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  1. 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 ...
  2. Wedding Frenzy!

    by , 03-23-2013 at 05:19 AM
    My son,Blaze, and his fiance, Melissa (aka Jaunty Melissa) are getting married on April 20th! One of the hardest things about life after the flood is not having my son around. I miss his ridiculous sense of humor so much!

    Last Sunday was the Bridal Shower. You know I love to have fun so I prepared a little joke gift. Since Melissa lost most of her quilting stuff in the flood, I made her a little pincushion. I enclosed a note saying that I hoped she would get back to sewing after the ...
  3. 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

  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Celtic Knots using bias binding

    , 03-22-2013 at 02:21 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gay View Post
    Does anyone know of a good tutorial on the finer points of sewing celtic knots using bias binding. I recently made a quilt top for a dressmaker-friend's friend. It had a border of connecting knots of different colours, but my corners and joins between colours were not the best, though not bad for a first effort. I have tried youtube and not a lot came up. Appreciate all/any help.
  7. Hankie Quilts

    by , 03-21-2013 at 04:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Judymc View Post
    My sister has collected Hankies for about thirty years. She asked if I make two twin quilts for her guest room. This is what I was able to come up with.
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  8. Conversion software

    by , 03-21-2013 at 04:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper View Post
    I'm wondering if any of you know of a good conversion software to convert from lets say pes format in embroidery to art format.
  9. Fabric to the rescue

    by , 03-20-2013 at 07:44 PM (Craftybear Den)
    Video to watch on this link on how to deboning a shirt to get fabrics to quilt with
    Craftybear's Den
  10. Text and pictures.

    by , 03-20-2013 at 08:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    type your intro story and hit enter once or twice. then, when placing your picture into the thread, use the icon that looks like a picture frame with the tree. then hit the enter key once or twice and continue typing. then hit the enter key again to place the next picture on the next line. continue this way until you have your picture story finished.
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