Author's Quilt on Display in Beatrix Potter's Home

Planning a visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's farmhouse, today a historic home and museum in Cumbria? Well, now when you tour the lovingly preserved home, you'll get to see a beautiful quilt created by none other than Michele Hill, author of Stitching with Beatrix Potter! Michele tells us the whole story below.  Because of my love [...]

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Interview with Tamsin Harvey

We're so excited to share today's interview with Tamsin Harvey, author of Constantinople Quilts and Iznik Garden Quilts and owner of the Berrima Patchwork quilt shop in Australia.  What’s your favorite project that you’ve made? I have to say that the quilt Istanbul from my book Constantinople Quilts is my favorite quilt. This quilt was hand appliquéd by a cousin who I [...]

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Free Project: Fabric Storage Boxes

Enjoy this free project from Sandra Clemons' Scrap Patchwork! These fabric boxes are great! They can be used for storing stash or scrap fabric. The color of each box represents the colors of the scraps inside. I used Mochi Dot Linen by Moda, because it comes in many colors. Fabric storage box: 9½˝ × 12½˝ × 9½˝ TIP: Mix-and-match [...]

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Interview with Riel Nason

Riel Nason is the author of popular Modern Selvage Quilting and the upcoming book, Sew a Modern Halloween. In this interview, she opens up about writing and quilting to C&T.  What was your favorite part of the book writing or production process? I really enjoyed writing the introduction and opening sections of my books. I love writing and wanted [...]

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How I Started Stained Glass Quilting

Back in the mid 1990s, one of my brothers asked if I would make a stained glass–style quilt for his church's meeting room. I said, "Sure!" I was game to try a new genre in quilting. Then he said, "It needs to be 12' x 17'." (Yes, feet.) I agreed anyways, and that was my introduction [...]

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Dream Believers

"The purpose of my art is to inspire living from the heart. I want to create in a way that celebrates life in the most intimate and precious ways possible, for ourselves and for each other." ~Laurel Burch You can feel the passion and love in an artist when you discover saved piles of love notes, quotes, [...]

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Citrus Squeeze Quilt from Scrap Quilt Secrets

A quick and easy design, this quilt is perfect for gift giving. These bright colors make a fun baby quilt, but it would also be sweet in pinks or blues. Add a few more blocks and rows to make it big enough for a child’s bed. Finished quilt: 48˝ × 60˝ | Finished block: 12˝ × [...]

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Shamrock Pillow Project for St. Patrick's Day!

Happy upcoming St. Patrick's Day! The Shamrock Pillow is a scrap-busting project featuring reverse appliqué and the option for simple hand embroidery. I had fun digging through my scraps to see what unusual combinations I could come up with for this St. Patrick’s Day–themed project. First, let me introduce myself. My name is Jen Fox, and I recently co-authored a [...]

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Interview with Elizabeth Barton

Please give a warm welcome to today's interview subject, Elizabeth Barton! She is the author of two books on art quilting, Visual Guide to Working in a Series and Inspired to Design. Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration? My life ... what I see, what I feel .. my reactions to places I've been. Who has inspired [...]

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Interview with Annette Plog

Annette Plog, author of True Blue Quilts, graciously answered some questions for C&T, sharing her inspiration, her favorite project, and so much more.  Where do you find your quilting inspirations?  I love to look at antique quilts in state quilt documentation books for inspiration. I also love Pinterest. Who has inspired you lately?  I am always inspired by the talented [...]

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