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America Quilts Together… and Across the Ocean

  The Malabo Ladies Quilt Group— Malabo, Equatorial Guinea In January, 2008, Barbara Hunt packed her sewing machines, cutting table, and stash to take with her to her new home on a small island off the West coast of Africa. … Continue reading

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Kids at the DAR Quilt Camp and a Baltimore Album Quilt Pattern

  Quilt designer Jan Carlson’s fascination with Baltimore Album quilts led to her “summer job” of teaching kids to make quilts at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum in Washington D.C.   On a shoestring budget the first … Continue reading

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The Martingale Group’s Row Robin Quilts Are So Much Fun!

Mary Burns of the Martingale quilt book publishing company shares her staff quilting project in America Quilts Together. The group created several completely unique quilts with themes chosen by each individual. Says Mary, “If you haven’t done a row robin … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Naptime: Office Exchange Scrap Quilt Number Three

Block exchanges are a fun way to share the fabrics in your stash, and to incorporate friends’ stash fabrics into your own quilt. The end product…quilts that step outside individual tastes, generally with scrumptious, scrappy results. More groups and beautiful … Continue reading

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Midnight Garden Quilt for Scrap Quilt Lovers

  I love the name of this cheery quilt designed by our own editor-in-chief, Beth Hayes, of McCall’s Quilting. The pinwheel blocks from an office exchange seem to float across a starry night sky.     Ellie Brown used her … Continue reading

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Red and White Exhibit Inspires a Group to Make Their Own Lovelies

  Raw Edges quilting group of Plano, Texas meets weekly on Wednesday evenings, traveling on retreat twice a year. Most recently, this group traveled to New York City to see the Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts … Continue reading

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A Long Distance Quilting Team Makes a Wedding Beauty

McCall’s Quilting senior editor Kathy Patterson and her mother Jeanne wanted to make a wedding quilt together, but they live 1600 miles apart. To further complicate things, Jeanne, a hand-piecing enthusiast, wanted to make a traditional Double Wedding Ring, while … Continue reading

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Charity Champions: The Garage Girls Quilting Together

We love the industrious Garage Girls of Yorktown, Virginia. They meet 2-3 times a month to sew crib and lap size quilts for charitable organizations in their local area. Recipient groups have included a neo-natal intensive care unit, organizations assisting … Continue reading

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America Quilts Together- Meet Some of the Happy Quilting Groups

Part of the fun of putting this magazine together was learning about so many quilting groups around the nation and how they enjoy sharing projects and fun times. The Quad Quilters of Aguanga, California, are Laura Anderson and her 3 … Continue reading

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Quilting Together Begins at Home: McCall’s Team Makes 2 Pretty Quilts!

There’s no better gift for a special occasion than a quilt made by a group of friends. The McCall’s Quilting team shows 2 such quilts in our new magazine America Quilts Together, given as gifts in support and well-wishing. Both … Continue reading

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