous, wise, kind, funny and just plain all-around wonderful. If you Google for Gwen and her quilts, you’ll find a … Continue reading

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Sewing on Deadline: The Blessing and the Curse

It seems like much of the time, I’m sewing on a deadline. You know what I mean. There’s a baby expected, or a birthday, anniversary or graduation. When you’re in the publishing business, the deadlines have to do with issues, … Continue reading

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Timeless Treasures and Christmas in July Contest

Quiltmaker’s Christmas in July contest is in full swing. Today I’m pleased to feature one of the generous industry sponsors, Timeless Treasures. You may have noticed a number of Christmas quilt tops in Quiltmaker’s July/August issue, on newsstands now. The … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: I Heart This One!

It’s time for another QM Bitty Block! The passing of time can be a strange thing. In a way, it feels like forever until each new Bitty Block is released. But in another way, the months seem to fly by. … Continue reading

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Zia’s Square Dance: A Bonnie Hunter Scrap Quilt

Today I have an old-fashioned scrap quilt to share with you as well as a sweet little story of reclaimed fabric. First, a little background. Many of you are familiar with our friend and columnist Bonnie Hunter of quiltville.com. Bonnie … Continue reading

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What Every Quilter Should Know; Giveaway!

Here’s a roundup of some good blog posts containing things every quilter should know. I hope you’ll enjoy them! Valuable Lessons: What is value and why does it matter?                       … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Addicts: Quilts from Bonnie Hunter Blocks

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame writes a regular column for Quiltmaker called Addicted to Scraps. Each column has a pattern for a scrappy quilt block. You can see all of the blocks on the Addicted to Scraps homepage, along with … Continue reading

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