Author Archives: Kathy

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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Win Fabric For Life From Keepsake Quilting!

What will you do with your share of over $15,000 in fabric and other amazing prizes? The 2016 Keepsake Quilting “Fabric for Life” contest is now under way, and you can enter every day through December 31 to improve your … Continue reading

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How To Finish A Quilt

Quilt making is often a marathon activity. Sure, you may run the occasional sprint like a jelly roll race quilt or a small wall hanging. But in many cases, the process of making a quilt is much more like a … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Quilting for Family and Furry Friends

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors and artists who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines have sweet quilt photos to share this week. Here’s what a few of our team members completed recently:   Photographer Mellisa Karlin … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mountain Mist Historical Quilts

Mountain Mist Historical Quilts by Linda Pumphrey Fons & Porter, 2016; $24.99   You don’t HAVE to enjoy quilt history to enjoy Mountain Mist Historical Quilts, but if you do, you’re in for a very special treat. With loads of … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Pattern: Baubles And Beads

Delight your favorite girl (of any age!) with one of our free modern quilt patterns and a collection of bright, colorful prints. This week’s Friday FREEbie is Baubles and Beads, designed by Susan Guzman. It’s traditional patchwork given a modern … Continue reading

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Blown Away: A Visit with Marcia Harmening

Welcome quilt designer, author, and first-time contributor to McCall’s Quilting Marcia Harmening of Happy Stash Quilts! Marcia’s lap quilt, Blown Away, is patterned in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Yummy Chocolate, Wool and More!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines had another busy week in their home sewing spaces. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on right now: Editor Erin … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Pattern: Blue Moon

Quilters love free queen size quilt patterns, and there’s so much to love about this week’s Friday FREEbie, Blue Moon! It’s a scrap quilt, perfect for using up a lot of stash fabrics. The pattern is full of beautiful stars, … Continue reading

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Windfarm: A Visit with Bev Getschel

Bev Getschel is a self-described “quilter, not writer.” Over the past 10 years, she has had well over 160 featured patterns in major quilt magazines. She also did a book with Annie’s called Classic Quilts With an Upscale Twist in … Continue reading

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