Author Archives: Valerie

Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting May/June 2014

  Do you think it could even be possible that the staff of McCall’s Quilting actually loves quilting as much as you do? When you discover all of the patterns and inspiration packed within the pages of this issue, and … Continue reading

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Facebook 100,000 Fans Milestone: Enter to WIN!

  Join us for a Facebook milestone celebration: when we reach 100,000 fans on the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page, we’ll give away this absolutely scrumptious 40-fat-quarter bundle of Paris Flea Market by 3 Sisters for Moda! (That’s 10 yards of … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting University: Cruise 2014 Highlights

What an adventure it was! McCall’s Quilting University hosted School at Sea in the Caribbean earlier this month, and I am thrilled to share some of the highlights as I recollect the fun we had. We set sail from Port … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2014

  Welcome, spring! Well, perhaps it’s not quite spring yet, but our newest issue of McCall’s Quilting will certainly help soothe any upcoming symptoms of spring fever! Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith’s Gentle Dawn bed quilt pattern shown in the … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Enchanted Pond Fat Quarter Bundle!

  Help us celebrate a milestone on the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page! When we reach 80,000 fans, we’ll give away this fabulous bundle of over 30 fat quarters plus a panel print from the Enchanted Pond collection by Holly Taylor … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Stars in My Garden Scrappy Lap Quilt Pattern

After the excitement and expenditures of the holiday season, I find it refreshing to return to the simple pleasure and thriftiness of quilting from my scraps.  As I sort through my scraps, I reminisce about the quilts made and given … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: America Loves Scrap Quilts Winter 2013/2014

  It’s back and better than ever! Select a pattern from our newest scrap-friendly collection of go-to quilt patterns, and prepare to spend some time immersed in your stash. Our annual collector’s edition of America Loves Scrap Quilts, Winter 2013/2014 … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Graphic Red Bed Quilt Pattern

  Depending on how fast of a quilter you are, it may be a little late to begin a bed quilt for Christmas. However, it may be the perfect time to surround yourself with festive red and white fabrics as … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Lone Star Sampler Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern

Have you made your first Lone Star quilt yet? When senior editor Kathryn Patterson made a block for the how-to photos for Lissa Alexander’s gorgeous large lap quilt patterned in McCall’s Quilting‘s January/February 2014 issue, she turned her block into … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Mill Wheel Lap Quilt Pattern

  As the holiday season is upon us, perhaps you’ve got some favorite Christmas-theme fabrics in your scrap basket that you would enjoy playing with, or maybe you have been inspired by one of the beautiful new collections at your … Continue reading

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