Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

It’s a Wrap: QM Scrap Squad Part 1

It’s been my pleasure to manage the QM Scrap Squad since its inception five and a half years ago. I have enjoyed the teams of reader-sewers so very much. Each person was unique in what she brought to the table, … Continue reading

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Quilters! Engage Your Significant Someone

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor While waiting for my lunch to warm up one day at work I found a book written by John Ryder, A Husband’s Guide to Quilt Appreciation, lying by the microwave. This book propelled my … Continue reading

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Quilters Wear Many Hats

As quilters, we usually wear many hats, and not just your typical wife, mother, grandmother, cook, maid, chauffeur, etc. I’m talking about many hats at the sewing machine. While I find the most enjoyment sewing quilts, I have also used … Continue reading

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Quilting Vacation Memories

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor I’m an inspirational-based quilter. Quilting and textile art occupy my mind a lot, even when I travel. If you are like me, you take a camera on vacation and never put it down. I … Continue reading

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Introducing QM Associate Editor Tricia Patterson

Greetings! My name is Tricia Patterson. I recently joined Quiltmaker as an associate editor. I’ve worked as an instructional designer and project manager, mostly with learning and information technology organizations, for many years. My dream has always been to tie … Continue reading

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Does Your ‘Sewing Time’ Ever Go Like This?

By Lori Baker, Quiltmaker Acquisitions Editor Today, I want to tell you a little about my current quilting projects. The editorial staff in our office puts together four magazines: Quiltmaker, Quilters Newsletter, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts. Although many of the … Continue reading

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10 Spring Quilt Patterns & Project Ideas

Ah, springtime. There’s something so refreshing about that time of year when winter begins to fade away and spring emerges. With the flowers in bloom, the birds chirping and the sun setting later in the day, everything just seems a … Continue reading

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True Friends and Sewing Collectibles

Something wonderful happened to me in February when I was on quilt retreat with a dozen friends in Colorado. There’s a little fabric store in Buena Vista called Bev’s Stitchery. We usually stop in because they have some nice quilting … Continue reading

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Meet QM Associate Editor: Gigi Khalsa

Hello, I’m Gigi and I work as an associate editor for Quiltmaker. For several years, I’ve worked for Quilters Newsletter, then McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts, and now I contribute to Quiltmaker in addition to the other titles and help … Continue reading

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Meet Lori Baker … And See Her Fabulous Quilt Backs!

Hi, I’m Lori Baker. My job title is acquisitions editor. That means that I am responsible for finding the beautiful quilts that we present in each issue. I think I have one of the best jobs in the world. I … Continue reading

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