Monthly Archives: November 2012

Excess

Today I’m thinking about how much stuff we have. The trigger for this whole thought process was our Thanksgiving dinner. Four of our five children and all five spouses were there, along with almost all of the grandchildren. There were … Continue reading

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Keeping track of fabric and tools

When we were growing up, my dad was always generous with his tools. He was happy for us to borrow a hammer or a pair of pliers from his workshop as long as we put it back where we found … Continue reading

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Fixing Africa (not the continent but the quilt)

This week I’ve nearly finished Africa, another project from the fabric-grab fabric that I told you about last week. I have four sons and I have always felt that it is not easy to find fabric that has a real … Continue reading

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We were all beginner quilters once

I started quilting because it seemed like fun. That’s all. And once I started I discovered that it WAS fun, but also complex, creatively fulfilling, time consuming, overwhelming and sometimes frustrating. And there are so many choices that can drastically … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

The International Quilt Market in Houston was such a treat for me (I wish I could have stayed for Festival!).  Hundreds of vendors were there, sewing machine companies, fabric companies, publishers, tool makers, pattern creators and on and on. I … Continue reading

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CHICKEN SURPRISE

What fun to have my block appear in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 6! Follow the blog tour November 5-9, 2012, by clicking on  quiltmaker.com/quiltypleasures. Inside the issue you can find my latest and last block in the Chicken Trilogy. If … Continue reading

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Congrats to Quilt Festival winners!

Today is the first day of International Quilt Festival in Houston. Earlier in the week a few QN team members attended Quilt Market, the trade show component, when we got to view the quilt exhibits before the World of Beauty … Continue reading

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