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    Hello one and all....I am looking for this month's challenge results. A few of you have done splendidly and you know what a great inspiration you are for all of us.

    I am a bit late but will be posting tomorrow when my little effort is done. I got sidetracked with 3 other panels I decided to put with the flowers I am completing now--other panels are all thought through and partially completed but it is going to take a while.

    What other goodies to we have for show?
    Suzie
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    this month has just been a challenge from start to finish. i think i may paint my snapdragon and then quilt. IF i can draw a snapdragon! why couldn't i have been a morning glory?
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Is there a May topic?
    I am off to Austin, Texas to visit my son ( & Hobby Lobby). DD has packed her bikini. I have packed my kit of yo yos,
    and sunscreen. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!
    Dotty in NYC

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    gracias, chiquita! hasta banana! how about a theme worked in five? ( 5 views, 5 colors, 5 media. 5 etc.) in honor of cinco de mayo!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Hi, do you mind if I join? I'm working on a window quilt at the moment. But I like the idea of trying out different techniques. And I'm new enough that I would appreciate any and all help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper View Post
    Hi, do you mind if I join?
    All patrons welcome
    Love your quilt icon with the dragonflies.
    Come in an play..................
    Suzie
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    MAY CHALLENGE 5-5-5-5-5


    Sorry I was out of the loop there. Long story for another day and post. I had an idea for a May post but Love the topic chosen ad hoc by nancia;

    A theme worked in five. Five blocks? 5 views? Or 5 colors? 5 media? 5 of anything in honor of cinco de mayo!

    Sweet little idea. Special kudos if you can have more than one element of '5' in your piece.

    I think I will begin by listening to that old jazz piece 'Take 5' on u-tube while I start sorting differing groups and ideas about fives and deciding what to do with them.

    Read, set, GO! As we are slightly late with our theme.......................
    Suzie
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Is there a May topic?
    I am off to Austin, Texas to visit my son ( & Hobby Lobby). DD has packed her bikini. I have packed my kit of yo yos,
    and sunscreen. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!
    Whoo-hoo! Blow kisses just past downtown towards my kids! Altho #1 daughter must go to London next week--anyone she should blow kisses towards?!
    Suzie
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    absolutely! son, daniel is at the royal central school of speech and drama at the university of london working on his mfa. he went to ut (austin, naturally) but has little good to say about it. wrong school for him at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    absolutely! son, daniel
    I remembered that of course and still think it is amazing that our two kids ended up in both allied places from such completely different roots. (Altho Althea goes back and forth. And she was in Philly last month at a conference.)

    Anyway Althea's only in London for two weeks this time and then back to Austin for the visit of her potential new 'daughter' in June. Weird story; my hubby's cousin has a son who is in jail for bank robbery, over drugs. This guy's daughter is with grandma but since gr'ma is dying of cancer she has nominated Althea and hubby as the new caretakers. Jayden, the 10 year old has a case of cerebal palsy and so there are more complications of course. She'll be moving in with Althea and Sunil in Sept. as cousin is worsening. Isn't life full of odd convolutions? But I am fully intending on further spoiling Jayden with a cuddle quilt for her new residence. She has a Q I made her last year, but this will be a new beginning and so she needs a new one to go with the old one I figure. With luck I can get a great theme and technique idea that is also art going and also round up someone who is headed back to the US in the fall who will take it up there for me so I skip the fees for shipping it.

    Getting busy on my 5-5-5-5 this AM I think. That project I need to finish for a friend's Q will suit both the theme and be good for either wall in the summer and bed in the winter.
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    i don't know, suz. is it smart having all these kids blowing kisses at each other around the world? we could start a pandemic! lol, as long as they do it in 5 steps!! tomorrow i'll do a little research for a decent dragon, never have been able to draw them. i love the disney dragon and helen reddy and everybody in that movie ( i know, i can't remember the title either!) and any way, do i want a serious saint george type dragon or a disney dragon? then i have to go buy bunches of large snaps to cover. for those other than suzie, i had an inspiration to make a dragon in parts and have snaps, of various colors on the quilt to add texture and color, and have the other half of the snaps on the backs of the pieces so the dragon can then be moved around and snapped into new poses. thus making an interactive quilt and incorporating my flower, the snap dragon. i know, i love puns, too!! LOLOLOL
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    We are a family of 5, incl Molly's partner of 10 years. The brain is percolating! Back in NYC and back to sewing!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    We are a family of 5, incl Molly's partner of 10 years. The brain is percolating! Back in NYC and back to sewing!
    Oh Boy! LOTS of potential there! Can't wait to see you brain wrap around on that...........
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    tkhooper ----- any way you could experiment with that window quilt and add the idea of the 5's? Or is it all planned and going forward from a long term plan?

    (I have this habit of trying to include the theme within something already planned or IP to try my brain further. What a complete oddity it is to get to do a fresh piece with the theme for me. Altho sometimes I will just start a fresh small piece to exercise my 'create' on a givien month)

    Welcome again.
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    tkhooper-- welc0me! love to have you join! jump right in any where you want and anytime! as they say, the water is fine!

    as for 5's. my birth family --5 members, my children, dh and i are 5. ooo, just thought of something, i only have 4 animals so this would be a good reason to rescue another one! maybe i can find 5 dragons i like...... that's 3 ideas, just need 2 more, lol!!
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    dotty, love your crocus and the city scene

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    The 5th member of my family, Molly's partner of 10 years, is very ill. Rob has meningitis and encephalitis. This gentle giant is in scary shape. My daughter is there 24/7 and I keep her company with hand sewing. I will do a crazy 5 pointed star, I think. My quilting is more "modern", than "art" I think...?
    Dotty in NYC

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    so sorry to hear of rob's illness. it is tough when the men we love are stricken. they do represent, at least to me, a buffer between us and the real world. i'm saying this badly, but we often take for granted their strength and vitality, and it is so difficult to have that 'rock' threatened. i hope it all works out for molly and rob, and he makes a full recovery. i will keep you all in my heart and thoughts. if i lived closer i would bring you one of my world famous tuna casseroles. if i can help in some real way let me know. ( you're really lucky to get out of the tuna casserole thing! i used to make them really well, but not so any more. c'mon, tuna casserole ? 3 yr olds can make it, and i can't? something is wrong with this picture!). molly and rob are so lucky to have you there. stay strong! miracles happen all the time!
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    News?

    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    The 5th member of my family, Molly's partner of 10 years, is very ill. Rob has meningitis and encephalitis. This gentle giant is in scary shape.
    Any News? I am thinking of you and hoping you have good news for us all. If I were there I would be bringing you our favorite alcohol--pisco--a divine grape brandy that would help calm your nerves and make life a little nicer.
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    This month's goodie

    Well I got busy with our 5-5-5 challenge. I needed a housewarming gift for new friends who just moved to Chile and bought a house. He is a musician so altho it is hard to see the music fabrics in the border were pieced in 5's. Then I did 4 other blocks each of which I limited to 5 colors- and boy was that hard! I sure wanted to reach for a few other colors to finish those longer strips.

    Then quilted and quick hanging corners and out to the party. So I no longer have this in the house and I sorta miss it....bg.
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    that's really nice suzi!! is this for one of your husband's band members? i like the way you used the 5 theme!
    my efforts for the next few weeks will be toward making lapquilts for the victims of moore, oklahoma. i know there's a thread started under donations if anyone would like to help, too, they are, i think, asking for completed lapquilts. you probably want to check with the thread and see if there are any hints, or other requests. this is a great time to donate to the red cross as they are the first responders and will be there for quite a long time, the devastation is beyond belief! they are still pulling people out of debris. the elementary school had 75 people in it and they have been pulling them out , mostly children. in a tornado the best places to be are underground or in a building such as the school. schools are engineered to stand up to tornadoes, but this tornado was stronger than an ef4 if it could decimate that building. ef4 is usually the strongest tornado. tornadoes are rated after they hit since there is no way to take measurements in the tornado itself. it is rated based on the damage it does. an ef4 leaves a house in rubble but would not destroy a school engineered to withstand it. an ef5 takes the rubble with it and can blow down just about anything. the difference in wind strength is from 200mph (ef4) to up to 300+ (ef5). from the devastation and by those parameters, at least part of this tornado was ef5. the pictures are just heartbreaking!
    dottie--i hope things are going alright for rob, and he is improving. our thoughts and prayers are beamed your way!
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    Well guys! Are there any projects to finish up for this month's challenge? If so then we'd love to see them all (mostly) done. Especially if they are then being donated to help any of the major relief efforts going on right now.

    Next month's theme is approaching..................
    Suzie
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    Our of my QB buddies lives in Moore, so I am quilting for her community too. At home, our Rob is being transferred to a teaching hospital with a highly rated neurology dept. Very stressful. I have made a mountain of yo yo's, English paper shapes, and knit baby hats, while visiting. And I took up the 5 challenge to paper piece a Family Star. Will finish it up and take it to Rob & Molly.
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    Dotty-- That 5 pointed star is gorgeously 3D.
    Bet if Rob can see it from his bed regularly it will lighten his misery. And I sure hope Rob gets better in the new teaching hospital. I imagine your stress level is still on max--have you gotten a nice massage lately? It might help to release some of the tension you must have everywhere.

    My sincere hopes for a more positive outlook on things in general. Keep your spirits up with your continuous creating. Your generosity to others is fantastic but normal for you I know. And keep us posted please.
    Suzie
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    JUNE CHALLENGE

    I have found a great resource to inspire the dye hard art quilt fanatics. I just found it myself and love the many ideas in it. So let's try a path that has been taped out yet allows great flexibility.

    This is also SUPER for all you lurkers out there who don't know how to start or what direction to head in.

    This is a free video with absolutely fun ideas and demos. This month watch this and then try something demoed. It can wind up being a give away for charity or a masterpiece for the wall. Up to you. But promise yourself to push open a new door and to express whatever it is you are feeling and thinking these days in fabric trying one of these techniques.

    http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/shows.php/episode/906

    Looking forward to seeing what we get and how you like the resource.
    Suzie
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