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  1. Create What You Love....

    by , 03-27-2013 at 09:48 AM
    I am wondering how many of you create what you love instead of creating what is popular at the moment? I recently joined this Quilting Board website, and I see many quilts that are clearly the creation of the quilter, instead of what the market currently has to offer. Its refreshing to see so many sewers out there creating quilts that reflect their own style and fabric choices, instead of quilts that are found in magazine and website advertisements.

    In particular was a very beautiful ...
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  2. How Does Nature Inspire You to Create?

    by , 03-26-2013 at 06:17 AM
    Today is another one of those WFH (working from home) days because it is snowing pretty steady out and the roads are messy and slippery. I am lucky enough to have the type of job where I can work from home and still get paid to do my job.
    Today's snowstorm is cold, white, fluffy and beautiful because I am not driving in it. While I own a AWD vehicle, its not my own driving that do not trust, its those other NJ/NY drivers that I don't wish to meet as close encounter on my bumper on the highways. ...
  3. Modern Quilting Transition

    by , 03-25-2013 at 07:20 AM
    I joined a local Modern Quilt Guild a few months back. I had dropped out of my traditional local guild a few years ago because I lost interest in the traditional ways of making quilts and frankly all of the politics associated with being a very active member of a guild for a long time. I really did not miss the duties associated with the old guild. I just wanted to get together with people that I share an interest with and have some fun and inspire one another. The Modern Quilt Guild of Northern ...
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  4. National Quilting Day 2013

    by , 03-23-2013 at 06:39 AM
    So, how did you spend National Quilting Day 2013? It typically falls on the middle Saturday in March. That was this past weekend. It was quilting, friendship, birthdays and St. Patrick's Day all wrapped up into two days.
    I, for one, was lucky enough to have had my best friend over for a visit. We ran the roads, we ate, we laughed, we did show and tell and dodged snowflakes. Martha is such a cool pal. She's easy going with a wicked sense of humor and my little JRT LOVES her! Olive can't ...
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  5. Jelly Rolls Sweet Strips of Happiness

    by , 03-22-2013 at 01:55 PM
    Jelly Rolls - Sweet Strips of Happiness

    I just returned from the NJ Quilt Festival in
    Somerset, NJ. Jelly rolls were everywhere. Almost every vendor booth had some type of Jelly Rolls to sell, big rolls, little rolls, medium rolls. I think they have become almost as common as the fat quarters.


    Do you use Jelly Rolls or Strip Sets in your quilt making? Do you enjoy piecing them together
    and then cutting them apart and sewing them into block for finished


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  6. Color Choices

    by , 03-22-2013 at 12:29 PM
    Some one at my office this week told me that I should take up painting because I have such a great sense of color. I explained that I do my painting with fabric and threads. The person had a curious look on their face, then they raised their finger in the air and said, "Oh, now I get it!"
    I have understood throughout my quilting career that many people struggle with figuring out the right colors to use in their art work. While I can't say that I have always made the perfect color ...
  7. The Giving Nature of Quilters

    by , 03-22-2013 at 12:26 PM
    Yesterday morning as I was eating my breakfast I did my usual routine of checking both my Facebook and email accounts. I noticed I had alot more new emails than normal and some of them were marked "URGENT!!!". As it turns out, there was an urgent call to arms in my modern quilt guild for help to complete a special project with a fairly short deadline.
    Now, I recently have found myself rather stagnant in the quilting department. Part of this is due to the fact that my ...

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