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A Male Quilter’s Point of View

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 | 0 comments

By Eric Suszynski, guest author

My name is Eric Suszynski, also known as, Eric The Quilter. I’ve been quilting for 14 months now, and I’ve been mildly productive. I’m at 20 quilt tops completed and 7 completed quilts, as well as a few quilted pillows and small things like that. I also run my own blog at www.ericthequilter.com.

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RMQM “MANifestations” Exhibit Accepting Entries

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum  will begin accepting entries on October 1, 2013 for “MANifestations,” its 12th biennial exhibit of quilts made by men.  The entry period continues through October 31st.  The exhibit itself will run from January 30 through April 26, 2014.

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2013 Pennsylvania National Quilt Show Winners

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The winning quilts have now been announced is this year’s Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.  The theme this year was “Take Me Home.”

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Donation Quilts Needed for Colorado Flood Victims

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

If you’ve been wondering how to donate a quilt to help and comfort those affected by the recent flooding in Colorado, you’ll be glad to know that the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum has announced that it will be accepting and distributing quilts for the flood victims beginning immediately and continuing until April 30, 2014.

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The Attraction of Obnoxious Fabric

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 | 0 comments

By Joy Lamphere, guest author

While happily browsing the shelves of the quilt shop, petting all the lovely fabrics, have you ever encountered a fabric that made you wonder what the designer was thinking? In your stash do you have a fabric that refuses to play nice with the other fabrics and settle down in a quilt? Has the rest of your stash moved on while that one cut just sits and festers? You may have encountered an Obnoxious Fabric.

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10 Ways You Know You’re a Quilter

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

You know you’re a quilter when….

  1. You see quilt patterns in carpet, wallpaper and bathroom tiles.
  2. Your rotary cutter slips and your first thought is to avoid getting blood on the fabric.
  3. You dream quilt designs.
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Follow-Up on Donation Quilts for West, TX and Moore, OK

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

When the fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded on April 17, 2013, injuring 160, killing at least 15, and destroying or damaging more than 150 buildings, quilter and author Judy Laquidara sent word through her Patchwork Times blog  that she would be willing to accept any donation quilts for the victims of this tragedy and see that they were delivered to those who needed them.

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Winners Announced in “TWENTY” Contest

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Quilt Alliance has announced the winners in its contest “TWENTY,” in honor of their 20th anniversary.  Ninety of these 20” square quilts were submitted by quilters from 24 states, plus Australia, Belgium, Canada, England and Spain.

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Finding Time to Quilt

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

If you’re not quilting as much as you’d like because your life has gotten hectic and you just don’t seem to have the time, keep in mind that you can still make great progress on your quilts by snatching 5 minutes here and 20 minutes there. 

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Product Review: Clover Bobbin Tower

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

This week I bought the Clover Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower to test for review.  This product holds 5 bobbins on each of 6 levels of the stackable tower, storing 30 bobbins in total.  The regular retail price is $14.99.

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