As a quilt magazine publisher, a member of a number of quilt guilds, and a friend of many quilters, I hear plenty of stories related to quilting injuries – bloody fingers, sutured wounds, broken toes, and more. Here’s one that came across my desk recently, from Becky Pilkington of Fresno, California: “Some time in my […]
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Our friend Brandy Lynn Maslowski of Quilter on Fire has some great tips for maximizing your time spent at a retreat. You only have so much time at a retreat, and you’ll want to make sure you don’t waste a minute of it! Here are five tips for getting organized before you leave. 1. Get into your […]
Christmas is a time for gift giving, and for quilters, that gift is often a hand-made quilt. Along with the gift of a quilt you may tell the recipient the story of how and why you made the quilt, and how to care for it. But in a year, or five or ten, will the […]
In Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, about 20,000 metric tons of textiles are thrown into local landfills each year. That is 20 million kilograms of clothing, fabric and other textiles that could be re-used, but instead it’s all going straight into the trash. This is a serious and growing issue, not just locally, but all across […]
I love Bargello quilts. The movement and play are delightful, and the pattern just pops when you use the right fabrics. If you have never made a Bargello quilt before, here are ten tips to help you succeed. Choose the right fabrics – Batiks work well due to the variance of colour; tone-on-tone fabrics are […]