Monthly Archives: July 2011

My first Ireland block

Follow along! Click here for all of Laura’s Ireland Quilt Blog posts Click here for all Ireland Block of the Month patterns Join our Ireland Block of the Month group on Quilters Club of America My plan Block 1, sketched … Continue reading

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When Irish Eyes are Smiling!

Follow along! Click here for all of Laura’s Ireland Quilt Blog posts Click here for all Ireland Block of the Month patterns Join our Ireland Block of the Month group on Quilters Club of America My plan Block 1, sketched … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 2

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final Placemat number two has the dark plum color out on the edges, framing the inside interest. This one has quite a bit … Continue reading

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Quilters’ Totes Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to our three McQ News Quilters’ Totes Giveaway winners, Elizabeth Thompson, Nita Sims, and Donna Nicklis! McQ News is our free bi-weekly eNewsletter delivered to your e-mail address. Every issue features newsletter-exclusive giveaways that are free and easy to … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press – McCall’s Quilting

I just finished posting our current issue on our website, and it’s a real treasure-trove! We’ve got lessons for: how to appliqué and quilt at the same time a quick, easy technique for no-bias triangle units slick cutting and appliqué … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark a Quilting Project

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final   My daughter Annie is planning her summer garden wedding and has chosen her colors: sage green, dark plum, cream, muted light … Continue reading

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New Fabric!!

I just got a package from one of my favorite online quilt stores and I’m doing the happy dance! Don’t you love, love, love new fabric?! I sure do. Most of the time when I’m buying fabric, I’m with a … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Star™ 2011 – Challenge 1 Winner

Congratulations to the McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2011 Challenge 1 winner, Linda Dalton, of Liberty Hill, Texas! After almost 13,000 total contest votes were cast,  the winner of Challenge 1, as well as the top 15 of 20 Challenge 1 … Continue reading

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Remembering Ardis Butler James

Excerpt from The Denver Post: Ardis Butler James, 85, a Nebraska-born philanthropist who with her husband established what is now the largest public collection of quilts in the world, encompassing humbly elegant bed coverings by anonymous 18th-century hands and avant-garde … Continue reading

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Measure Twice Cut Once Fabric Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to our three McQ News Measure Twice Cut Once Fabric Giveaway winners, Audrey Andries, Molly Bailey, and Kim Muller! McQ News is our free bi-weekly eNewsletter delivered to your e-mail address. Every issue features newsletter-exclusive giveaways that are free … Continue reading

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