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.

Quilters and Their Dogs

On the September/October cover of Quiltmaker, we featured an adorable dog quilt named “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Denise Russart. Can I tell you how much we love that quilt? In fact, we all argued a little bit about who … Continue reading

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Back to School Party – Tips for Pressing

Have you ever been in a quilting class and had the question of “pressing” come up? I’ll bet you have, and I’ll also bet that you heard a few different opinions on the matter. Pressing seams to one side, pressing … Continue reading

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Quilty Causes-Knight’s Quilt Shop

Hello! Happy Tuesday! In every issue of Quiltmaker we spotlight quilters who want to make a difference in their communities. In the Sept/Oct ’11 issue, I had the pleasure of getting to know Michelle Knight, owner of Knight’s Quilt Shop in … Continue reading

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Secret Window Mystery Quilt – Christmas Part Two

Have you been working on your mystery quilt? Hopefully by now you have had a chance to check out Secret Window, the Debbie Caffrey mystery quilt we started in the May/June issue of Quiltmaker. You can also check out the … Continue reading

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Salute to Plaid: Alternate Sizes

Hello! Happy Friday! Hope you had a great week, and have some fun quilty things to do this weekend! In the July/August ’11 issue of Quiltmaker we featured the pattern Salute to Plaid by Natalia Bonner (page 18). It’s a … Continue reading

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Thank You Quilters

It’s that time again…I’m happy to share our latest “Quilty Causes” spotlight with you! For the July/August issue of Quiltmaker magazine, I had the awesome pleasure of getting to know the Thank You Quilters from Texas. Started in 2008, by … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 3: Going in Circles

Welcome to the Quiltmaker blog tour! What an exciting week! So fun to see all of the blocks and blog hoppers in full swing. While we were working on this issue, I found myself saying “this one is my favorite”, … Continue reading

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Secret Window Christmas

Hello! It’s my turn to share the fabrics that I picked for my version of the “Secret Window” mystery quilt that is being featured in the May/June ’11 Quiltmaker magazine.   But first, I must say that I had no … Continue reading

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Quilty Causes

I have come to the conclusion that quilters are about the greatest people on the planet. Don’t you think? Often times, when you hear of trying things happening to people, you soon hear of quilters gathering together to see what … Continue reading

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Quilty Causes

As I drove to work this morning, I thought to myself : “I have never EVER in my life left my house when it’s -8 degrees outside (and -20 with wind chill)! Are you CRAZY?” It seems to me that with … Continue reading

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