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    Here are the blocks that I've made.
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    This is the rest of the blocks.
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    This is is my fabric for the Night Owl’s. A very not me fabric. I love bright and bold fabrics but branching out and trying some pastels.

    I have been quilting about 23 years now, love piecing the blocks but not so great on putting them together. I am married to my second dh and along with our old dog Rio we live in Minneapolis Minnesota. Have 4 adult children and 5 treasured grand’s. Sadly only one of my kids even live in the state anymore. Spend my summers in a destination camper at the lake so little sewing then but make up for it in the winter.

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    I am a t he mother of 2 girls and have 5 grandchildren. My DH is the love of my life and we are now retired and have all the peace and quite we will ever desire after raising teenage girls! I started quilting about 35 years ago. Those early quilts were baby quilts for family members as a new generation was coming along. I didn't consider that serious quilting until I started to learn to do patchwork about 30 years ago. I became a lean mean quilting machine! Some of those first patchwork quilts were, to say the least, unbecoming. They were however the learning tools I needed to improve my skills over the years to come. I can't say I have ever made a perfect quilt but I do have loads of fun and the quilts I make are well received. A lot of people tell me my quilts are beautiful. I think I spend more time being nit picky with details than anything else. I have tired many different techniques in quilting and know there is so much more to learn.
    On a more personal note, DH has dementia which keeps me close to home making quilting the perfect pastime. My own health has been plagued with difficulty but I rarely let myself be bothered by it. I have to go through the motions of doctors and treatments for a hereditary disease and autoimmune disease everyday for the rest of my life so I could choose to let it get to me or, I can do as I choose, and take control of the disease process and not let it control me.
    I binge craft. I go hot on one thing then change to another. Quilting has outlived all the other crafts. For years I collected antique sewing machines. I restored a good number of them over the years then went onto paper crafting. Pergamano mostly. Pergamano is like making paper lace using parchment. I did a great deal of scrapbooking too.Like everyone else there is a great deal more to me than meets the eye.
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    Kass, so funny..witness protection from the quilt police I always enjoy seeing your work, and love your take on the traditional. Rather than Dr. Who, we lean more towards Star Trek and Star Wars.

    Queen, more great blocks, I saw the others on Early Birds. Where at in Nebraska? Have a brother in law in Ames.

    Libstser, guess with the new in law to be means you'll start working on a wedding quilt!

    Pam, I encouraged my step-mom to get the Accuquilt due to her arthritis, but I go help her with other cutting from time to time.

    terriamn, Love your fabric! I tend to go with brights myself but have a weakness for pastels too. Depending on your requests, I think I have some great blenders for your block!

    juliasb, or should I say "lean mean quilting machine" LOL! While my health issues aren't as severe as yours, you have a great attitude and its inspirational to me. I also agree that "fun" is much more important than perfect.

    As for me; I've been sewing of and on since high school but was exposed to quilting by my Grandmother and Great Aunt. DGM taught me how to hand quilt, I'm not very good at it but find it relaxing, still haven't had time for it since we moved a few years ago. (still have a quilt on a frame) It's been over the last 10 years or so that I've really picked up more interest and working on improving my skills. What I need to start working on is machine quilting to try and get some of my UFO's out of the bin!

    I've been married for 31 years and have 1 son (16 and he just got his learner's permit. Eek!!) I work full time as an accountant, so that' one of my excuses for not getting my UFO's done. I can't say he's interested but Hubster is tolerant of my fabric obsession, usually I just get a raised eyebrow when I bring something new home. I am so lucky to live in a amazing area that has many different quilt shops to feed that obsession, and the next town over (Shipshewana, IN) has a large quilt festival every year in June. I belong to a small guild and go to a paper piecing club once a month. Outside of that we tend to be homebodies and live a pretty quiet (dull?) life.
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    Janice, I sent you an email about losing my receipt from the post office so I do not have the tracking number. I mailed yesterday and somehow lost the receipt when I went to the grocery store. I am praying that it doesn't get lost. I am so upset!
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    Susisews I live in Lincoln.

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    Life is never dull, quiet (like now) and peaceful, (always) and free to quilt when ever I want to (heaven)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terriamn View Post
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    This is is my fabric for the Night Owl’s. A very not me fabric. I love bright and bold fabrics but branching out and trying some pastels.

    I have been quilting about 23 years now, love piecing the blocks but not so great on putting them together. I am married to my second dh and along with our old dog Rio we live in Minneapolis Minnesota. Have 4 adult children and 5 treasured grand’s. Sadly only one of my kids even live in the state anymore. Spend my summers in a destination camper at the lake so little sewing then but make up for it in the winter.

    Gorgeous fabric, Terri! Good for you. What are you going to want with this one?
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    Suzisew: I started sewing on my first treadle when I was nine. My dad bought it for $3.00 at an auction. He tuned it up and handed it over to my 2 youngest sisters and I. I still remember the first skirt I made on it. The fabric was a hot pink cotton that was $.35 a yard at the 5 and dime in our little town. Within a couple months I put the sewing machine needle through my right forefinger. Dad pulled it out with a pair of pliers. That taught me to be more careful and to slow down when sewing. I just loved those day.

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    SusiSews, how darn lucky to live by Shipsewana. I was there last year for a retreat. Think we have been to Shipsey 4 times. They have the best peach pie in the whole world. Does that mean you eat noodles with almost every meal?

    I have requested to keep the block looking pastel so no brown that is in the tree trunks, minimal white for the background if you need it. Other then that choose any of the colors in the fabric except the green, that will be my lattice

    Julia great looking blocks, you are off to a good start

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    Afternoon, Night Owls. Love reading your bios. Thank you for sharing. I'm not in the group but I'll share a bio: married eons, 2 adult sons, one engaged just a short time ago and a baby on the way, (yay!), 2 dogs, (a pitbull and a mix), one cat I inherited from my mother. DH will prob retire next year but maybe hold off a bit longer bc he's having fun. Started quilting about 2000 give or take. Before that was XS but my old eyes conspire against me so the detailed work I used to do is almost impossible. I took up the Booms in 2013, starting with #11. I've tried to let them go a couple of times but I'm addicted to putting people together in a swap. I'm detail oriented (you've all seen that email, right?), and am very happy you all are here for Boom 23.

    Reminder: still need email response from marija, lstew2212 and smglover207. Thanks!

    Also: Klaws, the tracking number is in an email to you. It popped up online for me a little while ago.
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    Janice you are on top of things. I'm so glad we have you to keep track of all of us.

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    I had to look up those dolls, and must say I agree w/ your kids. (well maybe not scary, but unnerving for sure)

    Quote Originally Posted by PamelaOry View Post
    I’m a relatively new quilter, I’ve been at it for between 2-3 years now. I have a bad back with a host of other issues so don’t work and use an accuquilt to help with the cutting part of quilting as it can get pretty painful. We tease my husband about being a closet quilter because he gets roped into helping me with cutting a lot too. As a matter of fact, he cut the fat 1/8ths for this boom!

    I have just one one of our four boys still living at home. He’s here with hubby, myself, and our little bichon dog, Ellie.

    Ive recently discovered doll collecting and have acquired a few blythe dolls, which my kids tell me are scary. (They have big eyes and heads and their eyes change)
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

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    I think I remember this fabric, didn't someone think about sending it a few booms back?




    Quote Originally Posted by terriamn;8280153


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    This is is my fabric for the Night Owl’s. A very not me fabric. I love bright and bold fabrics but branching out and trying some pastels.

    I have been quilting about 23 years now, love piecing the blocks but not so great on putting them together. I am married to my second dh and along with our old dog Rio we live in Minneapolis Minnesota. Have 4 adult children and 5 treasured grand’s. Sadly only one of my kids even live in the state anymore. Spend my summers in a destination camper at the lake so little sewing then but make up for it in the winter.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziSew View Post
    Kass, so funny..witness protection from the quilt police I always enjoy seeing your work, and love your take on the traditional. Rather than Dr. Who, we lean more towards Star Trek and Star Wars.

    Queen, more great blocks, I saw the others on Early Birds. Where at in Nebraska? Have a brother in law in Ames.

    Libstser, guess with the new in law to be means you'll start working on a wedding quilt!

    Pam, I encouraged my step-mom to get the Accuquilt due to her arthritis, but I go help her with other cutting from time to time.

    terriamn, Love your fabric! I tend to go with brights myself but have a weakness for pastels too. Depending on your requests, I think I have some great blenders for your block!

    juliasb, or should I say "lean mean quilting machine" LOL! While my health issues aren't as severe as yours, you have a great attitude and its inspirational to me. I also agree that "fun" is much more important than perfect.

    As for me; I've been sewing of and on since high school but was exposed to quilting by my Grandmother and Great Aunt. DGM taught me how to hand quilt, I'm not very good at it but find it relaxing, still haven't had time for it since we moved a few years ago. (still have a quilt on a frame) It's been over the last 10 years or so that I've really picked up more interest and working on improving my skills. What I need to start working on is machine quilting to try and get some of my UFO's out of the bin!

    I've been married for 31 years and have 1 son (16 and he just got his learner's permit. Eek!!) I work full time as an accountant, so that' one of my excuses for not getting my UFO's done. I can't say he's interested but Hubster is tolerant of my fabric obsession, usually I just get a raised eyebrow when I bring something new home. I am so lucky to live in a amazing area that has many different quilt shops to feed that obsession, and the next town over (Shipshewana, IN) has a large quilt festival every year in June. I belong to a small guild and go to a paper piecing club once a month. Outside of that we tend to be homebodies and live a pretty quiet (dull?) life.


    I got so excited when they announced the new Star Trek "Piccard" my absolute favorite captain.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 07-23-2019 at 04:33 PM.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terriamn View Post
    SusiSews, how darn lucky to live by Shipsewana. I was there last year for a retreat. Think we have been to Shipsey 4 times. They have the best peach pie in the whole world. Does that mean you eat noodles with almost every meal?

    I have requested to keep the block looking pastel so no brown that is in the tree trunks, minimal white for the background if you need it. Other then that choose any of the colors in the fabric except the green, that will be my lattice

    Julia great looking blocks, you are off to a good start

    So rose / gold pastel low volume.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Hi Night Owls,
    I just sent off my F8s and am excited to get started. I've really enjoyed reading all of the bios. Welcome to the newcomers. I was new for Boom 22 and, while nervous, really enjoyed it and learned a ton! It is funny, when ever I google a quilting question, often the response is a comment from somewhere in the quilting board. This is an amazing collection of talent!

    I live in Oregon and PamOry (also in this boom), is my daughter. She was the one that introduced me to quilting, the board, and the Boom! I recently retired and was really interested in all of the beautiful quilts Pam was making so wanted to give it a try.

    She has gone to great lengths to help me get started. She helped me buy my sewing machine, took me on my first "Shop Hop" helped me through my first few blocks and introduced me to this group and coached me through my first boom. We are heading east tomorrow for a family reunion. While we are back east, we will be attending a quilting retreat at Missouri Star Quilting Company! So exciting!!

    My mother was quite a seamstress which is were I got my first experiences sewing. Funny, what I remember most was ripping out those seams and doing them again! My mother was good and she was picky!! She made the wedding dresses for myself and both my sisters!

    In my younger years, I sewed some clothing for myself and my children and even made some pretty funky Halloween costumes. I hadn't sewn in over 20 years when I picked up the quilting about a year ago. I am really enjoying piecing though I do find it challenging. Still working on that "scant" quarter inch! I have done some paper piecing and find I really enjoy it and hope to grow in that area. Another area I aspire to learn is the actual long arm quilting. I was fortunate enough to be able to remodel and dedicate part of my house to a sewing room. There is a space on one wall where a brochure for a long arm and a dream reside!

    Cheers!
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    Kass you might remember my fabric from me posting it last boom when I bought it. There are actually lots of colors to choose from and I Think some green accents will be great just don’t want to much of the green Or it will fade into the lattice. I am not good at picking a great contrasting color like you, Jaba and Sewbiz

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    Good morning, all. Quick fyi that I've already received one set of F8s and one third more of the f8s packages are in the mail and half of those will arrive today. Woo hoo! DH has a biz dinner tonight so I think I'll be playing with your fabrics!

    Reminder: still need email response from marija, lstew2212 and smglover207. Thanks!
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    I learned how to sew in junior high. I’ve been sewing on and off since. 30 years ago I started a baby quilt which eventually turned into a king sized quilt when I didn’t get it done in time for the baby. I took an adult class on sewing. The instructor helped me as did some in the class who helped me finish basting it. The quilt police took me aside and told me obliquely the instructor wasn’t a quilter so I should learn from someone else. But I thought she was fine. I made an around the world quilt and she was a master sewer with lots of teaching experience. I used a walking foot and quilted the giant quilt after the class on my little singer sewing machine. My almost 3 year old daughter helped me push parts of the quilt through the machine. I wish I had a picture of that. I still use that quilt when we van camp, although it’s falling apart.

    That daughter is now 31 living in Omaha, my 27 year old son lives in Pittsburg, and my 23 year old son lives with us in the San Diego area. They all cherish the simple quilts I made for them. My 27 year old sews with me when he’s home. I’m bringing my daughter and my two bonus grandchildren my little singer sewing machine. I’m an exercise physiologist specializing in aging and fall prevention. I hike, bike, kayak, play tennis, and teach senior aerobics, strength training, yoga and FallProof at my local Y. I have a wonderful husband who gets as excited about looking at the finished boom blocks as I do. He designs some of your blocks.

    After the giant quilt I didn’t return to quilting until 15 years later. I made two around the world quilts for my oldest and youngest. I took a three or four day beginning freemotion quilting class with Cindy Needham in Northern CA. I brought my little singer but she lent me her straight stitch Juki as she thought my singer wouldn’t work for FMQ. Good thing as I had forgotten the cord. One day into the class I had purchased a used brother equivalent. I sat next to an experienced quilt instructor who was also taking the class and who had the juki too. She and I worked together and by the end of the class I was a competent free motion quilter and I knew my machine. Cindy is fantastic. I took a second workshop from her at Road to CA. I highly recommend her. Nowadays I mostly use blueprint/ Craftsy online classes. I love FMQ.

    I then made the third child quilt for my middle child. He is an artist, so I was a bit intimidated. We designed it together and he helped pick out fabrics. It’s more subdued than my usual And very modern. Since then I’ve made 5 or so big quilts and lots of wall hangings and table runners.

    I love bright colors. The first fabric I sent to the boom had Day of the Dead dancing skeletons on it. I joined the boom so I could become a better piecer. I try to do at least three pieced blocks. I made my first star for Libster. I recently did two N.Y. beauty blocks so with the booms help I feel like I’ve become an advanced beginner. If you look at the gallery you can pick out most of my blocks because they don’t look like the others. I do a lot of raw edge appliqué.

    I love getting to know all my boom sisters and have even met some of them in person! Janice is my quilting hero. My boom sisters have really helped me with advice on how to do things and which tools to buy.

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    MJP- I do love my stars and I feel so honored that you made your first one for me!

    Newbies, we all look forward to mjp's blocks. She does fabulous applique, out of the box, ones.
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    MJP, your quilting hero??? Oh, no, this cannot be. You likely have exponentially more experience than I do, not to mention more creativity and artistic ability in your little finger than I have in my entire body. May I be your host hero instead because I am good at running swaps?

    Regarding Quilt Police, it's soapbox time. In this swap I am the quilt police, as are you all! In general, I don't believe in quilt police when making things for yourself and outside of swaps. You should please yourself, do it however you wish, it should be completely up to you. But in a swap like this, size does count, 1/4 inch seams matter as do measuring, neatness, stitch length and proper thread colors. And I hope everyone follows color requests within reason. If we don't follow the "rules", essentially the things we make will not be suitable to mix with the other blocks that have been made for your fellow Boomers. I know for a fact that through the years, many blocks have hit the circular file because they weren't workable either because of construction or color choices. So I do ask that everyone do their best construction-wise, as well as follow the requests. Off soap box now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
    Suzisew: I started sewing on my first treadle when I was nine. My dad bought it for $3.00 at an auction. He tuned it up and handed it over to my 2 youngest sisters and I. I still remember the first skirt I made on it. The fabric was a hot pink cotton that was $.35 a yard at the 5 and dime in our little town. Within a couple months I put the sewing machine needle through my right forefinger. Dad pulled it out with a pair of pliers. That taught me to be more careful and to slow down when sewing. I just loved those day.
    Talk about a real learning moment! I've managed to avoid sewing my fingers, I think the funniest time was when I was 11 or 12ish, I was making matching tops for me and a cousin. I was sewing the side and arm sleeves but I got them mixed up. When I tried it on it looked like I had a trunk coming out of my back and my chest! Live and learn right?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    I got so excited when they announced the new Star Trek "Piccard" my absolute favorite captain.
    Piccard is my son's favorite too. He loved to watch the series on DVD and when he was a toddler I caught him playing outside with the captain and Worf...it was adorable. We are all looking forward to the next series.
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