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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Kay Gentry

We are pleased to introduce you to Professional category finalist Kay Gentry! Her entry-round submission is titled “Yuletide Ribbon Wreath”. Kay tells us about her progress in Challenge 1: “I’ve made a few Storm at Sea quilts in the last … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christine Heimburger

Christine Heimburger is a Challenge 1 finalist in the Amateur category of Quilt Design Star™ 2012. Her patriotic entry-round quilt is titled “Piecing Our Nation Together, One Stitch at a Time”. Christine tells us about her experience so far on … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Robin Waggoner

Professional category finalist Robin Waggoner hails from Spokane Valley, Washington. Robin’s entry-round quilt is titled “Charm Plus One”. Robin says: “My family and friends have been very supportive and encouraging about this competition. They have always been supportive of my … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christa Hitchcock

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Christa Hitchcock to the first challenge of Quilt Design Star™ 2012! Her entry-round quilt is titled “Gardens of Vista Maria”. Christa tells us about her supporters: “My family and friends have been very supportive, from … Continue reading

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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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