Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Stellar Swirl: A Visit with Peg Spradlin

Today we’re welcoming designer Peg Spradlin as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Peg designed the lovely Stellar Swirl quilt featured in our new Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’16 special issue. This gorgeous quilt recently won a first place ribbon at the … Continue reading

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10 Favorite Quilts for Fall and Halloween

As summer wanes and the kids head back to school, it’s time to look ahead to fall quilting projects! That means rich autumn hues; leaves, pumpkins and owls; and of course some fun Halloween designs. Below, I’ve gathered together 10 … Continue reading

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Shining Light: A Visit with Margie Ullery

Today we’re welcoming designer Margie Ullery as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Margie designed the lovely Shining Light quilt featured in our new Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’16 special issue: About Margie My mom taught me how to sew, … Continue reading

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Sedona Star: A Visit with Karen Ackva

Today we’re welcoming designer Karen Ackva as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Karen designed the Sedona Star quilt featured in our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’16 issue, and she’s going to tell us all about it: Who is Karen Ackva? … Continue reading

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Di-RECT-ional: A Visit with Carla Alexiuk

Today we’re welcoming quilt designer Carla Alexiuk as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Carla designed the Di-RECT-ional quilt featured in our September/October ’16 issue, and she’s going to tell us all about designing this incredible quilt: Hello Friends, Back in high school, … Continue reading

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Georgie Giraffe: A Visit with Deb Grogan

Today we’re welcoming quilt designer Deb Grogan as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Deb designed the adorable Georgie Giraffe quilt featured in our September/October ’16 issue, and today she’s going to tell us all about how this sweet design came to life: Hello … Continue reading

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10 Fun Sewing-Themed Quilts!

I love sewing-themed quilts. From spools of thread to vintage sewing machines, there are lots of fun designs you can feature on a quilt to showcase your love of sewing. I had a little fun this week and dug through … Continue reading

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Two Birds, One Stone: Ovarian Cancer Swap & Giveaway

By Diane Harris Associate Editor, Quiltmaker     When my daughter worked for a non-profit providing services to families battling childhood cancer, she kept a chart like this above her desk. It was an ever-present reminder that awareness and research … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 5: English Paper Piecing Hexies

Quilting That Travels Part 5: English Paper Piecing Hexies By Tricia Patterson Quiltmaker Associate Editor My first day on the job Paula Stoddard, our Managing Editor, gave me a tour of the F+W Media office space in Golden. We stopped … Continue reading

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It’s a Hit! – the Pfaff performance 5.2

By Lori Baker, Quiltmaker Acquisitions Editor I’ll admit I’m a sewing machine enthusiast. I have quite a few sewing machines. I’m sitting at work and trying to count in my head – I think I have 9. Some are classics from … Continue reading

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