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.

Quilt Designer Insights: Part 2

Magic Stars is a quilt design by Janice Averill in the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker. It’s a fascinating design with so much potential for different looks. The QM Scrap Squad had a terrific time making scrap quilts from this pattern. … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker Kicks Off Treasure Hunt

This contest is open to residents of the U.S. only. Learn why. *     *     *     *     * Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt is underway. More than $24,000 in prizes will be awarded to lucky winners. Think quilting fabric, batting, thread, books, notions … Continue reading

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Stash Management 101: Tame Your Quilting Fabric

At a meeting of Quilters Anonymous: “Hi, my name is Diane and I have a fabric stash.” “Hi Diane.” First things first: I would never make fun of anyone who attends AA or similar meetings. That’s serious stuff. Those folks … Continue reading

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Help Quiltmaker Choose Its Cover

We’d like your input on our next cover. You can help us by taking a short survey. These are the two covers we’re considering for our Jan/Feb ’15 issue. Take the survey to express your preference. Thanks for your feedback!

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Quilt Designer Insights: Part 1

We’ve been fascinated with Janice Averill’s Magic Stars design from Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct issue. The Scrap Squad had a terrific time making different versions of it. The block is not what you might be expecting from a quick glance at the … Continue reading

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Printer-Friendly Back to School Pattern: Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! I hope you’ve started your own version of Hip-Hopscotch. It’s been great fun to see all the versions of the quilt. Today we have a quilt label for your project. … Continue reading

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Meet Lisa Dumais: Back to School Party

A while back, Quiltmaker announced that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project. We selected eight women as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them this week. Meet Lisa Dumais from … Continue reading

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Meet Laura Miller: Back to School Party

A while back, Quiltmaker announced that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project. We selected eight women as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them this week. Meet Laura Miller from … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! We have a free quilt pattern, various color recipes for inspiration and reader-sewers just like yourself who have already made the quilt. We’re down to the final stages already. Quilting … Continue reading

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Meet Laura Brozo: Back to School Party

A while back, Quiltmaker announced that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project. We selected eight women as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them this week. Meet Laura Brozo from … Continue reading

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