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Jan Magee
I am in a clean-out-closets-and-other piles kind of mood today. Maybe it’s the start of the new year. I’ve also been thinking about “Quilt Studio on the Move,” an article Carol Newby wrote for the February TQL. Carol is a veteran of many a household relocation, and she has lots of good advice for moving...
A sharp-eyed reader let us know we made a mistake in the A and B patch sizes for the River Trees pattern in the December 2013 issue of TQL. The correct size for patch A is 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, and the correct size for patch B is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. If...
I’m not a huge fan of winter, but there is one thing I like when the weather turns nippy―I get to take my River Trees quilt out of the closet and enjoy it until spring. Even though it’s red and green, the quilt is not so Christmassy that I get tired of looking at it...
Have you read the article about Nola Emerie yet? Long story short, one day Nola decided she was going to be a quilter. That was after she suffered a massive stroke. Although the stroke left Nola with very limited use of her right hand, it sure didn’t affect her determination. It’s an inspiring story that’s...
Before you dive into the December issue of The Quilt Life magazine, please take one more look at Laura Fisher’s BROKEN STAR quilt in the October issue. The TQL team fell seriously in love with this wonderful antique quilt. Ricky told me he wants to make his own version of the quilt, and TQL contributing...
TQL readers know that every issue of the magazine has a “Helping Hands” article―one where we spotlight a remarkable quilt-related charitable project. The other day we heard about an effort going on right now in Australia, and we don’t want to wait until we have a spot in a magazine to tell you about it....
“Small” did not mean “instantaneous”, but it still didn’t take me long to finish quilting after I posted my progress last week. “Small” did turn out to be liberating, though. Experimenting with new techniques is not very scary when there’s been no huge investment of time and materials. What’s the worst that could happen? I...
Did you think I’d have my strata quilt finished in a week? I did too. But as the expression goes, “Close, but no cigar.” It became quickly apparent that my fall landscape idea was not going to work as I expected. The sky was all wrong. Ditto the green plaid cotton lamé. But, a strip...
Now that the flood waters in Colorado have begun to recede, people are heading home to assess the damage. While the focus is on moving forward, family heirlooms and photos are more precious than ever. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (which thankfully remained dry) has shared a document called “Advice for Rescuing Family Treasures”, provided...
It might be a week or so before you can get your hands on the October 2013 issue of TQL, but I couldn’t wait to introduce you to the people in the picture at the end of this post. They are, left to right, Anke Calzada, Jutta Hufnagle, and Johann Gutauer. Jutta is the driving...
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