Author Archives: Valerie

I Love This Quilt!: Dream Catcher

      As mentioned in our I Love This Quilt! feature in the September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting, this Dream Catcher vertical row quilt designed by Marcie Patch caught my eye because it features colorful scraps, lots of piecing, … Continue reading

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Customer Appreciation Sale for Quilters!

Did somebody say “SALE!?” Time for a little online shopping during a quick morning break at the office! Sister quilting title Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting is having a Customer Appreciation Sale of 25% off through Tuesday, June 23rd … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: How to Bind a Quilt Part 1 of 4

As part of our Tuesday Tutorial series, I’m delighted to tell you about our free Quilt Binding video tutorial lessons, just one of the many wonderful Quilting 101 videos we have created especially for you! In our first binding lesson, … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Top 10 Tips for Brand New Quilters

Are you plugged in to all of the fun, free social media avenues at McCall’s Quilting? We recently asked our Facebook fans to share their top tips for new quilters, and hundreds of your fellow quilters in cyber space responded! … Continue reading

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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 Free Quilt Patterns: 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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