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Thread: International Patriotic Challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    YaYa ... I've seen those tissue paper rolls with printed designs on, and have been intrigued. However, I do wonder how you stabilize it on top of your quilt, while you machine quilt? Can you plese tell me more? Thanks!
    I attach the golden threads paper with my curved safety pins or straight pins, and that works pretty well. I remove the pins once quilting near them. I've done this several times on borders and it's come out really nice.
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    YaYa ... thanks! I know our LQS has some feather rolls that I've been thinking of trying

    JenniKy ... A friend originated from Indiana and came to live here in Ontario as a Bride! She had an excess of beautiful glassware made in State. I have no idea where! And as things go, it's maybe only a thing of the past, as she'll be married 39 yrs this fall!
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    I have a full trunk of crystal and glassware my mother collected. I know some of it is probably worth something..but I am keeping it to pass on to my girls and my son later in life. I have always had a love for cobalt glass and I would like to say I own a piece but LOL I don't. I just keep telling myself when I find that perfect item or set I can't live without I will buy it in a snap. Usually if I find something I like its either too expensive or cheap glass and I really have just not found that must have piece. What I have been looking for is a set for my keepsake hutch. It's a good thing Im being too picky also..otherwise I would have a huge collection of glass like my fabric It took me three years to find and decide on the focal point picture in my living room. I probably paid too much for it also..but when I found it in that little artisan shop in Arizona I just had to have it no matter.. LOL Hubby laughed at me for a week I was so giddy over it. It's been with us ever since.
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    The best part of the acquisition is the quest ... And it looks like you're proof of that!!!
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    There was a glass company in Dunkirt, IN but they closed their doors in 2002.

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    Sad times when manufacturing companies close their doors.. Yup yup.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    There was a glass company in Dunkirt, IN but they closed their doors in 2002.
    Sign of the times ... so many manufacturing facilities have not been able to keep their doors open!
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    non-hooray for plastic ... let's all drink from our glass bottles!!
    Liz / Calgary

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    Good Morning Ladies ! What's everyone up to on this lovely summer day. I going out with DH for a nice breakfast then drop some parcels at the post office. Then back home for another full day of sewing. I've decided to finish up My Patriotic Town Fire Engine block today and put the binding on the sewing machine cover so I can send it off in the mail tomorrow. That will update one and wipe of three projects from the white board. Im mailing off blocks for two swaps so only one swap left. No more swaps this year, Im really going to focus on finishing up all I have going which will include finishing quilt tops from the swaps when I get the exchanged blocks back. And lets not forget Monty and friends.

    With QuiltE's wonderful nudging Im super excited about attending my first retreat and meeting gardnergal and others. September is going to be a wonderfully exciting month for me. If all goes well we should also be in our new house. But we shall see..either way Im all in for the retreat.

    Works4Me are you starting a different Challenge thread for the monsters??? Are you waiting till closer to October?

    Have a really wonderful day everyone. Obviously Im in a really good Mood
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky - Your mood is contagious. Sounds like things are going your way and I'm really looking forward to more photos of your patriotic town.

    I'm sure you will enjoy your retreat.

    I'm hoping to start another challenge soon. Need to get my wording right first. Hopefully, before this weekend. I'll keep everyone posted and Franky may make his debut.

    Have a great day and enjoy your sewing. Me, I'm working on a killer spreadsheet. Not nearly as much fun as crafts. lol

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    Boy do I hear ya', jenniky! I have so many more UFO's than I realized and I do need to finish them. I did 2 Boom swaps here on QB, this spring-summer, and plan to make several charity quilts from the blocks. So I have those to put together (just waiting on about 5-6 more blocks) and many other projects. Sounds like we need a UFO challenge thread for those of us who want and need to complete UFO's!!

    We are on the road again in our motorhome. Drove from SoCal to NoCal (Lodi, just south of Sacramento) yesterday. Going to Yreka, CA, just south of Oregon border to visit DH's older sister tonight. Meeting up with our BFF's tomorrow morning to head to Bend, Oregon on Wednesday for a week of RVing! My quilting BFF and I are going to the famous outdoor "Sisters' Quilt Show" on Saturday, in Sisters, Oregon. Guys will be fly fishing and she and I brought our sewing machines to do some quilting together--our own little retreat!!
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    Sounds like us yaya! We left home a week ago Wednesday in our RV. Traveled up to Bishop, Lake Topaz, Reno, Toppenish, WA (to visit grandson), and are now in Whidbey Island, WA, visiting our BFF. We will be here at least another week before we head down I-5, back to CA. I also have my little Brother that I like to piece on with me and have been sewing on my Pony Club blocks so I don't get too far behind. I also brought the last Mystery Train blocks along to sew into rows. So far have not gotten much done - too much fun visiting!!!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    I always take my DSM &/or my GFG on any trip I go on. I know that all o' the trips that I gonna take ta Brady will help me git my GFG done much faster. I sew on it in the truck goin' & comin'!

    JennieK - Ya are gonna love the retreat! I'm goin' on one that same weekend in Van Alstine TX. I just signed up for one in Nov. at Grandburry TX. I just love retreats!!!
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    Yaya, JeanieG, and Dublb: Wow you RV-er's on the road sound like you have lots of fun. Yaya the Sister's Quilt Show sounds really exciting. Hopefully you can share some pictures with us Or are cameras not allowed at Quilt Shows?? When I went to the Quilt Museum in Paducah Ky I was really disappointed that I was not able to take any pictures inside. You all on the road be safe.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky ... yeaaaaaaaa for joining the retreat! It'll be fun for all of you to meet up. And by then, who knows, you might find some others to join in. I;ll sit patiently and wait for the Patriotic Town debut!

    W4Me .. always thinking and planning ... whilst you crunch the numbers!

    YaYa and JeanieG ... funny thing as I was going to ask if the two of you were travelling together! Good for you too, keeping the sewing going with the RV!

    DublB ... You'll have to get an extra machine to leave at Brady! And every time I hear you talk about Brady, this comes to mind ... wouldn't know why????
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    Ya Ya & JeanieG - I bet ya'll are havin' great time in the RV's. What kinda vacation would it be if ya couldn't sew???? I would take my sewin' machine & set it up in the hotel rooms!! I even did that when DH had a company trip that I got ta go w/him on!
    Jenniky - I'm hopin' that GardnerGal & carriem can talk ya into joinin the Pony Club while ya are at retreat. Ya'd fit right in. Don't worry about bein' behind 'cause almost all o' us are a li'le behind. Heck I'm way behind!!!

    As far as that goes I'd love it if all of ya'll joined the Pony club!!!!

    QuiltE - let's rope 'em all in!!!
    Don't worry I've been collectin' vintage sewin' machines for a while now. I've already picked put the ones I want ta take ta Brady! I even told my DH which cabinets I want down there. I even informed him & family, that I want the dinning room for my sewin' room. My DD doesn't understand at all.
    As a kid we went ta a lot o' family reunions, even before there was a lake & a long time before my grandparents bought the house. I'd go home & watch the Brady bunch & think that they lived in Brady!! I fully understand why ya think about that show!! It just goes hand & hand!
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    Well, Franky has made his debut. I have issued another open-ended challenge. Design a character and then build a quilted item around that character. Officially, there is no deadline but I have a deadline of October 2013 for Franky. He is supposed to be a block of the month for me but I think he will be done ahead of time.
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    Franky will be losing his Canadian flag bits soon so I don't think Monty will let him hang out once that happens, or will he still be Monty's friend, just hiding in the back of the pack? Only QuiltE can answer that question with certainty.

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    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=4839e43ad3

    Finished up the sewing machine cover today. Took me longer to sew on the trim and binding than I had expected it to. Now to tackle my fire engine block.

    W4Me I will post Mikey over on the Character Challenge so Franky doesnt get lonely. Im sure Monty has a ghoulish side... LOL Never know what QuiltE has up her sleeve.



    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky - that machine cover looks wonderful. Good job.

    I was hoping you'd join me and Franky in the character challenge. You are right. Monty must have a dark side. Instead of me trying to make Franky patriotic, QuiltE should give Monty some scars or chains to rattle or something.

    Anyone else going to join us. I think we will have a lot of fun with our new character friends.

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    I'm scaaaaaaaaaared says Monty!

    Monty's best trait might be to lock these monsters up in the jail cell!!

    I'll join you ladies, but no monster from me!!!! And again, you won't be likely to see any progress or even a start for awhile, me thinks.
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    That sounds like a great idea QuiltE. Monty locking up the monsters behind bars. Patriotic and multiple characters.

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    Monty can join Dudly Dooright and come to the rescue of the damsels in distress from the dasterdly menaces of evil. LOL
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky - who told? I already have Dudley ready to go once Franky is finished. It's getting kind of scary how alike we think.

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    Oh Dudley was my favorite when I was growing up. Ok maybe I liked his horse more..but Dudly was really awesome too. He was always rescuing Sweet Nell.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Scaaaaaaaary indeed the way you two are!!

    Love the picture ... and perhaps that's what my 2013 patriotic should be? The horse in the mountie uniform! \

    Proves ... I must have lived a deprived childhood (and life) ... I know the names of the characters, but their story lines? not!
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