Tag Archives: Carolyn Beam

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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Free Christmas Pattern – Stocking

As of 7 weeks ago, I have a new grandson. Parker Stephen Beam was born 10/24/10, bringing much joy to our entire family. He needed a stocking to go with the ones I made for the rest of his family. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: A Found Quilt Panel Put to Creative Use

Many of the people who work for our company enjoy sewing and other creative pursuits in their personal lives. As a result, there will often be supplies of various types on a table in our lunch room, free for the … Continue reading

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