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 Finale & Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED. CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA, KIM, CAROL AND KAREN. And just like that, season 4 of “Downton Abbey” has come to an end. Without offering any spoilers (although if you haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Sochi Olympics banners as quilt inspiration

The 2014 Winter Olympics ended on Sunday but their impact on the quilting world continues to reverberate thanks to the patchwork-inspired, rainbow-colored official posters and banners designed for the games by Russian fashion group Bosco. While there are those who … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Sew-In, Season 4 Weeks 5, 6 & (part of) 7

OK, no spoilers, because I still haven’t finished watching last week’s episode of “Downton Abbey” owing to the fact that I was visiting my parents last weekend and my dad has been following the Olympics, and I’ve only been able … Continue reading

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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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