Monthly Archives: September 2013

Challenge Quilts – Which Do You Like Best?

For a few years beginning in 1999, my mother, my sister and I participated as a group in a quilt challenge sponsored by the local quilt shop. Each person in the group of three made her own center and passed … Continue reading

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Gigi’s Leaf Pounding Quilt (almost)

I told you about Bettye Kimbrell and her method for making quilts using a leaf pounding technique. She taught me the method to get the best results when transferring the shape and color of leaves onto fabric. Make sure to … Continue reading

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National Quilt Museum collection book to benefit Libby Lehman

I just got the following information via email from The National Quilt Museum and want to share it on their behalf. On September 13, 2013, The National Quilt Museum released the new copy of their collection book. The book, entitled … Continue reading

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Quilts Along the Platte

The quilt show in Wyoming where Mom was the featured quilter was this past weekend. My husband, daughter and one granddaughter went to Torrington to see the show and was it ever worth the trip! Mom has been working for … Continue reading

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Free-form Fabric Fun

The SPUN Textile Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum ends today. In the spring we heard the call for submissions for 2 ft. x 3 ft. blocks to be included in the Spun Community Quilt and decided we wanted to … Continue reading

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Thoughts…

I have so many things on my mind today. I can’t decide on a single subject for my blog so I think I may just ramble a bit.   My heart is heavy this morning as I see the news … Continue reading

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Bettye Kimbrell’s Leaf Pounding Quilts

Have you seen our October/November 2013 issue yet? If not, look for it in the Quilt & Sew Shop. It’s got the amazing Reach for the Stars on the cover, made by Terri Krysan, which you can make also if … Continue reading

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More Fun with Applique Beyond Quilts

I don’t do a whole lot of applique on my quilts. I’m not sure why, since I love the way it looks and I even like coming up with designs that are suitable to cut out for applique. But that … Continue reading

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Making Headway

Last week, I told you about hanging quilts with my hubby and how we approached the project from completely different ways. I looked at it a couple of nights and we talked about not liking the way things were arranged … Continue reading

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