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  1. log cabins

    by , 05-22-2014 at 10:46 AM
    I think I am getting back to my first love in quilts, log cabins, need to add some more, LOL

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ns-t60783.html

    Have 3 wall log cabins to add soon as I finish hand quilting the 3ed one
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  2. raffle quilt

    by , 05-22-2014 at 08:06 AM
    I am so happy, the quilt I made for the 4H raffle brought in the $1000. we hoped to raise to buy sewing machines for the gals in 4H classes. a lady from Ha. won, so now one of my quilts will go way way west.

    I am still up in the clouds from the quilt show, I just love my new little raspberry 221 FW, looks so cute with the green on one side and the blue on the other side, the 2 black ones are on the outer tables.

    One of the things I learned at the show was how to load ...
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  3. Paducah quilt show

    by , 04-29-2014 at 07:52 PM
    Well this years quilt show was really great, met lots of lovely people and saw so many beautiful quilts, so many fun goodies to buy and yes I did my share. I added a lovely raspberry colored FW to my studio. to go with the green and the blue and 2 black FW's thats IT, no more. with my 4 Pfaff 7570's and Pfaff serger and the Nolting, I think I am all set for machines. I have gotten rid of and given away most of the other machines I had. Now will just get on with making the quilts and dyeing and ...
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  4. quilter at heart

    by , 10-03-2013 at 06:19 PM
    Today was a busy day for me, I had a my column to write for our paper, "The quilter's corner", and then I had several numbers I had to call about our first guild meeting, and our quilting bee. So my weeks are getting shorter, class on Sat and Tue, for 4H, quilting bee on Wed.s and two guild meeting each month. Have a group page set up for our guild which I will also have to keep up, so will be busy and having lots of quilty fun over the next months' What with finishing the quilt i started ...
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  5. quilter at heart, ranaway

    by , 09-27-2013 at 08:45 AM
    Well I am home again from the Runaway quilter's retreat here in KY. Oh my what fun that was. met so many lovely ladies, and learned new things, gained weight, made several blocks, used my FW 221 and it worked great, will be using it a lot more now. Learned I so over packed, LOL learned what I do not need to take next time.
    Am still putting things away, and trying to clean up my studio, have to get it ready for my class Sat.
    The classes offered at the retreat were great, and I think ...
  6. quilter at heart

    by , 08-20-2013 at 12:29 PM
    the cottage is done, I have water, elec, lights, air, heat, outlets for iron, hair dryer, washer, spin dryer, music on CD player, fan, every thing I could want or need. I find now I spend some time in the cottage every day, either dyeing or painting fabric. Sat. the twins and I spent time painting their fabric for there dragon quilts. Sun. I did some fabric for mine. Mon. I heat set fabric, today I went out first thing, heat set my deep purple fabric for my dragon, will do the sliver fabric this ...
  7. quilter at heart

    by , 08-13-2013 at 07:47 AM
    Well I think I told ya in one of last posts that I found a great deal on a white signer FW, I bought it, but the seller sent me a E and asked for more money than the buy it now price posted, after I had paid for it!! Well what a rip off, no way, so money was returned. I think, LOL any way I found another white FW at great price so I got it, just waiting for it to come home. now I have a nice even number, and the best part of these little beauties is if I ever want to move again, they are nice and ...
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  8. dyeing for 2 days

    by , 08-09-2013 at 07:40 PM
    well finally got to do some dyeing, did a blue gradation and then on day 2 did a purple gradation, my little cottage is so cozy, so nice to have my special space to work in to do my dyeing and fabric painting. Want to dye up enough fabrics for a log cabin quilt, so will be doing many colors over the next few weeks. Yes weeks, that even 9 years ago would have taken just a very few days. Even with the washer and spin dryer it is so hard on my hands, ah old age LOL but still so much fun, I do love ...
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  9. dye cottage for quilter at heart

    by , 08-02-2013 at 04:45 PM
    went out to my dye cottage first thing this morning, to find the perfect place for each thing, my dye books are on shelves under the dormer windows, paints all in one cupboard, dyes in another, iron hot blow dryer in a cupboard. one gal size buckets on top shelf under counter, and the 5 gal size on bottom shelf under counter. I have 2 plastic drawers, one for PFD fabric and one for odds and ends. Table in front of front windows with 2 chairs. It is the perfect size for me to do all my fabric painting ...
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  10. dye cottage for a quilter at heart

    by , 08-01-2013 at 06:51 PM
    Well it is finished!! my cottage is ready to work in! Only a couple of places where I should paint, but not to worry, I have moved in, washer, dryer, heater, dyes, paints, buckets, both 25 one gal. ones and 4, 5 gal. table and 2 chairs, a small CD player so I can have music. My dye books, and my tools. All moved in! The only thing I can't move in is my PFD fabric, I have 6 bolts of 60" wide, 25 yd bolts, will cut Pieces in my studio and take out as needed.
    I could spend days out there, ...
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