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Quilted Inspiration

In June of this year, I had the opportunity to visit the International Quilt Festival of Ireland with my mother, Beverly Holdren. For a little quilted inspiration, today I’m sharing some images from that show with you. The show was … Continue reading

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Unswerved by Curves

Have you checked out our fun foundation patterns in the July/August ’13 issue? Two of the foundation patterns also have curves: Shayla and Kristy Wolf’s Piccadilly Circle. . . and my Sparkling Bubbles quilt. Do you avoid patterns that call … Continue reading

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QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Bus Stop block #696

Do you have your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7 yet? If not, maybe this cute block will entice you to pick up a copy. It’s called “Bus Stop” and is the next vehicle in my fleet (click here … Continue reading

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Comfort Quilts

Four days after Christmas a dear friend told me her 2-year-old nephew Sam had just been diagnosed with cancer. My heart went out to Sam and his family knowing the long, uncertain road ahead for all of them. I wanted … Continue reading

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Tips for Fabulous Foundations

In the September/October ’12 issue of Quiltmaker, we focus on foundation piecing. You’ll find the innovative Pile O’ Leaves from Caroline Reardon, the more traditional Faith, Hope & Love by Carolyn McCormick and Sonja Callaghan’s whimsical Did Someone Say Treat? … Continue reading

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Fabulous Feet, a Fun Quilt Class with Lynda Howell

When I bought my new sewing machine many years ago, several different sewing machine feet were included. And, yes, basic instructions were included  for how to use them. But I didn’t take the time to learn about them or how … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasure, Behind the Design

We planned to have a focus on pieced borders in our March/April ’12 issue. To me, pieced borders add a lot of interest to a quilt, and I wanted to design a quilt for this issue. Here’s my “Hidden Treasure.” … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Volume 4: Best Friends

Of all the quilt blocks in the big, wide world of quilting, the Friendship Star is my favorite. It’s a simple block, not terribly spectacular, but I guess just the feeling of it makes me all warm and fuzzy. It … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Special!

Welcome to Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Volume 4 Blog Tour! We hope you’ve had a chance to browse around a little bit to see all the quilty fun! Because we have the world’s greatest readers, and to thank you for participating … Continue reading

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Back to School Party – Tips for Pressing

Have you ever been in a quilting class and had the question of “pressing” come up? I’ll bet you have, and I’ll also bet that you heard a few different opinions on the matter. Pressing seams to one side, pressing … Continue reading

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