Category Archives: Authors

May 28, 2014

In Remembrance

By Donna di Natale This week, we celebrated Memorial Day, a day that has special meaning in my family. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, started after the Civil War as a day to honor the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of Continue Reading

May 7, 2014

Introducing Our Quilt Quiz

By Donna di Natale Welcome to the first monthly Star Quilt Quiz, three easy questions for you to consider, solve and submit for a chance to win prizes. The first Wednesday of each month, we’ll offer a chance to express your opinion, test your quilting knowledge and have some fun. You will have five days Continue Reading

May 6, 2014

Tune in: Maggie Bonanomi on ‘Creative Mojo’

Kansas City Star Quilts author Maggie Bonanomi will discuss her latest book Wednesday  on Mark Lipinski’s podcast, “Creative Mojo.” She is the author of Another Place and Time: 18 Primitive Projects Inspired by Travels Near and Far. She also has written several other books for Kansas City Star Quilts. The Internet radio show airs from Continue Reading

March 19, 2014

Tune in: Donna di Natale on ‘Creative Mojo’

From 1931 to 1940, the Omaha-World Herald encouraged readers to make quilts from patterns published in the paper and then enter them to be exhibited and judged at local department stores. Quilts came by the hundreds, and viewers came by the thousands. It was the Great Depression, and valuable prizes, such as furniture, refrigerators, bicycle Continue Reading

February 6, 2014

So you want to be a quilt book author?

By Donna di Natale This week is the deadline for submitting copy, art and completed projects for my next book. With a huge snowstorm looming on the horizon, that means getting it all together earlier rather than later. Amy Ubben, my co-author and good friend, and I got together over the weekend to make sure Continue Reading