Author Archives: Mary Kate Karr-Petras

About Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Mary Kate is an associate editor at Quilters Newsletter.

More from Quilt Market 2013: the booths and displays

Yesterday I blogged about some of the Schoolhouse sessions I attended on Friday at International Quilt Market in Houston. Today I want to share some of the eye candy seen on the show floor and in the quilt displays once … Continue reading

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more from Quilt Market 2013 in Houston — Friday Schoolhouse

While vendors and manufacturers at International Quilt Market are setting up their booths on Friday, attendees spend their day at Schoolhouse to learn about new fabric collections, products and techniques. Continue reading

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National Quilt Museum collection book to benefit Libby Lehman

I just got the following information via email from The National Quilt Museum and want to share it on their behalf. On September 13, 2013, The National Quilt Museum released the new copy of their collection book. The book, entitled … Continue reading

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The Sew Social Project

One thing about quilters is certain — we are a charitable bunch. For that reason, we want to help spread the word about the new Sew Social Project, a partnership between Camelot Fabrics and the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players … Continue reading

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A Take 5 giveaway

Quilters, like musicians, prefer to work in multiples of 2 and 3. This week’s giveaway is designed to make 5 another one of quilters’ favorite numbers. Continue reading

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Best Christmas Quilts 2013 giveaways coming soon!

It’s a busy day here at Quilters Newsletter — the editors are in the middle of working on content for our December/January 2014 issue, and the graphic designers are out with our photographer shooting quilts for our upcoming Best Modern … Continue reading

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How I made a diaper clutch

As I wrote a few weeks ago, a lot of my sewing lately has been on projects other than actual quilts. Here’s something — a diaper clutch — I made recently as a gift for a friend who’s about to … Continue reading

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QN Aug/Sept ’13: more quilts, stories and (free) fabric

[Please note: this giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Roberta K., winner of the Crescendo fabrics! Thanks to all for participating!] Another week, another free fabric giveaway! We’re continuing to give away fat quarter bundles of collections featured in the Staff … Continue reading

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QN August/September issue and a giveaway!

[This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Sandi! Thanks to all who entered!] The August/September 2013 issue of Quilters Newsletter just officially went on sale, so you know that means — time for a brand new series of free … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Gutcheon, Hopkins

In the past few weeks the quilt world has lost two important figures, Jeffrey Gutcheon and Mary Ellen Hopkins. Jeffrey Gutcheon Longtime Quilters Newsletter columnist and Quilters Hall of Fame inductee Jeffrey Gutcheon died June 23 in New York. An … Continue reading

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