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Gwen Marston’s Minimal Quiltmaking: Book Review

I was anxious to get my hands on Gwen Marston’s latest book, Minimal Quiltmaking, from AQS Publishing and I was not disappointed. Gwen Marston is one of those legendary quilters I respect and admire. She’s been making quilts for decades. … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilts: I’m on Board

I have never been interested in crazy quilts, but this book changed my mind. I walked into a booth at International Quilt Market and saw the fan quilt below—and nearly hyperventilated. I’m not usually attracted to crazy-type quilts but this … Continue reading

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Heather Ross Book Review Giveaway

It’s not often I get to review a book like How to Catch a Frog by Heather Ross. So it was a welcome change to devour (and I did devour it) this autobiographical tale, subtitled “…and other stories of family, … Continue reading

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Quilt Labels: Whimsical Lettering

Not everyone can draw but almost everyone can write—and that’s what piqued my interest in The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe for Interweave/F+W. At first glance you may think the book isn’t related to quiltmaking, but wait! It … Continue reading

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Another Useful Tool: Split Rects

Today’s guest post is by Anne Wiens, a member of Quiltmaker’s 2013 Scrap Squad. *     *     *     *     * Last week, I shared with you one of my favorite quilting tools, the V-Block tool, designed by Deb Tucker of Studio … Continue reading

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Product Review: Great New Items; Giveaway!

Only once in my life have I put a bumper sticker on my car. There just aren’t many things I want to say to the entire world. But— —when I saw the Lilly Belle vinyl signs at International Quilt Market … Continue reading

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Best New Product: stkr.it StoryPatches; Giveaway!

Of all the new products I saw at International Quilt Market in Portland, my favorite was StoryPatches from stkr.it.com. This tiny little product makes any quilt you give away more special and more lasting. Let me explain how StoryPatches work. … Continue reading

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Hexagon Quilting: A Different Kind of Nut

  We’ve really had some fun with the hexagon focus in our May/June issue. If you missed these posts, you’ll want to have a look. • A Bit About the Infinite Hexagon • Moda’s newest precut: Honeycombs • Inklingo Hexagons … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas Day 8, Giveaway!

Welcome back! Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas continues with a giveaway of great Kansas City Star books. There will be five lucky winners. Do you know that feeling when you see something and it just grips you—you absolutely love it? This … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas: Day 6, Quilter’s Wish List

It’s always fun to make a Christmas list, and it’s even better when you include some items to enhance your quilting and creativity. QM’s Associate Editor Eileen Fowler has the task of watching for new products in the quilt industry. … Continue reading

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