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Quilters We Love: Norma Riehm

Meet Norma Riehm, an accomplished quilt artist and professional quilter. Norma is also a member of the National Quilters Circle Ambassador program! We sat down with Norma and asked her to share a little about herself and her quilting. How long have you been quilting, and who taught you how to quilt? I taught myself…

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When Did You First Start Quilting?

Everyone discovers quilting at different moments in their life, and over time it slowly becomes an important part of who we are. It’s very common for people to find their love for quilting later in life, but some have been developing their skills for many years. Regardless of when you started, these moments are special…

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NQC LIVE! July 2016

In this month’s NQC LIVE with Heather Thomas, learn about accurate cutting and piecing, proper ways to enlarge blocks, and how to ensure your backing fabric is lined up. Heather also gives tips on embellishing, including how many different embellishments to use, as well as how to make sure the end result is balanced. Heather…

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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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NQC LIVE! June 2016

In this month’s NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas answered your questions on everything from pre-washing fabric to layering and basting a quilt. She also discussed ways to fix thread problems such as breakage and ‘eye-lashing’, and ways to both prevent and fix fabric puckering that can happen during quilting. Heather shared her ideas on ways to…

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NQC LIVE! May 2016

Join Heather Thomas as she discusses all things quilting! From different backing fabrics, to joining batting to form larger quilts, Heather gives several tips for flawless quilt construction. Also, learn how to practice and perfect stitching while doing free motion quilting and find out the best ways to start embellishing your next quilting project

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What to Look for in a Rotary Cutter

Part of achieving precision and beauty in quilt-making is using the right tool for the right job. A rotary cutter is composed of a wheeled blade and a handle, just like a pizza cutter. Because your hand doesn’t nudge the cloth or otherwise get in the way, it’s easier to cut in a straight line…

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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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Meet a Member: Kathy Schuitemaker

With so many talented and vibrant members of the National Quilters Circle community, we thought it was high time to turn the tables and let you do the talking! In this new feature, you can share your quilting story and project photos with your fellow members. Read on! I am a very new quilter. The…

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