Monthly Archives: July 2015

My summer quilting list

Has this meme popped up in your Facebook or Pinterest newsfeeds yet? It’s been posted by two of my friends so far (maybe more by now — I haven’t checked Facebook for a few hours), and each time I’ve commented, … Continue reading

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Beloved Women Authors Honored in Fabric

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS DENISE! Crown Jewels by Mary Kay Price is the quilt on the cover of Quilters Newsletter August/September 2015, and it adds a lot of bling to … Continue reading

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Christmas in July fabric round-up part 2

Welcome to part 2 of this Christmas in July look at some of the 2015 winter holiday fabric samples we’ve received here in the office. Click here to read part 1 and see some collections from Northcott, Robert Kaufman Fabrics … Continue reading

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Repairing a Priceless Quilt

I’ve been thinking for the last couple of days about what makes a quilt valuable. I have several in my collection that I consider priceless. And they are not the ones you might think with perfectly matched points and complicated … Continue reading

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Christmas in July fabric round-up part 1

If it’s July, that means the Christmas season has begun in Quiltland. Full disclosure: I am not ready for the winter holidays yet, not by a long shot. I love the idea of summer, even if my adult reality no … Continue reading

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Batiks, Wonderful Batiks

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CAITLYN, CONNIE and K! It seems hard to believe that July is almost over already, but Quilters Newsletter August/September 2015 became available on newsstands and at bookstores … Continue reading

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Pattern correction: Stars at Night

Today’s the day the August/September 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter hits quilt shops, newsstands and book stores. The cover quilt is Crown Jewels by Mary Kay Price, a beautiful, tapestry-like quilt that features trapunto and fused Swarovski crystal embellishment. Inside … Continue reading

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Am I Planning or Procrastinating?

I had a busy week at work last week and then a weekend when we were going non-stop so I don’t have much done on my next project. In fact, it’s still in the early, early planning stages. But it … Continue reading

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Twice the Modern Elements

PLEASE NOTE THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS MARTHA and BRENDA! Quilters Newsletter June/July 2015 is filled with lots of wonderful things, like quilt patterns,  articles on the way quilting is changing historically, a … Continue reading

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Persistance Pays

I had one of those weekends … you know the kind … where you welcome Monday because it means the weekend is over. This is where I am with my project this morning but it was extremely frustrating to get … Continue reading

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