Monthly Archives: February 2013

Baby steps in machine quilting

I’ve blogged before about my halting attempts to learn how to free-motion quilt using my very basic, mechanical sewing machine. Last winter I wrote about finally using my open-toe embroidery foot for the first time, and in October I mentioned … Continue reading

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Modern Quilts by Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt is a quilter; fabric, pattern and stationery designer; and an author. She’s also one of the most well-known pioneers of the modern quilt movement. She started her business, Denyse Schmidt Quilts, in 1994 and was the keynote speaker … Continue reading

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Mathematical Challenges

This past week, I found this old photo and thought the story would be fun to tell you. (That’s me on the right.) In 2001, my mom, my sister and I participated in a quilt challenge. The challenge worked this … Continue reading

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Mini Quilts from QuiltCon

Here are some miniature quilts on display at the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon in Austin, Texas, this weekend. These quilts measure approximately 20″x20″.                                   … Continue reading

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More Quilts from QuiltCon

Here are a few more quilts to enjoy from the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon in Austin, Texas, which is open through Sunday.                                     … Continue reading

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Ribbons on a quilt

If you want tips on how to win a ribbon at a quilt show, Lori has some pretty good advice for you. This post may not help you with creating a ribbon-winning quilt, although hopefully it inspires you to experiment … Continue reading

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Quilts from QuiltCon

We thought you’d like to see some of the quilts on exhibit at the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon in Austin, Texas, this weekend. Enjoy!  

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Downton Abbey Sew-In Week 7

Was this you on Monday morning? [Warning: some spoilers ahead if you haven't watched all of season 3 yet.] As I mentioned a few weeks ago, while perusing the Internet for “Downton Abbey” images to share via my blog posts … Continue reading

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Another PIG DONE!!!

I’ve really been trying to get to the bottom of all the PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) at my house. That’s the good news. The bad news is I’ve been working at it for a couple of years. I’ll do … Continue reading

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Fabric Love

I hope everyone had a magical Valentine’s Day filled with happiness and love. Of course, it’s good to have days like that all the time. Love is too much of a priority to everyone, it seems, to be confined to … Continue reading

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