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  1. Share the warmth: quilting for charity

    In August 2011, the women of the Georgia Quilt Council gathered to make Quilts of Valor for wounded soldiers. By the end of three days, 52 quilt tops had been completed. Photo submitted by Ray Barreras as part of Martingale’s 2011 Share the Warmth campaign. Ask a hundred quilters to name what they like best […]

  2. How to host a knitting party (+ free pattern)

    One of my favorite pastimes during the holidays is gathering with a few crafty friends for an afternoon of working on projects, sipping cocoa, and chatting by the fire. I have some fabulously creative friends, and it’s always fun to see what they’re working on—a gift for a family member, a holiday decoration for the […]

  3. Your top ten quilt books of 2012

    You came, you saw, you quilted. And now it’s time to reveal your favorite books from 2012! Find out which books made the cut, and get behind-the-scenes stories about the hottest, hippest, must-have quilt books of the year. #10: Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box: Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Appliqué The story behind the bestseller: Love […]

  4. Quirky question: your creative journey

    Posted by on December 5, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! (Left: “Tree Quilt” by Jolene Klassen) The modern-quilt movement has shaken up the quilting world. And around the office, a book released yesterday—Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe—is […]

  5. Scraps: tricks, tools, and twofers (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Everyone knows about the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. But don’t you think it’s possible that quilters invented the whole idea? After all, it’s why the first quilts were created—to use it up and make it do. Perhaps quilters were the world’s first conservationists! Times have changed since our quilting ancestors started saving bits of […]

  6. Gift ideas for quilters (+ Christmas block pattern)

    If you’re firming up a holiday gift list for your quilting friends, you may face a common question: What do you get for the quilter who has it all? Perhaps the friend you’re thinking of has enough fabric to make an Olympic-sized swimming pool cover. Maybe she has enough rulers, tools, and gadgets to build […]