Monthly Archives: June 2012

QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Bobbie Ashley

Please welcome another finalist in our Professional category, Bobbie Ashley! Bobbie’s impressive set of quilting credentials include: quilt designer for RJR Fabrics, national quilt teacher/lecturer, and teacher at the Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy®! Bobbie entered “Bella Rose” to the entry-round … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Lola Bryant

Please welcome Lola Bryant, an Amateur category finalist, to McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012! Lola says: “I am so thrilled that I was selected as one of the 15 finalists in the Amateur category.  It did take me several years … Continue reading

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Notes from Ireland: Road to Galway

This is the day we traveled to Galway for the International Quilt Festival of Ireland. We visited the Cliffs of Moher along the way and it was a stunning experience. When we got there it was raining heavily in a … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Annette Schultz

Please welcome Professional category finalist Annette Schultz to McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012! Her entry-round quilt is titled “Jewels of the Night”. “Those who know that I have submitted my design to your competition could not be more proud and … Continue reading

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Notes from Ireland: Ring of Kerry

Today we toured the Ring of Kerry. This morning we stopped off at the Kerry Bog Village to see how the people of the countryside lived in the 18th century. I enjoyed learning about the bog itself, but I was … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 6

I spent over 8 hours quilting last Friday, but it was worth it to see this result! When I had finished sewing my blocks together with the sashing pieces, it was time to cut my border fabric: After sewing those … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Tom Rice

Amateur category finalist Tom Rice is the only male competitor in Challenge 1 of McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 – yay, man quilters! His entry-round submission is titled “Mountain Flight”. Tom tells us about reactions “Mountain Flight” has received: “Everyone … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Chris Hoover

Chris Hoover, a Professional category finalist in McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012, submitted her quilt “Taos”in our entry-round. “My family and friends have been very enthusiastic and supportive, sending out emails to friends to urge them to check out the … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Trisch Price

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Trisch Price to McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition! Trisch submitted “Appointment of Flowers” as her entry-round quilt. Trisch tells us about her design process so far in Challenge 1: “To start the process of … Continue reading

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More Notes from Ireland: Dublin to Killarney

Today our merry band of quilters (and others) had a wonderful journey from Dublin to Killarney with a couple of fabulous stops along the way. Oh, the sights we’re seeing along the roads of Ireland! This castle is being restored, … Continue reading

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