Author Archives: Kathy

Two Step: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate’s new lap quilt pattern, Two Step, is in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the … Continue reading

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Quilt The Blues Quilt Challenge – It’s ON!

Whether it’s quilting shows, contests, exhibits, or challenges, entering a quilt for judging and public display is a rite of passage for many quilters. It takes a bit of confidence and usually more than a bit of determination. But for … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: In A Pickle!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  Between vacations, business travel, and other obligations, the editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines didn’t get a chance to do much weekend stitching, which leaves us in a bit of a … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Pattern: Waterfall

This week’s Friday FREEbie was selected by editor Mary Kate Karr-Petras for the I Love This Quilt page of the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, in large part due to it being one of our most popular jelly roll … Continue reading

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Carnival: A Visit with Sharon Denney Parcel

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt designer Sharon Denney Parcel of Yellow Cat Quilt Designs! Sharon‘s new lap quilt, Carnival, is on the cover of the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine and patterned inside. Read on, and don’t … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Projects Old and New

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines enjoyed our weekend stitching, and we hope you did too! Here’s what a few of our team members are working on in their home … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting September/October 2016!

When summer winds down and the kids go back to school and that first autumn nip is in the air, you know what you’re going to want to do? QUILT! That’s right, fall is quilting season and the new September/October … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Pattern: Star Bright

Star quilt patterns are favorites with many quilters. There’s just something about the way the blocks seem to twinkle, and about the strong geometry of the patch shapes, that gives a special feel to a starry quilt design. That’s why … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Waterfall

Mary Kate’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Waterfall by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, appears in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Waterfall free lap quilt pattern here, and read on about Mary Kate’s … Continue reading

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Red Robin: A Visit with Nancy Mahoney

Welcome quilt designer, author, and teacher Nancy Mahoney of Nancy Mahoney Designs! Nancy’s table topper quilt, Red Robin, is patterned in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Welcome blog readers! I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger today. … Continue reading

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