Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weekend Workshop: Build, Store and Bust Your Stash

Most quilters love a little retail therapy from time to time (myself included), but there is something immensely satisfying about “shopping” from my stash when I’m working on a project. I mean, I took the time to bring the fabric … Continue reading

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12 quilt exhibits to visit Summer 2015

Hitting the road this summer? Here’s a list of some quilt exhibits you can visit from sea to shining sea that we couldn’t fit into the print editions of Quilters Newsletter. Continue reading

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So Many Books Giveaway Part 9!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CAROLYN, BARB and SHARON! Many of the techniques in quilting seem extremely complicated before you actually start doing them, but once you’ve attempted those same techniques … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Wife

I love to read. So one of the fun things I get to do at the office is to see and review the new books that come in. I recently received a copy of The Farmer’s Wife – 1930s Sampler … Continue reading

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New fabric collections for Spring/Summer 2015

PLEASE NOTE THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS DIANA and MARGARET! Well, here we are, going into Memorial Day Weekend and the cultural start of summer in the U.S. Meanwhile, I sent my kindergartener … Continue reading

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Hot Quilting Supplies to Keep Cool With

As we head into the hotter days of summer which include more hours of sunlight in the evenings, there are more daylight hours to quilt and more of those little “degrees of Fahrenheit or Celsius” reasons to stay inside with … Continue reading

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Best Kids Quilts 2015 Blog Tour Wrap Up & Giveaway

PLEASE NOTE THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE, LINDA, MYRA and SUSAN! School kids of all ages have either just gotten out for summer vacation or are about to. Those who are graduating … Continue reading

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Pattern correction: Beach Glass

The June/July 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter officially goes on sale today, and many subscribers already have their copy. The issue features Struggle by Elsbeth Nusser-Lampe on the cover, a lovely art quilt we chose for its summery look.   … Continue reading

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Home Again … Ahh!

The last few days have been a whirlwind with a trip to International Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis. I love to go to Market. It’s a vendors-only show where I get to see all sorts of new tools and patterns … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Foundation Piecing Fundamentals

I don’t foundation piece often, but when I do, it’s something awesome like this. I found the free pattern for this foundation-pieced 10″ Vulcan Greeting quilt block on a fan-generated website where pop-culture geekery and the needle arts collide, which … Continue reading

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