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    So when did Marie Osmond have anything to do with quilting? I saw her on a magazine or poster at our lqs the other day and was surprised. I knew she designed dolls so maybe she's into the creative thing. I have no idea what she's promoting - can anyone fill me in?

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    I know she had a Janome sewing machine and her own fabric line. Try this site: http://www.quiltingtreasures.com/content246.html

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    In a American Patchwork & Quilting Oct. 09 it is a Janome machine or at least thats her on the ad.

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    She's been associated with Janome for a while, also designing fabrics and quilts. Busy busy lady she is!

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    I think she has jumped on the 'gold' cart recently although she claims to have been 'sewing' all her life. She launched a sewing machine company 2 years ago and published a craft book last year. Before that just the dolls.

    Quilting is an extremely lucrative business.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    So when did Marie Osmond have anything to do with quilting? I saw her on a magazine or poster at our lqs the other day and was surprised. I knew she designed dolls so maybe she's into the creative thing. I have no idea what she's promoting - can anyone fill me in?

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    Very interesting. I grew up arguing with my cousin about which one of us was going to marry Donny, so she caught my attention. Thanks for the info.

    Corky, I love that bag in your avatar! Gorgeous colors!

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    A long,long time ago when Marie Osmond had her first baby one of the women's mags had an article about how she sewed. I always remembered it b/c I was surprised :D:D
    PS. Goldie Hawn knits!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    Very interesting. I grew up arguing with my cousin about which one of us was going to marry Donny, so she caught my attention. Thanks for the info.

    Corky, I love that bag in your avatar! Gorgeous colors!
    LoL! Its a standing joke in my family about Donny Osmond and me. I still have 2 of my vinyls that I wore out playing on my record player over and over and over. I went to sleep listening to him sing Lonely Girl just to me. =) My husband was going to take me to Vegas to see in him in person..I would probably faint! Wonder if he would sign my albums??

    I read an article and saw pictures of her sewing between rehearsals from when she was younger. Apparently it was something she did with her mother to help keep her grounded. I thought that was pretty cool. =)

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    Marie Osmond has been quilting for quite some time I think? I seem to remember reading an interview about her and there were pictures of her and the quilts she makes, oh several years ago now, also about how she used to make her own clothe too. As someone else commented earlier, she has always sewn.

    Given the religion she grew up in, Marie would likely have been taught all the basics

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    Thanks, that's a free pattern too. I have made many of the baskets. Go to my blog for the links and some more pictures if you want. PiecefulDays.SquareSpace.com (look under old posts, patchwork baskets)

    Here are two of my favorites.


    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    Very interesting. I grew up arguing with my cousin about which one of us was going to marry Donny, so she caught my attention. Thanks for the info.

    Corky, I love that bag in your avatar! Gorgeous colors!
    This basket was made last year for my secret sister
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    This was made for Duff (bacontheneggs) to go with a painting
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    Here is the basket with the painting
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    I don't know about the quilting but she has created a couple of beautiful sets of lace embroidery designs.

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    Marie's sewing space was featured in one of the Women Who Create magazines last year. She does quilt. If you are not familiar with the mag, it is a quarterly publication featuring craft/sewing spaces of well known and not so well known "artists" and it does give you a lot of ideas for your craft/sewing rooms.

    Midwestqltr

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    Love the Osmonds (I was so excited to see Donny on DWTS last year) but I sure don't want to see celebrities' sewing spaces. LOL. Makes me jealous. I'd rather see spaces by people like the members here that are more 'normal' for lack of a better word. I have seen Marie in quilt magazines ads for quite a while.

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    Marie has been quilting for years. She is an accomplished quilter and designer.
    I made an "Osmonds" qulit for friend who was 50 and Marie (and the Brothers) signed it for my friend. They are a wonderful family with many talents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    So when did Marie Osmond have anything to do with quilting? I saw her on a magazine or poster at our lqs the other day and was surprised. I knew she designed dolls so maybe she's into the creative thing. I have no idea what she's promoting - can anyone fill me in?
    Most LDS communities have all sorts of crafts and projects for home-making on a regular basis, and Marie is LDS. Also, coming from a large LDS family, it wouldn't surprise me if she were involved in quilting and sewing. After I thought about it for a while, it isn't any different than Matthew McWhatzhisname promoting cars, or Drew Barrymore promoting makeup. She has name recognition, and that is something that manufacturers want in a spokesperson. Celebrities are real people with real lives and interests just like you and I.

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    she has been designing quilting fabrics and selling sewing machines for years...she has many quilting fabric collections on the market and has been active in the quilting/textile/crafting industries for many many years

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    This is bringing back some memories..... Seems there was a discussion like this back in the spring of 2010. Some of the ladies here live near her, know her and said that she sews and quilts beautifully.

    Don't we all have a "work personna" and a "home personna"? I remember one time when I took some crocheting into work and one of the men said, "I'd never have taken you for the 'domesticated woman' type." (I used to be a party girl)
    I told him that I also painted, sewed, baked, cooked, cleaned house and did laundry. He just shook his head and walked away.

    Being a celebrity is just a job. Granted it's a more public job than most of us have but it's still a job--not their entire lives.

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    She always seems like a nice lady, and has had some bad things happen in the last few years to her family. Quilting may be therapy to her!

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    For those that don't know what LDS means--- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Most people call us Mormon.......

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    She learned to sew and quilt from her Mom, Olive, as she was growing up.

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    Hey, I was supposed to marry Donny. I saw him in Hartford at a small club when Soldier of Love came out. I was up front, but my MIL who had been in the bathroom before the concert and was standing in the back and Donny walked right by her and naturally she made conversation. I wish I had needed to pee so I could have gotten that close. LOL.

    Marie is the reason I bought my Janome 11000SE. I have always loved her and figured with the price and Marie endorsing it, I couldn't go wrong.

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    Where have I been then. Now that you all mention it, I vaguely remember her saying that she made her kids pj's every winter, but this was the first I've seen anything about quilting. I love it though! :)

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    Our local Hallmark Gold Crown store sells her line of quilted handbags. they are similar to Vera Bradley in style and price.

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