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Thread: What did you do for National Quilting Day???

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    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
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    What did you do for National Quilting Day???

    Yesterday, March 17th was National Quilting Day...so did you get a chance to quilt???

    I had a sewing weekend with friends...Friday evening and all day Saturday. We celebrated
    St. Patty's day also by having lots of green foods...got lots of sewing done and always
    fun spending time with my sewing buddies.

    So what did you do?

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    I participated in a virtual quilt retreat, we had games, prizes, and giveaways! It was a lot of fun, although it wasn't as good of a retreat as a REAL retreat, because I still had to cook and do dishes, and my chocolate stash was ransacked by my kids. Lol.

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    I went Shop Hopping with some friends!

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    Finished up the top portion of my heart bargello, need to add borders, but the tops is done

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    Learned how to paper piece

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    Pieced and bought a few good on line.

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    I assisted my guild (Noble Nimble Thimbles) in hosting:

    www.noblenimblethimbles.com

    I met Edyta Sitar, who signed a quilt I made from her patterns.

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    A pretty awesome way to spend National Quilting Day!

    Cindy Lash
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    I had to work (sigh) but did manage to do some piecing on a scrappy that is nearing completion.
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    I watched a lot of the free quilting shows on www.thequiltshow.

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    I went to the Crater of Diamonds National Park, Arkansas....

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    I've been detailing the last of four wolf wall hangings.
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    Worked on a baby quilt then cut out a irish chain
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    Hi,

    I went to a demonstration on paper piecing and a discussion about embellishments on quilts. Very informative!
    Weather was fantastic, in the 70's, and for northern MN in March, that is unreal!
    Had a shamrock shake at McDonalds after our demo and visited out LQS.
    Fun day!

    Bev
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    For National Quilting Day ...I completed block "B" for my Labyrinth Walk wall hanging
    Also watched NCAA basketball.... Go Purdue...

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    Pieced more parts for my Orca Bay quilt by Bonnie Hunter.

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    I have my 2 year old dgs! OMgoodness is he smart! I thought his daddy was smart!
    Mason was in his new swing...I said keep your feet up or they will get torn off! He said well, gramma they will be broken then!
    He spilled some apple juice on the floor and I said what is this? He said in a very deep voice (for a 2 year old) I believe that is my fault!
    We have laughed for the entire week!
    Gramma I am too big to do that...it means I am NOT small enough!! I know you had to be there, but this is what I did! And watched a few minutes of the free shows on Quilting network!
    Bonitagaye...proud new Gramma

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    Had great plans to get a lot done. Only partly finished one thing. The whole day was a comedie of errors (on my part) I am learning to applique, Only needed to add 3 small birds to my wall hanging and add a small quote in the center shouldn't take more than a couple of hours, right? Wrong!! those darn birds were more trouble than they were worth!!! All 3 had to be removed at least twice, thread breaking, and or tangeling, wrong angel on the perch, frayed edge, had to cut out new birds for 2 of them. I honestly thought about leaving the birds off but 3 birdhouses with 3 perches in a flower garden and a large blank space for writting, ya it really needed the birds. For the saying in the center I was planning on "Sew Tweet" but after fighting with those birds all day I think it will be"HERE KITTY KITTY" LOL I did learn one thing after all the hassel. DO NOT APPLIQUE BIRDS AGAIN!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I watched a lot of the free quilting shows on www.thequiltshow.
    Me too! Learned a lot : )

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    I was so happy to go to the National Quilting Day get together at my guild, CAMEO, and worked on piecing together strips for a Tradewinds top. Had lots of fantastic help from Willie Pfeiffer in getting my 1/4" seams accurate. Just HAD to cut some of the triangles after sewing together the strips, only to realize when I got home I had cut them incorrectly! That's what you get when you are so antsy to make it happen that you don't triple check what you have to do! However, I now have pieces to make TWO different size hexagonal table toppers, LOL! And am now trying to figure out how to cut the correct size triangles for the pattern squares. Had lots of fun & really enjoyed it. Thanks CAMEO ladies!

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    I went to my LQS and finished piecing my the back of my daughter's quilt! So excited!! I will bring it back to the shop next week and meet with the long armer to have it finished! This will be my first finished quilt - I will post pics once I have it back.

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    I am uninformed. I had no idea it was National Quilt day. I did celebrate in style, got a quilt on the rack and started out a new technique. Totally loving it too.

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    I was a frustrated Irish Quilter. Wanted to sew, wanted to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, and the weather was so glorious I wanted to be outside. In hindsight, I should have brought the sewing machine out on the covered front porch, opened a Guinness and paid homage to everything simultaneously. After the sun set, I finished piecing a bowtie table topper. Will post a pic when I have it quilted.

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    Our quilt guild sponsored internationally renown Jan Krentz to give an open-to-the-public trunk show. I had a fabulous time, got all cranked up with inspiration, came home and finished a small UFO that had been hanging on my design wall for over a year.

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