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.

QM Bitty Blocks: The Row Quilts

QM Bitty Blocks are sweet little 3″ or 4″ quilt block patterns given monthly on Quilty Pleasures. We’re having so much fun with them! If you make Bitty Blocks each month, you’ll have enough to make a row quilt by … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Addicts Use Bonnie Hunter Quilt Blocks

Today I’m excited to announce a new project that fans of Bonnie Hunter and makers of scrap quilts will surely love. You may be familiar with the in-print column Bonnie writes for Quiltmaker’s regular issues called Addicted to Scraps. For … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery: Part 8 and Final

We made it! This is the final installment in Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery quilt. Today you get the final step and a picture of the finished quilt. Woohoo! Without delay, here’s… Auld Lang Stitches Part 8 Printer-friendly version of Part … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery Part 7

Things are starting to come together now in Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery quilt, Auld Lang Stitches. This project made me wonder what “Auld Lang Syne” actually means. Turns out that a great Scottish songwriter named Robert Burns wrote the poem … Continue reading

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Quilting for Joy

I read a book last week called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I have since cleared some junk piles, straightened a few drawers, and purged one messy countertop. I even tidied up my sewing room. Kondo … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Baskets: You Have Options

#qmbittyblocks We’re having a lot of fun with Bitty Blocks around here, and last week I started making Bitty Baskets. Paula did a nice job on last week’s tutorial, and her enthusiasm is contagious. A number of people have commented … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unconventional & Unexpected

A variety of new quilt-related books have recently come my way. One of the most interesting titles in a long while, and one of my favorites ever, is Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950–2000 by Roderick Kiracofe. … Continue reading

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QM’s 2015 Scrap Squad Announced

Quiltmaker is pleased to announce the 2015 QM Scrap Squad. We’ve chosen a team of six dynamic readers who will make scrappy versions of our quilt patterns in order to inspire you to use your quilting fabric collections. I know … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery: Part 6

Welcome back to the New Year’s Mystery quilt! Today we have Part 6 and photos from the actual quilt-in-progress. I hope you’re having a good time with this. There’s a lot of piecing in this quilt, but it will be … Continue reading

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Introducing QM Scrap Addicts; Giveaway!

Many of you are familiar with our friend and columnist Bonnie Hunter of quiltville.com. Bonnie has taught at QM’s Block Party, designed a Lazy Sunday mystery quilt for us, submitted many designs to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, and more. She’s in … Continue reading

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