Monthly Archives: May 2012

QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Kathy Kent

We welcome another finalist into our Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Amateur category, Kathy Kent. Kathy’s original quilt submission is titled “Cherry Tree Scraps”. Kathy wrote to us about her experience in Challenge 1 thus far: “I have never made Amish … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Sue Vollbrecht

Amateur category finalist Sue Vollbrecht submitted “Basket Quilt” to our Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition as her entry-round quilt. “This is the first time I am using the Amish Star Block in a quilt. My biggest challenge in working on … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Kristi Parker

Kristi Parker is a Challenge 1 finalist in our Professional category. Her Quilt Design Star™ 2012 entry-round quilt is titled “Autumnal Equinox”.   “I am looking forward to working on the first challenge! The only other time I have made … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christine Mitchell

We’d like you to meet Christine Mitchell, a Quilt Design Star™ 2012 finalist in our Amateur category! Her entry quilt is titled “Asian Beauty”. Christine says: “My friends and family have been amazing with me participating in the Quilt Design … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Renelda Peldunas-Harter

Renelda Peldunas-Harter is a finalist in our Professional category. Her quilting alter-ego, Quilted Cora, has been helping Renelda through every twist and turn of the Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition. Renelda’s entry-round quilt was titled “Colonel’s Stars”. Renelda wrote to … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 3

Happy Tuesday! I spent my long weekend making – what else – my quilt! I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Don’t forget, you can see all of the blocks I make in McCall’s Quilt Block Reference. I’ve … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Donna Moyer

Donna Moyer is a Quilt Design Star™ 2012 finalist from our Amateur category. Her colorful entry quilt is titled “The Gate”. Donna tells us in her own words how her quilting habit got started and what her experience with Challenge … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Barb Wilke

Happy Memorial Day! We are pleased to introduce you to another Quilt Design Star™ 2012 finalist. Barb Wilke is not only a quilter, but also a high school art teacher in York, Pennsylvania, and the owner of Wilke Fibre Arts. … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Sally Becker

Welcome again to the Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Challenge 1 designer showcase! Each of our Amateur category contestants must use the traditional Amish Star Block as inspiration for their quilt top. This block and many others can be found in McCall’s … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Brandi Derr

Here is another Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Challenge 1 finalist showcase! Remember, each of the Professional category finalists must use the traditional Storm at Sea Block as inspiration for their quilt top. The pattern for this block can be found … Continue reading

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