Posts tagged: "stitch + show"

  1. Celebrate slow sewing: World Embroidery Day 2017 🌎

    Posted by on July 28, 2017

    World Embroidery Day is this Sunday, July 30. Let’s celebrate slow sewing this weekend with a little embroidery elation! World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderers’ Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlöv, Sweden, on July 30, 2011. It’s now celebrated annually on […]


  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. 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 […]


  4. Tame those tees! How to make a t-shirt memory quilt (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on March 23, 2016

    The T-shirt: it’s a classic American collectible. Most everyone owns a stack of tees they can’t bear to part with. And why would we? So often, the logos and images on t-shirts capture events or times in our lives that are precious to us. T-shirts are filled with memories! So we beg you—DON’T say goodbye […]


  5. How to paper piece quilt blocks – once and for all (3 expert tips + giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 16, 2016

    We are SO excited to share the latest book from prolific author, celebrated teacher, talented designer, and all-around fabulous person Nancy Mahoney today. Why? Because we’ve tested her new how-to ourselves—and we can’t wait to reveal the results! Four Martingale staffers, ranging from complete beginner to occasional paper piecer, made blocks from Nancy’s new book, […]


  6. Quilting Beyond Neutral: #makingallthequilts part 4

    Posted by on February 19, 2016

    When Beyond Neutral author John Q. Adams came across a quilter online—New Zealand quilter Deb Robertson—who’d decided to make every quilt in his book, he was thrilled. He let us know about Deb, and we’ve chronicled her quilting journey throughout the past year. Now, in this final installment of her #makingallthequilts series, Deb shares the […]


  7. A quilter’s journey Beyond Neutral: #makingallthequilts part 3

    Posted by on September 10, 2015

    Beyond Neutral author John Q. Adams was thrilled to discover a quilter online—New Zealand quilter Deb Robertson—who’d decided to make every quilt in his book. John contacted us. We contacted Deb. And as they say, the rest is history. Or in this case, a “quiltstory.” In this third installment of her #makingallthequilts series, Deb shares […]


  8. Heading to a quilt retreat? Read this “think big” story

    Posted by on June 30, 2015

    When heading for a quilt retreat, Think Big! In March, I was invited to go on a Leavenworth Quilt Co. retreat at Ingalls Creek Lodge in Peshastin, Washington, about a 2½-hour drive from Martingale in the Cascade Mountains. (That’s me on the left and Martingale’s customer service manager, Tracy, on the right, taking in the […]


  9. Blog hop! Irish Chain quilt block gets all-star treatment (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 18, 2015

    Does it take a village to make a quilt? Sometimes! 
First blocks, then sashing: Martingale staffers make “The Village Square” quilt from Irish Chain Quilts (see the finished quilt below!) It also takes a village to build a blog hop—and the list of villagers that author Melissa Corry assembled for her Irish Chain Quilts blog […]


  10. A quilter’s journey Beyond Neutral: #makingallthequilts part 2

    Posted by on June 11, 2015

    What could YOU do with 13 weeks, 16 quilt patterns, and your fabric stash? Beyond Neutral author John Q. Adams found a quilter who knows exactly what she’d do: she’d make every quilt in John’s book. And then she’d be kind enough to share her quiltmaking journey through Beyond Neutral with you! In the second […]