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A special prize for Quilting Gallery fans entering the “New from Old” quilt contest

Earlier this year, I told you about the “New from Old” quilt contest in support of the Alliance for American Quilts. Quiltmakers are encouraged to think broadly and creatively about this opportunity to celebrate the past in the frame of the present. The rich array of prizes this year includes a Handi Quilter HQ Sixteen […]

Posted: March 21st, 2010  

Topics: Quilting Events, Site News, Special Features, Videos


Jazz Up Your Quilts Video Tutorials

Looking for some inspiration? Here are a couple of fabulous videos from Patsy Thompson. You’ll learn some great techniques specifically how to: burn fabric edges add colour highlights with Prismacolor pencils free motion machine embroidery I am the very lucky owner of Patsy’s free motion DVDs. I highly recommend them as they’ve been a tremendous […]

Posted: October 8th, 2009  

Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

The Virtual Quilting Bee: How quilters connect online

Back in August, I told you about Canada’s new quilting magazine: Quilter’s Connection Magazine and that I had written my first-ever article for publication in it. The magazine arrived a couple of weeks ago and I have to say, it’s fabulous. The paper quality is the best of any magazine I’ve seen, the layout is […]

Posted: September 30th, 2009  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Videos

365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs

Running the Quilting Gallery site, it’s no surprise that dozens of quilting-related blogs come across my screen each day. I can’t remember another blog that captured my attention so thoroughly like Leah Day’s 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs. I’ve been watching the progress daily on this blog for a few weeks, and […]

Posted: September 29th, 2009  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Quilt Gallery, Tips and Tricks, Videos, Web Finds

Pizza boxes make good storage solutions

Serena Smith from Embroidery Treasures has put together two fabulous videos on how to cover a pizza box with fabric. She makes it look so easy. The addition of a little piece of ribbon to make the boxes easier to open is brilliant. I’m going to head over to the local pizza place and see […]

Posted: September 2nd, 2009  

Topics: Free Projects, Videos


Quilt Market Video

If you look around 40 seconds in, you’ll see me and Phyllis Dobbs, followed by a short wave by from Judy Laquidara. Video taken by Alex Veronelli of Aurifil. (Click into the blog post to see the video, they don’t show up on the home page of this site.)

Posted: July 13th, 2009  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Videos


Video of Ricky Tims on CBS

Quilting is a billion-dollar industry where creativity and skill entwine. Seth Doane reports on the booming art form and talks with quilting celebrity, Ricky Tims. Found at the latest member of the Quilting Bloggers directory, Artisan At Heart – Quilting is My Passion!.

Posted: March 25th, 2009  

Topics: Videos

Designing a Sewing Studio with Eleanor Burns

Here’s a great video from Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day on designing a sewing studio. Topics covered include: Proper height of sewing, cutting and ironing tables. Learn how to make a design wall. Transform a farm table into a flat sewing table. Tips on posture and proper ergonomics. Cutting tools.

Posted: March 24th, 2009  

Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

Wonky Log Cabin Video Tutorial

Shawn Bailey from Bailey’s Quilting HeadQuarters made this excellent video on how to make a scrappy Wonky Log Cabin quilt block. She makes it look so easy, and lots of fun too. I’ve never really been inspired to do a log cabin quilt before, but I quite like this method, and want to give it […]

Posted: March 17th, 2009  

Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

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Color Mastery Blog Tour

Michele, thanks for hosting me at Quilting Gallery for the fifth stop on my two-week blog tour! I’m Maria Peagler, award-winning quilter and author, and I’m excited to premiere my new video tutorial here and introduce my revolutionary new way of approaching color in quilting from my eighth book: Color Mastery: 10 Principles for Creating […]

Posted: February 6th, 2009  

Topics: Guest Bloggers, Tips and Tricks, Videos

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Video Tutorial: An Intro to Rotary Cutting

Are you still cutting out your fabric pieces with scissors? Then this video is for you. Remember our guest blogger from last month, Chris Dahl? That’s her in the video, and she has a new web site for you to enjoy, Online Quilting.

Posted: November 16th, 2008  

Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos

ABC’s of Trapunto

Here are a couple of great videos from Patsy Thompson demonstrating how to machine trapunto. Hope you enjoy them.

Posted: November 9th, 2008  

Topics: Tips and Tricks, Videos