Author Archives: Kathy

Sewing Is Healing – You Can Help

What quilter hasn’t thanked her (or his) lucky stars that they learned how to sew? Whether we’re sad, stressed, lonely, excited, depressed, or even happy, sewing is truly a healing, positive emotional outlet. The non-profit, all-volunteer organization Enchanted Makeovers knows … Continue reading

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Win a Complete Quilt Kit (plus backing!)

  Are you quilting along with us? The McCall’s Quilting quilt along program is officially one year old, and we’re really enjoying making the videos and pattern downloads that allow the McCall’s Quilting staff to quilt along with you in … Continue reading

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Caribbean Quilting

The 2014 McQ University School at Sea cruise was full of happy quilters, exciting projects, amazing shore excursions, and much more.The McCall’s Quilting team is just back from the cruise, and they’ve got lots of wonderful stories to tell.  You … Continue reading

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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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