Monthly Archives: April 2016

Scrap Bag: “Outlander” fabric coming soon, Nazi flag quilt, Great Migration quilt, and more

Also in this week’s Scrap Bag of quilt and textile news items is a story about inmates who quilt for charity, a round-up of modern quilts for modern homes, an “urban” quilter receives recognition, and broken ceramics repaired with metallic … Continue reading

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So Many Books, Part 19!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CAROLYN, HEMIOLE, PAT, and MELODY! Here at Quilters Newsletter, we really like to hear from you, the reader. We like to hear what you thought of … Continue reading

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Working with Large-Scale Prints

I want to talk just one more time about this pretty quilt. I’ve told you about several things along the way but I didn’t mention any of the specifics about working with the big floral prints in this pretty line … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: a quilting angel, machine applique called “cheating,” cinematic color inspiration, and more

This week’s Scrap Bag has even more news and tidbits: two statewide documentation projects, quilting as outreach among a Canadian First Nation community, how the maker of a 19th-century quilt was identified by a team of researchers, quilting metaphors in … Continue reading

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Just Trippin’ and Cotton Solids

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ANNA and JOANNE! Quilters Newsletter‘s April/May 2016 issue has a lot of wonderful quilting ideas inside, including quilts inspired by armed forces service ribbons, the winning … Continue reading

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It Was a Weekend to Hibernate

It was a very snowy (but not cold) weekend. I stayed home and inside the house most of the time. In fact, the only times I left the house were when the dogs needed to go out. But that meant … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: 20-foot art quilt on permanent display, Be Creative! winner in news, quilting company hires refugees, and more

Just this past week the trees have erupted into bloom here in Denver, which must mean it’s time for a big spring snowstorm. As I type this, the clouds are descending from over the mountains and we are preparing for … Continue reading

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Making Bias Strips

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS KATHY! There happens to be an Easy Lesson titled “Perfectly Basted Bias Strips” by Suzanne Marshall in Quilters Newsletter April/May 2016. It details tips and tricks for … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness for Our Differences

We don’t all think alike. There are all kinds of explanations: left brain or right brain, science/math brain or language/art brain, being born under different zodiac signs, being gifted with different talents, and on and on it goes. I can’t … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilts for Hillsborough and Paris, quilt on the silver screen, sci-fi embroidery, and more

Today’s Scrap Bag has yielded a few stories about quilts with meaning — memory quilts, quilts made to honor or call attention to somber events — as well as stories of astounding craftsmanship, not to mention one quilt that may … Continue reading

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