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Local Quilting Shows Are AWESOME!

If you’re looking for a big dose of creative inspiration this summer, check out a local quilting show. My local quilting group, the York (PA) Quilters’ Guild, hosted their biannual show last weekend, and I got such a boost to … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Whiskey and Old Lace

Lori’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Whiskey and Old Lace by Nancy Mahoney, appears in the July/August 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Whiskey and Old Lace free lap quilt pattern here, and read on about … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting July/August 2016!

Summer quilting is more colorful, fun, and relaxing than ever before with the new July/August 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Three patriotic quilt patterns, updated classic designs, tips for making your sewing space more functional, and an intriguing small … Continue reading

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Take The Sewing In America Survey And WIN!

The 2016 Sewing in America survey is under way now through May 20, and I’m personally inviting you to participate. Because if you’re quilting, you’re sewing! And because I know how much our community members like free patterns and contests … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2016!

Fresh summer quilt patterns fill the pages of the new June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. When you browse these inspiring designs, you can almost smell line-dried laundry and sweet summer flowers! With several beach-themed quilts, one crowd-pleasing patriotic … Continue reading

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery – You Can Do It!

Research tells us that roughly 40% of quilters have an embroidery-capable sewing machine, but they don’t use the embroidery features very often. Why is that? I have a few theories based on my interactions with quilters over the years. Some … Continue reading

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A Quilter’s Tour of Ireland with Agnes Warren!

Meet Agnes Warren, a quilter, knitter, crocheter, and artist, with a yarn, paint, and fabric stash that has almost taken over her home in Ireland. She is also a travel escort with Craftours, the company that arranges McCall’s Quilting travel … Continue reading

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A Quilter’s Tour of India with Pam Holland!

We’ve gone on many McCall’s Quilting travel adventures over the years, but none more exotic and exciting than the one we have planned with host Pam Holland for September 21-October 2, 2016. Pam is a very experienced traveler, and has … Continue reading

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Crafters’ Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!

On this last day of March, we’re celebrating the final day of #NationalCraftMonth as well as the last stop on the F+W Crafters’ Blog Hop. We’ve even got a fun prize giveaway at the bottom of this page. Saving the … Continue reading

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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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