Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

Amish Tree Skirt

While looking for a tree skirt this year I came across this crib size quilt I made with Kim Judson a few years back. It’s inspired by an old Amish design, one of many I so admire. The colors go … Continue reading

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Start our new series quilt.

See the first part in our 6-part series to make this patriotic charmer, America the Beautiful. In addition, you’ll find lots more patterns, an adopt an orphan block article and ideas for planning a block exchange!

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McQ News

Just finished putting the copy together for the first-ever McCall’s Quilting/McCall’s Quick Quilts eNewsletter! If you’d like to subscribe in time to get the first issue (it’s FREE), visit and click on eNewsletter near the upper right corner. We’ve … Continue reading

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Baby Quilt Fun!

I’m a soon-to-be great-aunt and I couldn’t wait to start on a baby quilt. Ta da! Here it is in sunny yellow, grass green, and soft aqua. It was really quick and easy to make and I love the way … Continue reading

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My First Original Quilt Design

Hello all, a couple of months ago, I showed everybody a piece of my first quilt design to entice contestants to enter our Quilt Design Star™ contest! I thought you might want to see how the top turned out. Wildflower … Continue reading

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EQ7 Rocks!

This week the McCall’s Quilting staff was treated to two half-days of training on Electric Quilt 7, just released! Our teacher, Mary Ellen Kranz, was perfect for our little group, composed of a mixture of the tech-savvy and the tech-wary. … Continue reading

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Have you ever designed your own quilt project?

If the answer is yes, make sure that you enter McCall’s Quilting Quilt Design Star™ contest. Whether you piece or appliqué your quilts, or if your style is folk art or art quilting, we want to see your projects! Here’s … Continue reading

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