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100 Blocks Surprise Giveaway!

  It’s time for a fun surprise giveaway here on Quilty Pleasures! Leave a comment on this post by midnight Friday, May 6 for your chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and (drumroll)…     …one of … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash…Giveaway!

One man’s trash…is another man’s treasure. Nowhere is this more true than in our circles of quilting friends and acquaintances. My homet0wn guild had a little garage sale at its April meeting. I’ve been looking forward to it since February! … Continue reading

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Infinite Variety: Red & White Quilt Exhibit

It’s not often that an experience leaves me speechless. But the recent exhibit “Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts” in New York City was an exception. I’ve known for a while that I wanted to see this … 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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Quilt Show Humor: Giveaway

I got the funniest press release this week from the Home Machine Quilting Show, scheduled for May 5–7 in Salt Lake City. It highlights five of the wonderful teachers who will be there, like Renae Haddadin and Suzanne Hyland. Just … Continue reading

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Dress the Bed!

A lovely quilter named Kaye invited me to an area guild’s special event last weekend. It was an old-fashioned “bed turning” and luncheon called Dress the Bed. I had never been to a bed turning and it was so much … Continue reading

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Comfort Quilts for Japan

When disaster strikes, quilters want to know how they can help. Our co-workers at Quilters Newsletter are inviting comfort quilts for Japan. You can find all the details in this blog post. If you’d like to spread the word, use … Continue reading

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Quilting & Embroidery: A Peek Inside

The Spring 2011 issue of Quilting & Embroidery is on newsstands now. It’s packed with fun projects for anyone who enjoys machine embroidery. Here’s a partial peek into what this issue holds. The first thing you’ll notice on the cover … Continue reading

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*Q&E: What’s Your Thread Stash Like? Giveaway!

We had a lively discussion about fabric stash here recently, and we started wondering about another kind of stash. How much thread do you own? What kinds of thread do you buy? Do you embroider by machine?   Our friends … Continue reading

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Sunbonnet Sue: Pick a Side! and a Giveaway

The infamous Sunbonnet Sue: love her or hate her? Have you picked a side? There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. I bought this vintage Sue quilt some years ago because I thought it was unusual. Two Sues in … Continue reading

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