Posts tagged: "just for fun"

  1. A beginning quilter at Martingale: did she catch the quilting bug?

    Posted by on January 8, 2018

    It’s a happy day here at Martingale—we have a budding quilter on our staff! Our marketing graphic designer, Tara, is testing the quiltmaking waters, and she’ll be sharing her experience in a series of blog posts at Stitch This! Today you’ll get to know Tara and see her first sewing efforts. Let’s all cheer her […]


  2. Quiltstock is coming this summer—will we see you there?

    Posted by on January 5, 2018

    It’s the New Year—time for a NEW adventure! And we’ve got just the thing: our first-ever quilt retreat with our friends at Moda Fabrics will take you on the adventure of a lifetime! Give yourself an early birthday gift . . .  Start planning your summer vacation . . .  Use your tax refund wisely! […]


  3. Announcing YOUR top 10 quilt books of 2017 (+ big BIG giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 22, 2017

    Christmas is almost here. We want to wish you all the merriment and happiness you can handle this season! Whether you’re wrapping gifts, baking goodies, or doing a last-minute sewing sprint, we want you to know how honored we are to be a part of your creative life. Thank you for staying connected with us, […]


  4. A gift from Nancy Zieman to all of us: share the joys of sewing

    Posted by on December 15, 2017

    Sewing is magic, creative, and fun, it’s meant to be shared with a special someone. Let’s fly off to Sewland and stitch something new, Where all the town sews at a quarter to two. The person who penned this little rhyme knew all about the magic of sewing. In fact, she shared that magic with […]


  5. Quiltstock: the quilt retreat of a lifetime is waiting for you!

    Posted by on December 11, 2017

    Quiltstock is coming this summer—will we see you there? When word started spreading at Houston Quilt Festival about this one-of-a-kind retreat, slots started filling up. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for you to give yourself, OR for that special Santa in your life to give to you (wink, wink)! Join us for an epic five-day/four-night […]


  6. You’re Invited: Martingale + Moda Quilt Retreat – it’s ON in 2018!

    Posted by on November 20, 2017

    Get ready for a fabulously fun quilt retreat—we’d love to see you and your quilting buddies there! It’s the quilters’ retreat of a lifetime! Join us for an epic five-day/four-night event that quilters will talk about for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to mix and mingle with other quilters and top-notch designers, all […]


  7. Halloween humor: cute quilts and more for the not-too-scary season

    Posted by on October 6, 2017

    A little fright can be fun on Halloween—but there’s a sunnier side to the holiday too. Kids in hilarious getups, school costume parades, and of course, the candy. Oh, the CANDY! Today we’ve rounded up several Halloween-themed projects that capture the less-scary side of Halloween. Start stitching one today to add a little beauty and […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. Celebrate International Picnic Day with these fun picnic quilt ideas

    Posted by on June 2, 2017

    Raise your hand if you knew that International Picnic Day was a thing. Why didn’t you tell us? We love picnics! I made a simple take-along quilt for my husband more than 15 years ago—little did I know we’d enjoy it as much as we have. We’ve taken the quilt to outdoor concerts, indoor theatres, […]


  10. 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 […]