Tag Archives: Scrapbag

Stepping Outside the Block

We all love quilting, right? It’s a wonderful way to express our creativity, learn something new, try something different. But it’s probably not your only creative, crafty outlet, am I right? I think by nature, quilters tend to be creative … Continue reading

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Pin It!

Over the years, I’ve collected lots of different pins—from quilt shows, different guilds I’ve belonged to—you name it, I’ve got a pin from it. Right now, they’re sitting in a plastic bag, neatly tucked away in a drawer. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker Book Review: History Repeated

It felt like Christmas on the day when History Repeated arrived in my mailbox. If you admire antique quilts, if you stroke reproduction fabrics, or if you adore vintage scrappy quilts—this is a title you need. Authors Betsy Chutchian and … Continue reading

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Colorado Capitol Quilt Show

Here in Colorado, our statewide guild, Colorado Quilting Council, sponsors an exhibit at the state capitol in odd-numbered years; a tradition that began in 1989. This exhibit is a showcase for Colorado quilters and quilts. It is a spectacular sight … Continue reading

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Italian Inspiration

I recently spent 2 weeks in Northern Italy with my family and my parents. We flew into Milan and spent time in Varese (near Lake Maggiore), Venice, Maranello (at the Ferrari museum), Lucca, Pisa, and Florence. Yes I know, you … Continue reading

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Summer Secret Window, Part 2

Now that summer has officially arrived here in the U.S., I am really feeling my Summer version of  Debbie Caffrey’s Secret Window mystery quilt! This Simple Pleasures collection by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics is just so refreshing and I’m … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Spinout by Ruthie

Background info: The QM Scrap Squad is making scrappy versions of Spinout from page 46 of the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. Spinout was designed by Barbara Cline. Here’s the original Spinout in Art Gallery Fabrics: Today’s featured Scrap Squad member … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Spinout by Donna

Today’s featured Scrap Squad member is Donna Amos from Arkansas. The featured pattern is Spinout from page 46 of the July/August ’11 issue of Quiltmaker. Spinout was designed by Barbara Cline. Barbara blogs at quiltingal.xanga.com, where you can see more … Continue reading

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More Great Scrap Squad Quilts

  Today we present the remaining projects by the QM Scrap Squad; they are scrappy versions of Raspberry Dessert by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Here is Julie’s quilt which appears in the brand-new May/June issue of Quiltmaker. Raspberry Dessert … Continue reading

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Retreat Recap

Last week Diane blogged about her dilemma of what to bring on a quilt retreat. Me, I never have a problem deciding what to bring – it’s more what NOT to bring so I don’t overload the car! Let me … Continue reading

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