Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 10 Cents a Chance Vintage Quilt Pattern

This striking quilt was made in 1942 in Arkansas as a raffle quilt. The complete pattern is available for a free download, just in time for Labor Day quilting!

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Hot off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/Sept 2012

Are you looking for some quick, fun projects that sizzle this summer? Then check out the latest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! Whether you’re a print subscriber or you prefer a digital subscription, the August/September 2012 issue is on its … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: It’s Done!

It took just four weeks and 1 day to finish my first quilt! I spent this past weekend quilting on our Handi Quilter longarm machine and finishing my binding, but it was all worth it to know I have a … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Challenge 1 Recap

As Challenge 1 of McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 draws to a close, our finalists are completing their quilt tops and preparing for the next voting cycle. Before you vote, be sure to check out these sites for more information … Continue reading

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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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