Monthly Archives: October 2010

A newbie at Market

Photo: Houston skyline by Maddogzs via stock.xchng By the time you read this, I’ll be on a plane heading for the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. I have wanted to go to Market since I first heard about it … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Podcasts, fabric resources, & a tease

In Which I Piece Together a Random Assortment of Items Into One Blog Post First off, I am interested in getting recommendations for good quilting and sewing podcasts. I’ve sampled a couple that I’ve found on iTunes, but I’d love … Continue reading

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Like A Kid At Christmas

In exactly 44 hours and 19 minutes I’ll be on a plane, headed for Houston and the International Quilt Market.  I’m not excited, no, why would you think that? This will be my fourth trip to Fall Market and I’m … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s quilt sale at Houston Quilt Festival

International Quilt Festival is coming up Nov. 4 through 7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Along with the quilt show, vendors mall, and other events there will be a sale of quilts to benefit Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Book review: Fast, Flirty, and Fun

Fast, Flirty, and Fun: Easy Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics By Sarah M. Bisel (Martingale & Company, 2010) 80 pages, $24.99 Maybe you are an aspiring quilter. Maybe you salivate over the bright, large-scale, contemporary fabrics by today’s popular designers but … Continue reading

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Finish What You Started…

OK, I admit it, I am a great starter, not a great finisher. Never has this been more apparent than when I started counting my UFO’s last weekend. I did not count projects to learn or practice a technique,  I … Continue reading

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How I Got to Be a Cover Girl

It started with a staff exercise at Quilters Newsletter. Each staff member was challenged to develop a quilt using all the fabric on a manufacturer’s sample card plus one other color. I received a gorgeous assortment of batiks by Lunn … Continue reading

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Block Challenge WINNER!

Congratulations to Maren Larsen of San Francisco, California, for her block Broken Bento–the winner of the Quilters Newsletter “Feather This” block design challenge! Maren will receive a package of fat quarters from Westminster Fibers, the Pretty Please collection designed by … Continue reading

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Book review: Dare to be Square Quilting

Boo Davis describes her quilts as “modern heirloom quilts just like your metal-loving, half-blind Grandma would make.” Continue reading

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What makes a quilt retreat great?

  Do you have a favorite quilt retreat you won’t miss for the world? Do you have any horror stories about a quilt retreat gone bad? If so, tell us about it. Post your comments now! (You don’t have to … Continue reading

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