Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Meet Deonn, Designer of Sheep Shape, Part 2

If you missed it, see Part 1 of Meet Deonn Stott, Designer of Sheep Shape. (There’s an active giveaway still going on there, too!) We’ve been chatting with Deonn Stott, designer of the cover quilt Sheep Shape from Quiltmaker’s May/June … 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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Giveaway! Meet Deonn Stott, Designer of Sheep Shape

Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is winging its way to subscribers and newsstands now. On the cover is Sheep Shape designed by Deonn Stott and made in fabrics from Riley Blake Designs. This quilt is rated “easy”, and in a post later … Continue reading

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Where I Spent National Quilting Day

I’m lucky to live in a place where quilting is alive and well. So I could think of no better place to spend National Quilting Day on March 15 than Quilt House, home to the International Quilt Study Center and … Continue reading

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National Quilting Day is Saturday, March 15: Giveaway!

We’ll celebrate National Quilting Day on Saturday with a great giveaway here on Quilty Pleasures. Be sure to visit us on that day and leave a comment for your chance to win fabric, thread and books. The National Quilting Association, … Continue reading

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My First Quilt

Hello Quilty friends, I am Kelly Eisinger, editorial assistant and newest member of the Quiltmaker team. Here at Quiltmaker I am in charge of taking care of the many ins and outs of our production to keep everything running smoothly. If … Continue reading

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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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