Author Archives: Kathy

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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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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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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McCall’s Quilting 2013 Tour of Tuscany Announced!

Join us for the trip of a lifetime on the McCall’s Quilting Tuscany Tour, October 6-15, 2013! A visit to Tuscany is a life-changing experience every quilter should enjoy. Inspiration abounds, in the mosaic floors, ancient and modern architecture, art … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Judy Masur

Judy Masur is a Challenge 1 finalist in our Professional category. Her entry-round quilt is titled “Ancient Pots”. Judy says: “My friends and family have been most supportive of my participation and success so far. I have a comparatively small … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 5.5

My last two blocks! I can’t believe all 12 are done now. I figure my quilt is almost halfway to completion, so I should be able to finish it in just 3 short weeks (assuming I can keep myself motivated). … Continue reading

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