Posts tagged: "staff favorites"

  1. 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 […]


  2. 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 […]


  3. 🎅Oh no – you forgot someone on your gift list. We’ve got just the thing🎁

    Posted by on November 29, 2016

    Don’t panic . . . but we think you may have forgotten someone on your holiday gift list. A generous, kind-hearted, deserving person. Remember now? It’s YOU! There are no gift police saying you can’t treat yourself to something special while you’re choosing gifts for everyone else on your list. And we’ve got the perfect […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 📚Quilt-book lovers: get $40 to spend at our site today

    Posted by on August 12, 2016

    Are you a quilt book-a-holic? (It’s okay to say yes. You’re among friends who understand.) Or maybe you can’t get enough of books about sewing, knitting, or crochet. Or maybe you love them all. If you love books about your favorite hobby, it’s time. Time to join the Martingale Insider Book Club! It’s only $14.99 […]


  6. Quilt books we 💘: a staffer tweets a sweet story 🐥

    Posted by on July 29, 2016

    You’ve heard from some of my coworkers about their favorite Martingale books. They’ve all said that it’s impossible to pick a single favorite—and I am right there with them! I love everything we publish. That said, Sweet Tweets is very special to me. We have a fabulous team of folks who are dedicated to finding […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. Favorites of 2015: most colorful pick of the year

    Posted by on December 31, 2015

    It was so hard to choose a favorite quilt of the year! In the end, my love of stars and rainbow colors prevailed, and I chose the Star Bright quilt from Splash of Color by Jackie Kunkel. I just can’t get enough of bright colors on a black and white background. Star Bright quilt from […]


  10. 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 […]