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Suzan Ellis
We love to brag about our authors and Susan Stewart has really given us something to brag about.  With the help of her friends, Susan is providing school clothes for the children of tornado-torn Joplin, Missouri! Susan grew up on a farm in Missouri. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and then worked in...
Have you ever run out of  a fabric when you were in the midst of a project? Have you ever been fabric shopping and fallen in love with a fabric but,  just couldn’t make up your mind about buying it — and then when you returned it was gone? I have had so many quilt...
This is the final installment of a three-part series designed to help you build your machine quilting skills. In this article, you will use some of the shapes from previous lessons, manipulating them into new forms. You can find the first installment at No-Mark Machine Quilting – Part 1 of 3 . Part 2 is...
I have a problem. I have all of these beautiful quilt designs in my head and no time to make the quilts. I realize that part of the problem is that I’m a hand-quilter (and hand-piecer) with a full-time job. I mean how many quilts can I possibly expect to make in my extra 1/2...
by Shirley Stutz In school I loved learning about fractions and their least common denominators. It seemed like a wonderful math game. I also love to find the least common denominator in quilting designs, reducing them to their simplest forms. This makes no-mark machine quilting easy. To analyze designs, start by choosing a picture, a...
Picnic weather is here! This block pattern was originally featured in The Quilt Life magazine's June 2010 cook off. It's a fun interpretation of the classic Basket quilt pattern.
I know it’s not polite to go through other people’s closets. However, it’s a practice you may want to adopt. A few years ago, I visited a friend over Memorial Day weekend. We were invited to dinner by his golfing buddy and his wife, named Ann. Ann is a quilter, so we had lots to...
Are you afraid of color? Is it difficult for you to pick out fabrics that go together? If so, you aren’t alone. Fear of color and buying the wrong fabric combination rank as some of the top concerns for many quilt makers. Let’s take a step back to our elementary school days and review some...
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