Tag Archives: quilts

*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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Retreat Recap

Last week Diane blogged about her dilemma of what to bring on a quilt retreat. Me, I never have a problem deciding what to bring – it’s more what NOT to bring so I don’t overload the car! Let me … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions: Quilt Retreat Dilemma

Tomorrow I’m leaving for my annual quilting retreat at the foot of the Collegiate Peaks near Buena Vista, Colorado. There will be no shortage of scenery. No shortage of great food, talking, laughing, piecing, quilting, show-and-telling and general all-around good … Continue reading

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Extra, Extra! Links to Free Quilting

We have lots of bonuses, extras and freebies in our March/April issue, so just in case you didn’t hear about them or still need to find them, here are easy links to everything. Enjoy! We’ve written a free pattern for … Continue reading

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Being New at a Quilt Guild: Giveaway

I moved recently from Colorado, just one state north and east, to Nebraska. Now that I’m settling in, the time has come to start checking out the local quilt guilds. I wonder which one might be a good fit for … Continue reading

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Freebie Quilting, Eye Candy for Valentine’s Day

Quiltmaker wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day with a free quilting motif! I gathered up some quilter’s eye candy as a Valentine’s Day treat for Quilty Pleasures readers. Denise made this little beauty from a kit by grabngokits.com. It’s called … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s: Sew News Auction Upcoming

An energetic young team heads up one of our sister publications over at Sew News. In 2011, they’re promoting Sew Your Support: Operation Alzheimer’s Prevention, an effort to raise $5000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. A quilt auction will be held … Continue reading

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Fabric as Inspiration: Dinosaur Games Giveaway

If there’s a little one in your life who is big on dinosaurs, you’ll want to peek at Dinosaur Games in the March/April issue of Quiltmaker. It was inspired by the Clothworks fabric shown below, Dinos on Parade by Jill … Continue reading

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Quilty Causes

As I drove to work this morning, I thought to myself : “I have never EVER in my life left my house when it’s -8 degrees outside (and -20 with wind chill)! Are you CRAZY?” It seems to me that with … Continue reading

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