Posts tagged: "stitch + show"

  1. 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 […]

  2. Our BYOF (bring your own fabric) mini quilt retreat: hop + giveaway!

    Posted by on April 8, 2015

    Here are a few great things about quilt retreats: They’re away from home, chores, kids, and responsibilities. Retreats are all about hanging out with sewing buddies and developing friendships. But they’re also about getting projects completed. Retreats are a great time to relax, unplug, and unwind—sometimes with a little wine and chitchat. After the retreat […]

  3. Out of quilt ideas, feeling sew uninspired. :(

    Posted by on April 1, 2015

    We haven’t been feeling inspired to sew lately. Books don’t excite us. Fabric doesn’t move us. And sewing just doesn’t sound fun… Besides, we’ve got a lot of book-business stuff to do. Wait. What’s today’s date again? Oh yeah. Did we have you going for a minute there? Aw, we knew we couldn’t fool you. […]

  4. A quilter’s journey Beyond Neutral: #makingallthequilts part 1

    Posted by on March 4, 2015

    Have you ever loved a quilt book so much that you wanted to make EVERY quilt in it? Beyond Neutral author John Q. Adams (aka QuiltDad) found someone who did just that. Her name is Deb Robertson, a quilter from Christchurch, New Zealand. And she’s joined up with us to share her story about making […]

  5. Staff Stitch + Show: kids and baby gifts we’ve made!

    Posted by on February 27, 2015

    It’s baby season, and we’ve been inspired to make gifts for staff kiddos, from growing grandchildren to new arrivals. Here are some of the knit and crocheted gifts recently stitched by our staff for special little ones! P.S. Guess who’s next on our list? Tiffany, copy editor, is due in August—congratulations, Tiffany! We can’t wait […]

  6. Staff stitch + show: recent pictures of quilts we made!

    Posted by on January 8, 2015

    The weeks leading up to Christmas sure did inspire us to sew quilts of many sizes! Here’s a look at some of the little, lap, and large quilts our staff recently completed. LITTLE QUILTS Senior account manager Kara says: “I got creative with my own setting for this quilt pattern from Country Threads. It perfectly […]

  7. Staff stitch + show: look what we made!

    Posted by on October 29, 2014

    It’s been a few months since I’ve done a staff show-and-tell post. The finished projects are piling up around here, so it’s time for another! Perfect for Retreats Let’s start with Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor. Karen’s favorite time to stitch is at quilting retreats. She returns from a three-day weekend and amazes us with […]

  8. Quick quilt projects to show you care

    Posted by on October 7, 2014

    Do you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? It sometimes seems as though we’re bombarded with ads, articles, and stories about breast cancer. We hear it so often we almost become numb to it. But I for one am glad to hear those stories. We need a reminder, at least once a year, […]

  9. Craft Book Month blog hop! A quilt goes viral

    Posted by on September 10, 2014

    Practically every Monday around here is show-and-share day. When we complete something over the weekend, we bring our projects to the office to share with each other. Usually there’s squealing and “where’d you get that fabric?” chatter. When Karen Burns, our acquisitions editor, brought in her finished quilt top from the book Modern Quilts from the […]

  10. A girl finally becomes a quilter—thanks to YOU!

    Posted by on July 31, 2014

    In February, I shared my love-hate relationship with wanting to become a quilter. I told you how my first attempt went (spoiler alert: not so great) and how I was fearful of trying again—until authors Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson showed me a couple of techniques that made it seem so easy (you can see […]