Monthly Archives: September 2015

So Many Books Giveaway Part 13!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS, ELLEN, and JENNY! Over the weekend, I had an idea for a friendship braid quilt that might use up some of my scraps and miscellaneous … Continue reading

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The Churn Dash Project

I had a great week last week, visiting with my friend Sara Gallegos. She was at our offices filming her new show My First Quilt Show: Beginning Quiltmaking which will begin airing in January. Watch for it and check her … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Vintage sewing machines, Hungarian blue-&-white quilts and more

It’s Friday, which means there’s no better time for an end-of-the-work-week round-up of quilty and sewing news items that were too good to ignore. This scrap bag has a bit of an international flavor, but luckily we can visit far-off … Continue reading

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Welcome to Autumn

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS LOUISE and ROBIN! The weather this week around the Quilters Newsletter office still feels a bit more like the tail end of summer than the start … Continue reading

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Got My Quilt Mojo Working

Last week I couldn’t find my quilt mojo. Over the weekend I got it back. Once I had gotten over feeling as if I had to use freezer paper templates for my foundation piecing, a technique that just wasn’t working … Continue reading

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FOCUS (Is that even possible?)

I have a several projects going at any one time and I know myself well. They are in my sewing room in plain sight. If I put them away, I will soon forget about them until I go through the … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Maya Angelou’s quilt, clothing-label quilt and more

For your end-of-the-week enjoyment, here’s the latest collection of quilt-related news items and articles that have come my way and that I couldn’t bear to discard for one reason or another. (Click on the links to read the full stories and … Continue reading

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Reward: Lost Quilting Mojo

In yesterday’s giveaway blog post, I confessed to having lost my quilting mojo of late by way of introducing this week’s generous prize packages (you’ll want to check it out before September  20, 2015, if you haven’t already). And it’s … Continue reading

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What’s your quilting season?

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CYNTHIA and PATTI! According to my Facebook timeline, people in some parts of North America are beginning to feel the season transitioning from summer to fall. … Continue reading

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Mom’s Show and Tell

I went to see my mom and stepdad this weekend. Mom is a wonderful quilter and part of every visit is sharing what we are working on. I took my most recent quilt for show and tell. Then Mom took … Continue reading

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