Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

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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Tutorial: Quilty Centerpieces from Two Fat Quarters

Need a simple yet beautiful idea for decorating tables at a quilty event? Use 2 contrasting fat quarters with one cylinder vase (shown with vases that are 3″ diameter, 7″ tall) and a bit of raffia.   Step One: Open … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Party in Portland

Hello Quilty Friends! Our Block Party in Portland is in full swing this weekend. There are quilting all-stars teaching, great giveaways and happy quilters everywhere. Here are some (okay, quite a few! =] ) photos of the festivities thus far: … Continue reading

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UFO Update

So it’s been almost a full year since I took a class from Jean Wells and learned to “Get Out of the Box.” You can read about the class in my blog post here. I really enjoyed the free-form piecing … Continue reading

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Lovin’ Our Local Sponsors

QM’s Block Party is later this week in Portland, Oregon. We are pleased to welcome several local sponsors. Whether or not you’re joining us for the event, please visit these shops should you be in the Pacific Northwest. They come … Continue reading

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