Author Archives: Eileen Fowler

About Eileen Fowler

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. My quilting hobby, that began over 20 years ago, turned into a career when I was hired by Quiltmaker in 2008. My quilting passion is slowly taking over every nook and cranny in my house. I have a supportive husband who makes it all possible.

Barn Quilts for Your Home + Giveaway

Barn quilts are quilt blocks that are typically painted on boards and mounted on barns. If you’ve been on a road trip recently, perhaps you’ve spotted some–they’re popping up all over the country! Mark Fitzgerald of the Classic Metal Company … Continue reading

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Tips for Fabulous Foundations

In the September/October ’12 issue of Quiltmaker, we focus on foundation piecing. You’ll find the innovative Pile O’ Leaves from Caroline Reardon, the more traditional Faith, Hope & Love by Carolyn McCormick and Sonja Callaghan’s whimsical Did Someone Say Treat? … Continue reading

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We’ve Come a Long Way!

My first quilting class back in 1990 required many tools. Since I’d been sewing for years, I already had these: a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies (like needles, a seam ripper, scissors, pins, tape measure, and a foot for the … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 5: Whoopsy Daisy

Have you checked out all those fabulous blogs and blocks from Quiltmaker’s blog hop so far? Great! Stick around, we have even more to share with you! Yep, it’s day 2 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks volume 5 blog hop, and … Continue reading

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In a Bind?

On January 1, I did an inventory of my UFOs. I was stunned to discover 43 quilts on the list! Yikes—how did that happen? I’ve pulled a dozen of my favorites with the goal to get these quilted by mid-year. … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 4: Re-leaf

So glad to see you on Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 4 blog tour. If you dropped in on Monday and followed the link to Sonja Callaghan’s blog at Artisania, you got a sneak peek at my Re-leaf … Continue reading

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From Quilt Blocks To Quiltbox + Giveaway

For generations, quilters have used traditional block designs for their heirloom quilts. When Dave Grunenwald was looking for designs to showcase his woodworking and marquetry skills, he found his inspiration in some of these same quilt blocks. We featured 3 … Continue reading

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Home Sweet(water) Home Giveaway

We’re always excited to see what the ladies at Sweetwater are up to. At the last Spring Quilt Market, we noticed a little extra excitement in their booth. With a little inspiration from their Hometown fabric line from Moda Fabrics, … Continue reading

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Finding Fabulous Fabric

Did you know that most of the quilts you see in Quiltmaker are not finished quilts when we select them for the magazine? That’s right–a majority of our patterns start as just designs. We audition new fabric samples to find … Continue reading

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100 Blocks, Volume 3: Sunblock

Welcome to day 3 of our 100 Blocks blog tour. It’s a glorious spring day in Colorado: the grass is greener, flowers are blooming and days are getting longer and warmer. This is my favorite time of the year! Back … Continue reading

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