Monthly Archives: June 2012

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Antique Circles Table Runner Quilt

With the kids home on summer breaks and vacations often in full swing, I know many of us find it challenging to squeeze in a little quilting at this time of year. I scoured our site for a “just right” … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/Sept 2012

Are you looking for some quick, fun projects that sizzle this summer? Then check out the latest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! Whether you’re a print subscriber or you prefer a digital subscription, the August/September 2012 issue is on its … Continue reading

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Notes from Ireland: Galway Day 1, Evening

It’s still Friday, June 8th, but the evening has arrived. So, it’s on to the streets of Galway!! This evening we treated ourselves to the fun of a history lesson and “pub crawl” in this warm and welcoming town. Our … Continue reading

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Notes from Ireland: Galway, Day 1, Daytime

It’s Friday, June 8th, and we’re here in glorious, gracious Galway for the quilt festival. Galway is a wonderful town, from the cathedral and university to the pubs and shops. The festival is being held on the grounds of the … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: It’s Done!

It took just four weeks and 1 day to finish my first quilt! I spent this past weekend quilting on our Handi Quilter longarm machine and finishing my binding, but it was all worth it to know I have a … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Challenge 1 Recap

As Challenge 1 of McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 draws to a close, our finalists are completing their quilt tops and preparing for the next voting cycle. Before you vote, be sure to check out these sites for more information … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Kay Gentry

We are pleased to introduce you to Professional category finalist Kay Gentry! Her entry-round submission is titled “Yuletide Ribbon Wreath”. Kay tells us about her progress in Challenge 1: “I’ve made a few Storm at Sea quilts in the last … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christine Heimburger

Christine Heimburger is a Challenge 1 finalist in the Amateur category of Quilt Design Star™ 2012. Her patriotic entry-round quilt is titled “Piecing Our Nation Together, One Stitch at a Time”. Christine tells us about her experience so far on … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Robin Waggoner

Professional category finalist Robin Waggoner hails from Spokane Valley, Washington. Robin’s entry-round quilt is titled “Charm Plus One”. Robin says: “My family and friends have been very supportive and encouraging about this competition. They have always been supportive of my … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christa Hitchcock

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Christa Hitchcock to the first challenge of Quilt Design Star™ 2012! Her entry-round quilt is titled “Gardens of Vista Maria”. Christa tells us about her supporters: “My family and friends have been very supportive, from … Continue reading

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