Monthly Archives: December 2015

Charleston’s Roaring Twenties

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS APRIL! Here at Quilters Newsletter we’ve been thinking about 2016 for a few months already because of publishing deadlines. Our December/January 2016 issue went on sale November … Continue reading

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Leaders and Enders Project

The sewing/quilting industry is a place with some of the best people in the world. I have quilting friends (real friends, not just acquaintances) that I’ve never met face to face. One of those friends and I have talked at length about leaders and enders. … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Mark Lipinski recovering, Christmas at a quilt museum, international fabrics, and more

It’s the holiday season but the world of quilting continues apace, and our scrap bag of news and interesting tidbits doth overflow. Award-winning quilt artist and all-around groovy person Victoria Findlay Wolfe fills many roles: author, teacher, designer, as well as … Continue reading

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First of Winter

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS DARLENE and CHRIS! The first official day of winter here in the northern hemisphere was yesterday, December 21st. Around the Quilters Newsletter offices, winter has already … Continue reading

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My Get-Up-and-Go Got Up and Went

Sometimes, my quilting motivation just disappears. Most of the time, that strange occurrence follows a big project with tight deadlines where I’m sewing non-stop for several weeks – like when I’m getting ready for a class or filming video or preparing for Christmas. Does that ever happen … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS JOMARIE and NANCY! Like many quilters and crafters, I tend to make presents for my friends and loved ones at odd times throughout the year. By … Continue reading

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A Fast, Fun Christmas Project

It’s a busy time of year for all of us, isn’t it? We have decorations to put up, presents to buy and/or make, end-of-the-year business projects to complete and on and on it goes. So this morning I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: ‘blanket’ for Trudeau, taking on the Modern Quilt Police, and much more

I usually like to post Scrap Bags on Fridays, but this week’s bag is overflowing already and I need to do some destashing stat! Help yourselves to these bits and pieces from the world of quilts and textiles; meanwhile I’ll get to … Continue reading

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Gift Guide for Quilters Giveaway, Part 2

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS JOY and DIANA! I started reorganizing in my quilting/sewing/craft room a couple of weeks ago and realized that I had crafty items I didn’t remember acquiring. … Continue reading

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Saved by the Design Wall

I know I’ve said it before but I love having a design wall. I feel like it helps me make better decisions when I’m creating a quilt. Because I make test blocks or multiples of blocks for step-outs, I often … Continue reading

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