Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Fall Road Trips, Hot Air Balloons & Quilts

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year to spend some time taking a scenic drive or a mini road trip. The leaves are turning stunning shades of red, orange and gold and the weather is still nice … Continue reading

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Quilts of Fall Festivals: Barns & Bridges

I read the result of a Ranker public poll this week and found out that October was voted  #1 as the best month of the year. I would have voted for October, too. Perhaps it’s the end of a sultry … Continue reading

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It’s National Make Your Bed Day!

Do you make your bed every day? I confess that I do not, although I’m getting better. Having an honest-to-goodness quilt that I made myself on the bed with matching pillow shams helps a lot. I get a sense of … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: September in Quilt History

Quilters are part of an unbroken tradition stretching back hundreds of years, and although many quilts were made by women who never signed their work, quilt history is rich with interesting stories. Here are just a few quilty things that … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: Houston

Like most Americans, my attention this past week has been focused on the effects of Hurricane Harvey on Houston. As both a quilter and member of the quilting industry, the devastation Houston has experienced resonates because of the city’s important … Continue reading

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Off the Wall: Creative Uses for Fabric Panels

When in quilt shops, I frequently find myself drawn to the fabric panels and all of their fun, coordinating fabrics. I always want to buy some but what will I do with the panels after I buy them?! In years … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: Thrift Store Treasures

It’s no secret that I love a good bargain, and nowhere are the bargains better than at a thrift store. Yes, you have to work harder at a thrift store to find the good stuff—and what qualifies as “the good … Continue reading

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4 BIG Happenings at Quiltmaker This Week

INSPIRATION, EDUCATION, CHALLENGE & EXPLORATION are ALL happening at Quiltmaker this week! #1 From Photo Inspiration To Quilt Inspiration Check in on Tuesday for Erin Russek to tell us about ways we can use colors from a favorite photo to … Continue reading

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Welcome Quiltmaker’s new Associate Editor

It’s rare that positions come open on our editorial staff—we’re fortunate to work with a team of dedicated people who love their jobs! But once in a while things happen, and we find ourselves in need of a new editor. … Continue reading

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Glamping Anyone?

Lately I have been totally smitten with Terri Vanden Bosch’s adorable little campers (Quiltmaker July/August ’17, Sept/Oct ’17). Someday I hope to have a “real” mini camper to go adventuring in, but for now I thought I would make my … Continue reading

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