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  1. Marshalls Dry Goods Batesville, Ar

    by , 09-30-2013 at 12:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by scrapnut View Post
    Leaving for a short quilt fabric shopping trip to Marshall's Dry Goods and Paducah, Ky in a few weeks. I have saved my pennies and plan on buying a rather large stash. I plan on retiring in 8 years and I know finances will be tighter then than now, so preparing my hobbies for the future. How many HOURS should I plan on spending at each store - Marshall's Dry Goods, Hancock's of Paducah and Quilt In A Day in Paducah? We plan on arriving at Marshalls around 1 PM on my first day. I think
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  2. AQS Quilt Week Bound

    by , 09-30-2013 at 04:25 AM (Homemade Gone Wild)
    So excited that at the last minute I have decided to make the trip to Des Moines, IA for AQS Quilt Week!!!! I will drive up Friday after work, with my daughter, and go to the show on Saturday.


    I was originally thinking of taking a Free Motion Quilting class Saturday but since my daughter is going to be able to go with me I will pass on the class. With over 1600 Quilts on display there should be plenty to do!


    I have never been to a Quilt Show so pretty ...
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  3. reducing picture sizes

    by , 09-30-2013 at 03:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967 View Post
    See if you have Microsoft Office Picture Manager on your computer. I think it came with my new computer running Windows 7, and it is on the computers at work, and they are still on Windows XP. All you have to do is open the picture in the Picture Manager and then click Edit Picture. You then have the options of Resize or Compress. I always use Compress. Then there are 4 options available. One is for Web Pages, and another one is for Email. I use whatever one I am going to use the picture for. It
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  4. Labels

    by , 09-27-2013 at 10:19 AM
    I need to remove an iron-label and don't want to mess up the quilt fabric!!! Spelled a name wrong.....What should I do? Please help!!
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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. How many of you....

    by , 09-27-2013 at 02:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by crzypatcher View Post
    I came home from a glorious mountain quilting retreat with Linda Ballard this past weekend and immediately came down with the flu. Ache all over, but you can't keep a quilter down for long, so I decided to work on a charity quilt! This is what I have been doing to keep me from feeling sorry for myself. How many of you still head for your sewing room, even when you don't feel good?

    A couple of the strips show up as black in the picture, but they are burgundy.
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  7. Will purchase new machine

    by , 09-26-2013 at 09:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by someday2005 View Post
    I will either purchase the Brother PE 770 or the Innov-is 1500d. I am wondering what is a fair price for the 1500d considering it has or will be discontinued.
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  8. Quilters poem

    by , 09-25-2013 at 10:27 PM
    My life is but a quilting
    between The Lord and me
    i may not know the pattern he
    knows what it shall be.
    For he can see the quilting
    from the upper side, while i

    I can only see it from the underside.
    Sometimes he blocks in sorrow
    which seems so cruel to me,
    But I must trust his choices
    and go on painfully.
    It's god who chose the pattern and he knows what's
    best for me,
    So I must trust his judgement and go on ...
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  9. Sugar Flowers in blues and green

    by , 09-24-2013 at 05:49 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by IrishgalfromNJ View Post
    Jera, from Quilting in the Rain Blog has this super simple pattern on her blog. Link here: http://quiltingintherain.blogspot.co...ers-quilt.html

    I did it in blues and green as a surprise for someone. It will be shipped later this week.

    The front.

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    Close-up of my primitive/rustic free motion quilting.

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  10. Newbie to Embroidery machine

    by , 09-24-2013 at 05:37 AM
    I have been quilting since I was about 12, and decided almost a year ago to get a embroidery machine. Since I was new to it, I bought a refurbished Singer Futura, in case I didn't like it and... I love it!
    I have been using the program that came with the machine but it does very basic editing, rotate, flip kind of stuff. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on a editing software. Something easy to use and not extremely expensive.
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