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.

Introducing Julie Sanders: 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 Julie Sanders from … Continue reading

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Introducing Nann Blaine Hilyard: 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 Nann Blaine Hilyard … Continue reading

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Quilting LIVE Ticket Giveaway

Great news! We have five pairs of Quilting LIVE! tickets for giveaway. Quilting LIVE! is an exciting event Sept. 11 to 13 in Atlanta featuring quilting celebrities, classes, shopping and of course quilts of all kinds. We have five pairs … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party Day 1

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! This will be a week full of fun. Whether or not you have kids who’ve gone back to school, fall is a great time to start a new quilt project. Hip-Hopscotch is easy … Continue reading

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Back to School Party Next Week!

Please make plans to join me for Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party next week. There will be a free quilt pattern in bite-sized morsels, a few tips and tricks for quilters, our team of reader-sewer introductions and a few quilty … Continue reading

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Craft Daily: A Free Weekend!

Quilting is my first love, but it’s not my only creative pursuit. I enjoy making scrapbooks, knitting, mixed media, art journaling and gardening. I think most creative people have multiple interests. A resource I turn to often for its diversity … Continue reading

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25 Giveaways: QM Rocks the Blocks

 Today’s the day this special issue from Quiltmaker appears on newsstands. Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’14 We’ve taken designs from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and created new quilts. The patterns are in this great new issue—19 of them! The … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sweetwater’s Quilt Block

Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes concludes today with a final Home Sweet Home quilt block giveaway. It was made by the ladies of Sweetwater from their own fabrics for Moda. I love the polka dots. You can never have too many … Continue reading

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Stop Ovarian Cancer

Beth Helfter is a member of Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad and the force behind EvaPaige Quilt Designs. Beth lost her mom to ovarian cancer. She’s leading a Mug Rug Swap/fundraising event for ovarian cancer research. More about why. Here’s how it … Continue reading

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We Need Your Projects!

Quiltmaker seeks photos of projects made from our patterns. We’re restocking our files and we’d love to see what you’ve made with QM designs. Large, small, beginner, expert—you’re all welcome! See yourself in print. Please send photos to sewtospeak@quiltmaker.com.

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