Here’s a sneak peek at the exciting things happening on the Quiltmaker blog this week:
#1. Charmed, I’m Sure with Carolyn Beam
A new blog series, “Charmed, I’m Sure,” by Content Director Carolyn Beam starts Friday, August 4th. Have you ever wondered what to do with those cute little 5″ squares that come packaged so nicely? Every two weeks, Carolyn will share tips and techniques for collecting, storing, cutting and exchanging Charm squares along with a free pattern using 5″ squares. Be sure to stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a quilty prize.
#2. Saturday Morning Quilt Break with Mary Kate
Sit back with a cup of coffee, tea or breakfast to spend a few moments with Mary Kate Karr-Petras next Saturday morning, August 6th. Mary Kate is one of our staff editors, contributing to Quilter’s Newsletter, McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker and we are excited to have her starting a blog series, appearing every Saturday, to share news from the quilting world, latest trends, techniques, patterns, and experiences and news from our office— just a whole lot of yummy stuff we are sure you will enjoy hearing about. Mark your calendar to join Mary Kate on Saturday.
#3. Take a Patch Pal to School
Do you know a toddler starting Pre-School or a Kindergarter who will have a nap during the school day? What better way to send your baby to school than with a touch from home, a special quilt to cuddle. Look for Kelly Eisinger’s blog on Tuesday, August 1st. She’s going to tell you about one of our popular pattern books and patterns, Quiltmaker’s Patch Pals Collection. You still have time to make one of these quilts before school starts!
#4. Take a T-Shirt Quilt To College
So your child is going to college. What better way to send the comfort of home and so many childhood memories than with a quilt of familiar t-shirts! On Wednesday, August 2nd, Tricia is sharing what she learned from the QuiltU class, DIY T-Shirt Quilts. Grab those t-shirts you’ve been saving and learn if this class is for you.
#5. Improvisational Quilting
Katherine Jones designed a really fun quilt for the Quiltmaker September/October issue, Tumbling Tiles. It’s modern, it’s improvisational and it’s quilting fun! Join Tricia Thursday, August 3rd as she explores ways to think about approaching the design of an improvisational quilt that incorporates improvisational quilting motifs.