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.

Christmas in July: Robert Kaufman

Please note: This contest is for U.S. readers. Quiltmaker’s Christmas in July contest is in full swing! There will be eight lucky winners who will each receive a holiday quilt top from our July/August issue along with lots of fabric … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: Quilting Treasures

Today we’re featuring Quilting Treasures, another generous sponsor of Quiltmaker’s Christmas in July contest. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to enter the contest—surely you’d love the chance to win this quilt top. I know I’d love to cuddle … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: Hoffman California Fabrics

Please note: This contest is for U.S. readers. Quiltmaker’s Christmas in July contest is in full swing! There will be eight lucky winners who will each receive a holiday quilt top from our July/August issue along with lots of fabric … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker and the Christmas in July Contest

(Please note: The Christmas in July contest is for U.S. readers only.) Our annual Christmas in July contest is open and you could be one of the eight lucky winners. Eight winners! Each prize package is worth over $558. Each … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilts: I’m on Board

I have never been interested in crazy quilts, but this book changed my mind. I walked into a booth at International Quilt Market and saw the fan quilt below—and nearly hyperventilated. I’m not usually attracted to crazy-type quilts but this … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Mug Giveaway! Three Up for Grabs!

We rarely give away the coveted 100 Blocks coffee mugs but this is your chance. We’re beginning a slow buildup leading to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 this fall, which will put us at 1,000 blocks published. Volume 9 is … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty

Tomorrow is the 20th of June. That means it’s time for Tune-Up on Twenty! This is a friendly reminder: • Open up your sewing machine’s innards and gently clean out all the lint, dirt and debris. • Oil your machine … Continue reading

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EQ, Creative Spark and Quiltmaker

If you use Electric Quilt design software or if you’ve thought about getting it (it’s recently become available for Mac, too), this post contains important information for you. And even if you don’t fall into those groups, your creativity might … Continue reading

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Amanda Murphy’s Garden Spot, Giveaway

The July/August issue of Quiltmaker features an easy but oh-so-attractive throw quilt pattern called Garden Spot. It was designed and made by Amanda Murphy, and it features Amanda’s own fabrics for Blend. The fabric collection is Topiary—isn’t it pretty? I … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Potpourri

These were some of my favorite things at International Quilt Market last month. I hope you enjoy them. Adored this amazing ribbon quilt called Aware by Trisch Price, which appears in her book Accentuate the Negative for My Stars, part … Continue reading

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