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.

Better Piecing: A Perfect Match; Free Quilt Block Pattern

Now that it’s all said and done, I’m really pleased with Sewful Things, below, found in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’14 issue. But this was a project on which a lot of things went wrong, and in the … Continue reading

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Help Us Choose the Best Quilt Designs

Quiltmaker is planning an issue featuring readers’ favorite QM designs over the years. But we need to know what quilts you’ve enjoyed the most. We’d love to hear from you. What quilts have you made? What designs have you loved? … Continue reading

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Christmas Quilts, Christmas Stockings and More

Quiltmaker’s Nov/Dec issue appears on newsstands today, and most subscribers should have it already. This issue is chock-full of great quilts. Let me show you around! December Daze is all decked out to grace the cover. Its Northcott quilting fabrics … Continue reading

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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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