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  1. Pictures of Recent Projects

    by , 11-13-2013 at 11:55 AM
    My Quilt at the guild show, September 2013 It's called Rainbow connection as it is made of bits of projects i've made or pieces of fabric i've been gifted. Pattern is a variation of Now and Later that was in APQ last fall.

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  2. 2013 AQS Quilt Week

    by , 10-13-2013 at 05:11 PM (Homemade Gone Wild)
    2013 AQS Quilt Week in Des Moines, IA. 1st ever trip to any quilt show/festival. Lots of photos!

    http://homemadegonewild.blogspot.com...uilt-week.html
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  3. 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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  4. 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 ...
  5. Our Bountiful Harvest Quilt Show Oct. 12 & 13, 2012

    by , 09-25-2012 at 04:26 PM
    The Berrien Towne & Country Quilt Show is fast approaching. We will be opening the doors of the Vineland Center, St. Joseph, Michigan at 2:00pm Friday October 12, 2012. This is in the beautiful Sunset Coast of Southwest Michigan. 171 beautiful quilts made by the members and antique quilts, members boutique, silent auction with proceeds going to the area food bank of SW michigan . Quilt Raffle and American Girl Doll Raffle.

    Come join us in the fun Admission $6.00

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  6. Closing my quilt shop

    by , 01-24-2012 at 04:03 PM
    I am very excited to close my quilt shop - hopefully next month. I chose a poor location in an area with less than optimal advertising opportunities. To NOT have to pay rent and utilities will be a dream come true! I have sat in this shop for over a year and a half with rarely a quilter coming through the door and the local guild snubbing me. I won't have a going out of business sale. I am going to take my act on the road and do shows and hopefully get my website up and functional.
    I can't ...
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  7. Resolutions

    by , 01-03-2012 at 09:33 AM
    Well, I have failed my first resolution of the year. My 3 year old hand applique project is still sitting untouched beside my chair. I did search for a thimble - does that count? My other resolution is to eat healthly but that doesn't count as it is an annual promise. I work full time for Pellon so I am justified in the delay.

    I am preparing for the Road2California show in Ontario, CA beginning Jan. 19th. A lot goes into the preparation of being a vendor at large shows. You shop ...
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  8. 2012 in Quilterland

    by , 01-01-2012 at 10:47 AM
    Everyone knows what a UFO is. How many do you have? I have plenty. Three years ago I started working on a marketing team. We developed a new line for independent shops and long armers.

    My sewing time was halted. I am not complaining as I do love marketing and I do love the products. I have had the opportunity to meet folks who were not in my cirlcle of instructors and authors. I had been teaching traditional quiltmaking for many years prior to joining the company.

    I write ...

    Updated 01-13-2012 at 06:01 AM by PatriceJ

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