Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Hello to Quilting That Travels Part 4: Going Yo-Yo!

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor The Yo-Yo quilt pattern was very trendy in America between the 1920s and 1940s because it was portable and was a good project for extra scraps of fabric. Perhaps it was popular for such … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 3: Appliqué Quilts

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor America’s birthday is just around the corner. I’ve been thinking about the significance of our Fourth of July a lot this year. The weekend brings back memories of home and traveling to one of my … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 2: Crazy Quilts

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor I’m starting to make plans for the Fourth of July weekend. We are thinking about a possible road trip, which means lots of time in the car and some stitching. I’ve had a project in … Continue reading

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Quilting: Pass It On

I had a speaking engagement at a small quilt guild in Central City, Nebraska recently. I had the pleasure of meeting three little girls that evening, and I got their parents’ permission to tell you about it. I arrived ahead … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 1: Cathedral Window

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor Summer brings picnics and barbecues, outdoor games, travel to new and familiar places, and lounging on the front porch or backyard patio. I think it’s the perfect time for hand-quilted projects. They travel well. … Continue reading

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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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