Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Long Distance Quilting Team Makes a Wedding Beauty

McCall’s Quilting senior editor Kathy Patterson and her mother Jeanne wanted to make a wedding quilt together, but they live 1600 miles apart. To further complicate things, Jeanne, a hand-piecing enthusiast, wanted to make a traditional Double Wedding Ring, while … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Christine Heimburger

I am honored to have been selected to participate in Challenge 3 of McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012. First, I would like to express thanks to the sponsors of QDS.  I have enjoyed and appreciated the generous gifts we have … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Lisette Léveillé

What was my reaction when I learned the theme for Challenge 3? – WOW!  Opposite Attract.  This will definitely push boundaries in my quilting. What helped inspire my design idea for this final challenge? My first step was to research … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Barbara Wilke

It is such an honor to be included in the final round of the Challenge. Because of this competition, I feel as though I have finally found my artistic voice and been affirmed as an artist. During this time my … Continue reading

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Charity Champions: The Garage Girls Quilting Together

We love the industrious Garage Girls of Yorktown, Virginia. They meet 2-3 times a month to sew crib and lap size quilts for charitable organizations in their local area. Recipient groups have included a neo-natal intensive care unit, organizations assisting … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Brenda Creighton

To be chosen to continue on  in the contest was an honor and a pleasant surprise for me. For the final challenge, I  thought I was ready for anything , but found I was not…Opposites Attract?? Normally I send out … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Cheryl Adam

First of all, what a surprise.  I really didn’t expect to get this far, especially after noticing I was the only quilt that was completely pieced.  Thanks to all who voted for me. After the excitement subsided, the panic set … Continue reading

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America Quilts Together- Meet Some of the Happy Quilting Groups

Part of the fun of putting this magazine together was learning about so many quilting groups around the nation and how they enjoy sharing projects and fun times. The Quad Quilters of Aguanga, California, are Laura Anderson and her 3 … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 3 Designer: Marla Whalen

When I heard the theme of Challenge 3, “Opposites Attract,” I was immediately full of ideas!  Sometimes it is a struggle to think of anything…this time it was a struggle to pare down my thoughts into one cohesive design.  I … Continue reading

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Quilting Together Begins at Home: McCall’s Team Makes 2 Pretty Quilts!

There’s no better gift for a special occasion than a quilt made by a group of friends. The McCall’s Quilting team shows 2 such quilts in our new magazine America Quilts Together, given as gifts in support and well-wishing. Both … Continue reading

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