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.

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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Wool Applique, You Say?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a wool applique nerd. Totally and completely. Give me a pile of wool and needle and floss and I’m a happy camper. I have a gigantic stash of wool, and these pictures … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Vol. 6: Sew Tweet

We hope you enjoyed our 100 Blocks designer blog tour last week. The inspiration and creativity was so fun and amazing! I love wool applique, so it’s no surprise that I designed my block with wool. Did you know that … Continue reading

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The Day I Made a Bag

Working here at Quiltmaker is really fun because we get to see and try so many new things. I’ve learned new techniques, tried new patterns, and had to go WAY out of my comfort zone to try, test and write … Continue reading

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Wool Applique

Last month for our Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5 blog tour, I shared my “Some-Bunny” block, made with wool applique. Some of you expressed interest in learning how to do wool applique, so I pulled together a wool applique tutorial … Continue reading

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