Author Archives: Kathy

Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting May/June 2016!

It’s all about COLORFUL quilts in the new May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine! Whether you love brights against a light or dark background…a traditional vintage-look color palette…patriotic red, white, and blue…deep, rich tones with sophisticated flair…or even unusual … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Beautiful Blocks and More!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines were super busy stitching this weekend. Here’s what some of our team members are working on right now: I’m online editor Kathy Patterson, and … Continue reading

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Meet Associate Editor Tricia Patterson!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new editor to our quilting magazine team! Tricia Patterson started her work with McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines, among others, about a week ago, and we had a chance … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: A Sparkling Sampler

Sampler quilt patterns are much loved by quilters for lots of reasons. The variety of quilt blocks, unlimited setting possibilities, and opportunity for scrappy quilt construction are just a few. For holding your interest, practicing new techniques, and making a … Continue reading

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Polka Dot Playground: A Visit with Pam Lincoln

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt designer Pam Lincoln of Mama Spark’s World! Pam’s quilt, Polka Dot Playground, is patterned in the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the calendar giveaway at the bottom … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: 365 Challenge x 2!

Welcome to Design Wall Monday! What patchwork designs did the editors and artists who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines stitch this weekend? You’re about to find out! Here’s what some of our team members are working on right … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stashbusters

We’re trying something new with this review, inviting the authors themselves to introduce their new book to you. Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith have been designing reader-favorite quilts for McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines for many years. Their … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! A Sparkling Sampler

Erin’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, A Sparkling Sampler by Lynn Lister, appears in the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download A Sparkling Sampler free twin/lap quilt pattern here, and read on about Erin’s fresh version … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: A DOZEN Scrap Quilts!

This week I did some work on reorganizing the free quilt pattern index at McCallsQuilting.com. One page in particular really made me smile. We now have a dozen really great scrap quilt patterns all gathered together for you to browse, … Continue reading

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Fan Flare: A Visit with Kristin Lawson

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt designer Kristin Lawson of A Little Crispy Patterns! Kristin’s new quilt, Fan Flare, is patterned in the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Hi! I’m Kristin from a little crispy patterns. I am … Continue reading

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