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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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Learning the Hard Way Giveaway

I’m learning something the hard way: NEVER RUSH THROUGH BASTING THE QUILT. I spent a lot of time on this little quilt. The paper foundations look like this: Four foundations are joined to make the block. There are about 35 … Continue reading

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Photographic Inspiration

Artists of all kinds are often asked where they find inspiration. Have you ever noticed that the answer is often “everywhere”? Creative people seem to naturally find ideas every place they look. Whether you’re like that or not, you’ll appreciate … Continue reading

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Free Foundations: Seasons & Celebrations

The Countdown to Christmas is winding down! Today our treat for you is a set of foundation patterns we’ve named Seasons & Celebrations. There’s a tiny pattern (just 3.5″ across) for every month of the year! These are the designs … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Pattern “Joy”

Hi there! I’m so excited to post my first post for Quiltmaker magazine! And what better way to start off, than with a free pattern in our Countdown to Christmas? I thought it would be fun to share one of … Continue reading

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Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa and Fun Quilty Freebies

We’re already one full week into December, and Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas continues. One of my favorite holiday traditions is making lovely-to-look-at and even-better-to-munch Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa. The recipe is a conglomeration of some I have tried; it’s very flexible … Continue reading

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Monique Dillard’s Ballyseede Quilt

The Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker features a quilt called Ballyseede by Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts. We asked Monique to tell us about the quilt’s inspiration. Ballyseede is an unusual name for a quilt. What is its origin? A … Continue reading

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Little Christmas Windmills: Free Quilt Pattern

Good-Natured Warning: Making These Little Blocks is Like Eating M&Ms…Hard to Stop! Introducing: Little Christmas Windmills I started making these blocks about five years ago as “Leaders & Enders” a la Bonnie Hunter at quiltville.com, but I had so much … Continue reading

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