Author Archives: Kathy

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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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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