Monthly Archives: July 2012

QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Tom Rice

We asked Tom a few questions about this second challenge round: Do you normally choose fabrics first and then start a design, or vice versa? “Normally I choose the design or the scene first. Then I select the fabrics that … Continue reading

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Ireland Block #8, Forty Shades of Green

Follow along! Click here for all of Laura’s Ireland Quilt Blog posts Click here for Ireland Block of the Month patterns Join our Ireland Block of the Month group on Quilters Club of America After much patience on the part … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Kristi Parker

Kristi Parker is very pleased to be part of the next challenge, and shares these thoughts with us about the Challenge 2 round: “When I first opened the package that had the Challenge 2 fabric in it, I must admit … Continue reading

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Winners of America Makes Fast Quilts Fabric Giveaways

In our Spring 2012 special issue publication, America Makes Fast Quilts, we announced three different fabric giveaway contests, and we are pleased to announce the winners. America Makes Fast Quilts Moda Jelly Roll Fabric Giveaway winners: Judy Sage of Seminole, … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Barbara Wilke

When we asked Professional Category Challenge 2 Finalist Barbara Wilke what her reaction was when she first realized she would be required to design a quilt that incorporated the Challenge 2 fabric provided by Free Spirit, she replied: “I have … Continue reading

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QDS™ 2012 Challenge 2 Fabrics Revealed

The Challenge 2 Finalists have been announced, and the remaining 24 finalists have until August 5, 2012 to design and create their quilt top for Challenge 2. Public voting for this second of three challenge rounds will begin on August … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 2 Results Announced

The top 12 quilt designers from each category that will move on to Challenge 2 have been announced on our McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 page! Additionally, all of us at McCall’s Quilting would like to congratulate the winners of … Continue reading

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QDS Challenge 2 Voting Ends July 8!

Our 30 Challenge 1 finalists must be filled with anticipation as voting comes to a close for this round! Help them out by being sure to vote these last three days…voting will be open through midnight Mountain Time Sunday, July … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Gift for Baby! Quilt Pattern

Today, I found this adorable Gift for Baby! quilt pattern for you to download and enjoy, compliments of McCall’s Quick Quilts. This adorable baby quilt shown in soft blues and browns was designed by Carolyn St. Clair of Cabbage Rose … Continue reading

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Quilters Newsletter TV: The Quilters’ Community

Our sister publication, Quilters Newsletter, has some exciting news: they’ve just launched Quilters Newsletter TV! The FREE online TV show debuts today, and will feature a fresh, thought-provoking 10- to 15-minute segment each week that will allow you to meet … Continue reading

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