Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

Proud to be a Quilter!

Most days, I don’t think about my part in the quilting community. I quilt because it makes me happy. However, there are points in time when I’m struck by what an amazing community it is and humbled to be a … Continue reading

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Stash-Busting with Enthusiasm… Really!

Spring is just two days away, thank goodness, and the spring-cleaning bug has hit! As you may have read, I have a pretty large stash that I’ve been sorting through as I move. (Photos and blogs about my stash)  I’ve … Continue reading

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Quilty Pleasures: a Simple Valentine

I made this valentine for my sweet guy. Remember when we were kids and used to make our own valentines? How many hearts I have cut out over the years? Not likely to stop anytime soon… He said he’s taking … Continue reading

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Playing with Fabric for Art Quilt Ideas

I was playing around with an idea for small cityscape picture last weekend that could be the start of an art quilt. This one’s 8 x 10″, and I’m experimenting with mixed media. I think I’ll try another as a … Continue reading

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Spring Quilt Color Ideas from the Fashion World

I love to see what the designers are showing in their new collections. Here’s a palette I gathered while scouting some of the Spring collections. Since color trends span the entire design world, we will likely continue to see different … Continue reading

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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 McCallsQuilting.com 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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