Editorial Feature Overload #1 & Cover Quilt: Village Square in McCall’s Quilting May/June 2017

Hello Friends, loooong time no chat!  Things sort of spun out of control for a little bit there in my corner of the world with lots of deadlines and unplanned assignments!  A little glimpse of behind-the-scenes for you:  There are many many moving parts to get a magazine project finally to the “official” stage, and my role is normally at the front end.  I complete and turn in my part, and then I move on to the next thing.  In between my part and the final “official” part, things like proofing, formatting, photography, layout etc take place without my involvement.  And then, magazine copies with my project(s) in them show up in my mailbox.  THAT’S when I know my projects are official!

But oftentimes, my quilting friends who look out for me would alert me even before I know it myself.  So, texts and emails that say “Hey, I saw this or that quilt of yours” are always welcomed messages!

Do check back this week for other magazine quilts that have become official during my blog absence these last few weeks….



You have seen these quilts I designed with Windham Fabrics’ Hamilton line!  If you haven’t, click here for the fun facts on this beautiful fabric line!



Schuyler’s Sisters:


Friends, I am happy to share with you my other Hamilton quilt, Village Square, made cover of McCall’s Quilting May/June 2017 issue!!!!

Village Square is a bed-sized quilt that utilizes the mix of applique and piecing!  It is a four-part series quilt that will be released in McCall’s Quilting magazine issues starting from the May/June issue.

I do love the red/white/blue color combination!

If you aren’t a McCall’s Quilting subscriber, you may pick up your copy at newsstands now while the issue is still current.

You may also purchase it directly from McCall’s Quilting in print or pdf format.

You may also purchase a quilt kit here.

I won’t have this quilt back from the editor for a few more months.  That’s why I don’t have any additional pictures to share with you!

Thank you for letting me share with you my excitement for my quilt being cover girl! :-)  I look forward to seeing your version of Village Square if you decide on joining in the fun of making this series quilt.  I know some of you have already started the quilt!!!  Things remain busy for me… but I hope to be able to share what’s been going on at my end in a few weeks.

Now, I want to know what you’ve been up to the last few weeks… because I am nosy!!!


My 2017 Line-up

Editorial Feature

American Patchwork & Quilting (Jan/Feb 2017):  Close Quarters (Cover Quilt)

McCall’s Quilting (May/June 2017): Village Square (Cover Quilt)

McCall’s Quick Quilts (Feb/March 2017):  I’m Blue For You

McCall’s Quick Quilts (April/May 2017): Stamp Pad


Free-to-use Design

Jan 2017:  Stars and Stripes Forever (Hoffman Fabrics)

Jan 2017:  HOPE (Windham Fabrics)

Jan 2017:  Bleecker Street (Quilting Treasures)

Feb 2017: Sheeps and Peeps (Quilting Treasures)

Feb 2017: Smarty Cats (Windham Fabrics)

Feb 2017: Wildwood Way (RJR Fabrics)

March 2017: Hamilton (Windham Fabrics)

14 thoughts on “Editorial Feature Overload #1 & Cover Quilt: Village Square in McCall’s Quilting May/June 2017

  1. Ooh! I love your “Covergirl” quilt. A house quilt is on my bucket list. Will this be the one?? How neat that it is a four-part series. Pretty smart of McCall’s to pick your quilt for that honor. You continue to inspire. Thank you. Be sure to “stop and smell the roses” periodically!!

  2. Love those houses on that quilt. I have finally put my scrappy hexies quilt together. I wanted to quilt randomly all over it but everyone, and I mean, everyone, has persuaded me to quilt around each “flower”, oh boy, it’s taking forever. I will send you a pic if I ever finish it.

  3. How can I miss? I see a quilt and I say to myself, “This is Wendy’s”, and I’ve been right 99.9% times. All that I’ve seen–just gorgeous. Congratulations–on the cover again. You are one busy girl!

  4. under the “free-to-use designs” the link for Stars and Stripes Forever does not work — and a big thank you for sharing so many great designs/patterns. Our Quilt Guild have made a few for our Community Service donation quilts. (Sandy Buske)

  5. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the May/June issue of Quiltmaker and as I flipped through it saw a familiar face! That’s always exciting! It’s your Highland Rose quilt. (As if I needed to tell you LOL)

  6. Congrats on being a Cover Girl! I had to pick up an issue at the market after seeing your post this morning–love this quilt. I’ve also printed out Schuyler’s Sisters. I have a massive amount of French General fabrics that I think will be perfect for both of these quilts, although mine will end up scrappier. First I need to get my 365 Challenge quilt loaded on the frame and finished before I can allow myself to start something else–lol!

  7. The link for your “free to use” patterns, Stars and Stripes Forever, does not work. It pops up “page not found”.

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