Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

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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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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House (Quilts) Beautiful

See that house quilt in the background of my photo? It’s what I consider to be the overall best quilt I’ve made so far, The House That Kaffe Built. It first appeared in the May/June 2011 issue of McCall’s Quilting, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Valentine Quilts and Projects

What’s the next major decorating holiday on the calendar? Why, Valentine’s Day, of course! And we have loads of free Valentine quilt patterns and other projects to inspire your decorating and gift giving plans. We’ve also got digital patterns to … Continue reading

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Block of the Month Quilts You’ll Love and More!

I am a firm believer in Block of the Month (BOM) quilts. I’d love to conduct a scientific study to see if what I believe is true – that these carefully planned and paced quilt making adventures make it to … Continue reading

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Quilts of Honor Needs Your Help

Our guest blogger today is Kate Dorsey of Quilts of Honor, an organization that supports veterans and active duty members of the military by making and distributing quilts for the wounded and those who have served multiple tours of duty. … Continue reading

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Four Days of TOTALLY FREE Quilting and Craft Videos!

Many quilters are also life-long crafters. Whether it’s knitting or crochet, scrapbooking, garment or home dec sewing, or even spinning or weaving, dabbling in more than one craft boosts our creativity and keeps us making beautiful things even when the … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: Heritage Quilts Made Modern!

Antique quilts are a special passion among the McCall’s Quilting staff, so Heritage Quilts Made Modern is a very special newsstand-only issue we are extremely excited to share with you! Brenda Groelz of Handi Quilter® collected loads of plain-Jane vintage … Continue reading

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