Category Archives: Inspiration

A Caring Quilt

The first week in April, I told you about a simple, fast quilt I was making on my serger. I got the top, backing and batting assembled in just over 7 hours. But then it became quite a joke because … Continue reading

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A World of Beauty in Detail

My experience at Market was similar to Lori’s and Mary Kate’s – there was lots to see, plenty of people to meet and reconnect with and cool new things to discover. We’ll be sharing a bunch of new products, techniques, … Continue reading

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Another Purple Quilt

As I mentioned in my blog post when we returned from Quilt Market a couple of weeks ago, we get lots of paperwork and samples for making quilt projects at the show. I’m still slowly working through that stack on … Continue reading

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A Vacation – But Not From Sewing

It was really hard for me to figure out the best time to schedule a vacation – there really isn’t too much downtime at Quilters Newsletter since we’re always working on something. I hadn’t been to visit my parents since … Continue reading

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It’s a Graduation Quilt

I finished it … just in time. I was working on a queen-size quilt for a graduation present for one of my granddaughters and blogged about making the back a couple of weeks ago. This quilt was one of those … Continue reading

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Spring Quilt Market – Oh, the fun of it!

I returned last night from five days in Pittsburgh for Spring Quilt Market where the Quilters Newsletter team scoured the show floor for new ideas.  We all focus on different areas but we were all on the lookout for things … Continue reading

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Pretty Patchwork

It’s Friday! I and some fellow QN staff members are attending Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburg, where we get to take a sneak peek at all the new and exciting things in the wide and wonderful world of quilting. Since … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

The first thing I want to do today is take you on a tour of my office. Here’s the window behind my desk. Yes, it is snowing. There are two shelves of the white notebooks that contain the first 398 … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice, Practice

It won’t get me to Carnegie Hall, but it will get me to free-motion quilting confidence, I hope. Eventually. In my quest to become competent at free-motion quilting, I’ve read a lot of books and listened to experts’ advice. Information … Continue reading

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Denver National Quilt Festival IX

The Denver Quilt Festival IX was May 1-4, practically in our backyard. The Quilters Newsletter staff was allowed to view the quilt displays the day before the show opened so we could choose our favorite quilt for the Quilters Newsletter … Continue reading

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