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More magazine quilts and a giveaway

Hi friends!

How Lily spends snow days!
How Lily spends snow days!

How are you? It is snowing here today.



I love snow but to be honest, I am just about done with it this year. Snow is always so pretty but… so is blue sky and 70 degree temps! 

This is how Lily is spending the day. She is NOT a fan of snow.

This  week I spent a dew days taping a quilt class up in Golden CO at the F&W studios. What a blast I had! The group they have there was terrific to work with and they made my job easier. Thank you guys!

Of course, it is never easy for me to tape a show. I get so nervous before I start and then, once each taping session is over, I can’t even remember what I said! 

Set of my new class
Set of my new class


This is a picture of the set for one of the lessons. Since I was making small projects, I got to decorate the set with quilts from the book and some of my magazine quilts. I tried to choose ones that coordinated with my projects.

The class will go live in July on I will keep you posted on the details.

I love when my quilts end up on the cover of a magazine. It really is such a thrill to see. And this was super special because my daughter, Alyssa, pieced the quilt top for me. I was so busy that month and she came to the rescue.

sea glass quilt
McCalls Quick Quilts cover girls!


This is the June/July issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. The quilt, Sea Glass, was quilted by the amazingly talented Crystal Zagnoli of the The Quilted Cricket. I love it! The fabric is by P&B Textiles called Soft Dreams.

Sea Glass quilt
Sea Glass quilt
Sea Glass Quilt in Soft Dreams fabric
Sea Glass Quilt in Soft Dreams fabric


Oh- I almost forgot!  I have 2 quilts in this issue! This is a little banner that I made that they also included- isn’t it cute?


Book Nook quilt
Book Nook quilt


It is called Book Nook.

love the flower
I love the flower


This quilt, Mix it Up, was in the McCall’s Quilting May/June issue that I showed a couple of weeks ago. But, since I now have a magazine to give away, I am showing it off again! Love this one too.

Mix It Up quilt
Mix It Up quilt


I was in a quilt shop the other day and was looking at fabric. I saw fabric from this line, Mixology, on the shelf and I was thinking, wow, I really like this fabric. Then I realized, wait a second, I know why I like it, I used it in this quilt! Silly me. 

So, onto the giveaway!!

 I have 3 magazines to giveaway. One McCall’s Quilting and 2 McCall’s Quick Quilts. How cool is that? 

Leave me a comment on this post and I will draw 3 winners on Sunday night, May 1st, after 9pm (my time). As always, if you are signed up for my newsletter, you get an extra chance- IF you leave a separate comment. 

(If you want to let me know which magazine you would prefer, I will try to accommodate you depending in how it goes when I draw names. First name pulled gets first choice.)


100 Blocks vol 13
100 Blocks vol 13


Next week is the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks vol 13 blog tour. It starts on Monday May 2nd and I will have links for you here on the blog.

My day on the tour is Wed May 4th so be sure to come back for that!




Have a great weekend!

happy quilting,


98 thoughts on “More magazine quilts and a giveaway”

  1. I always like your designs and these are no exception! I especially like Sea Glass. What a joy that you and your daughter did it together!

  2. What beautiful quilts we can make that are not super complicated and take forever (if ever) to finish. If I am chosen I would like the McCall’s quilting mag.

  3. I love the colors of your seaglass quilt! My dream is to live on the beach. thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  4. Love the designs of your quilts. Looking out at snow the Sea Glass design and fabric
    reminds me there is summer coming soon. Think I will have to make this one…it brings joy to my soul. Thanks for generously sharing your magazines.

  5. Love the soft colors in Sea Glass. I especially like your choice of sashing fabric. Nice touch. My favorite mag is Quick Quilts. Thanks.

  6. Beautiful quilts! I especially like Sea Glass. Love those colors! It looks like a quick and easy pattern…now I’m wondering how it would look with some of the Hawaiian fabric I brought back last year. Hmm!

  7. Love your new projects. Love the colors you use in your projects. Makes one feel warm and cannot wait to cut the fabric up and start sewing. Love any book that is given away Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

  8. Looooove the Sea Glass Quilt!! Beautiful! & the Book Nook is sooo cool! (I would make for my Daughter!

    I would choose as my first pick “McCalls Quick Quilts “..but happy for either! 🙂 Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 😀

  9. Kate
    Congrats on you publications w/in Quick Quilts…….how cool that is!! Seaglass is my favorite color so a Seaglass quilt will look great in my summer beach’ed home. Thank you.
    Book Nook is perfect for a mini or wall hanging, as I’m making several season ones for a sister whom recently moved into a new home. Thank you again.

  10. I get your email newsletter to keep up with your blog. I enjoy it….just found out the 100 Blocks tour starts next week. Thanks for the heads up on your blog!

  11. Love the quilt on the cover! I can see it made it a variety of color combinations, to meet whatever the recipient likes. And please keep the snow there! We have had rain and storms here the last couple of days, so spring is definitely here. 🙂

  12. I saw this magazine the other day and I fell in love with Sea Glass! I love the colors and the simplicity of the quilt. I would love to win this magazine. Thank you!

  13. I would love to win one of those magazines. Doesn’t matter which one!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  14. I do receive your newsletter and your blog posts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  15. Congratulations on your beautiful quilt creations! They are beautiful! I truly enjoy quilting quickly wonderful ideas and easier patterns to attempt!

  16. Kate, Congratulions on having 2 quilts published in the same magazine. Both of them are beautiful. I am very new to quilting, and teaching myself at that. Doing lots of reading on techniques. I’m having fun selecting my colors and how I want to arrange them. Thank you for the chance to win one of the magazines.

  17. I’m a follower. Looked at these magazines today but passed on them. Grocery list was too long. Would love to win one. Thanks for the chance!

  18. What beautiful quilts! Congratulations on having them in the magazine. The book nook wall hanging is so sweet!

    Thank for a chance to win. Three winners! Woot! Woot!


  19. Congratulations on the flurry of publications! Because I love “Book Nook”, I’d be especially delighted to win the copy of Quick Quilts, although either magazine would be very nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. I really like the Sea Glass quilt. I can envision many beautiful color combinations. Congrats on being in the magazines. That must be such a cool feeling!

  21. I especially like the Sea Glass quilt, but as a librarian the Book Nook certainly tugs at my heart! Thanks, as always, for all the inspiration and your generous giveaways.

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