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A Note From the Editor

Of all the different quilt blocks there are to choose from when planning a quilt, star blocks seem to be at the top of the list. Besides the fact that there are hundreds of different variations to choose from and they can be made in almost any size, star blocks can also work into the decor of any season of the year. They don’t have to be patriotic in coloring or relate to Christmas or any specific holiday, although those are popular colorings for star quilts. We asked our designers for quilt designs featuring stars to focus on in this issue, and we received a wonderful and diversified collection. Our designers never disappoint!

And since this is our winter issue, we have also included some great holiday projects that work up quickly to give as gifts or to use around your own home. In addition, Scott Flanagan has a new design featuring precut strips, and Bev Getschel will help you take a bite out of your stash with her scrappy pinwheel design. And there's more!

If you’ve joined us sewing along with Wendy Sheppard’s Norfolk series quilt, this issue features the last installment along with a companion piece. We’ve seen some wonderful variations from our readers on social media. You can always see what other readers have made using the hashtag #norfolksampler2022. You can check our social media sites as well for more inspiration.

Pull up a chair and relax with this new issue. I hope you enjoy the wonderful projects we’ve included. And, as always, we love to see what you create from our magazines. Please be sure to share your projects on social media using the hashtag #myQWmake.

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Carolyn Beam, editor

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Carolyn Beam is the Editor of Quilter's World. She has been quilting for over 40 years and has been in the quilt publishing business for 15 years.

She took her first quilting class when her oldest son was a baby and hasn't stopped since. She has traveled the country teaching and lecturing and has had many original designs published in books and magazines. Besides making quilts for family and friends, she also makes quilts to donate to the fire department her youngest son works for.

Carolyn is married with three grown sons and one adorable grandson. Besides quilting, Carolyn enjoys all crafts, golf, snowshoeing and hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado where she lives.

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