Category Archives: Edie McGinnis

November 21, 2014

Inspector 21 Does Not Approve

By Edie McGinnis Lone Star quilts are some of the most striking quilts ever made. It is easily one of the most recognized quilt patterns and goes by many names. Hearth and Home titled the pattern An Aesthetic Quilt. Ruby Short McKim had more than a little trouble deciding what the quilt should be called. Continue Reading

November 14, 2014

Getting Ready for Retreat

By Edie McGinnis I’m taking a busman’s holiday this weekend and going to a quilt retreat. My sewing machine is in the case, and I have the tools I don’t think I can live without in my carrying bag. I have my AccuQuilt GO all packed up, and a new die is tucked in the Continue Reading

November 7, 2014


By Edie McGinnis There is something about string quilts. Not only do they catch my breath, but they seem to speak to me. I can almost hear them whisper, “Come closer. Look deeper. Miss nothing.” Inspecting each block is akin to browsing through a library, a library of fabric representing the era in which the Continue Reading

October 31, 2014

Missing Market

By Edie McGinnis There I was, sitting on the sofa with my foot tucked under me, whipping binding to the back of a quilt. I needed to get the quilt down to The Kansas City Star to have it photographed and just had about 3 more feet to go. I needed to get up, so Continue Reading

October 17, 2014

It’s That Time Again

By Edie McGinnis October has rolled around, and we are getting ready to head off to Houston for International Quilt Market. It’s a busy time for everyone who vends at the wholesale market. Here at Kansas City Star Quilts, we have been planning and making arrangements for months. Long before the truck is loaded and Continue Reading