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  1. Is quilting a hobby or an art?

    by , 06-06-2012 at 10:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Laura in Montreal View Post
    Is quilting a hobby or an art? In a conversation about retirement plans with a non-quilter, I mentioned that I plan on doing a degree in Fine Arts (Fabric Arts) to help me with my quilting. The utter astonishment of the non-quilter threw me for a loop. He asked why I would go to the trouble of getting a university degree “just for some old hobby.” I love traditional quilts because they comfort me, but I also like unconventional ones, having been influenced by Beth and Jeffrey Gutcheon’s The Quilt
  2. It's been awhile.....

    by , 06-06-2012 at 01:08 PM (Fl quilt Chic)
    It's been awhile since I've blogged. I think it's time for a re-cap. My last few blog entries have been about a fabric moratorium and finishing up UFO's, WIP's or whatever you want to call them.

    The fabric moratorium....well, it has gone pretty well. But, I can't say I haven't bought any fabric. And, I did buy fabric I didn't really need. I HAVE policed my purchases much closer. And, I do intend to continue in this frame of mind. So, not a complete WIN or a complete BUST.
  3. My quilt

    by , 06-06-2012 at 10:57 AM
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    This is my new quilt
  4. Compare Pfaff Expression 4.0 to Janome Horizon 7700

    by , 06-06-2012 at 08:20 AM
    I have a Pfaff 7530 that has been wonderful and I have put many miles on it. However, it is having some possible computer problems. It slows down and stops. Won't go again until it's darn good and ready and the screen flashes all sorts of numbers while making sounds like and old-fashioned adding machine.

    It has been the best machine I've ever had. Love the IDT.

    I have heard good and bad reviews about the Expression 4.0 so I haven't dared to buy one.

    I very ...
  5. Bird Quilt - Disappearing 9-patch

  6. Need some fabric!

    by , 06-05-2012 at 10:18 AM
    Hi, I'm new as far as this blog is concerned but hope someone can help me.
    I need just a little--1/2 yd-- of a blue stripe fabric that is "Venetian Holiday" style E882 by Hoffman California International Fabrics. I shorted myself and now my quilt shop is out of the fabric. So far, I've not been able to find any online. Help!!
    Thanks a bunch.
  7. Zumba

    by , 06-05-2012 at 06:57 AM
    Last night was my first venture into Zumba dancing - I'm still trying to catch my breath. It is said that it takes three lessons to learn the steps and be semi proficient at doing them - I'm guessing it will take me longer; as I said I'm still trying to catch my breath and my oxygen deprived brain will not catch on that quickly. This is a mother daughter thing - I saw the ad and suggested to my daughter that she might like attending "come on mom - put your money where your mouth is!!!" ...
  8. Trying to find a post....loads of info on cutting blocks and half triangle maths

    by , 06-05-2012 at 04:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Little RoO View Post
    Hi yesterday I found a post that had loads of info re block sizes and quilt maths, also included the sizes of quilts....but I cannot find it anywhere this morning...why didn't I bookmark it.......anyone know it's heading or who posted it.....really would love to find it.
  9. Yellow retirement quilt

    , 06-04-2012 at 12:08 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Mari Marike View Post
    This quilt is my dear colleague retirement gift. She likes yellow – and yellow it is. The finished size is 149x197 cm (59x78 inches).
    Hi there, Love your yellow quilt! I was in Parnu and Tallinn about 8 years ago. Was at the little Methodist Church by the river. We were doing some work for out GBGM, Mission Board of our church. Loved the people there, though it was March and very cold there.
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  10. Material

    by , 06-04-2012 at 09:24 AM
    I just posted on the home page asking a question and I can't even find my post!! My first try at it so maybe I just don't know how to do it but anyway.... my question is concerning material. I have been trying to find some book themed material and haven't been successful. I have found letters, number, the alphabet but nothing with books. Does anyone have any idea where I might look? I am a librarian and there have been a couple of projects I would do for work but can't find any fabric that ...
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