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​Choosing Purpose Over Perfect: 20 Sage Tips From Our Readers

The word ‘primitive’ lends itself to a number of definitions but has a double meaning to the practitioners of quilting. Most obvious is its relation to appliqué, the age-old decorative stitching highlighted in our publications, and is then followed by its distinct link to preservation—passing down not only the mechanics of the art but the personal secrets of experience from quilters past.We’v…

How to Help Butte County Camp Fire Victims

The Butte County Camp Fire wiped out communities and thousands of homes, and took the lives of more than 80 people last month. The fire has been contained, and now the displaced residents begin the process of picking up and rebuilding their lives.Just a few miles away, the town of Chico was spared. Honey Run Quilters is located there, and has countless connections with the neighboring co…

12 Tried and True Ways to Repurpose Old Quilts

A New Twist on an Old Stitch12 Tried and True Ways to Repurpose Old QuiltsWe’re going to bet there’s a story to go along with the ancient quilt you have tucked away at the back of your linen closet. Maybe it’s from your child’s first Christmas or maybe it was a gift from your great grandma that you’ve hung onto all these years. Chances are, it has deep sentimental value, hence why you’ve kept it f…

Punch Needle Project by Dawn Heese

The lovely cover project on our Summer 2018 issue is a folksy quilt designed by talented and popular artist Dawn Heese.  Dawn generously provided a bonus punch needle project to match.  The template can be found by clicking this link: Honey Hill Farm Punch Needle Template.…