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A few more Scrap Squad quilts

It’s been so much fun to see what the Scrap Squad members have come up with for Rhapsody in Bloom. Here are a few more quilts I think you’ll enjoy. Jane designed an interesting border for her piece. I think … Continue reading

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Male Teen Quilt Designer

Today’s post was written by Dionne Gordon, a member of the new QM Scrap Squad. When you first think of a teenager, you don’t think of a quilt designing entrepreneur. But that’s what Doug Leko is. Doug started quilting in … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad Interprets Rhapsody in Bloom

The newly-formed QM Scrap Squad’s first assignment has been very exciting! Each of the eight members made her own scrappy version of Rhapsody in Bloom from March/April (No. 138), a design by Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design. The featured … Continue reading

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An Invitation to a New Resource: QCA

Did you know Quiltmaker is part of a larger family of quilt-related businesses? One of our “sister” entities is Quilters Club of America. This is where Quiltmaker will soon begin using “community” features to allow you to interact with us … Continue reading

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Introducing a New Editor: Paula Stoddard

Quiltmaker is pleased to introduce its newest staff member, Paula Stoddard. We discovered Paula at a local quilt guild meeting and quickly determined she’d be a good fit for QM. Paula is one of our Associate Editors. I asked her … Continue reading

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Understanding Stitch Length

I learned something today about stitch length and sewing machine settings. I’ve had machines with “stitches per inch” and I understood that. I’ve had machines with metric settings like 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and so on, and I thought I understood … Continue reading

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Jan/Feb Cover Quilt: RJR Fabric Designer

Many readers are finding the cover quilt on our Jan/Feb issue to be very attractive. It’s a beauty! I wanted to share a few thoughts from the designer of the fabric featured in that quilt. Marianne Elizabeth designs for RJR … Continue reading

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Priming the Pump

I have been in a sewing slump. Does this happen to you? A host of regular-life “stuff” has drained me of the energy to create. I find myself entering my sewing area only to stand there feeling lost and unsure … Continue reading

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The Stash Discussion/Problem/Obsession Giveaway

It seems like everyone in quilty-blog-world is talking about their stash right now. I wonder if it’s because we tend to “take stock” as a new year begins. I moved from one state to another a week before Christmas, which … Continue reading

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alzquilts.org: QM Staff Donates

I’ve been dying to tell you about our donations for this month’s online auction of small quilts by the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI), spearheaded by Ami Simms. And now that it’s January 1, I can finally spill the beans! … Continue reading

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