Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

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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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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