Staff stitch + show: look what we made!

Martingale Staff Stitch + Show!

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a staff show-and-tell post. The finished projects are piling up around here, so it’s time for another!

Perfect for Retreats

Let’s start with Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor. Karen’s favorite time to stitch is at quilting retreats. She returns from a three-day weekend and amazes us with how many quilt tops she’s completed! Her trick? She collects Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes. She spends time precutting every project, creating a kit for each quilt. When she arrives at a retreat, she’s ready to do some serious chain piecing. Here are just a few from her latest getaway weekends:

Karen's quilt from Large-Block Quilts
From Large-Block Quilts by Victoria L. Eapen.

Karen's quilts from Skip the Borders
From Skip the Borders by Julie Herman. Look how versatile this pattern is! Any fabric collection will work. (You might notice that when Karen gets attached to a pattern, she keeps making it.)

More of Karen's quilts from Skip the Borders
Also from Skip the Borders.

Karen's quilt from Urban Country Quilts
From Urban Country Quilts by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks.

Karen's quilt from Rolling Along
From Rolling Along by Nancy J. Martin.

Karen's quilt from Homestyle Quilts
From Homestyle Quilts by Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker.

Karen's quilt from Simple Seasons
From Simple Seasons by Kim Diehl.

Never Enough Kim Diehl

We know many of you are Kim Diehl fans. You’re not alone. As you can see, we love her patterns too! Our publisher and chief visionary officer, Jennifer Keltner, made this treasure to add to her collection of Kim Diehl quilts.

Jennifer's quilt from Simple Traditions
“Quaint and Charming Lap Quilt” from Simple Traditions by Kim Diehl.

Seasonal Quilts

Cathy, our author liaison, is getting ready for the holidays. Starting with fall pumpkins, she’s prepared all the way through winter!

Cathy's runner from A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts
“Pumpkin Runner” from A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts by Julie Popa.

Cathy's quilt from Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place
“’O Christmas Tree” pattern by Adrienne Smitke, from Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place®.

Cathy's quilt from A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts
“Cold Hands, Warm Hearts” from A Fresh Look at Seasonal Quilts by Julie Popa.

Linda, our office receptionist and tour guide, is also ready for the holidays. She whipped up this beauty using colorful Halloween fabrics!

Linda's quilt from Beyond Neutral
“Glimmerglass” from Beyond Neutral by John Q. Adams.

It’s such a treat to work with so many creative souls. Too much fabric? Too many UFOs?  Not words you’ll ever hear in our hallways! We’ve already got nine staff projects stockpiled to show next time. Stay tuned!

What’s your favorite season to create quilts for: fall, winter, spring, or summer? Tell us in the comments!

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