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.

My EQ Boutique: Electronic Block Designs

Getting to Know My EQ Boutique First, a little history: From the time Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks was just a wild idea, we’ve been thinking about providing many ways for our readers to access the designs. Because different things work for … Continue reading

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Quilt Labels: Whimsical Lettering

Not everyone can draw but almost everyone can write—and that’s what piqued my interest in The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe for Interweave/F+W. At first glance you may think the book isn’t related to quiltmaking, but wait! It … Continue reading

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Today: Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9

Today’s the day that Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9 officially appears at quilt shops and newsstands. I hope you’ll pick up a copy wherever you find it. You’ll find it most consistently at chain bookstores such as Barnes & Noble … Continue reading

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I’m Sew Happy: Scrap Quilt Block

I’m Sew Happy! I’m sew happy! It’s become my mantra, and it seemed a fitting title for my latest block design for Quiltmaker. Many have designed spools before me, but I haven’t seen thimbles like mine, above. Pieced thimbles are … Continue reading

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Non-US Readers: Great Big Bundle Giveaway

We traditionally end Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour with a Great Big Bundle Giveaway and the time has come! This post is for readers outside the US. We have a separate post for US readers. To the winner of this … Continue reading

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US Readers: Great Big Bundle Giveaway

We traditionally end Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour with a Great Big Bundle Giveaway and the time has come! This post is for readers in the US. We have a separate post for readers outside the US. To the winner … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 5 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. It’s been a great week. I’d like to thank every designer who wrote a terrific blog post and kept us entertained. Nice work! Today we have giveaways right here, on … Continue reading

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Your Design Featured in Quiltmaker! AccuQuilt Contest

There’s a good opportunity to have your quilt design published in Quiltmaker. If you’re an aspiring designer or if you just like to play around with quilt ideas, you’ll want to enter the current AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest. Quiltmaker … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4, Giveaway!

~Welcome to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour~ We’re having sew much fun as we celebrate Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9! Lots more to see today and more chances to win yourself an issue. Our industry sponsor today … Continue reading

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Identify to Win: Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

This person writes a column for Quiltmaker. Answer these questions by leaving a comment and I’ll pick three people with correct answers to each win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9. And to sweeten the pot, I’ll add … Continue reading

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