Posts tagged: "creativity"

  1. You won’t learn color theory in a more beautiful way than this! 😍

    Posted by on December 6, 2017

    Did you know that, in Japan, quilters and other artists study under a single master, spending years progressing from simple techniques to the extremely difficult? Yoko Saito is one of those masters, and she currently mentors more than 400 students! One of the most important lessons Ms. Saito teaches her students is about working with […]


  2. 🎁 4 indulgent ways to say, “Happy Holidays!” 🎁

    Posted by on December 1, 2017

    Not sure what to get your best quilting buddy for Christmas? Want to surprise a creative soul you know with an indulgent gift? Need fresh gift ideas for the creative people in your life? Look no further. We’ve got you covered—from cover to cover! We call them our line of “beauty books.” These hardcover, high-quality […]


  3. Wish list day! A record-breaking SIX new books for Sew-vember 😊 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 4, 2017

    We’re wild about Wish List Day! Why? We’re counting down the days to a new batch of SIX beautiful Martingale books arriving in November. Tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it! Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, […]


  4. Got orphan quilt blocks? There’s a pincushion collection in your future

    Posted by on July 17, 2017

    Raise your hand if you’re a Kim Diehl fan! I know that there are a LOT of you out there joining me as I wave wildly. As if Kim’s beautiful patterns aren’t enough, her books have the added value of her “Pin Point” tips sprinkled throughout. If you can’t have Kim in the room with […]


  5. Step-by-step: how to create the perfect quilt for your space (so fun!) + video

    Posted by on July 10, 2017

    Sometimes we make quilts for others; sometimes we make quilts just for fun. But sometimes, we want to make a quilt that blends perfectly with our surroundings—a bedroom, a living room, an office space. And when you want to do that, there’s one person who’s ready to show you how to take the leap into […]


  6. Memories of making a memory quilt (get the tissues)

    Posted by on June 23, 2017

    In March, PaperGirl (aka Mary Fons) put out a challenge to her followers: write about the last quilt you made. Our director of marketing (aka Karen Johnson) was up for the challenge. You see, Karen was in the midst of making a very special quilt. A quilt for her parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. A quilt […]


  7. Kimonos, Yoko, and inspiration galore: a quilter’s journey to Japan

    Posted by on May 29, 2017

    This March, I was lucky enough to travel to Japan for a two-week vacation to visit my daughter, Cari. She’s been living and working in Japan for nearly two years in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). She lives in the Akita prefecture, an eight-hour drive north of Tokyo. I began in Tokyo, with […]


  8. NEW Splendid Sampler sew-along starts today!

    Posted by on May 25, 2017

    Did you miss the Splendid Sampler Sew-Along? Are you still working on your blocks? Do you want to make your blocks all over again? Tune up your machine and start sorting your fabrics—The Splendid Sampler authors Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are starting an all-new Splendid Sampler Sew-Along this Thursday—meaning TODAY! And this time, they’re […]


  9. 7 creative ways to hang a quilt on the wall

    Posted by on May 8, 2017

    Large, medium, or small: when it comes to quilts, we love them all! But when it comes to smaller quilts, what’s the best way to display them? You can drape quilts over tables, chairs, and dressers; tuck them into baskets and shelves; and even fold and stack them in nooks and crannies throughout your home. […]


  10. Minick and Simpson quilts and rugs 😍 all in Blue & White (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 26, 2017

    If you follow Martingale, you know about our series of coffee-table books: first came the celebration of acclaimed folk artist Sue Spargo in the glorious Stitches to Savor; then came the breathtaking retrospective of art quilter Gwen Marston in A Common Thread. Today we can announce the much-awaited release of our third hardcover coffee-table book […]