Author Archives: Kathy Hannah

New issue on sale now!

Take a spring fling with our 18 posh patterns! The McCall’s Quilting editors continue the series quilt, America the Beautiful. Check out our great new skills, to include: sew a clever curving border, play with color with our design wall … Continue reading

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Scout Banners – Final Instructions Available Now!

Here are the eagerly awaited final instructions for these adorable banners. We hope you enjoy making them, and be sure to send us pictures of your scout with their very own banner. Just e-mail to mcq@creativecraftsgroup.com!

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Last weekend to vote for Quilt Design Star™

That’s right, there are only 5 more days to vote for your choice for the first McCall’s Quilting Quilt Design Star™. Just visit the Quilt Design Star page, review the gorgeous final challenge quilts, and place your votes. Can’t choose … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Quilt – Part 4

As promised, here are my final choices. After bombing out with white prints, I selected a Maywood Studio white on white print. The nice thing about it is that the white looks so crisp and clean next to the green … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Quilt – Part 3

Okay… as promised, here is the “nice idea, but maybe you want to revisit the fabric choices” entry! The good news was that I was happy with the purples and greens. The bad news was that I had mistakenly thought … Continue reading

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New Year’s Quilt – Part 2

So, I have a color palette selected and I knew that I wanted to make a 2-block quilt. What next? I went through about 300 blocks in EQ and decided on the 2 above. I thought they made a nice … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Quilt

Another year, another quilt! I started the new year out right by designing a new quilt in colors that I’ve never used. I found myself strangely attracted to these bright pastels, especially when balanced against something with a lighter value … Continue reading

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A Life of Purpose

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”  Robert Byrne The recent shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was so much more than an assassination attempt. While I felt horrible for the families of the dead and injured, there was … Continue reading

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Vote for the Quilt Design Star Winner!

Well, this is it! The remaining finalists have worked their fingers to the bone, and it shows. Just go the the Quilt Design Star™ Final Challenge page, and select a contestant to see a full page showing their final challenge … Continue reading

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Quilters Donate Their Time

Our office was graced recently with the presence of Ami Simms from the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). Our sister magazine, Quiltmaker, has blogged about their staff’s contributions to the AAQI, so I thought I’d give you a peek at … Continue reading

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