Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Martingale Group’s Row Robin Quilts Are So Much Fun!

Mary Burns of the Martingale quilt book publishing company shares her staff quilting project in America Quilts Together. The group created several completely unique quilts with themes chosen by each individual. Says Mary, “If you haven’t done a row robin … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Naptime: Office Exchange Scrap Quilt Number Three

Block exchanges are a fun way to share the fabrics in your stash, and to incorporate friends’ stash fabrics into your own quilt. The end product…quilts that step outside individual tastes, generally with scrumptious, scrappy results. More groups and beautiful … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Joyce Hughes

I was in the middle of teaching a class and every 15 minutes I would check the contest website, and as the results were posted and I saw my picture, I just screamed! Right then, everyone knew I had moved … Continue reading

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Question? Ask a Leading Quilt Magazine Editor

    If you had a chance to ask a group of leading quilt magazine editors a question, what would your question be? Next week, Quilters Newsletter will be taping an episode of Quilters Newsletter TV: The Quilters’ Community featuring … Continue reading

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Midnight Garden Quilt for Scrap Quilt Lovers

  I love the name of this cheery quilt designed by our own editor-in-chief, Beth Hayes, of McCall’s Quilting. The pinwheel blocks from an office exchange seem to float across a starry night sky.     Ellie Brown used her … Continue reading

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QDS Challenge 3 Designer: Donna Schipper Moyer

While I still don’t consider myself a designer, and certainly not a “star”, I have been learning a great deal about myself during the last few months. I have learned I do have original ideas. I have learned I can … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Blue Ribbon Swirls Queen Quilt

I spied this light and airy quilt pattern in our archives, and the soft blues and gentle browns made me think of autumn afternoon walks under clear blue Colorado skies.  What colorway might you make one up in? Your favorite … Continue reading

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Red and White Exhibit Inspires a Group to Make Their Own Lovelies

  Raw Edges quilting group of Plano, Texas meets weekly on Wednesday evenings, traveling on retreat twice a year. Most recently, this group traveled to New York City to see the Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Chris Hoover

My first reaction to the theme for this challenge was, “What a great theme!” It is so like the monthly challenges we have in a contemporary quilt group that I belong to  (Crossing Borders) and I thought it would be … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Annette Schultz

First I thought WOW I made it to the finals! When I found out that we had the theme “opposites attract” I thought ” oh, wow, where do I begin?….make a list from what ever pops into my head. From … Continue reading

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