Monthly Archives: September 2014

My Hero Today?? My Design Wall

If ever I wondered if it was worth the hassle to create a design wall in our small apartment, this weekend answered that question. I finished the quilt top I was working on. It is the combination of two separate … Continue reading

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Free Motion and a Quilt Finish

Perhaps you remember this casual quilt I’ve been working on for a while, which I’ve written about a couple times. I made the top just for fun and then I decided to wall baste it, which worked out well for … Continue reading

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Soundtracks for sewing

As I mentioned in my blog post last week about the Quilting LIVE! show in Atlanta, one of the high points was getting to spend time with colleagues from our sister publications and other divisions of F+W, our parent company. … Continue reading

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Busy as a Bee

I had such a nice weekend. My husband is out of town and I always enjoy it when he is gone. Now don’t get me wrong … he’s a really nice guy and most of the time I like having … Continue reading

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Happenings – The Sewing Party and More!

It used to be that Quilters Newsletter could spread the news about the goings-on in the quilting world in each monthly issue and if something exciting came up, it would have to wait until it could be featured in the … Continue reading

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Quilting LIVE! demos and good times

It happened, people. I finally got photographic evidence of one of the rarest occurrences in the quilting world: a photo of Lori doing hand stitching. Never let it be said that Lori is anything but a team player. If there’s … Continue reading

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Eye Candy

Mary Kate and I spent most of last week (September 9-13) at Quilting LIVE in Atlanta, Georgia, where we had a lot of fun. We had three stage presentations: one on Quilters Newsletter’s 45 years of history, one on Pieced … Continue reading

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SAQA 2014 Benefit Auction

You like quilts, right? If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you do. And that makes us friends because I like them too! In case you didn’t know about it, friend, I want to tell you about the online auction that … Continue reading

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

I’ve spent a lot of time the last few weeks both at home and at work preparing for Quilting LIVE which is in Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday through Saturday. Mary Kate and I are leaving tomorrow, along with a handful of … Continue reading

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On a Roll

When I started making the Metropolitan Tree Skirt for the Best Christmas Quilts 2014 issue (check it out at the Quilt & Sew Shop if you haven’t seen it), I began thinking about how versatile and fun working with 60-degree … Continue reading

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