Posts tagged: "meet us"

  1. Splendid Sampler block #56: At Home Anywhere

    Posted by on August 25, 2016

    Hello, Splendids! I’m so happy to be a part of the fun and joy that The Splendid Sampler is bringing to the quilt world. My block, “At Home Anywhere,” is a nod to those of us who’ve lived like nomads much of our life—moving here, there, and everywhere. I’ll bet many of you have shared […]


  2. My favorite book ❤ isn’t a book: our acquisitions editor explains

    Posted by on June 3, 2016

    For me, picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite child. I don’t have a “favorite” child, nor do I have a favorite all-time book, but I do have favorite projects I want to work on at any given time. For instance, when I’m getting ready for a quilt retreat (where I talk a […]


  3. Patchwork landscaping causing distracted-driver collisions

    Posted by on April 1, 2016

    Bothell, WA—The Washington State Department of Transportation has undertaken a highway beautification project, asking local businesses for assistance in improving the roadside landscape that drivers view during their commutes on Interstates 5 and 405. Bothell, Washington quilt-book publisher Martingale has volunteered to help with the highway beautification project by donating miles upon miles of patchwork […]


  4. Favorites of 2015: machine-quilting pick of the year

    Posted by on January 1, 2016

    Happy New Year to you! There was a new sewing machine under the tree for me! My old machine didn’t excel at free-motion quilting and the walking foot was just so-so. But my new machine is a star performer at both. For that reason, my favorite quilt of 2015 comes from Christa Watson’s book Machine […]


  5. Favorites of 2015: a yarn lover’s pick of the year

    Posted by on December 30, 2015

    After receiving a sizeable stash of sock yarn for my birthday this year (best birthday EVER!), I’ve been eyeing all the projects in Sock-Yarn Accessories. First project on my list: the Rockport Fingerless Gloves. Rockport Fingerless Gloves They’re light and lacy and look good with just about any outfit. They’re like knitted jewelry—pretty bracelets that […]


  6. Favorites of 2015: most stash-friendly pick of the year

    Posted by on December 29, 2015

    The moment I saw it, I added the End of the Rainbow quilt from the cover of Irish Chain Quilts to the top of my to-do list. End of the Rainbow quilt from Irish Chain Quilts I have a large stash of neutrals AND a large stash of batiks. My goal is to make my […]


  7. Favorites of 2015: slow-sewing pick of the year

    Posted by on December 28, 2015

    As the content director at Martingale, it’s hard to pick a favorite among all the books we publish each year. I literally get to read every word in every book and see every project in person. (Yeah, that’s a pretty cool benefit of the job!) But this year one book I was especially looking forward […]


  8. Happy Christmas Eve! Still sewing? Here’s a poem for you.

    Posted by on December 24, 2015

    From Handmade Christmas Cheer by Pat Wys A very merry Christmas Eve to you! Busy stuffing stockings? Wrapping gifts? Baking Santa’s favorite cookies? Sewing faster than a flying reindeer? However you’re spending your day, we hope it’s full of fun and festivity. Tomorrow we’ll be closing our office doors to spend the holidays with loved […]


  9. Feeling grateful: a Thanksgiving wish for you

    Posted by on November 26, 2015

    Quilt from Jo’s Little Favorites by Jo Morton, coming January 2016. Next year, Martingale will celebrate 40 years in business. Did you know that 40th anniversaries are traditionally celebrated with rubies? It’s true (we googled it). Rubies are thought to possess an inner flame representing passion. A thriving passion that stays strong. Even after 40 […]


  10. I ❤ patchwork pick: 1 book, 3000 quilt-block possibilities

    Posted by on October 28, 2015

    Long before I worked at Martingale, I was a fan of Judy Hopkins and her books. And even though this renowned and prolific quiltmaker passed away in 2011, I still treasure her books and refer to them often. “501,” as we lovingly refer to Judy’s best-seller 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks around Martingale, is my go-to […]