Posts tagged: "meet us"

  1. Big blog hop! Piecing, quilting, and precuts (and a pincushion) + giveaway!

    Posted by on August 21, 2017

    It’s Martingale’s day on Christa Watson’s blog hop for her new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts—welcome, everyone! I’m Karen Johnson, Martingale’s director of marketing. I’ll be your blog-hop host for today! The thing I love most about Christa Watson’s new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts, is that she gives you a quilt to […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 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 […]


  4. Splendid Sampler block #92: a splendid tip for matching seams

    Posted by on January 15, 2017

    Have you been sewing along with the Splendid Sampler? It’s truly inspiring to see quilters from around the world sharing the love of quilting together. I’m really honored to be a part of it, and also excited to share a little bit about my block today! Download Beth Bradley’s Double Bees block at the Splendid […]


  5. Behind the scenes: the International Quilt Study Center and Museum

    Posted by on November 4, 2016

    We recently had a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit the International Quilt Study Center and Museum (IQSCM) in Lincoln, Nebraska, and assist with the photography of quilts in their collection. The IQSCM is home to more than 5,000 quilts and quilt-related pieces that span 50 countries and four centuries of quiltmaking. The International Quilt Study Center […]


  6. From The Splendid Sampler: stitch a Splendid basket handle!

    Posted by on October 27, 2016

    When Pat Sloan asked me to participate in The Splendid Sampler Sew-Along by designing an original block that signified my life as a quilter, I immediately knew I would design some sort of basket block. During my years of quiltmaking, I’ve made many basket blocks—both pieced and appliquéd. I love baskets—I use them for holding […]


  7. My favorite book: picks from a patchwork fanatic

    Posted by on September 2, 2016

    If you’ve read my coworkers “fave” posts, you’ll quickly note a theme. We can’t possibly pick just one favorite. No way, no how. The only requirement for a book to be on my favorites list is that I’m stitching something from it or I have the page marked because I’m going to start a project […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]