Category Archives: Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Scrap Bag: CBS spotlights heavy metal quilter, valuing a quilter’s work, quilts come home, and more

A round-up of quilt news for the week ending December 2, 2016. Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Husbands’ Lounge controversy, “Back the Blue” quilts, stash sold for charity, and more

A round-up of news and stories from around the quilt world for the week ending November 18, 2016. Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: stolen quilt trailer update, Quilts of Valor busy week, and more

Quilters Newsletter’s weekly update of news from around the quilting world for the week ending November 11, 2016 Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilter’s van stolen in Houston, Quilt Market/Festival round-up and more

I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to logging some serious time at my sewing machine this weekend. Christmas is coming and I have projects to finish! I think I’ve been inspired by Quilt Market and … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: art quilts stolen, quilt in car ad, t-shirt quilt company sues rival, and more

It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween — it’s Quilt Market and Festival week! If you follow the quilt world on social media, this weekend will be full of eye candy for you as people start sharing photos … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Graveyard Quilt exhibit, free coffin quilt block, literal leaf quilts, and more

This week’s bag o’ scraps of quilt-related news has a decidedly seasonal air, with stories of Halloween, falling leaves and even the election (I promise you, it’s a fun story, unlike the election itself). We received an email earlier this … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: antique quilts on Flickr, Turkish quilt traditions, online tutorials, and more

Here’s this week’s dispatch of quilt-related news tidbits we found too interesting not to share.   Cleve Jones, the San Francisco gay rights activist who founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, has a memoir coming out this fall. The … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Desmond Tutu quilt exhibit, “jean-bombing” quilt, and more

This week’s Scrap Bag is not as full as it has been in previous weeks, but is hopefully just as interesting and inspiring as we head into the weekend! Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah, are the subjects and honorees … Continue reading

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This Month in Quilt History: October

October is quite a noteworthy month when it comes to quilt history. Here are some historical notes pulled from the pages of Quilters Newsletter’s Design Wall page from the past few years — I think you’ll agree that October has seen … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Quilt-themed statue in SD, Watergate crazy quilt, oldest indigo-dyed fabric found, and more

Behold: your weekly wrap-up of quilt and textile news tidbits to help get your weekend sewing off to a great start has arrived!   Here’s a new stop for you to add to your next quilter’s road trip itinerary: a … Continue reading

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