Author Archives: Mary Kate Karr-Petras

About Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Mary Kate is an associate editor at Quilters Newsletter.

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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Who can quilt with all that sewing going on?

This t-shirt speaks for me. Or should I say, it speaks for how I’ve been feeling this past week. Overall I haven’t been very stitchy lately. I still have the blocks for my weekend quilt laid out — I did … Continue reading

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A day at the museum

A couple of weekends ago I took my young daughters (a preschooler and a toddler) to the Denver Art Museum. The DAM is amazingly family-friendly, but my motivation was to catch a temporary Georgia O’Keefe exhibit before it closed. I’m … Continue reading

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Mary Kate’s Best Weekend Quilt

A couple of months ago, as we were wrapping up production on Best Weekend Quilts 2013 — the latest special publication from Quilters Newsletter on sale now in quilt shops, newsstands, bookstores and online – I had a bright idea: … Continue reading

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