Author Archives: Mary Kate Karr-Petras

About Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Mary Kate is an associate editor at Quilters Newsletter.

Downton Abbey Sew-In, Season 4 Weeks 2, 3 & 4

** spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen “Downton Abbey” through Season 4 Episode 4 ** So a lot has happened on “Downton Abbey” since last I posted about my sew-in progress, wouldn’t you say? Hoo-boy, has it ever. Mary’s already … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Sew-In, Season 4 Week 1

Last week I posted some photos of a drawstring bag and napkins I made with Downton Abbey fabric prior to the season 4 premiere in the U.S. This week I should talk about the sewing I managed to accomplish while … Continue reading

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Return of the Downton Abbey Sew-In — Season 4

It’s back! It’s back! Have you heard “Downton Abbey” is back? Last year, during season 3, I decided to hold my own Downton Abbey Sew-Ins on Sunday nights (not to be confused with Ebony Love’s more recent Downton Abbey Mystery … Continue reading

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Scrappy Goodness

A scrap quilt doesn’t need to be a showstopper or win ribbons to be perfect. Continue reading

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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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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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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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