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Thread: Hello from Illinois

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    Hello from Illinois

    found your site while searching for crazy quilts on Google. I have been quilting for around 30 yrs. I live in a small rural town (200 people) and getting supplies sometimes can be a challenge. I live with my 5 parrots and 1 tom cat. I favor applique over everything as I love having something to do with my hands while I watch tv or listening to a audio book. I am attempting to start a crazy quilt as my friend wants couple of lap quilts done from her grandmothers clothing that I am adding extra fabrics of different sorts to them. I am having a hard time locating the little charms that you can put on them. I am doing these by hand (she know it will not be bam and done.) and doing all the embellishments at the same time and then sewing them together. And it will be tacked with small stitches and tied in the back . she has also sent the batting for them as she wants that to be in it. which means it is going to be a very heavy lap quilt. any help would be gladly appreciated.

    Becca

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    Hello Becca - from another Illinoisan. I've been all over rural Illinois but I must confess to never having heard of Bone Gap - so indeed I had to look it up!!! Of course, few people who live within 50 miles of me have not heard of my town either.

    Lots of great people here on the board!!!

    As for the charms for the crazy quilt ... I know I've seen vendors sell them at quilt shows. I know I saw one in Paducah when I was there a few years ago, and at a show in Decatur - both probably equal distance from you. I haven't been to the show in Arthur yet but they might have a vendor there as well. I'm sure there are online shops as well - but I can't think of any.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Hello from Dallas tx. I know where Bone Gap is. I'm a re-located Hoosier for the last50 yrs. But I still love the change of seasons in southern Ill. The trees are so beautiful in October. Have a good time on here.

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    Welcome from SC Texas. So happy you found us. I find a lot of char packs on Keepsake Quilting and Hancock's of Paducah. You could also try Connecting Threads. Happy quilting.

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    Becca, I just found out my husband used to catch a ferry in a model T and go with his parents to Bone Gap. Had relatives there. How about that! What a small world. Albion, Mt Carmel Carmi.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Crazy quilts take a lot of work but they are great for hand or machine embroidery. I have used pretty buttons and ribbons on crazy blocks as well. You might have some luck looking on the sewing aisle at Walmart or in the hair/jewelry aisle at a Dollar store if you have those stores close by. If not, try looking at the second hand stores in their button /jewelry bins for some small charms.

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    Hello Becca!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Sounds like you are making a gorgeous quilt! Please show us!!!

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    Greetings from New Hampshire and welcome

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Hi Becca, welcome from northern California!
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    Hello and welcome to the board Becca. I am from Chicago. But there are a lot of little city there that I had not heard of until I started meeting people at the various military bases I have been to.

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Hey there Welcome from Pennsylvania. If you want you could try putting out an" in search of" request and offer to barter or trade for what you are looking for .I have been accumulating different items to one day repair a crazy quilt I adopted out of the local guilds flea market a few years ago. Good luck and welcome aboard

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    Hi Becca, welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hello! I'm another Illinois girl that had to look up Bone Gap. I love the sound of the name.

    I'm sure you will find all the advice needed here on the board.

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    Hi Becca! Welcome from New Mexico!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hello Becca, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome from the heart of wine country in Napa Valley California! This is a great place for new friends and great quilting! Sounds like you have a great project going!
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    Hello from another Illinoisan. I live 60 miles out of Chicago so we're still a bit away. Any place that has jewelry should have small charms that could be used. Button, as mentioned before, are also another good thing to add.
    Happy Quilting!

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    Hello, I live in Illinois now, but will be moving to Texas next year after retirement.

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    Welcome from WI. Will be anxious to see your quilt posted on the board.

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    A very warm welcome from NE Ohio , Becca!!!


    Happy Quilting! Annie

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    Hello from Michigan!
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