Mary Bourque Marcotte

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National Quilting Day Highlights

We’ve gathered together here some of the best tweets celebrating National Quilting Day.<p>1. Shakespeare Quilt<p>We think this is just brilliant!<p>For …

QuiltCon 2017 Recap, Part 3: Quilt Show

<i>This is Part 3 of 3 of my QuiltCon 2017 Recap.</i><p><i>Read "Part 1: People and Places" here.</i><p><i>Read "Part 2: Lectures" here.</i><p>So, let's talk about this quilt …

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Sixty Seconds Quilt

I thought I would share another quilt from my book, <i>Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design</i> today. I named this quilt Sixty Seconds …

World-Class Quilt Artist Libby Lehman Is Auctioning Her Remaining Works

Bidding on certain items starts as high as $25,000.<p>At the end of this month, a new online auction will give quilt collectors from around the world their chance to bid on 50 art quilts by world renowned fabric artist, author, and teacher Libby Lehman. In April 2013, Lehman suffered a near fatal …

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Stamp Pad: A Visit with Wendy Sheppard

Wendy Sheppard<i>Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Wendy Sheppard. Wendy’s new quilt, Stamp Pad</i><i>, features a clever block design is</i> …

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These exquisite quilts illustrate the importance of diversification in investing

Investing is not easy.<p>The two quilts below, regularly published by John Stoltzfus, the chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer, illustrate this.<p>The first one ranks how individual asset classes have performed in each year of the past decade, while the second shows the same for S&P 500 sectors.<p>The …

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Slip Stitch Quilt Pattern

I have another pattern to show you today – this one is called Slip Stitch.<p>Be sure to read to the end to get a special deal on this pattern, to …

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I feel like Spring snuck up on me overnight this year. But I’ll take it! My yard is still in it’s “mostly dead, but hints of yellow” stage right now …

Meet my 2nd book, Quilt-As-You-Go Made Vintage

Two big boxes of quilts from my second book arrived on my doorstep last week. It felt like it was just yesterday when my husband and I ceremonially …

Cascade Quilt

If you ever visit my grandmother’s house, don’t get too excited about the butter cookie tin on the counter. It’s secretly full of thimbles, …

Butter Cookies

Black Magic Quilt

This is my Black Magic Quilt from my book, <i>Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design</i>. One of my goals for both of my books was to make …

A Finish! the Bright Daisy

Sometimes it seems like I have a million projects going and nothing is getting done. That’s why it feels especially great when I get to a point where …

A Cheerful Finish

This is quite possibly the most cheerful quilt I have made yet. The colors are so bright, just to look at it makes me smile. I hope my niece and her …

Dutch Tulips

Today I am so excited to share my newest quilt finish, Dutch Tulips. And I like to call this the "What Little Girls Are Made Of" edition. And if you …

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Re-engaging Mental Pathways {Quilt Design a Day}

Even though, I have been administrating Quilt Design a Day, it has been a while where I have been practicing on a regular basis. It was time that …

American Patchwork and Quilting: Wavelength Quilt

One of my goals since I started publishing quilt patterns in magazines was to have one featured in American Patchwork and Quilting. This month, that …

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Finished Swoon Quilt!

I can't believe I just wrote those words in the title. I made a Swoon! And finished it! Miracles never cease. I have probably planned 12 different …

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Finished Jelly Roll Stash Buster Quilt

Whoa that’s a long post title! I’m so happy to finish this one up just in time for Spring! We’ve had a doozy of a winter here in Seattle. So. Much. …

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Best Tips for Mini Quilts

Hello! Today I'm sharing my love of mini quilts with lots of tips and ideas you can use for your own mini quilt sewing!<br>Making mini quilts gives …

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Sweet Summertime quilt pattern

The newest Quilty Love patterns are available today!<p>These two new patterns have been in the works for a while and I’m excited to see you all make …

Handwritten Quilt Labels Tutorial and How to Reverse Text in Word

Last month during the Instagram Quilt Fest (#IGQuiltFest) sponsored by @AmysCreativeSide I showed a handwritten quilt label when the prompt for the …

Upsetting the Balance

I’d like to share the last quilt pattern from <i>Improv Paper Piecing</i> with you today! This quilt is called Upsetting the Balance. It’s from the “object” …

Needle and Thread Thursday

Happy NTT! The weeks are moving right along these days. I can't believe it's almost Easter! This past week, I have had my nose to the grindstone, …

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modern quilts in modern interiors

As someone who gravitates toward minimal, Scandinavian-inspired interiors, I'm always on the lookout for those modern spaces that successfully …

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Fresh and Dreamy

Add a breath of fresh air to your bedroom this spring with this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern: <i>Fresh and Dreamy</i> designed by Sarah Maxwell and …

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diamonds in (the) outback

I didn’t think I’d ever finish this quilt top, but here it is…hooray!<p>I had been anxiously awaiting this new collection, Outback Wife, the debut …

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The 4 Best Quilting Rulers

When you’re not a quilter, rulers are just this thing that takes up space in the back of your widest desk drawer. Behind all the random pens and …

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Sawtooth Star Quilt

Well it took me long enough, but I can finally check this one off! You can see my almost two years' worth of progress shots over here.<p>This is an …

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The Quilt that Almost Killed Me

So I am a little late with this blog post because the newest episode of the Midnight Quilt Show came out last week. But, hey….better late than never. …

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Folk Dance Encore and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all! With my roses in full bloom, it's my very favorite time of year to take quilt pictures, so I hope …

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