Tag Archives: Carolyn Beam

100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 47

Welcome back to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. Have you been keeping up with your blocks? It’s hard to believe we only have one more block to go after this week! All the blocks in our 100 Blocks Sampler … Continue reading

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Lessons in Creativity Season 3: Let Freedom Ring

Season 3 of our free video series, Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity, is here! Our focus quilt this season is Let Freedom Ring, designed by our content director Carolyn Beam for the July/August ’16 issue of Quiltmaker. This gorgeous red, white and blue log cabin throw … Continue reading

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Charm Square Dresdens—Free Quilt Block Pattern

By Carolyn Beam, QM Director of Content I love 5″ charm squares, and I’m on a mission to find as many ways to use them as possible. Some of my charm squares come from pre-cut packs, but I also cut … Continue reading

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Quilt Exchanges: Types, Tips and More

My family and I have lived in several different states, and in each one I’ve searched out the friendship of fellow quilters. One of the best parts of belonging to quilt groups is participating in different exchanges. I’ve participated in … Continue reading

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Changes at Quiltmaker and a Giveaway

Change is inevitable. It happens to all of us at one time or another. And it’s happened here at Quiltmaker. We said goodbye to our editor-in-chief June Dudley last month, as she left to pursue new opportunities. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Quilting LIVE! Please Join Us

                  Quiltmaker Content Director Carolyn Beam will be at Quilting LIVE in Atlanta come September. I asked Carolyn to tell us more about this terrific event. Q: What excites you most about … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I love Scrappy

When I thought about my quilting style and what it is, my first thought was traditional. Most of the quilts I design and sew are based on traditional blocks. As I went back and looked at my quilts, I realized … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Confessions

Machine quilting was definitely not in my vocabulary when it started gaining popularity, nor was it on my to-do list. I was a traditionalist, after all. Why would I “ruin” a quilt by machine quilting it? Hand quilting was the … Continue reading

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Big Block Baby Quilts: A New Idea

It’s always fun to brainstorm with other staff members here at Quiltmaker. The ideas begin to flow and grow and pretty soon we have a whole long list. There are always more ideas than there is time and manpower but … Continue reading

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QM’s Block Party: Carolyn on Williamsburg, Giveaway!

You may have heard that Quiltmaker is planning a Block Party for August 2–4 in Williamsburg, VA. I asked QM Creative Editor Carolyn Beam to share about what she’ll be teaching there. You can find complete event and registration details … Continue reading

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