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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Joy Tallman

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Joy Tallman to Challenge 1 of our Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition! Joy was recently voted President of her local quilters’ guild. Congratulations, Joy! Her entry-round submission is titled “Tuscany Bird”. “This is the first … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Joyce Hughes

Professional category finalist Joyce Hughes belongs to County Line Quilters and the Modern Quilt Guild of New Jersey. Joyce’s entry quilt is titled “A Sunflower Day”. Joyce tells us about her Challenge 1 experience so far: “This is very exciting … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Lisette Léveillé

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Lisette Léveillé to our 2012 Quilt Design Star™ competition! Her entry-round quilt submission is titled “Martinique”. “Everyone – from my husband and family, friends and quilting friends, as well as colleagues at the office – … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 5

I had a very busy quilting weekend (again)! The first two blocks I decided to tackle were Whirling Geese and Crystals. Don’t forget, all 12 of my blocks can be found in McCall’s FREE Quilt Block Reference. More partial seaming! … Continue reading

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Notes from Ireland

McCall’s assistant editor Laura Stone Roberts reports from the McCall’s Quilting tour of Ireland, now in progress: “Well, here we are in gorgeously green Ireland! Yesterday we had a panoramic tour of Dublin while we moved past our jetlag and … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Julie Benefiel

Julie Benefiel is a ‘mystery quilt’ designer for The River’s Edge Fabric Company and a Quilt Design Star™ 2012 finalist in our Professional category. Her entry-round quilt is titled “Stargazing”. Julie tells us how her family has reacted to her … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Lynda DeTray

Amateur category finalist Lynda DeTray has been supported by her family throughout McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition: “My family and friends have been so supportive of my participation in the competition; my husband is especially encouraging and my quilting … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Cheryl Adam

Cheryl Adam, a finalist in our Professional category, submitted her quilt “1796 Pieces – That’s a Lot of Purple” in the entry round of McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012. Cheryl writes: “Everyone has been really giving me lots of encouragement. … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 4

8 blocks down, 4 to go! I’m almost at the midpoint of my time in Colorado, so fingers crossed I can get my entire quilt finished in just 4 short weeks. Everyone here at McCall’s has been so supportive and … Continue reading

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QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Terri Vanden Bosch

Amateur category finalist Terri Vanden Bosch is the owner of Lizard Creek Quilting and a finalist in the Amateur category of the Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition. Terri’s entry quilt is titled “Promise Kept”. In this photo, Terri displays a … Continue reading

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