A day brightener

Did you read “The Quilting Abides” in TQL’s February issue? It’s the sweet, sad, yet hopeful story of Betty Blankenberger. Betty was a dedicated, prolific quilter who, sadly, developed Alzheimer’s. Long story short (you need to read this one yourself to get the full impact), Betty still hand quilts tops other people have made—including vintage…

February 2014 MQP Show and Tell

The brights! The stitching! The FUN! Take a look at the beautiful quilts February brought to the Gallery at MyQuiltPlace.com. Gather ’round the monitor and let this month’s online show and tell begin! Click on our little scrapbook below, and it will come up on a larger screen. If you click the symbol that looks…

Accurate Patchwork Seams? No Problem!

Quilting is much like a puzzle. If all the pieces fit together perfectly, the puzzle will look great! When piecing patchwork, as well as when borders and sashings are added, it’s critical to use a precise seam allowance on every piece you add. If not, you risk being just a little “off”–and when that happens,…