Category Archives: Inspiration

It Was a Whole Pile of Quilts

I feel like I have one more thing to tell you before I can officially close out the old year. In the December/January 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter, I told our readers that for Christmas I was going to put … Continue reading

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New Year’s Garden!

Happy New Year everyone! Most of the Quilters Newsletter staff, myself included, took some well-deserved time off over the Christmas holiday and it was really nice to get a little bit of rest and relaxation at the end of the … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

It’s that time of year when I look back to see how I did with accomplishing my goals for the year and start thinking about what I hope to accomplish in the new year. I counted to see how much … Continue reading

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Block Friday — Spring Julep Block

Since before I began quilting, bargello quilts have fascinated me a great deal. While I haven’t made a full true bargello quilt, I have made a few quilting projects using the bargello style. Those smaller pieces were a lot of … Continue reading

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On the Road

A fun thing about my job is going places that most quilters and shoppers would not get to go. This past week, Bill Gardner (editorial director for Quilters Newsletter, McCall’s and Quiltmaker) and I got to tour the eQuilter warehouse … Continue reading

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Block Friday — Card Trick Block

For the third week of Block Friday, I present you with the Card Trick Block. This fascinating block looks very complicated but becomes much simpler when broken down into a number of steps. It was designed and published by Beth … Continue reading

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For Fellow Seasonal Stragglers

Every year I try to come up with nice things to make to send to friends and family at Christmas time. Some years I do much better than others at remembering everyone and making something for them well ahead of … Continue reading

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13 Plus Free Quilting Projects, Downloads and Tutorials

Today we’ve selected a few of our favorite free quilting projects, downloads and tutorials to share with you and your friends. Check out each of the 13 links for wonderful inspiration, tips and quilting patterns: 1. Moon Flowers. This appliqued … Continue reading

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Gifts for Quilters Giveaway Part 1!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS PAT, BARBARA and ROBIN! The December 2014 / January 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter includes a Quilters’ Wish List featuring fabulous items for quilters of all … Continue reading

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Quick Christmas Projects

With only 10 days to go until Christmas, I hope you are nearly finished with your gift making and gift shopping. If you are still looking for ideas, I have a couple for you. I made this cute wall hanging … Continue reading

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