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.

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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American Made Brand Fabric

Made in America Those are words we love to hear. Now a premier fabric company has worked very hard to make those words true of a new brand focused on cotton solids. American Made Brand American Made Brand is a … Continue reading

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Heather Ross Book Review Giveaway

It’s not often I get to review a book like How to Catch a Frog by Heather Ross. So it was a welcome change to devour (and I did devour it) this autobiographical tale, subtitled “…and other stories of family, … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Book Giveaway

We have a terrific book up for grabs today on Quilty Pleasures. Bonnie Hunter’s latest and greatest has arrived and it’s superb, as expected. More Adventures with Leaders and Enders is what we’ve come to expect from Bonnie: Tips and … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker Supports Quilts of Valor Foundation

Quilts of Valor Foundation has a mission to cover all U.S. warriors and combat veterans with healing, comforting Quilts of Valor. Quiltmaker’s shop site, Quilt and Sew Shop, and other shop sites owned by our parent company, are hosting a … Continue reading

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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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