Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

I'm an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker in Golden, CO. I've been quilting for 18 years, including teaching, long arm quilting, designing, and stash building. I also love to read, run, stitch, play with my boston terrier and spend time with my family.

Machine Quilting: 1 Block, 3 Ways!

In every 2015 issue of Quiltmaker, we picked one block from one quilt to quilt 3 different ways. This is such a fun way to show how you can quilt a block lots of different ways, and none of the … Continue reading

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Walk in the Park Mystery Quilt, Part 1

We are so happy to announce another fabulous 4-part Mystery pattern by Debbie Caffrey. Debbie has been a long-time friend of Quiltmaker, and we’re so glad to have her back! Part 1 of Walk in the Park Mystery appears in … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: Bitty Baskets

#qmbittyblocks Hi, my name is Paula, and I’m obsessed with Bitty Blocks. Oh my GOSH. Have you heard? QM has embarked on a Bitty Block adventure and I, for one, am ridiculously obsessed. We are so excited about this new … Continue reading

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Snow Days: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

By Paula Stoddard, Creative Editor for Quiltmaker When my kids were little it didn’t snow very often in Oregon. So, when it snowed, we were often outside rolling snow and building little bitty snowmen.   I’m not crazy about the … Continue reading

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The Tale of a Block: Metro Mod

By Paula Stoddard, QM Associate Editor *     *     *     *     * Once upon a time I was eating lunch with my sweet, cute hubby at our favorite Panera restaurant. As we were sitting there eating, I noticed the fabric on … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Happy; Giveaway!

Almost from the first moment I started quilting, I realized it was good for my soul. I love that it makes me smile and I really love it when I see some fabric or a quilt and I catch my … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Messiness

When Diane asked us to plan a blog post about our early machine quilting experiences, my first response was “Nooooooo!” Really??? My first machine quilting (and all my early quilting) experiences were so, well, messy. Here’s my story in a … Continue reading

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Best Friends

For the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing our Quiltmaker’s Block Network with you. And we’ve had a blast! I hope that you have enjoyed the videos, and maybe added a new project or two to your list. In Episode … Continue reading

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QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Winter Village block #646

I sure hope you had a chance to participate in the 100 Blocks Blog Tour last week! What a giant bunch of fun that was! If you’re looking for more fun, go here for a list of websites from all … Continue reading

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EQ Boutique Fun

One of the awesome things about working here at Quiltmaker magazine is working with great companies like Electric Quilt. We get to see what’s new, play with new products, and pass on our thoughts, experiences and opinions to our readers. … Continue reading

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