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  1. Locating Old Quilts

    by , 11-02-2012 at 01:18 PM
    I'm new on here, as of today! I love quilting and recently, I've been interested in learning more about Texas quilts and their makers. My mother passed away in April and we took her "home" to Roxton, Texas for burial. Her mother quilted a lot from about 1905-1955 in that area. I'm not sure this is possible, but how do I trace any quilts that she made?

    When she passed away in 1960 in Roxton, all of her quilts and many of her personal home items were taken by ...
  2. Fast way to do 8 at a time half square triangles (HST) with straight of grain edges!

    by , 11-02-2012 at 09:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky View Post
    This is a tutorial on how to make 8 half square triangles (HST) at a time. What’s nice with this method vs the 4 at a time is that on this, the bias is where it’s supposed to be and your final edges are on the straight of grain (since that has messed me up with the 4 at a time method where you sew on the straight of grain and end up with bias edges).

    Math: I started with 5” squares and my HSTs were each slightly over 2” (They will ultimately finish at 1.5” in the quilt). You will lose
  3. sorry had to resize

    by , 11-02-2012 at 08:31 AM
    here is my quilt
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  4. My first king sized quilt.

    by , 11-01-2012 at 08:48 PM
    I've been working on this quilt most of the year and am so pleased it's finished. Just had to share it.
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  5. Snowman Quilt

    by , 11-01-2012 at 11:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    I quilted this quilt for client who is donating it to Festival of Trees. The last picture is of the back. I love this fabric and quilt, I freehanded feathers, swirls, and a stipple in the center. Thanks for looking.
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  6. Easy Clam Chowder

    by , 11-01-2012 at 11:14 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by sandilee View Post
    Clam Chowder

    3 cans New England Clam Chowder soup
    2 cans Cream of Potato soup
    1 can Cream of Celery soup
    1 can minced or chopped clams
    1 qt. half and half

    In skillet dump clams, juice and all in about a stick of oleo. (I use less). Saute until clams are a little brown.
    Add the remainder of ingredients and put in crock pot.
    3 hours on high.

    scrape bottom of crock pot when cooking as ingredients like to stick to bottom.
  7. Hurricane Sandy = House Destroyed Part 2

    by , 11-01-2012 at 08:59 AM
    You'll have to forgive me if I sound confused. I am not thinking clearly. Just
    looking at everything is more than the mind can take in. We walked up to the
    boardwalk two days ago. There are two main road here, Park Avenue and Broadway.
    Broadway looked like something from an armageddon movie. Mountains of sand, road
    caved in and ponds of water, weird foamy crap blowing. Most of the board walk is
    gone as is the sand and the ocean is ... well, the fancy pants condo owners ...
  8. Hurricane Sandy = House Destroyed

    by , 11-01-2012 at 08:55 AM
    The good news is we are alive.

    Right now my phone is charging but most of the cell towers were knocked out so
    reception is very sketchy. Can't really make a call. They take forever to charge
    too, so only texts. Sometimes have to stand on top of a
    car and turn around to find a signal. So that's why everything is sketchy.

    There is no Red Cross, no FEMA. Nothing. There is a curfew from 6am to 7pm
    because we heard there was looting. At city hall they ...

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