Monthly Archives: August 2014

Silver & Gold Gift Bags — Best Christmas Quilts 2014 Blog Tour

Hello, and welcome to my stop on Quilters Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2014 Blog Tour! I hope you’ve been enjoying the entire tour over the past few days. I want to step out of my role as a contributing designer … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Tree Skirt

Welcome to the blog tour! When the Quilters Newsletter team was looking through all the submissions for the Best Christmas Quilts 2014 special issue (available at the Quilt & Sew Shop), I noticed that there were no tree skirts among … Continue reading

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In the Tropics

This post contributed by QN art director Susan Geddes: In the Tropics’ inspiration came from an HGTV show on Christmas decorations around the country. I watched a show about a regatta in San Diego, California. The marina residents decorated their … Continue reading

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Art Quilt?

I’ve been working on an art quilt for an upcoming issue for the past few weeks. I can’t show any pictures of it right now but I will share it later. I often say I am not an artist with … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Print Matching and Fussy Cuts

I was fortunate to receive a sampling of the Gregory’s Garden collection by Jane Sassaman for FreeSpirit Fabrics. I was so excited to do something with the beautiful fabrics! So instead of quilting one of my UFO’s over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Standing Stones of Scotland

The standing stones of Scotland are having quite a moment this summer, and Quilters Newsletter seems to be part of it. The photo above was sent to us by a subscriber who noticed a theme developing between her August/September 2014 … Continue reading

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Quiltspiration

I think it’s wonderful to find quilting inspiration in unexpected places. On Saturday, my husband and I visited an art exhibit at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado, and I found some ideas. I’ll have … Continue reading

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Scrappy Bits Applique Blog Tour

PLEASE NOTE THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS COLLEEN! Welcome to another stop on the blog tour for Shannon Brinkley’s new book, Scrappy Bits Applique (Stash Books, 2014)! I am happy to do my part … Continue reading

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Still Worth the Wait

In June of 2013, I finished this quilt. Now I am finishing it for a second time. Check out my previous blog post about it to see the whole story of one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks). This … Continue reading

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Books to Help and Inspire

In our August/September 2014 issue (available at the Quilt & Sew Shop), there’s an article about how to determine what to charge for a quilt. It’s a complicated topic, and the difficulty is finding the balance between paying yourself adequately … Continue reading

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