Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Meet the newest member of the Quiltmaker Team: Shayla + Giveaway!

Hello Quilty Friends! My name is Shayla. Some of you may know me if you have won a prize, or had a question about one of our patterns. I am the newest member of the Quiltmaker Team. My official job … Continue reading

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Free Quilty Quote to Share

Happy Presidents’ Day everyone! Here is the latest addition to our free Quilty Quotes collection from Quiltmaker. Please feel free to share this with all your quilty friends! Stay tuned for another fun free Quilty Quote next Monday!

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Free Quilty Quote for Valentine’s Day to Share

Happy Valentine’s Week from all of us here at Quiltmaker Magazine! We are starting a new tradition of posting a Quilty Quote every Monday. There are a few already posted, that you can check out and share here. Share this … Continue reading

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Why Quilts Matter

Last week I reviewed the documentary “Why Quilts Matter” and asked readers to tell us why quilts matter to them. The responses were heartwarming and inspirational! If you missed the review, you’ll find it here: Why Quilts Matter review Now … Continue reading

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Why Quilts Matter: A Documentary; Giveaway!

I spent time over the weekend watching all nine episodes of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. Presented by The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. and Executive Producer and host Shelly Zegart, Why Quilts Matter presents a wonderful overview of … Continue reading

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QM’s Block Party: Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times best-selling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series of novels, was our keynote speaker on Friday night at Quiltmaker‘s recent Block Party in Williamsburg. She shared her journey as a quiltmaker and author. She never … Continue reading

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Quilt Colorado and Quiltmaker

Every two years, the Colorado Quilting Council hosts a multi-day symposium called Quilt Colorado. I am fortunate to be a member of this wonderful statewide guild and have volunteered on the committee for several years. Earlier this month Quilt Colorado … Continue reading

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UFOs: List and Analyze

This is Part 1 of an informal series on UFOs (UnFinished Objects). Most of us have them. Some of us are plagued by them. Almost everyone would prefer to have fewer of them. TACKLE YOUR UFOs So where do you … Continue reading

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UFO: UnFinished Object

UFO Let’s talk about UFOs. (That’s quiltspeak for UnFinished Object; in other words, a quilt project you started but never finished.) Several years ago, the committee for QuiltNebraska (a statewide summer event) had an idea: offer a class on UFOs.  … Continue reading

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Walkabout Retreat and History Center

A few weeks ago I drove the six hours south to Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas for a class on making Pine Burr quilts with Jean Ayres.   Jean was delightful and the class was fun and informative, but … Continue reading

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