Quilters We Love: Fran Gurka

Meet Fran Gurka, a long-time quilter with a passion for learning and sharing her craft with others. Fran is also a member of the National Quilters Circle Ambassador program! We sat down with Fran and asked her to share a little about herself and her quilting. How long have you been quilting, and who taught

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Thread Color for Machine Quilting

I’m learning to use your quilting methods on my longarm machine. They are very clear and well done, thank you so much. My question is: You suggest always using the same thread on the bobbin as well as the top to eliminate the bottom thread showing up at any time on the top, and as well you suggest changing threads on top with the different color changes of the piecing. It all looks great, but does that mean we change the bottom thread each time we change the top thread?

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Selecting the Right Quilting Ruler for the Job

Selecting the Right Quilting Ruler for the Job

Precisely pieced historic quilts make it hard to believe that quilters from times past could achieve such accuracy with only cardboard templates and scissors. Since the invention of the rotary cutter in 1979, modern quilters have come to rely on special quilting rulers in their quest for piecing perfection. Rulers are available for every imaginable

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What Our Members Are Working On

We love hearing about what our members are working on in their sewing rooms. When we asked on Facebook to share a photo of your most recent quilting project, we got some inspiring responses! Here are some of our favorites. What’s keeping you busy in the sewing room this week? Leave a comment and let

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Quilters We Love: Susan Randall

Meet Susan Randall, an experienced quilter, quilt instructor, and member of the National Quilters Circle Ambassador program! We sat down with Susan and asked her to share a little about herself and her quilting. A recent retiree, Susan worked as an Assistant Athletic Director for Business operations at the University of Maine for 44 years.

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