Monthly Archives: August 2015

Naming the “Baby”

I finished a quilt this weekend and I have to tell you the toughest part of the finishing process was coming up with a name. But before I tell you about finding the right name, let me tell you a … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Wartime embroidery, TV-inspired quilt and more

Once again, this week’s scrap bag blog post is full of quilty odds and ends that were too good to discard (or delete), as well some stories about other textile arts that anyone who sews can appreciate. Let’s dig into … Continue reading

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Modern Stitching and Altered Blocks

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ANNE! As we near the end of August, mornings have been a little cooler around the Quilters Newsletter office. It’s still getting up into the high 80′s and … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Mulch

I want to show you one of my older quilts. I made it in 2002 for Bake (my husband) and it is still one of our favorite quilts. As is so often the case, the story of this quilt is … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Machine quilting in the real world

I am friends on Facebook with a number of people from the quilting world I’ve worked with via email but have never met in real life. One of those people is Sherry Reynolds, whose America, Let It Shine was our … Continue reading

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How Sharp Are Your Quilting Tools?

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS JANET! The quilt I’ve been making the most progress on lately uses what is basically an Irish chain quilt design. Traditional single Irish chain quilts use … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

When I was an infant, my parents bought a farm just outside of a small town in northeast Colorado. I lived there until the fall before seventh grade. Our home was this big two-story stucco house. This weekend was a … Continue reading

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My only family quilt

The phrase “these aren’t your grandmother’s quilts” holds no sway with me, partly because neither of my grandmothers quilted. But at least one of my great-grandmothers did, and she made this quilt for my father when he was small. When … Continue reading

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Black, Red, Aqua, Yellow and Reminiscent of the 1950s

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS, MELISSA! August is already in full swing, and around the Quilters Newsletter office, we’ve been discussing things like kids going back to school and what we’re planning … Continue reading

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Keeping on Trucking

I continue to work at finishing PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks). Last week, I talked about completing a top with lots and lots of flying geese. You can read about that quilt here. That top is still hanging on my … Continue reading

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