Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Saving Spools: For the Record

It all started at the beginning of 2012 when I read a blog post by Karen Griska on The Selvage Blog. She had saved her empty thread spools during 2011. It had been a 31-spool year. I thought the idea … Continue reading

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Beating the January Blues

I sometimes feel a little blue this time of year. The holidays are over. Lots of cold weather is still to come. The freshness of spring seems far off.   If you get the winter blues like I do, maybe … Continue reading

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Quilted Inspiration

In June of this year, I had the opportunity to visit the International Quilt Festival of Ireland with my mother, Beverly Holdren. For a little quilted inspiration, today I’m sharing some images from that show with you. The show was … Continue reading

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Interesting and Miscellaneous

This post covers several topics briefly. I hope you enjoy it. 1. As unbelievable as it sounds, it’s part of my job to look around online for all kinds of interesting things related to quilts, quilting and sewing. I come … Continue reading

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Block Party @ Sea: Cruising to Alaska in 2014

I’ve had the fun of visiting Alaska twice before—and I’m so excited to return for Quiltmaker’s Block Party @ Sea, June 7-14, 2014! Here’s why I can’t wait to cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage again: I love the majestic mountains at … Continue reading

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Retreat Fun: Use the Quiltmaker Shuffle

We were really excited to see a comment on Facebook this week by Mary Anne Russell from Zwolle, Louisiana. Mary told us that she and 15 quilters from the area used The Quiltmaker Shuffle during a recent retreat. When I … Continue reading

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Product Review: Great New Items; Giveaway!

Only once in my life have I put a bumper sticker on my car. There just aren’t many things I want to say to the entire world. But— —when I saw the Lilly Belle vinyl signs at International Quilt Market … Continue reading

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The Quiltmaker Shuffle

Quiltmaker debuts The Quiltmaker Shuffle Come on! Get your quilty groove on! First a little background: At the close of QM’s Block Party in Portland last March, the teachers and Quiltmaker staff shared dinner and debriefing. We told stories and … Continue reading

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Comfort Quilts

Four days after Christmas a dear friend told me her 2-year-old nephew Sam had just been diagnosed with cancer. My heart went out to Sam and his family knowing the long, uncertain road ahead for all of them. I wanted … Continue reading

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Quilty Quote: Quilters know all the Angles!

Happy Monday from the staff at Quiltmaker! It is Quilty Quote Monday! Here is the latest Quilty Quote from the Quiltmaker staff. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, Facebook, Blog or share it wherever you would like. We have a total of 10 … Continue reading

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