Category Archives: Kathy Patterson

Welcome to the Studio Sampler Quilt Along!

Now that you’ve seen the preview, we hope you’re inspired to make your own version of the Studio Sampler quilt along with your instructors, Valerie Uland and Ashley Slupe of the McCall’s Quilting staff. You can watch Lesson 1 and … Continue reading

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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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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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Emergency Evacuation: What Would YOU Take?

Teri Hurly of Minot, North Dakota, found the McQ & A page in our September/October issue very timely. In it, the McCall’s Quilting staff was asked what 5 items from our sewing spaces we’d take with us if an emergency … Continue reading

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Win Moda Cosmo Cricket Fabric!

The October/November 2011 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts features a very cool cover quilt by Emily Bailey, made with fabrics from the Circa 1934 collection by Cosmo Cricket for Moda. To celebrate, we’re giving away this wonderful pack of fabrics … Continue reading

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Meet Our 2011 Quilt Design Star™ Finalists

Our 20 finalists are hard at work on their Challenge 1 quilt tops. We’ve added bio pages for each of them to our website, and they’ve certainly got some interesting quilting stories and inspiring photos! Click here to read them … Continue reading

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Twenty Questions

Twenty finalists, twenty quilters all asking themselves the same question…”What should my Challenge 1 quilt look like?” The public has spoken, and our Quilt Design Star™ judges have approved a record 20 finalists for this year’s competition. Challenge 1 assignments … Continue reading

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Ask Us a Question…And Win!

    We’re looking for some fun questions for the McCall’s Quilting staff to answer on our McQ & A page. Generally, these are opinion-type questions, as opposed to questions about specific patterns, etc. Post potential McQ & A questions … Continue reading

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Flower POWER

Holy delphinium! These flowers just arrived in the office from McCall’s quilt designer extraordinaire Gerri Robinson, who is apparently also the nicest person in the universe. They’re a consolation for those of us who did not go to International Quilt … Continue reading

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