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Starlight Mountains Quilt Block Challenge: Week 2

How was your first week of our Starlight Mountains Quilt Block Challenge? We think it’s been a great success! Are you ready for week two? Let’s get quilting. This challenge features a quilt designed by Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations! Make sure to see more of Andrea’s work on her Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy! She is also featured as the pattern designer in some of our evergreen quilt block challenges, such as the Happy Block Swap Sampler, and the Snowy Day Quilt Sampler.

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Starlight Mountains Quilt Block Challenge: Fabric Requirements

It’s time to gather your fabric and supplies for our latest quilt block challenge: Starlight Mountains! This challenge features a quilt designed by Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations! This is a 5-week project with 4 different blocks, which you will make varying quantities of, and then finally receive the the finishing instructions.

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The Quilters Circle Podcast: Bernie Tobisch

Bernie Tobisch was born in Germany and moved to Canada as a young boy. He grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta in his early twenties, where he began his career as a sewing machine technician with Singer. He became a dealer after a few years and continued to service machines. In the late 1980s, he moved to the Vancouver region, opened up shop, and has been there since. He has a daughter, Bonnie and son, Gord. He also has one grandson, Dylan, whom he thinks would make a great technician!

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The Quilters Circle Podcast: Amanda Niederhauser

I’m a Southern California girl, wife, and mom to 3 children and one spoiled cat.  I’ve been a quilter for 23 years and a sewist since I can remember! I design and sell quilt patterns, I am a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs, and I write a blog called Jedi Craft Girl. I love connecting with the quilting community, let’s be friends!

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The Quilters Circle Podcast: Mary Hertel

You can call me by my nickname “Marney”, but my real name is Mary Hertel.  I design paper pieced patterns.  I am an art instructor, pattern designer, mother and friend. You can find me in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but I do not have a “brick and mortar” shop. I sell on-line and at Quilt Shows around my area.  You may also find some of my patterns at your local quilt shop. I’ve had a super creative drive all of my life.  My designs are fueled by my past.  Growing up in a rural farm community gave me a love for nature and animals, as you will see from my designs. 

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The Quilters Circle Podcast: Mary and Jen Cannizzaro

Mary Cannizzaro and Jen Cannizzaro are mother and daughter, friends and business partners. They are two of the most energetic people you will ever meet. In 2014, the duo opened Cannizzaro Creations, a quilting studio in Rockland, Massachusetts. They began longarm quilting for many quilters in the area, with Mary traveling to Massachusetts a few times a month to quilt. They have been commissioned to created dozens of quilts for fans of their work.

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Baskets and Blooms Week 7

Welcome to the last week of our Baskets and Blooms Quilt Block Challenge! How have the last 6 weeks gone for you? It's gone by so quickly, and now it's time for the finishing instructions. This challenge features a quilt designed by Toby Lischko of Gateway Quilts and Stuff.

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The Quilters Circle Podcast: Catherine Redford

Catherine Redford was born in England where she learned to knit and sew as a young girl. After relocating from London to Naperville, Illinois, she learned to quilt and never looked back. She's an award-winning quilter, an active member of her local guilds, and a popular teacher at the local and national level. Catherine is a frequent magazine contributor and has enjoyed being a guest on Quilting Arts TV.

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