Posts tagged: "authors"

  1. 6 quilt tutorials—free from our authors!

    Posted by on March 25, 2015

    If you’re a regular Stitch This! reader, you know that we love to share techniques, tips, and inspiration to help make your quilting experience successful and fun. One of our favorite ways to do that is to pull together a bunch of our free quilt tutorials and give you a heap of useful quilty information […]


  2. Learn free-motion quilting in new Sewing with Nancy videos

    Posted by on February 5, 2015

    Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners author Molly Hanson visits Nancy Zieman at the Sewing with Nancy studio. Most quilters fall into one of two camps: those who’ve tried free-motion quilting and those who want to try. Have you given it a go? If you haven’t yet—or if you’ve tried with unfortunate results—or if you’ve tried, succeeded, […]


  3. Best quilt books of the year: your top 10 of 2014

    Posted by on December 23, 2014

    Can you guess who appliqued this beautiful quilt corner (right)? That person wrote our #1 best-selling book of 2014! (Hint: around here, her books are always a big “deal.”) Time to reveal your top 10 quilt books of 2014! Read on to find out which books made the cut. Which bestsellers do you own—and which […]


  4. Modern, but basic: easy quilts to try (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 21, 2014

    Curious what it’s like to create a “modern” quilt? Amy Ellis will soon release her fourth book, and each one makes dipping your toe in the modern-quilting pool easy and fun. Once you stitch a quilt with Amy, you’ll want to dive in head first to start another. Amy’s gift? Giving classic foundations a modern […]


  5. And the 2015 Quilters Hall of Fame inductee is…

    Posted by on August 19, 2014

    We’ve been keeping a secret for many weeks. Now that the exciting news is officially official, we can ditch the hush-hush and shout it out loud: The Quilters Hall of Fame inductee for 2015 is… MIMI DIETRICH! Congratulations, Mimi! The mission of The Quilters Hall of Fame is to celebrate quilting by honoring the accomplishments […]


  6. Meet awesome authors (+ 18 free quilt patterns!)

    Posted by on May 13, 2014

    Who has free quilt patterns? (Well, we do.) But many of our authors do too! We’re always reading author blogs to see what they’re up to, and we’re wowed by the stories, tips, and free quilt patterns they share with their readers. So today, we’ve rounded up 18 free patterns from a group of exceptionally […]


  7. 14 awesome quilting tutorials—from our authors!

    Posted by on February 25, 2014

    In nearly two years at Stitch This! we’ve put together quite a few quilting tutorials (see a roundup of 52 of them here). But we’ve yet to share one massive network of helpful, clever, eye-opening tutes from a group of true pros: our exceptionally talented authors! From how-to-make-a-quilt basics to smart ideas for specific projects, […]


  8. 15 things we learned at Quilt Market

    Posted by on November 14, 2013

    The creative craziness that is Fall Quilt Market is now behind us, and we’ve finally caught our breath. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Quilt Market is put on twice a year by Quilts, Inc., and it’s a place for people who make quilt stuff (like us) and people who sell quilt stuff (like […]


  9. Designer crush: 4 famous quilting artists’ stories

    Posted by on July 22, 2013

    Merriam-Webster defines a crush as “an intense infatuation.” But who says a crush has to be of the romantic kind? If you’ve ever had “an intense infatuation” for a quilt designer, welcome to the club. We’re completely guilty—in fact, innocent crushes are often why we approach famous quilting artists to write books! As with crushes […]


  10. Celebrating Judy Hopkins: queen of quilting blocks

    Posted by on June 28, 2012

    Detail of “Crow’s Foot” from The Big Book of Patchwork by Judy Hopkins It’s a story of numbers. Twenty-five years, fourteen books, 3 co-authored books, 600 quilt block patterns (each one in 6 sizes!), dozens of quilt designs, a whopping 551,058 (and counting) books sold. Untold thousands of quilters who’ve stitched up her patterns, read […]