Category Archives: Books

New York Beauty

New York Beauty Quilts Electrified: 12 Fun, Skill-Building Projects Using Easy Foundation Paper-Piecing Techniques to Electrify New York Beauty Blocks by Linda J. Hahn, Deborah G. Stanley New York Beauty Quilts New York Beauty quilts were introduced in the mid-1800s. … Continue reading

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Rock That Quilt Block – Hourglass

A couple weeks ago designers Linda J. Hahn and Deborah G. Stanley had us ROCKING the Country Crown Block. (In case you missed it…here is the link). Today we will be ROCKING the Hourglass block! Rock That Quilt Block: Hourglass … Continue reading

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Rock That Quilt Block

Rock That Quilt Block: 10 Gorgeous Quilts to Make from the Country Crown Block by Linda Hahn and Deborah Stanley; Published by Landauer From Linda J. Hahn and Deborah G. Stanley comes this inspirational project guide to help you think-and … Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight: McKay Manor Musers

The women who make up the McKay Manor Musers is the focus of our designer spotlight this time. I recently got a chance to get to know more about Sheila McKay, the mother of this mother-daughter team. (QW)- Where … Continue reading

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Five Quilting Books We Love

We love quilting and sewing books. Whether they are downloaded digitally or in hard copy, who doesn’t enjoy learning new things from books. Here are five quilting books we love! 1. Hexagons Made Easy.  We love this book because it … Continue reading

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Bargello Quilting With Ease

So what exactly is a Bargello Quilt? By definition, a bargello quilt is one that is made of strips of fabric sewn together. Although beginning quilters find that it is very easy to create a bargello quilt, advanced quilters are also challenged since sewing the … Continue reading

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Creative Quilting and Sewing for the New Year

Welcome to 2014! It’s the beginning of a new year which means it’s time to think about new creative goals and aspirations. Maybe that means finishing up all those quilting and sewing projects you started but never finished. Maybe that means … Continue reading

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A Year of Making Life Beautiful by Melissa Stramel

“A Year of Making Life Beautiful” by Melissa Stramel instantly became my favorite book (and could become yours, scroll down to the bottom to see how to win a copy). I read just a few pages and already knew it … Continue reading

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