Category Archives: Inspiration

Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Wrap Up

We hope you had as much fun as we did visiting all the designers’ blogs from our Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour! There are more designers featured in the issue than have blogs and we’d like … Continue reading

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It’s Groovy. It’s Far Out. Can You Dig It?

A few months ago, I saw a blog by Bill Volckening with this wonderful, reversible, polyester quilt from the 1970s. I fell in love with it. I studied the photos and figured out how the quiltmaker made it and I … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 4

The 21 quilt patterns in Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 will certainly last more than 4 days, but today, Day 4, is the last day of our Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog … Continue reading

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Let’s Do the Traditional Twist!

Welcome to the last stop of Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Tradition with a Twist 2015 blog tour! It’s been really fun to see all the different quilts and hear from the designers who made them, but there are even more … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 3

Here in Colorado, we pretty much never have normal weather. I’m pretty sure it’s winter, season-wise, but the weather this week has been more like winter with a twist of summer.  It snowed last week and it’s supposed to snow … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour! We’re celebrating the release of this brand new issue full of original quilt patterns by visiting the online homes of some of the designers and giving … Continue reading

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Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015 Blog Tour — Day 1

The concept of Tradition with a Twist Quilts is one that’s both fairly simple and very complex. It’s equal parts traditional quilting and modern quilting. It’s taking the old and making it new again. Our designers for Quilters Newsletter Presents … Continue reading

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Jackpot

If there is a quilt lottery, I feel like I have won the big one – the grand prize. We went to see my mom and stepdad this weekend. The weather had been nasty enough that they weren’t able to … Continue reading

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Hints, Hints and More Hints

Today I’m going to critique some machine quilting and a pieced back. I’m going to be pretty hard on the quiltmaker but that’s okay because it’s me. I did some things wrong and I should have known better. Now they … Continue reading

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Six of One

As part of my mission to finish up projects in progress, I had to deal with the little pile of black-and-white fabrics that I painted a while back. I didn’t have a plan for them when I tried the painting, … Continue reading

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