Author Archives: Diane Harris

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.

Being New at a Quilt Guild

Someone asked recently for permission to distribute the following post to their quilt group. It made me think it would be worth reposting today. It’s good food for thought—and if you’re not in a quilt group of some kind, I … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Bunny Quilts

Easter seems linked to rabbits, doesn’t it? I spotted this guy on Pinterest and followed the links. He’s by a talented artist named Salley Mavor at Wee Folk Studio. You may enjoy her work—I was totally inspired. She makes amazing … Continue reading

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Star Trek Sewing: Captions by You

We posted this photo on Facebook last month and asked readers to write a caption for it. I did some research on the character because I don’t know much about Star Trek. His name was Jean-Luc Picard and he was … Continue reading

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Books by 100 Blocks Designers, Giveaway!

We’re just one month away from the appearance of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9. It’s a good time to review a variety of quilt books by 100 Blocks designers and give them away to lucky Quilty Pleasures readers. Colorful Star … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Giveaway!

Our friend and QM columnist Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame is hosting a giveaway you won’t want to miss. Up for grabs are Bonnie’s new book from Kansas City Star Quilts, More Adventures with Leaders and Enders, and a copy … Continue reading

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Meet Deonn, Designer of Sheep Shape, Part 2

If you missed it, see Part 1 of Meet Deonn Stott, Designer of Sheep Shape. (There’s an active giveaway still going on there, too!) We’ve been chatting with Deonn Stott, designer of the cover quilt Sheep Shape from Quiltmaker’s May/June … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Meet Deonn Stott, Designer of Sheep Shape

Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is winging its way to subscribers and newsstands now. On the cover is Sheep Shape designed by Deonn Stott and made in fabrics from Riley Blake Designs. This quilt is rated “easy”, and in a post later … Continue reading

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Where I Spent National Quilting Day

I’m lucky to live in a place where quilting is alive and well. So I could think of no better place to spend National Quilting Day on March 15 than Quilt House, home to the International Quilt Study Center and … Continue reading

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Search Tips for Quilters

Here’s something you need to know if you’re a quilter and you use the internet. There is an easy way that you can find a boatload of inspiration for your quilts. It’s really simple: Use Google to search specifically for … Continue reading

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One Scrappy Story

I finished piecing a 90″ x 90″ scrap quilt last week, and soon it will head off to the quilter. This quilt and I had a love-hate relationship from the get-go. I blogged about its birth in a post called … Continue reading

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